Speciality Doctor in Community Paediatrics

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Part Time
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Job Details

We have an exciting new role that we are recruiting to!! Medical Advisor for Adoption and Fostering within the Community Paediatric department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. This is a Speciality Doctor post, it would be open to candidates with no previous experience of the Medical Advisor role and the successful candidate would be offered training and supervision. This is a 6 PA role, which will consist of undertaking IHA's and some RHA's in a weekly dedicated clinic; attending adoption panels (currently virtual); meeting with prospective adopters; providing written medical advice for adoption panel, ADM panels and adult health reports for prospective adopters and special guardianships.The role is line managed by the Clinical Director for Community Paediatrics within East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and clinical supervision and appraisal will be provided within the department. We work closely with partners within Hertfordshire County Council and Looked After Children Service within Hertfordshire Community Trust. The current post holder regularly attends East of England meetings for Medical Advisors and this would be encouraged.

Main duties of the job

  • Maintenance of high quality patient centred care
  • Teaching and training within the multidisciplinary service
  • Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity
  • Active participation in continuing medical education

The Community Paediatric department within the Trust is a busy and vibrant department consisting of 15 consultants. We liaise closely with our colleagues within the general paediatric department. We have regular departmental meetings, teaching and peer review in child protection and neurodisability. We are a training department and regularly have senior Grid trainees within the team.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:o The Lister Hospital, Stevenageo New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden Cityo Hertford County, Hertfordo Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

Job description
Job responsibilities

We are seeking an individual with enthusiasm, commitment, and drive to work closely with colleagues throughout the organisation and within the community to help lead the organisation.

Person Specification
  • Shall have full registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council
  • Shall have completed at least four years' full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a parttime or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty
  • College Membership (MRCPCH) or qualification of an equivalent level
  • MSc in Community Paediatrics or equivalent
Clinical Expertise in Speciality/Subspeciality
  • Demonstrate an interest in, commitment to and have broad experience in Community Paediatrics
  • NHS Experience
  • Evidence of contributing to teaching and learning of others
  • Understanding of core research principles, methodology and ethics
  • Research involvements, abstracts, publications, presentations
Personal Skills
  • Computer literacy and general IT skills
Fitness to Practice
  • Up to date and fit to practice safely and aware of own training needs

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Introduction to East & North Herts NHS Trust

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is a very special organisation. Our teams are amazing, and this has been demonstrated even more so during the unprecedented challenge brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our community has never been more important than it is now.
We are a forward-looking and progressive acute trust which operates across four sites; acute services are offered at the Lister Hospital; specialist cancer services at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC); and non-acute services offered at Queen Elizabeth II and Hertford County hospital. As an organisation, we are continually striving to improve the high-quality care we provide and are on a journey of transformation. We have a turnover of £540m, employ 6,600 staff and provide services across East and North Hertfordshire and parts of South Bedfordshire to a population of nearly 650,000 people.

We are very proud of our successes: we have one of the lowest mortality rates in the country, ended each of 2019/20 and 2020/21 with a small financial surplus, have just recorded our lowest staff vacancy rate ever, hit our cancer waiting time targets throughout the past year and in October 2020 we won the regional NHS Parliamentary Award for our commitment to providing staff support.

Medical & Dental

If you are interested in further your medical career with us, we want to hear from you.

We are proud of the commitment to education, learning and development that we provide. Our 12-month consultant induction programme is something that we are particularly proud of and we run a variety of innovative and practical topics such as “being a new consultant – things I wish I’d known”, research and development and patient flow/site management.

If you are interested in furthering your medical career with us, regardless of where you are in your career, we would love to hear from you. Our medical resourcing team always do their best to ensure all of our doctors have a fantastic experience on their recruitment journey with us, from providing valuable information on the local area and arranging pre-interview meetings for you with the departments and executive colleagues.

We are proud of our relocation offer and we welcome applicants from overseas as well as within the UK. 

Hear from Michael, our Medical Director, on what it’s like to work here.

Hear from Prithi about the support we offer to our international doctor arrivals.

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