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Consultant in Community Paediatrics

Barts Health NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per annum
Closing date
25 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

TWO Substantive Consultant Post in Community Paediatrics

BOTH FULL TIME posts (10PAs)

Applications also welcome from those who either wish to work less than full time or who wish to apply as a job-share

We are delighted to invite applications for two consultant community paediatric posts.

The successful candidates will join a highly motivated, consultant and SAS led team delivering high quality paediatric care to Tower Hamlets & East London.

The community paediatric team are based at Mile End Hospital in Mile End with some outreach clinics in local special schools. The team serve the local population of 69,000 children with in excess of 8000 having SEND or additional needs.

The community paediatric department is welcoming and friendly. Our multidisciplinary clinical team includes nurses, play specialists, clinical practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and allied health professionals working alongside doctors in training, clinical fellows, associate specialists & consultants. All of our team are dedicated to the highest standards in clinical care and patient safety

Main duties of the job

The community paediatric duties of the posts include; participation in the community paediatric clinic services including Child Protection (CP) Medical clinics, Neuro-Developmental Clinics (NDC), Autistic Spectrum Disorder Assessment Service (ASDAS) clinics, Special Educational Needs (SEN) clinics, Looked After Children (LAC) clinics & Special School clinics.

The specific clinics the post-holders undertake will be decided dependent on the skill set of the successful applicants, however all post holders will be expected to participate in the CP medical clinic rota.

Candidates must hold full registration with the GMC with a licence to practice.

Candidates must be on the GMC specialist register or be within three months of successful completion of UK paediatric training at the time of interview.

About us

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Barts Health supports The Pregnancy Loss Pledge and commits to supporting their staff through the distress of miscarriage

Job description
Job responsibilities

Details of the job plan and full Job Description and Person Specification are included in the application pack.

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent degree
  • MRCPCH or equivalent
  • On GMC Specialist Register in Paediatrics or Community Paediatrics or within 6 months of CCT


  • Other postgraduate degree


  • Broad range of clinical experience in Paediatric Community Medicine
  • Child Protection Medical experience during level 3 (or higher) training
  • Level 3 Safeguarding


  • At least six months of Community Paediatrics in level 3 training including ASD experience
  • Up to date APLS/PALS

Skills and knowledge

  • Experience in Medical Management roles
  • Knowledge of business planning and budgets
  • Experience of dealing with governance and risk
  • Experience of research projects (including PI)

Personal and people development

  • Have positive ambitions for self and department
  • Commitment to continuing CPD, teaching, and education
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Able to cope with stress, pressure, or setbacks
  • Honesty, integrity, appreciate of ethical issues
  • Ability to work well with colleagues within and across departments and hospitals and share the load and introduce change collaboratively
  • Caring, compassionate and respectful of patients and colleagues

Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Able to empathise with people from different social, cultural and religious backgrounds.
  • Able to communicate with parents and children effectively.
  • Resilience when dealing with complex and challenging safeguarding scenarios.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

Education and teaching

  • Up to date with annual appraisals and revalidation requirements.
  • Ethos of lifelong learning and a desire to continually gain and improve knowledge and skills


  • Experience in undergraduate education

BMJ Ref: BMJ-109338/259-MED01006RLH


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