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Consultant Community Paediatrician

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Per annum, London allowance
Closing date
7 Mar 2023

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

If you come and work as part of the NELFT Paediatric ASD, your knowledge and skills will be valued. Come join NELFT named in 2021 as a 'Working Families Top Ten Employer' and Winner at the RIDI Awards for 'Making a Difference - Public Sector'. Benefits to the post holderjoining the Paediatric ASD service and NELFT will be the offer of the following:

- Relocation assistance package up to a value of 8,000 inc VAT and stamp duty exempt of tax and three days paid time off

- Structured annual education, training, and development package through several funded clinical and non-clinical courses to support you through own career development and progression in your own career path

- Opportunity to learn and apply the latest research evidence in the field of autism through partnership with the University of Cambridge Autism Research Centre

- Leadership, coaching and mentoring opportunities

- Sideway internal transfer scheme available to open opportunities to gain exposure and a wider breadth of clinical experience

- Flexible and Agile working

- Family friendly policies and procedures

- Substantial number of staff benefits: Cycle scheme; Key Worker Accommodation scheme; staff discounts; Parent & Carer network

Main duties of the job

The post is for 10 sessions Consultant Community Paediatrician in Community Paediatrics. The post holder will be a GMC registered clinician responsible for patients allocated to them and will assess, manage, plan, and deliver evidenced based care, including being professionally and legally accountable.The post holder will provide clinical and operational leadership as part of a newly established Paediatric ASD service and will support their peers and team leader whilst being an effective team member and working on their own initiative. They will supervise junior colleagues includingprovision of teaching and training. They will have a commitment to collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other health and social care professionals and agencies.

About us

NELFT provides paediatric services in 7 localities / boroughs in North East London (Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Waltham Forest) and South West Essex (Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock. All departments are co-located with CAMHS services working toward a fully integrated model. Within the 7 localities the Community Paediatricians are supported by multi-professional teams. Leadership teams are working with NEL CCGs to increase resources and capacity in children and young people services, including creation of additional Community Paediatric posts across the sector.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Main responsibilities:

1. To be responsible for organising and prioritising own and others workload in the day to-day allocation of work.2. To have organisational knowledge relating to Trust protocols and procedures and adhere to them, particularly administration of medicine and moving and handling.3. To be responsible for providing accurate records of information required by the Trust for audit purposes.4. To ensure effective risk management at team level by accident/incident reporting, assessing, and controlling risk and ensuring residual risks are added to the Trust register.5. The post holder will lead and develop the ASD/ADHD service, working alongside the multidisciplinary specialist team. They will contribute towards assessment and relevant investigations and supervising MDT colleagues. They will produce reports to contribute to statutory work including EHC plans, IHA plans as required.6. Leverage opportunities to develop the integrated multidisciplinary Neurodevelopmental service across BHR7. Provide a high quality, accessible, timely, efficient, effective, comprehensive and specialist ASD service for children and adolescents, their carers/parents and families.8. Provide and/or support the provision of evidence-based assessment and clinical management for service users. This will include providing highly specialist assessment and contributing to multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of children and young people referred to the ASD service.9. Responsible for assessment, treatment, and systemic outcome measurement in the specialist care pathway 10. Contribute to coordination and service development within the ASD service 11.Managing waiting list within specialist care pathway and ensuring waiting lists are at clinically safe level. Prioritise resources in line with clinical needs Clinical Skills 1. To act as an autonomous, registered practitioner who is legally and professionally accountable for own unsupervised actions guided by the professional code of conduct and Trust guidelines and protocols.2. The post holder will have full registration with a licence to practice on the General Medical Council (GMC).3. Further professional knowledge will have been gained through accredited courses workshops, study and in house training programmes. 4. To be responsible, and accountable, for service delivery to clients/patients.5. To be able to assess and develop plans of care in a range of settings to meet the complex needs of patients with a variety of conditions. This includes chronic, acute, and palliative care within own competencies, recognising own limitations and seeking advice when necessary. This will include continuously evaluating and acting on outcomes.6. To be able to initiate referrals to other health professional specialist services and agencies.7. To provide patients and relatives with information and education thus ensuring they have meaningful choices that promote dignity, independence and quality of life.8. To ensure practice is supported by research, evidence-based practice, literature, and peer review and to evaluate the effectiveness of such interventions using proven and established means.9. To attend and contribute to case review and clinical meetings to aid the care planning process.10.Actively participate in clinical supervision

Person Specification

  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Additional qualifications
  • MRCP, MRCPCH or equivalent On the GMC specialist register or within 6 months of CCT. CCT in CCH, or demonstrate Level 3 competencies in all areas of CCH


  • 5 years higher specialist training including 3 years Community Paediatrics

Demonstration of Trust Values

  • Putting people first
  • Prioritising quality
  • Being progressive, innovative and continually improve
  • Being professional and honest
  • Promoting what is possible, independence, opportunity and choice

Clinical experience

  • At least 2 years General Professional Training in paediatrics Experience in ASD assessment


  • 5 years Higher Specialist Training, including 3 years in Community Paediatrics


  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities
  • Extensive knowledge of the biological, psychological and social determinants of paediatric disorders and evidence based management interventions.
  • Up to date knowledge of recent DH documentation and NICE Guidelines.
  • An understanding of Leadership and evidence of how this has been put into practice.
  • Evidence of change management skills

Clinical Skills

  • Experience of neurodisability and neurodevelopmental pediatrics.
  • Approved training in Child Protection / Safeguarding at Level 3 of the Intercollegiate guidelines Level 3 competencies in the Intercollegiate guidelines Knowledge, skills and competences for Looked After Children Working in multi-disciplinary team and with multi-agency partners Working with families living with significant levels of deprivation and understanding of working in a multicultural community Training in objective developmental assessment e.g. Griffith Developmental Scales. Training in Autism assessment e.g. DISCO or ADI/ADOS Undertaken PET courses Application Form Interview Organisation and ? 18


  • Training in objective developmental assessment e.g. Griffith Developmental Scales. Training in Autism assessment e.g. DISCO or ADI/ADOS Undertaken PET courses


  • Interested in involvement in service development
  • Experience in service development. An understanding of finance flow within the NHS
  • Experience in training and development of junior doctors and other professional groups
  • Experience and interest in multidisciplinary professional development and training

Academic skills

  • Experience in audit. A willingness to participate in research
  • Experience in research, and a publication

Personal skills

  • Enthusiasm Probity Industriousness Flexibility Ability to cope under pressure


  • Competence in IT


  • Valid driving licence 

BMJ Ref: BMJ-110426/395-MED283-22F


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