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Consultant Paediatrician

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
16 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We will be appointing a permanent consultant post for a General Paediatrician with special interest in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine. The post-holder will work as a part of the of general paediatric team, primarily based at Princess Royal University Hospital. The appointed consultant will participate in the full General paediatric Consultant of the Week (COW) on call rota, at the PRUH site (1 in 8, Monday to Sunday, inclusive of evenings, weekends and off site night on-calls). The timetable of activities includes a week of off days 1 week in 8, not inclusive of annual leave. The post-holder will not be responsible for providing clinical on-call service for the neonatal unit.

The post is 10 PAs, 8.5 DCC, 1.5 SPA. Extra PA allowance may be allocated for additional responsibilities such as educational supervisory roles (0.5 PAs) and respiratory leadership (0.5 PAs) following appointment and formal job planning discussions with the clinical director and divisional manager.

You will be provided with secretarial support and an adequately equipped office with access to a PC.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be PRUH site lead for paediatric respiratory services and the role is appropriate for general paediatricians with experience and training in paediatric respiratory medicine. We also welcome applications from general paediatricians with the desire to develop an interest in respiratory medicine and the opportunity is available to develop this in-role. For applicants with an established respiratory interest there is the opportunity to develop further sub-specialty interest such as suppurative lung disease, chronic lung disease, bronchoscopy, CF or severe asthma. The job-plan will be flexible, dependent on the experience level of the appointed consultant.

The post-holder will be responsible for developing respiratory and asthma services at the PRUH and building on the link with the paediatric respiratory Department at the Denmark Hill site. The post holder will provide one respiratory clinic a week at PRUH and will be expected to attend paediatric complex respiratory clinics at DH site, multidisciplinary meetings and respiratory teaching. The post holder will attend joint out-reach clinics with visiting a DH respiratory consultant. The appointed consultant will be expected to provide support for in-patients at PRUH site with respiratory conditions. A dedicated respiratory CNS based at PRUH will support the PRUH respiratory lead.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities

We are seeking a full time (10PA) consultant paediatrician with special interest in Respiratory Medicine to join the Paediatrics team at the PRUH site to contribute to developing the general paediatric medicine and paediatrics respiratory service; to help reduce waiting times for general paediatrics out-patients, support the in-patient services and support the clinical governance.

Whilst the job will be predominantly based at the PRUH, there may be an opportunity to participate in specialty services at KCH if the applicant is able to provide a specialist service that is required there.

As an employee of the Trust you will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Trusts patients. Integral to these responsibilities is the following:

  • The provision of a first class clinical service
  • Effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty
  • Sustaining and developing teaching and research in conjunction with KCL / KHP
  • Undertaking all work in accordance with the Trusts procedures and operating policies
  • Conducting clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trusts service plans
  • Maintaining the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, the Division or the Trust 

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years), therefore this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975, and as such, it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Person Specification

  • Experience in CCT in Paediatrics


  • MRCPCH or equivalent 

BMJ Ref: BMJ-111127/213-DH-5813



All about King’s

We are one of London's leading hospitals with a world-class reputation, but our roots lie in the heart of our community.

Every day we care for patients from some of the most deprived communities in the capital and from some of the wealthiest. Our globally renowned specialties – including liver, diabetes and sickle cell – are largely driven by the health problems of our ethnically diverse local community.

King's is also one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals. We train 400 doctors, 275 nurses and 750 dentists each year, in partnership with King’s College London.

We have a reputation to maintain, so we are looking to recruit great people. Whether you work in medicine, nursing, administration, scientific services or patient support, we want you to keep up our high standards… and push them even higher.

A reputation for excellence

By trying new things and working hard, we do more with less: that’s the King’s way. We’ve built our reputation by finding ways to be excellent, even in challenging times. As a result, we are now one of the UK’s largest and busiest hospitals, providing a full range of services for people in the London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham as well as specialist provision for patients in the South East and further afield.

Our reputation extends beyond London and the UK. King’s is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, blood cancers and fetal medicine.

Making a difference to the community

As an NHS Foundation Trust, we reach out to the community and team up with local councils and groups to improve our services.

From working with police teams to tackle violent crime and anti-social behaviour, to lobbying for improvements to transport, King’s has the reputation and the influence to be more than a local hospital. In partnership with small businesses in the area, we are creating a two-way exchange of local services and skills.

King’s in the media

Our achievements regularly appear in the local and national media. From new surgical techniques to innovations in research, our reputation keeps growing.

The Channel 4 TV documentary 24 Hours in A&E was based at King's. The programme showed how our Emergency Department staff, and other medical and surgical teams across the hospital, worked together to treat seriously ill patients.

Pioneering research

Patients and clinicians come to King’s from all over the world because of our reputation as pioneers in medical research.

Transferring the results of this research from bench to patient bedside is now quicker and easier thanks to the establishment of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.

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