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Specialty Registrar in Paediatrics

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience MT03/MTO4
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Specialty registrar
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our Paediatric team at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This role will enable you to support the Paediatric teams looking after a wider variety of medical conditions whilst building on experience in paediatrics and developing your clinical skills. This post will be for 6 months initially with the possibility of a further 6 months.

Main duties of the job

It is expected that the post holder will provide support and contribute to the provision of general paediatric and neonatal care. The opportunities and experiences will be tailored to the seniority and training needs of the post holder. They will be encouraged and supervised to lead ward rounds and will have regular supervised outpatient clinics. There will also be the opportunity to develop roles in management, education and clinical governance.

There is a significant educational component to the post, and post holders will be expected to undergoappraisal and fulfil educational objectives as jointly determined with allocated educational supervisors.

The post-holder will participate in a full shift working pattern based on a seven-week cycle, including resident nights. A consultant will be available at all times for support and advice. Each middle grade post is 'New Deal' compliant with an average working week of 48 hrs. Annual and study leave is co-ordinated by the leave co-ordinator

About us

The two main hospitals, Royal Hampshire County Hospital and North Hampshire Hospital provide both acute paediatric and Level 2 neonatal services.

The children's wards look after children aged 0-16 years and provide inpatient care for a range of specialties including medical, surgical, ENT and orthopaedic admissions and on the North Hampshire site there is also an adolescent unit. There are appropriate facilities to provide high dependency care and arrangements to support intensive care prior to transfer to the regional PICU.

Paediatric Assessment Units - are adjacent to the main paediatric wards. Local GPs have immediate access to an expert Paediatric opinion on any child requiring urgent assessment.

Outpatients - are adjacent to each paediatric ward with approximately 30,000 attendances / year. There are daily general paediatric clinics, special interest clinics plus visiting specialist clinics in cardiology, neurology, nephrology, endocrinology, genetics, cystic fibrosis, and surgery. The department actively participates in all the relevant regional specialty

Neonatal Care - Level 2 neonatal intensive care is provided as part of the South Central Neonatal Network. Infants of lower gestation and those requiring paediatric surgery or cardiology investigations are transferred to the local level 3 units at Southampton or Portsmouth. In-utero and ex-utero transfers are

Job description
Job responsibilities

For further information about this role please see Job Description document attached.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification
Training & Qualifications
  • MB ChB or equivalent
  • Full registration with GMC
  • APLS or equivalent AND NLS
  • DCH
Experience & Knowledge
  • Basic training in general Paediatrics & Neonates
  • At least 2 years' experience in Paediatrics including 6 months in Neonates
  • Previous experience working at middle grade
  • Experience in outpatient & Community Paediatrics
  • At least 6 months experience of working in the NHS
Skills & Ability
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents and staff
  • Ability to work with and lead a team
  • Understanding the importance of multi-disciplinary working in delivery of patients care
  • Demonstrate participation in audit and research
  • Demonstrate ability to manage change and an understanding of the principles of service improvement
Other specific requirements
  • Ability to travel to and from the hospital for the purposes of fulfilling job requirements

BMJRef: BMJ-114647/251-DS23001-B


About Us

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) is an NHS provider providing wide acute health services for a population of over 600,000 across Hampshire and parts of Berkshire.

Hampshire Hospitals, which came into being in January 2012 as a result of the integration of Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust – which achieved Foundation Trust status in 2006 – and Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare Trust.

The trust’s vision is to provide outstanding care for each and every patient, ensuring our patients are well-cared for across the boundaries between our organisation and other providers. In order to provide this, it’s vital that we focus on the care that we provide to the staff who care for our patients, and we need to do all this within our inclusive CARE values, treating patients, colleagues and partners with compassion and respect.

Working for HHFT offers a rewarding career, nationally agreed employment terms and conditions and a range of additional benefits as part of our extensive reward package.

We aim to ensure staff have training and development opportunities to enable them to provide safe, effective, high quality care to our patients, whilst also creating an environment of health and wellbeing. In addition to this, all staff members are able to access a range of benefits and discount services.

Being a part of the Hampshire Hospitals family is also an opportunity to experience what Hampshire has to offer. Hampshire lies between England’s south-central coastline and the North Wessex Downs and is well-equipped and well-connected to meet the needs of everyone. You will also be spoilt for choice by the wealth of parks and woods, historical attractions, cultural landmarks, modern shopping centres, cosmopolitan restaurants and sports facilities, all in easy reach.

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