Consultant Community Paediatrician

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per annum, London allowance
Closing date
18 Apr 2023

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Consultant Community Paediatrician

Full Time 10PAs

We are recruiting Consultant Community Paediatricians to join a large dynamic, community paediatric team in North East London Foundation Trust. This is an exciting time to work in a very diverse region where service development and innovation are priorities for health service commissioners and providers.

Main duties of the job

The Post holder is expected to provide consultant input and take on a lead role within Neuro-disability service and in Medical education and Quality Improvement / Audit.

The job plan will include clinical triage, neuro-disability clinics and clinical safeguarding as well as supervision and training of junior staff. The post holder will be encouraged to develop a special interest depending on their experience and interests. Successful candidates can be supported to develop within lead roles, given the large number of experienced Community Paediatricians within NELFT and a robust supervision and training structure.

The potential post-holder should have relevant experience in quality improvement and service development, clinical management and leadership skills.

About us

NELFT is recognised as a centre of excellence for innovation and improvement. Quality improvement is at the heart of our service delivery, ensuring children and their families are able to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This new post is based in Waltham Forest where the post-holder will work within a fully integrated specialist community childrens service. There is an opportunity for the candidate to take on Paediatric and neurodisability leadership and other service developmental projects. There are also excellent links with Waltham Forest CAMHS service which has recently experienced significant transformation.

Person Specification
  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent standard of literacy and numeracy
  • 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
  • Higher degree e.g. MSc, MD or other higher degree DCH, DCCH, MBA or other relevant diplomas CCT in Neurodisability
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 5 years Higher Specialist Training, including 3 years in Community Paediatrics
  • Specialist experience in one or more particular areas of CCH practice to take a lead role in that area
  • 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
  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • Experience of neurodisability and neurodevelopmental paediatrics. Experience of examination of children where there are concerns of emotional, physical abuse and neglect 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 Training in forensic medical examination for CSA Application Form Interview
Organisation and Planning
  • 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

BMJRef: BMJ-114751/395-MED267-22H

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