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Consultant Paediatrician with Neonatal Interest

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Pro Rota Per Annum
Closing date
26 May 2023

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join our friendly Paediatric team at Blackpool Teaching Hospital. We are a team of 15 WTE consultants, delivering integrated care to Blackpool and the Fylde coast. We are keen to find someone with a Neonatal interest, to continue to develop our Neonatal unit (level 2). The post is also an excellent opportunity for those with recent CCST or approaching CCST to be supported in developing a neonatal interest. The trust also offers a programme to new consultants that includes a well-designed leadership development programme that offers much consolidation of new skills to a recent CCST recipient. There is excellent support from the trust for those going through the CESR process and the trust has a designated CESR lead. Whilst this is a 10 PA post being advertised, part-time candidates are encouraged to also apply.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering patient care to both Neonates and Paediatrics, with allocated time in their job plan for the neonatal lead role and a weekly clinical session on the Neonatal Unit. The post involves a 1 in 9 Consultant of the Week rota, being responsible for patients under their direct care, and also those patients under consultant colleagues having current inpatient care. On call is non-resident 1 in 6 (1 in 9 weekends)

The Neonatal lead role will involve working collaboratively with the matron for the neonatal unit, and Obstetric and Maternity colleagues, including being part of the Optimisation Team. Duties will also include attendance at Neonatal network meetings (NWODN), Clinical effectiveness, Mortality meetings, audit meetings, and to provide medical input to support the Trust Governance meetings e.g Incident and Case reviews. The lead will also be expected to review NWODN data and guidelines and feedback / communicate to the team regarding any new guidelines and pathways.

Main duties of the job

You are responsible for the associated duties set out in schedule 2 of the Terms and Conditions. These include amongst other things a requirement to:-

  • Collaborate with colleagues in primary and secondary care to implement protocols for the management of patients.
  • Keep up to date with the developments in the specialty. It is expected that active consideration will be given to existing technologies in terms of cost effectiveness. In addition, the use of the new techniques where they can be justified clinically will be encouraged. Conforming to state of the art advances will ultimately depend on other priorities within the total unit.
  • Contribute to post-graduate and continuing medical education. The Trust supports the requirement of CME/CDP as laid down by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.
  • Neonatal lead, Paediatric duties and on call duties as listed in job overview

Agreed personal objectives will form part of individual Job Plans. Objectives will be set out in clear and transparent terms and will be agreed with an individual's clinical manager. Objectives are not contractually binding in themselves, but each individual has a duty to make all reasonable efforts to achieve them during the respective year.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the picturesque Fylde Coast. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents -it's not just a good place to work; it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

We recommend that all individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description to find out more about this role. For any queries please contact the below.

Person Specification
Legal Requirements.
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or eligible for inclusion within 6 months of interview date
  • Full registration with the GMC
Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent communication skills - both oral and written.
  • Effective teaching skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload and to delegate responsibility and supervise staff.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire a multi-disciplinary team and work sensitively within teams and across organisations
  • Involvement and evidence of implementation of service development and managing change in a healthcare setting
  • Leadership skills- ability to take responsibility, show leadership and make decisions
  • Computer and IT skills
  • Educational qualification or working towards.
Qualifications and Training
  • MB ChB or equivalent
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Higher degree (MD/PhD)
Management skills
  • Awareness of NHS organisation and core values of NHS
  • Understanding of the management responsibilities of NHS consultants
  • Participation in a management training course
Knowledge / Research
  • Commitment to CPD and requirements of clinical governance and audit
  • A proven track record in self- directed research
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
Adherence to the Values of the Trust
  • People Centred Always patient and staff focused. Supports effective team work. Able to demonstrate integrity through honest and open behaviours Communicates widely and effectively.
  • Compassion Always shows empathy for patients and staff. Always seeks to understand how others are feeling.
  • Positive Always staying positive to reassure staff and patients. Always reflecting the impact of own attitude and behaviours upon the service and staff.
  • Excellence Always striving to do best for patients and staff. Always appreciating the efforts of others. Always taking responsibility for actions. Always seeking out opportunities for improvements.

BMJRef: BMJ-115960/382-DOC35-23

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