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Consultant Community Paediatrician

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum (pro rata where applicable)
Closing date
7 Jul 2023

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time




Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust - based at Peace Children's Centre - Watford, St Albans Health & Wellbeing Centre & Marlowes Health & Wellbeing Centre - Hemel Hempstead.

Have you got exceptional clinical skills to support children and young people in West Hertfordshire? 

Come and be at the Heart of our Community!

Applications are invited for the posts of Consultant Community Paediatrician. The post holder's will be based at one of the three children’s centres in West Hertfordshire. All centres have excellent facilities and hosts several disciplines.

Children’s Services within West Hertfordshire provide services to the child population in Watford, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead and surrounding areas.
We are seeking colleague's experienced in all aspects of community paediatrics to join the team of 9 Consultant Community Paediatricians who are supported by experienced Specialist Grade and Specialty Doctors within a community children’s service.

There is multiagency working within the department including assessment of autism.

Interviews will be held on 10th August 2023.

Main duties of the job

The responsibilities will include assessments of children with neuro-disabilities, neurodevelopment, autism, safeguarding children, looked after children, school health and special educational needs, teaching, and training within community paediatric service. 

The Children’s Specialist Services Medical Team in West Hertfordshire consists of 9 permanent Consultant Community Paediatricians, working across the three child development centres.  They are supported by Specialist and Specialty  doctors, and two core specialist registrars. The team work closely with therapy, community nursing and continuing care teams. All consultants take a specific area of responsibility. 

We welcome informal visits to our friendly team in Watford, St Albans & Hemel Hempstead!

Working for our organisation

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. 

You’ll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff.

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities.  

Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision.

We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds and ages.

We don’t want you to miss out so we’d like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible.

You’ve made a great decision to apply to join HCT - we’re looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

It is expected that the post holder will provide services to children with neurodevelopment including autism and neuro-disabilities within the wider child development team, and where appropriate, participating in multi-agency assessments.  All referrals of children are discussed in the weekly ‘intake meeting’ to identify the appropriate clinics these children should be seen in. The new consultant is expected to be part of that team. Timely written and verbal reports are an integral part of this role.

Where relevant, the post holder will provide expert advice to the GPs and other health care professionals on issues relating to neuro-disabilities, autism, and neurodevelopment. It is also expected that the consultant will attend any relevant meetings relating to development of services within the medical team.

A multidisciplinary autism assessment pathway is in place. Highly specialist speech and language therapists and clinical psychologists are part of the team. It is envisaged that the pathway will be refined in the light of further experience. The post holder could be part of this autism assessment team.  

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