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Community Consultant Paediatrician

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Additional PAs discussed as part of job planning
Closing date
21 Jan 2024

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time
The ideal applicant will have experience of all aspects of community paediatrics including child development, ASD, ADHD, neuro disability, Children Looked After, children in need and children withspecial educational needs.

You will have an ability to work independently, but within a supportive team. Multiagency and multidisciplinary working is expected and encouraged. An area of special interest to complementthose already available in the Department would be welcomed and can be discussed. You will have ready access to senior opinion when required. Additional training will be made availablefor any areas a successful candidate has less experience of. Career progression will be supported and encouraged via a named supervisor, mentoring, annual appraisal and job planning.

There are no on-call or acute responsibilities attached to this post. However, there are opportunities to interact with acute colleagues based at Royal Lancaster Infirmary, and with colleagues in SouthCumbria, thus ensuring an integrated approach to child health. We have good links with our therapy colleagues, integrated children's community nursing team (via UHMB) and our colleagues in Schoolnursing and Health visiting (via Virgin Care) and Education.

Interviews will take place in February 2024. Date to be confirmed.

Main duties of the job

Within UHMBFT, Children and Young People's (CYP) Services are integrated with Maternity and Gynaecology within the Women's & Children's Services (WACS) Division. Leadership and support is provided through a robust management and governance structure.

The CYP team provides hospital-based acute paediatric care, neonatal services, scheduled day case and outpatient care, and safeguarding / child-protection expertise. UHMBT covers North Lancashire and South Cumbria. In North Lancashire, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBFT) is responsible for the provision of community paediatric services in the Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area.

We currently have 3 part time Community Paediatric Consultants, 1 Community Paediatric Consultant due to commence post July 23, 2 part time Associate Specialists (one shared with acute services) and one Speciality Doctor who have a range of interests includingAutism, ADHD, Neurodisability and Looked after children. We have 2 Paediatric trainees from the north west Deanery working with us in Community Paediatrics. A number of our consultants holdacute clinics in addition to providing clinics in the community.

Morecambe Bay is part of the ICS which involves Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, East Lancs Hospital Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. Working together to develop services across the geographicalfoot print.

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Our community services for adults are provided in people's homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and our main hospitals. Our aim is to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advice and support.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification
Education, Skills, Ability and Knowledge
  • Full valid Registration with the General Medical Council
  • Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (or equivalent) or Diploma in Child Health
  • Capable to work at Consultant level in Community Child Health
  • Is able to demonstrate having achieved the competencies equivalent to Higher Specialist Paediatric Training including usually 3 years in Community Child Health (usually after 5 years of Higher Specialist Training in total).
  • Proven experience in clinical audit
  • Level 2 Child Protection Training
  • Involvement in delivery of medical education and multi-professional training
  • Ability to prioritise and organise work load
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Able to travel between bases to meet the requirements of the post
  • Experience of clinical supervision of juniors and relevant staff in other disciplines
  • CCT or equivalent in subspeciality of Community Child Health
  • Previous participation in a management role
  • Evidence of completion of full audit cycle and implementation of changes to practice
  • Demonstrated ability to take on a leadership role
  • Clinical supervision skills training

Employer details
Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Longlands Child Development Centre

Westbourne Drive



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