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Locum Community Paediatrician

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
£88,364 to £119,133 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Northampton General Hospital are looking for 2 Locum Consultant Community Paediatricians pending a substantive appointment. These posts offer an exciting opportunity for those Paediatricians who wish to work in a large District General Hospital setting which has a fully integrated Child Health Department. You will join a creative multi-disciplinary team that is forward thinking in shaping the healthcare of the children and young people of Northamptonshire as it evolves to the needs of the growing population. You will be part of a team of supportive consultants with the opportunity to further develop a complimentary subspecialty interest within the Community Paediatric service . We seek to support any complimentary personal professional development and interest.

The Children's community services at Northampton General hospital work closely with our special schools and health centres helping to bring services out into the community as well as having hospital-based services.

Main duties of the job

Our multidisciplinary teams run a wide range of comprehensive services to our patients including:

  • Child Development Service
  • Dedicated Children's Outpatients on 2 sites
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Service
  • ADHD and QB testing Service
  • Children in Care service including Pre-adoption medicals and initial Health assessments.
  • Community based Child development services - special schools/health centres
  • Community based nursing teams
  • Audio vestibular medicine service
  • Children's safeguarding service

Typical Community Paediatric Consultant's job profile includes

  • To provide expertise in the assessment, investigation, and continuity of care of children presenting with a range of developmental, genetic and neurological problems.
  • To provide expert assessment of children presenting with social communication /neurodevelopmental disorders
  • To provide clinical assessment and opinion in children presenting with safeguarding concerns. Participation in a child protection on call rota, covering normal working hours Monday-Friday. Participation in strategy discussions for CSA (CSA examinations currently carried out by Serenity SARC).
  • To support the clinical decision making of junior medical and nursing staff.
  • To take a full role in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including clinical meetings and tutorials.
  • To actively participate in clinical governance, audit, and risk management processes

About us

Benefits include:

  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 33 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 35 days after 7 years
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

The role involves travel between sites, so access to private transport for work purposes is essential.

The appointee must be trained in Community Paediatrics and should have completed higher specialist training (or recognised equivalent) and be on the specialist register or within 6 months of registration at the time of interview..

Job description
Job responsibilities

To provide consultant led community paediatric services within the area of south Northamptonshire. This will include regular out-patient clinics, assessments of children within the CDC and liaison with schools and education authorities as necessary.

The locality community paediatric workload will involve the assessment and management of children with neurodevelopmental difficulties. Experience in the management of ADHD, ASD, Learning difficulties and associated comorbidities is necessary. Expected base of work is at Northampton General Hospital, however there are some clinics done in the locality.

Contribution to multidisciplinary assessment and management in a collaborative way with all members of the team.

Experience in safeguarding children is essential and it is expected that the candidate will be confidant in working closely with multi agency partners and be Level 3 trained.

To provide paediatric advice and support for pupils attending a Special School

Person Specification
Qualifications & Training

  • MRCPCH or equivalent
  • CCT for Community Child Health or evidence of Level 3 competencies in Community Child Health
  • On the GMC specialist register or within 3 months of CCT
  • 5 years Higher Specialist Training, including 3 years in Community Paediatrics
  • At least 2 years General Professional Training in paediatrics
  • Training and experience of safeguarding work and possession of up to date Level 3 Safeguarding training
  • Full registration with General Medical Council


  • MSc, MD, PhD or other higher degree
  • DCH, DCCH, MBA or other relevant diplomas

Knowledge & Skills

  • Willing to work unsupervised and make decisions
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team

Teaching & Audit

  • Experience of Audit
  • Teaching Junior Staff

Academic Achievements & Research

  • Publications in recognised journals
  • Research projects relating to speciality
  • Formal research training demonstrated ability to design a research or audit project
  • Formal training in teaching methods demonstrated ability in teaching / training

Personal Skills

  • Organisational Skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively
  • Self motivated to be able to develop their specialty.
  • Ability to adapt to changing roles and clinical practice.
  • Flexible, able to cover colleagues
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post


  • Understanding of management issues including medical discipline clinical governance, service planning
  • Willingness to lead service developments


  • Demonstrated ability to manage e.g. project work mentoring junior staff
  • Management course

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