There is an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Consultant Community Paediatrician in the Children, Young People and Family Services Directorate.
This 10 PA post is a replacement post to support Community Paediatrics in Cardiff and Vale, along with supporting the neurodevelopmental pathway as the team continues to ensure the delivery of high-quality regional level. .
There is the chance to develop an interest area to complement the community team. Additionally, the team are able to help the post holder develop specific skills as needed such as ADOS-2 assessments. Applicants with varying experience can be accommodated and support offered to develop within the role, based on the candidate experience and so we would invite informal pre-application enquires as necessary.
Our paediatric team has got a strong reputation of providing both undergraduate and postgraduate training.
There is a dedicated leadership training programme in the Health Board for development of medics with strong ethos around coaching and mentoring.
Candidates must be fully registered with the GMC and be on the Specialist Register or be eligible for inclusion on the register within six months of the interview date for the post.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will be appointed as Consultant Community Paediatrician, joining our team of 14 WTE consultants delivering integrated
The post holder will be expected to:-
- Work with a dedicated team of community and developmental paediatric Consultants to deliver holistic and multi-disciplinary care to children with developmental disorders and complex health needs in the locality.
- Work alongside Specialist Community Nurses and paediatric therapists
- Support services for Looked After Children by undertaking Initial Health assessments, as required.
- Contribute to the assessment of acute child protection referrals for physical injuries with the wider team of Consultant Paediatricians on a rota basis (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays)
- Liaise with colleagues in Primary Care, Education (including the provision of health advice for the Special Education Needs and Disability assessment process) and Social Services in the delivery of care
- Contribute to service development, departmental clinical governance and annual appraisals towards revalidation with the GMC
- Participate in postgraduate training within the clinical environment
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.
Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
The post holder will cover a catchment of schools within the Cardiff area, joining colleagues with catchments in the Vale area. They will see children in school age community clinics, as well accepting neurodevelopmental pathway referrals from these areas with administrative and clinical support from the neurodevelopmental team. Time is provided in the job plan for pathway panel meetings and panel feedback.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of patients in their direct care. The Appointee will be predominately responsible for community based paediatric care within the Cardiff area. .
The post holder will also work in the Cardiff school-aged setting as the link doctor covering a catchment of schools. Referrals for children within this catchment will be accepted, as well as specific referrals on the Neuro-developmental pathway from these same schools with support of the central ND admin and clinical team. Time is offered for patient related communication, discussion, and administration, as well as time for discussion panels and MDT. This will involve evaluation of a case load of new and follow up patients within a multidisciplinary fashion.
- Full GMC l registration with a licence to practise and on Specialist Register for specialty / Specialty Registrar with CCT / CESR(CP) due within six months of interview date
- Qualifications MRCP, MRCPCH by examination or equivalent
- Higher degree e.g. MSc, MD or other higher degree
- Has achieved competencies relating to general paediatric training, usually after 2 years General Professional Training in paediatrics.
- Experience in other areas relevant to child health e.g. general practice
- Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice
- Evidence of teaching medical students and junior doctors with feedback on performance
- Active research interests
- Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone
- Counselling / Communication skills