Consultant Community Paediatrician

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 Per annum
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are invited for the post of consultant community paediatrician to join a team of 4 other consultant community paediatricians and 3 speciality doctors in Wrexham and Flintshire in North Wales.

Our community paediatric department has 2 bases Flintshire and Wrexham. We are a busy and dynamic team with a clear emphasis on delivering top quality care to our children and young people. There is a child development centre in each local authority and we work in partnership between Health, Education and Social Services. We have excellent working relationships with our nursing and acute colleagues and with our tertiary centre specialist services at Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool as well as with Wrexham and Flintshire local authorities. The department has a long standing reputation for providing excellent training for trainee paediatric staff and medical students.
Main duties of the job

Candidates with a special interest in neurodisability, neurodevelopment, or adoption/fostering would be able to develop these areas within our team. Support will be provided for candidates to take a lead role in safeguarding.

This post is for a substantive consultant in community paediatrics, working up to 10 sessions. Applications for reduced sessions will also be considered positively. The post is available from 1st March 2024. Clinicians with appropriate registration or impending registration on the Specialist Register may apply
About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Candidates are encouraged to refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information.

Person Specification
  • Full registration with the GMC.Applicants should be on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of their expected date of CCT CCT in general paediatrics (CCH) or equivalent / CESR-CP
  • RCPCH membership.
  • Higher degree MSc, PhD or MD. Areas of interest to complement those of present consultants
  • Two years general paediatric experience at specialist registrar level, subspecialty experience in community child health with disability and child protection training
  • 2 years General Professional Training in paediatrics.
  • 5 years Higher Specialist Training, including 3 years in Community Paediatrics
  • Experience in other areas relevant to child health e.g. child mental health, public health, paediatric neurology, Epilepsy or palliative care
  • Specialist experience in one or more particular areas of practice to take a lead role in that area
  • Specialist experience in management of children with ADHD
Skills and Abilities
  • Good communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to lead a community paediatric team
  • Good Computing skills ECDL or equivalent
Teaching Skills
  • Experience, interest and enthusiasm in teaching medical students and junior medical staff
  • MSc in medical education Clinical/educational supervision experience
Clinical Governance
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practice of audit
  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance
  • Understanding of the research process
  • Research interest
  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and drawing research projects to a conclusion with publication
  • Commitment to participating in the management process
  • Evidence of management training

Employer details
Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Flintshire Children's Centre

Hawarden Way, Mancot



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