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Consultant General Paediatrics and Oncology

Barts Health NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year Pa pro rata
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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They will participate in covering the Paediatric Assessment & Short Stay Unit (PASSU) and Paediatric Ambulatory Unit (PAU). This comprises of attending handover and then completing the ward round on PASSU (inclusive of other specialty patients that may be high risk).

They will also support the PAU ACP team to deliver a number of urgent access referral clinics (Paediatric Rapid Access Clinic - PRAC) during their PASSU weeks.

The successful candidates will join a highly motivated, consultant led team delivering high quality paediatric care to Tower Hamlets & East London.

The substantiation of these two posts will support the general paediatric consultant team meeting the paediatric emergency service standards in having on-site presence 14 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

The general paediatric department is based at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. The Children's Hospital Division of the Royal London Hospital manages over 20,000 inpatient spells a year and sees over 22,000 new patients and over 47,000 follow up patients per year in clinic.

Main duties of the job

The general paediatric department is welcoming and friendly. Our multidisciplinary clinical team includes nurses, play specialists, clinical practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and allied health professionals working alongside doctors in training, clinical fellows, associate specialists & consultants. All of our team are dedicated to the highest standards in clinical care and patient safety.

The general paediatric duties of the post include participation in the short stay attending week rotas & /or inpatient attending week rotas, the on-call rota (which includes on-site duties until 22:00 on week nights) and both general paediatric & rapid access clinics.

The special interest duties for the posts are laid out in the relevant Job Description

These are 10PA post but applications are welcome from candidates hoping to work less than whole time or who wish to job share.

About us

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate, and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Barts Health supports The Pregnancy Loss Pledge and commits to supporting their staff through the distress of miscarriage.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification for the main responsibilities of this role.

Person Specification
Qualifications and knowledge

  • MBBS or equivalent degree
  • MRCPCH or equivalent
  • On GMC Specialist Register in Paediatrics or within 6 months of CCT


  • Other postgraduate degree


  • Broad range of clinical experience in Acute General Paediatrics
  • Higher specialist training in Paediatric Medicine
  • At least six months of PICU at middle grade level
  • Up to date APLS/PALS
  • Experience in managing paediatric haematology / oncology patients
  • Higher specialist training in Paediatric oncology (minimum of 6 months in a major Paediatric Haematology/oncology centre) Paediatric oncology SPIN.
  • Chemotherapy prescribing

Skills and knowledge

  • Experience in Medical Management roles
  • Knowledge of business planning and budgets
  • Experience of dealing with governance and risk
  • Experience of research projects (including PI)

Personal and people development

  • Have positive ambitions for self and department
  • Commitment to continuing CPD, teaching, and education
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Able to cope with stress, pressure, or setbacks
  • Honesty, integrity, appreciation of ethical issues

Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Able to empathise with people from different social, cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Able to communicate with parents and children effectively
  • Resilience when dealing with complex and challenging safeguarding scenarios.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

Education and teaching

  • Up to date with annual appraisals and revalidation requirements
  • Ethos of lifelong learning and a desire to continually gain and improve knowledge and skills


  • Experience in undergraduate education




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