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Locum Consultant Community Paediatrician

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a session Per Annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

We are expanding our consultant team and are seeking a Locum Consultant Community Paediatrician to join our small friendly team of experienced Paediatricians

This is a full time post, with no on-call commitment but we would welcome applications from those wishing to work less than full time, or job share working. A condensed working week or flexible working pattern supported by remote working initiatives is possible.

Herefordshire offers a lifestyle which combines the convenience and opportunities of city living with the beauty and outdoor lifestyle of a rural idyll. There is excellent state education at both primary and secondary school level, including a sixth form college voted 'Sixth Form College of the Year' by the Times Educational Supplement in 2016.

Potential applicants are invited to visit and meet the team. For any further information please contact Dr Fiona Goodwin, Consultant Community Paediatrician and Clinical Lead at the Child Development Centre, Ross Road, Herefordshire, tel 01432 356438.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be an experienced paediatrician with understanding of health needs and regulatory framework for Children Looked After.
  • They will have experience of multidisciplinary / multiagency working and expected to provide a range of services within Community Child Health services to meet the needs of Herefordshire's Children.
  • The responsibilities may include:
  • Provision of a weekly clinic for Children In Care to complete Statutory Health Assessments.
  • Provide at least one clinic /month in one of the county's special needs schools ( This is subject to discussion and agreement)
  • One flexible clinical session per week to cover:
    • Multi-agency meetings (team around the Child child protection conferences, Adoption breakdown etc.)
    • Nursery and school visits
    • Multidisciplinary meetings for children with complex needs
  • Provision of health reports to education for children with SEND, as part of EHCP process or any additional advice if needed.
  • Participation in monthly peer review meetings for Child safeguarding Children In Care Neurodevelopmental case peer review.
  • Attend and contribute to the monthly Child Health teaching programme
  • Attend and contribute to departmental meetings
  • Attend and contribute to case discussions meetings

The timetable will be discussed with the successful applicant upon appointment.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care wed want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

The Trust encourages applications from people outside of the NHS and welcomes the valuable experiences and skills they can bring to the organisation.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time all the time.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please find further information in the attached job description

Potential applicants are invited to visit and meet the team. For any further information please contact Dr Fiona Goodwin, Consultant Community Paediatrician and Clinical Lead at the Child Development Centre, Ross Road, Herefordshire, tel 01432 356438.

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications

  • Full GMC registration with licence to practise


  • Higher Degree (BSc, MSc, MD, PhD)

Experience and Knowledge

  • Wide experience, knowledge and skills in Paediatrics
  • Knowledge of child protection and experience in managing child abuse and neglect.
  • Level 3 or higher formal training in Child Protection
  • Usually, at least 2 years General Professional Training in paediatrics Usually 5 years Higher Specialist Training in Paediatrics.
  • Knowledge of Statutory Framework for Looked After Children
  • Basic IT skills
  • Completed Basic life Support Course


  • Experience or training in one or more of the following areas: Child mental health, Looked After Children services, EHCP, ASD
  • Experience working in Community Paediatrics


  • Knowledge of the role of clinical governance in current clinical practice
  • Understanding of clinical risk management
  • Ability to mentor staff
  • Understanding of management issues including medical management clinical governance, service planning and quality improvement. Willingness to lead service developments


  • An understanding of NHS management responsibilities of Consultants.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage e.g. project work mentoring junior staff
  • Demonstrated ability to take on a leadership role

Teaching, audit and research

  • Experience of Teaching Students, medical and other staff in a variety of settings
  • Demonstration of participation in audit and understanding of the audit process
  • Demonstration of willingness to participate in research.


  • Interest in and commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate Teaching.
  • Attendance at a 'training the trainers' or similar course
  • Demonstrate ability to design and complete an audit project
  • Demonstrate ability to design and complete a research project.

Professional Interests

  • Understanding of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Framework
  • Understanding of Statutory Framework for Looked After Children


  • Membership of appropriate professional societies, i.e. BACCH, BACD, BAAF, etc.
  • Understanding of health needs and services within adoption and fostering.

Personal Skills

  • Reliability and good personal organisational skills with a flexible attitude and ability to recognise own limitations
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams
  • Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with children, their parents and with colleagues. Good written communication skills.


  • Experience of working within multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams

Supervision and Leadership

  • Ability to lead the development of services.


  • Experience of supervision of junior medical staff and relevant staff in other disciplines.
  • Experience of service development

Travel requirements

  • Able to travel to meet the requirements of the post Meets professional health requirements





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