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Consultant Paediatrician

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Barrow in Furness
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time

The Lake District, England's largest National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site would be on your doorstep. This beautiful part of the country would enable you to discover spectacular landscapes, and picturesque villages, along with a warm welcome and rich cultural heritage. Whether you wanted to take time to explore the fells, splash about on the lakes, take a wild adventure or simply enjoy the peace. This really could be the place for you to go after work to breathe and be inspired. For the days that you might want a bit more of a city feel our sites also have good transportation links, meaning places such as Manchester and Liverpool are also not too far away.

If you're thinking about your family there are good schools in the area as well as plenty of activities for all of the family to enjoy so if you want a great lifestyle and a job where you have the ability to influence how we deliver care for the future, as well as opportunities to develop and undertake other roles going forwards, then UHMB could well be for you!

The Children and Young People's Service is seeking an Acute General Paediatrician to join the CYP Medical Team. The ideal applicant will have a special area of interest to complement those already in the Department. We would be particularly keen to appoint a consultant with an interest in allergy, or to support developing the role of leading for allergy.

Main duties of the job

The CYP team provides hospital-based acute Paediatric care, neonatal services, scheduled day case and outpatient care, and safeguarding.

The rota comprises a 1 in 7 'hot week' (including provision of support to the Level 1 Special Care Baby Unit), resident evening and clinic weeks.

You will be expected to:

  • Deliver high-quality services within the children and young people's services regularly benchmarking to improve practice
  • Make a positive contribution to the management and financial strategies of the Trust in line with our values and Behavioural StandardsFramework
  • Work to strengthen links with primary and community colleagues
  • Have an active role in research
  • Meet maximum waiting time targets

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

We are working towards becoming a truly inclusive organization by celebrating inclusion and diversity, and are committed to eliminating discrimination, reducing health inequalities, promoting equal opportunities and respect for all of our colleagues and patients.

We are working hard to enhance the health and well-being of our workforce, improving the quality of their working life and valuing their contribution to high quality patient care. Our Flourish at Work is a big part of that.

This post would also be attractive to individuals looking for either full or part-time employment, working for an organisation that actively promotes a healthy work and home life balance.

The successful applicant may be entitled to assistance with removal and other associated expensesfor those who may be required to move their home to take up employment with the Trust.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Full details of main responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification for this role.

Application for this post will only be accepted if you are in the process of obtaining your CCT/CSER within six months of interview.

Person Specification
Person Spec


  • Full GMC with a licence to practice and entry on Specialist Register or in the receipt of CCT within six months of interview
  • Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (or equivalent)
  • Completed Specialist Training (or equivalent) in Paediatrics
  • Completed and up to date with APLS/NLS (or equivalent)
  • Acute and non-acute paediatric problems, including medical, surgical, child protection, resuscitation, and neonatal care
  • Proven experience in clinical audit
  • Experience of clinical supervision of juniors and relevant staff in other disciplines
  • Recent active involvement in delivery of Medical Education and multi-professional training
  • Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients, their parents and other relatives and with colleagues in all disciplines
  • Able to travel to meet the requirements of the post


  • Evidence of attendance at appropriate professional meetings and courses/ meeting requirements of CPD
  • Clinical supervision skills training
  • Previous participation in a management role
  • Evidence of the development of leadership skills within the work environment
  • Completion of Educational Supervision training



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