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Consultant Paediatrician (interest in Acute and Community Paediatrics)

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per Annum
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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Applications are invited for a Consultant Paediatrician we are looking for a dynamic and motivated Paediatrician to join our friendly and enthusiastic team at the James Paget University Hospital. The post requires experience in Acute Paediatrics, Community Paediatrics and Neonates with a special interest in Neurology/Epilepsy. This is a substantive appointment.

The appointee will be expected to hold CCT in General Paediatrics or be within 6 months of attaining it and to have undergone SPIN training in Epilepsy.

FTE 10 PA's DCC 8.5 + SPA 1.5.

1: 11 Hot/ward weeks and 1:11 week of SCBU/A & E cover (clinics will be cancelled during these weeks), 2.5 outpatient clinics weekly.

While on call you will be covering the children's ward and a level 1 NICU this post involves 1: 11 on call (resident until 22 00 hrs and then non-resident).

We are a friendly, motivated and flexible team and we would expect our new colleague to have similar qualities.

Main duties of the job

Share with consultant colleagues the Acute and Community Paediatric workload.

Provide with the other consultants a mutual out of hours cover for annual, study and professional leave. Out of hours responsibilities would be 1 in 11 weeknights on call. Weekend responsibilities are 1 in 11

Provision with Consultant colleagues of a service to the James Paget University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness and the proper functioning of the department

Professional supervision and management of junior medical staff. Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and for contributing to undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education activity, locally and nationally

Participating in medical audit, the Trust's Clinical Governance processes and in CPD involvement in research

Managerial, including budgetary, responsibilities where appropriate.

Where it is agreed between the parties, work on behalf of James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust or services provided by the Trust for other agencies, e.g. CCG

About us

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (JPUH) provides medical services for a population of approximately 230,000 living in South East Norfolk and North East Suffolk, plus a large number of visitors to the coast and Broads National Park during the summer months. In addition, it provides approximately a third of the secondary care teaching for the UEA Norwich Medical School. The Trust has foundation status and is highly regarded within the region.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy.

The Hospital is situated in a mainly rural area in one of the most open, picturesque, safe and unspoilt parts of the country, offering a range of inexpensive properties, good schools, easy access to the coast and an abundance of outdoor, sporting and recreational activities. The post will appeal to candidates who seek a high quality of life combined with a practical clinical role within a secure and well-run hospital distinguished by its supportive and friendly culture.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Subject to the provisions of the Terms and Conditions of Service to observe the Trusts agreed policies and procedures drawn up in consultation with the profession on clinical matters and to follow the standing orders and financial instructions of the Trust.

To observe local and national employment and personnel policies and procedures, and to comply with Regional and Trust Health and Safety policies.

To assume responsibility for and facilitate contact from members of staff with delegated duties for personally accountable patient care.

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications

  • MBBS or Basic Medical Degree
  • MRCPCH, MRCP or equivalent
  • CCT and/or inclusion on the Specialist Register of GMC or within 6 months of completion of training at the date of interview.
  • Full GMC Registration

Experience & Knowledge

  • Ability to provide expert clinical opinion across a wide range of problems within the specialty of Acute and Community Paediatrics
  • Neonatal experience - minimum six months as SpR in Year 3,4,5 or equivalent
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work effectively
  • Able to plan and develop the service
  • Willingness to participate in and lead a multi disciplinary team, balancing departmental and personal objectives
  • Valid Level 3 Safeguarding Training


  • Experience of committee work/project management
  • To be able to conduct Neurodevelopmental clinics as part of a ND team.

Academic Achievements

  • Ability to use research outcomes in clinical practice
  • Experience of conducting clinical audit
  • Knowledge of using evidence base to support decision making


  • Involvement in research projects and published papers

Key Skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues, laboratory staff, and other staff and agencies
  • Evidence of teaching experience/aptitude especially multi-disciplinary groups.
  • Experience in teaching junior medical staff
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Experience of teaching medical students


  • Formal training in teaching skills
  • Computer Literate
  • Management Training

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