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Consultant Paediatrician in Community Child Health

NHS Tayside
Dundee City
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity available in our Community Child Health Department.

NHS Tayside seek to appoint a Paediatric Consultant with an interest in Community Paediatrics. following retirals and vacant session within the service, this post has been created with a view to the continuing development and improvement of existing service.

A specific interest in Neuro-developmental assessment, Paediatric Audiology or Care Experienced Children and Young People's Service (CECYPS) would be of advantage. NHS is supportive of continuous professional development, and all our post include 2 PAs for supporting professional activities (pro-rate).

The successful applicant is likely to be based in Dundee with the expectation that some sessions may be based throughout Tayside. Existing team members live across the area and a number work between localities.

You will be joining a supportive, forward thinking team with a broad range of experience and well-established links with the acute service and other agencies. We have regular team meetings and joint training both within the wider CCH team and across specialties with our neonatal and general paediatric colleagues. We welcome applications from doctors wishing to work less than full-time and those wishing to purse further training to develop a specialist interest. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact us for an informal discussion.

NHS Tayside serves a population of 416,090 across three local authorities: Dundee, Perth and Kinross and Angus. Paediatrics serves a population of approximately 67,100 children under 16 across Tayside, with community paediatric bases at Armistead Child Development Centre in Dundee, Drumhar Health Centre in Perth and whitehills Health and Community Centre in Forfar, Angus. some community Child Health Services are locally based whilst others are Tayside wide.

Tayside Paediatric Department participates in several regional and national managed clinical networks facilitating the maintenance of specialist interests of all senior medical and career grade staff. 

Tayside Paediatric department is committed to teaching undergraduates from Dundee. Trainees undertaking their paediatric training in the East of Scotland region are based in Dundee and rotate to Forth Valley and Edinburgh.

To apply for this post please visit the job posting on the NHS Scotland Job train website. Applicants should have full GMC registration and a licence to practice, membership of the RCPCH, be registered with the GMC and on the specialist register or be within 6 months of CCT or CESR at the time of interview. If you have appropriate specialist training and experience but are not on the GMC specialist register you can be considered for this locum consultant post (upto 12 months). Whilst in Locum employment, you can apply to obtain a CESR and enter onto the Specialist Register.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Jenny Fraser, Clinical Lead for Community Child Health, Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre (01307 475260), Dr Joanna Chisholm, Consultant Paediatrician, Armistead Child Development Centre (01382 835100), Dr Ben Colvin, Consultant Paediatrician, Drumhar Health Centre (01738 564257).

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