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General Paediatric Consultant (Endocrinology and Diabetes)

Employer
Wye Valley NHS Trust
Location
HEREFORD
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 a year 2ND ON CALL
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

Job Details

Are you looking to improve your work-life balance? Herefordshire offers the perfect combination of the convenience of city living and spectacular countryside with the time off to enjoy it all!

Wye Valley NHS Trust's Department of Paediatrics is seeking to recruit a paediatrician to join our team of 12 consultants, to help us continue to provide a sustainable consultant-delivered service to the children of Herefordshire. The department offers first class paediatric medicine with a supportive friendly team and delivers a comprehensive range of services. A good general Paediatric and Neonatal background is the priority and practical skills are essential. All consultants are resident on call at night with tier 1 doctor and daytime activity is adjusted thus providing time off during the week. Job plans can be adjusted to offer days off in the week which support individual requests for particular days off within the working week. Resident consultant-delivered care operates successfully in our department and we have excellent consultant staff retention. Evening and weekend cover is well supported with middle grades working until 9.30pm.

Main duties of the job

General Paediatric Consultant (Endocrinology and Diabetes)

A good general Paediatric and Neonatal background is the priority and practical skills are essential. Other special interests to complement the team are welcomed and the opportunity exists for on-the-job development of special interests.

To enable the delivery of this style of care consultants are resident on call at night. Evening and weekend resident cover is supported by the three middle grade doctors. The resident nature of the on call provides for substantial time off during the week because daytime activity is adjusted accordingly - detailed in the example work schedule below.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve, we work hard to deliver a standard of care we would want for our families, our friends and ourselves. Services for children and young people were rated Good overall and Outstanding for caring in our most recent CQC inspection in October 2018.

The City of Hereford and surrounding market towns offer a wide variety of lifestyles blending the traditional with the modern. This is a county of contrasts where walkers enjoy breath-taking views, adrenaline-seekers rave about our rock faces and river rapids, and connoisseurs of fine food enthuse about the quality of our locally grown produce. Cycling, canoeing, climbing and kayaking sit neatly alongside theatres, art galleries, museums, festivals and more. There's something for everyone. House prices compare favourably with other areas of the country. 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.

Job description
Job responsibilities

We seek to appoint a General Paediatric Consultant with an interest in Endocrinology and Diabetes. The successful candidate will work alongside 12 consultant paediatricians as part of a friendly and enthusiastic team providing first class consultant-delivered care to the children and families of Herefordshire and the surrounding areas. The post is based at Hereford County Hospital in the City of Hereford, there may be some peripheral clinics in the surrounding market towns.

The Trust offers plenty of opportunities for career development there is a leadership development programme and a progressive education directorate as well as opportunities for research.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • MRCPCH
  • ON SPECIALIST REGISTER FOR PAEDIATRICS OR WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF OBTAINING SPECIALIST REGISTRATION
  • TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE IN NEONATOLOGY ( MIN 1 YEAR OF WHICH 6 M IS IN A LEVEL 3 UNIT)

Desirable

  • TEACHING COURSE TRAINING OR QUALIFICATION
  • FORMAL AUDIT TRAINING , PUBLICATIONS /NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS /FORMAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Experience
Essential

  • 3 YEARS EXP IN GENERAL PAEDS ( AT MIDDLE GRADE LEVEL )

Continued Professional Development
Essential

  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development

Desirable

  • Higher Degree (BSc, MSc, MD, PhD)

229-SDMS-JC- 6073302

 

 

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