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Paediatric Consultant

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per Annum
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time
The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have an exciting opportunity for two Paediatric Consultants to come and join our dynamic and enthusiastic team at GWH!

This is a full time 10PA position but candidates wishing to be considered to be part time are encouraged to apply.

This is a new role within the Paediatric team, as part of a wider expansion of the consultant workforce to allow dedicated separate Paediatric service provision. The appointed candidate(s) will join an existing team of senior medical staff including Consultants.

We are really committed to finding the right people, and supporting their career development for the long term. Swindon is a great pace to work, with a very supportive exec team, and beautiful villages in the surrounding countryside to live!

Main duties of the job

On joining the department, you will become part of a well-established, friendly team and will help us continue to drive forward improvements in the service that we provide to our patients. As a senior member of the team, you will become a key part in the delivery of training and supervision to our junior colleagues.

As a team, we are committed to supporting new colleagues to achieve their personal development goals and interests. As a Trust, we place high importance on staff wellbeing, you will be offered a wide variety of support to help you maintain your wellbeing and to help colleagues maintain theirs. The Trust's Health and Wellbeing team has won a National Award during 2020 for the work they have done locally.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are. We will expect your values and behaviours to reflect the STAR Values of the organisation:

ServiceWe will put our patients first

TeamworkWe will work together

Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service

RespectWe will act with integrity

Job description
Job responsibilities

Clinical Duties:

The post holder is required to hold a CCT or equivalent. As such the post holder should be trained in all aspects of generalpediatrics. Any special interests will be discussed as to how they may fit into the department and will be supported as much as possible.
  • Participation in out of hours consultant cover for paediatrics on a rota (Approximately 1:8 weekdays, 1:8 weekends). On-call responsibilities will involve multidisciplinary team working across paediatric services
  • Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in your charge, including all administrative duties associated with patient care (with secretarial support)
  • There is no on-site PICU but patients are stabilised in the ED or on the adult ICU whilst awaiting retrieval with support from the anaesthetic department. Where the patient is a critically unwell baby (as a guide, under 3 months of age), the neonatal team will provide critical care skills and support for stabilisation prior to retrieval by the regional Paediatric Intensive Care WATCh team.
  • Undertaking ward rounds around the childrens ward daily
  • All consultants are willing to support new members of the team and a mentor within the department will be allocated.
  • Multidisciplinary team working is key component of the working within the Trust and involves regular MDT discussions with colleagues including our nursing and AHP teams.
  • Development of sub specialty interests that fit in with Division needs and the strategic direction of the Trust.
  • Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties are required, and for contributing to undergraduate and post-graduate and continuing medical education activity.
  • Provision of cover for Consultant colleagues periods of leave in accordance with arrangements agreed within Trust policy.
  • Participation in clinical audit and in continuing medical education.
  • Conducting suitable duties in cases of emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.
  • The post holder will participate in an out of hours consultant rota, detailed within the job plan section

Please find attached a full job description and person specification

Person Specification
  • Fully registered with the GMC
  • CCT (or equivalent for non-UK applicants of equivalent status), or be accredited (or equivalent), and be on the GMC Specialist Register in the specialty appropriate for this consultant post at the time of taking up the consultant appointment. Alternatively, candidates can hold or be within 6 months of their CCT at interview
  • MRCPCH(UK) or equivalent
  • EPALS/APLS provider or equivalent
  • Level 3 Safeguarding training
  • Specialist interest (such as HDU care, Epilepsy, Diabetes)
Clinical Experience
  • Clinical training/experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCT
  • Expertise in full range of Paediatric conditions
  • Ability to lead a multi-professional team and take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm to develop services as required
  • Sub-speciality interests will be supported
  • Experience in Child Safeguarding, medical assessments and report writing
  • Research and/or Quality improvement experience
  • Patient safety / governance experience

Employer details
Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road



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