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Consultant Acute/General Paediatrics interest in High Dependency care

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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Job Overview-

This is a substantive post in acute and general paediatrics with an interest in High Dependency Care and is based in the Leicester Children's Hospital at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, a major teaching hospital closely allied with the University of Leicester. The appointment will be whole time. Any Consultant who is unable for personal reasons, to work whole time, will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with Consultant colleagues.

The main focus of the post will be the providing secondary level paediatric services to children in Leicester.

Main duties of the job

  • To contribute to the provision of the Acute and General Paediatric service as well as taking a lead in the co-ordination of care of children and young people (CYP) with functional symptoms and CYP with medical complexity.
  • General Paediatric outpatient clinics
  • Participate in the consultant cover and service provision for the General Paediatric Service including the Consultant of the week day time rota.
  • Participate in the General Paediatric Consultant on-call service. This includes 24-7 out-of-hours cover for the Children's Hospital.
  • Promote and strengthen links with colleagues in Primary Care, including GP's and AHP's
  • Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of patients.
  • To share with colleagues responsibility for the day-to-day management of patients.
  • In addition the post holder will work closely with the general paediatric team as well as relevant Heads of Service and General Managers
  • To promote new ways of working and co-ordinating care for patients in the community and to ensure that services are based on effective and integrated partnerships across the health community.
  • Take part in multidisciplinary case conferences.
  • Supervise and train junior medical staff
  • To be involved in appraising and assessing juniors.
  • Teaching, research and administration.

About us

Our new strategy, 'Leading in healthcare, trusted in communities' was developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners and is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:

  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:

  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The overriding purpose is to support the provision of highest quality patient care through personal actions and continuous improvement.

  • Responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, and the proper functioning of the department
  • Cover for colleagues' annual leave and other authorised absences
  • To participate in service development and business planning in collaboration with the other Consultants in the department, the CMG and local GPs and commissioners within the local CCGs
  • Professional supervision and management of junior medical staff including the observance of local employment and human resource policies and procedures
  • Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education activity, locally and nationally
  • Participating in medical audit, the Trusts Clinical Governance processes and in CPD CPD is provided in job plans and attendance at audit and other governance meetings is mandatory Managerial, including budgetary responsibilities where appropriate and compliance with standing orders and standing financial instructions of the Trust.
  • In line with GMC Good Medical Practice it is the responsibility of the post-holder to ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard, and in accordance with current quality initiatives within the area of work.
  • The post-holder is expected to respond in a timely fashion to legitimate requests from Trust officers this might include investigations of incidents or complaints.
  • The post-holder is expected to participate in teaching and training of junior staff and other clinical staff groups. The appointee will also have supervision responsibilities for junior medical staff within the specialty. If appropriate the post-holder will be named in the contract of junior staff as the person responsible for overseeing their training and as an initial source of advice to such doctors regarding their careers.
  • The post-holder is expected to participate in professional continuing medical education study leave is provided for this purpose.
  • The post-holder will be expected to undertake the Trust Corporate and Directorate specific Induction and competency Programmes appropriate to role.
  • The post-holder will be required to maintain their continuing professional development (CPD) to be able to successfully revalidate. As per the Trust requirement the successful candidate will be required to have annual appraisal and attend / keep fully up to date with statutory and mandatory training as stipulated.

Education and Training

  • Clinical and educational supervision of trainee doctors
  • Clinical teaching of medical students

Person Specification
Training and qualifications

  • MB BS or Equivalent oFull GMC Registration oInterest and experience in managing CYP with functional disorders/MUS MRCPCH oAPLS


  • Membership of relevant Specialist Societies or Associations Higher degree e.g. MSc, MD or equivalent


  • Fully trained in General and Acute Paediatrics oExcellent clinical skills and experience requisite to meeting all aspects of the Job Plan. oAbility to apply sound clinical judgment to problems. oDemonstrates clear, logical thinking / analytical approach


  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and supervise juniors.
  • Experience of leading teams and awareness of leadership styles. oAbility to effectively organise, prioritise and manage clinical workload.
  • Ability to effectively organise, prioritise and manage clinical workload.
  • Understanding of wider health agenda and modern NHS
  • Ability to work to overcome barriers to change (negotiating, influencing and persuasion skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance issues.


  • Evidence of management and administration experience
  • Management training on an accredited course.
  • Awareness of Service Development issues.

Communication and relationship skills

  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication with patients and colleagues. oTo be empathic and sensitive capacity to take others perspectives and treat others with understanding.


  • High standard of presentation both written and verbal Demonstrable track record of successful change management Proven ability to maintain focus in a demanding environment


  • Personal integrity and reliability. oAbility to motivate and develop both medical Staff and non-medical staff. Commitment to further develop the post and the

Audit/Quality improvement

  • Effective participation in and a commitment to clinical audit. Participation in a quality improvement programme oExperience of quality improvement work and audit oUnderstanding and interest in research. oAbility to appraise research critically Ability to supervise juniors undertaking research projects. Evidence of recent research and development activity Experience of and a commitment to training/ teaching undergraduate and postgraduates. oAppraisal and assessment skills. oAbility to asses clinical competencies oEnthusiastic and ability to inspire and lead others.


  • Undergone training in teaching and willingness to organise relevant audit activities including quality improvement evidence Completion of formal courses in Audit and quality improvement


  • Understanding and interest in research. oAbility to appraise research critically oAbility to supervise juniors undertaking research projects. oEvidence of recent research and development activity


  • Publications in nationally and internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals on subjects relevant to the specialty.


  • Experience of and a commitment to training/ teaching undergraduate and postgraduates. oAppraisal and assessment skills. oAbility to asses clinical competencies oEnthusiastic and ability to inspire and lead others.


  • Willingness to develop new approaches to teaching. oPost Graduate qualification in teaching and training.

Equality and Diversity

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours

  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's Values and Behaviours

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