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Locum Consultant Acute Paediatrician

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

Job Details

Consultant Paediatrician

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

12 months Fixed Term Maternity Cover - 10 PAs per week

We are seeking to appoint a Consultant Paediatrician to support the acute services at Ormskirk District General Hospital. This post is part of the acute service and will require the post holder to support an on call service, inpatient ward cover, neonatal ward cover and outpatient clinics.

We encourage applicants with an interest in Paediatric Respiratory, however this is desirable but not essential. Applicants with other specialist interests are also encouraged to apply.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide clinical leadership
  • Set standards of clinical care
  • Participate in the development of acute child health services
  • Promote integration between primary and secondary care services
  • Promote preventative health
  • The post holder will be expected to subscribe to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Continuing Personal Development (CPD) Scheme.
  • He/she will also be required to keep abreast of current developments in acute and neonatal paediatrics.
  • He/she will be expected to maintain APLS and NLS provider status.
  • The post-holder will contribute to the hospital Paediatrician of the Week rota on a 1 in 10 basis.
  • The post-holder will contribute to the Consultant on-call rota on a 1 in 10 basis. The acute on call duties of which comprises of covering the paediatric and Level 2 Neonatal unit. This includes a resident component in the evening until 8pm to help meet the RCPCH Standards. The shift is non-resident following from 8pm to 9am.
  • The post-holder will contribute to the hospital Neonatal consultant of the Week rota on a 1 in 10 basis (9am to 5pm basis Monday to Friday).
  • The appointee will work closely with paediatric colleagues to develop and improve general Paediatrics and community integrated care services for children.

About us

The Secretary of State has approved the partnership between St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals and Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.

From 1st July we have come together as a single organisation under the name Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Trust delivers acute hospital care, intermediate care, community, and primary care services to a population of over 600,000 people with a combined workforce of around 9000 dedicated and skilled staff from 17 locations including Whiston, Southport & Formby, St Helens, Ormskirk and Newton hospitals.

The Trust provides regional services for burns, plastic surgery and spinal injuries to more than 4 million people across Mersey and West Lancashire, Cheshire, the Isle of Man and North Wales.

Our Vision is to deliver 5 Star Patient Care:

  • CAREthat is evidence based, high quality and compassionate
  • SAFETY that is of the highest standards
  • COMMUNICATION that is open, inclusive and respectful
  • SYSTEMS that are efficient, patient centred and reliable
  • PATHWAYS that are best practice and embedded, but also respect the individual needs of patients

Our achievements include:

  • Trust rated Outstanding by CQC Inspection August 2018
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers & Health Service Journal)
  • Awarded National Preceptorship Accreditation (2023) for our Nursing & AHP Preceptorship Programme

Please see our Wellbeing & Benefits booklet for more information on our staff benefits.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For more information about this role please see attached job description and person specification.

Advert date: 3rd April 2024

Closing date: 24th April 2024

Shortlisting date: 25th April 2024

Proposed Interview date: TBC

Person Specification

  • Basic Medical Qualification
  • On the specialist register with a CCT, CCST or Equivalent training in Paediatrics or within 6 months of achieving this


  • MSc, MD or PhD
  • PGCert or higher clinical education

Knowledge and Experience

  • Acute paediatric experience and Clinical experience in Acute Paediatrics
  • Educational training -such supervising work based assessments, teaching the teacher, equality and diversity
  • Participation in Clinical Audit
  • Experience of teaching / educational supervision


  • Experience and training in behavioural Paediatrics and working in Child Protection/ Safeguarding
  • Evidence of service development


  • Good personal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-professional team
  • Team Management and Leadership Skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills

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