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Consultant General Paediatrician

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Weston Super Mare
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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The General Paediatric team at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust are looking to appoint a Consultant in Acute and General Paediatrics to work across sites in our dedicated children's unit in Weston and Bristol Children's Hospital.

The position is a newly created full-time post and complements the existing general paediatric team and helps further develop our acute Paediatric services in Weston and the safeguarding team across the region. Whilst this is advertised as a full-time post, candidates wishing to be considered for a position with fewer sessions are welcome to apply.

The post-holder will join 3 Consultants primarily based in Weston and with consultant colleagues solely based in Bristol, to provide a range of Child Health Services within a fully integrated organisation. Applicants should have CCT or equivalent in General Paediatrics or be within six months of achieving this at the date of interview or be listed on the GMC's specialist register.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will deliver acute short stay assessment/ambulatory care shifts at Weston between the hours of 8.00-22.00. The day is divided in two shifts, early and late, with a handover at 15.00. The early shift tends to be mostly ambulatory care, short stay assessment and clinical investigations. The late shift has more emphasis on emergency care. The successful candidate will also deliver rapid access clinics and routine general paediatric clinics (Weston/BRHC). The consultants all contribute to the paediatric support service for primary care colleagues by holding a referral mobile phone for primary care colleagues and encouraging electronic advice and guidance The postholder is very welcome is bring expertise to the team and focus some of their clinics on their subspeciality.

Alongside their role within the Seashore centre, one of the successful applicants will also form part of a newly created team of duty paediatric safeguarding consultants, supported by a dynamic team of named doctors, specialist safeguarding nurses and administrators within UHBW.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details of this position

Person Specification
Qualifications & Training

  • Full and specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) or
  • Eligible for specialist registration within six months of interview or
  • Holder of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or evidence of within six months of award of CCT or equivalent by date of interview


  • Higher academic qualification *


  • Evidence of thorough and broad training, and experience in general paediatrics
  • Able to take responsibility for delivering service without direct supervision

Clinical Knowledge and skills

  • Up to date knowledge and experience of general paediatrics
  • Knowledge of NHS priorities with reference to paediatrics
  • Skills in acute paediatric assessment and management, and delivery of outpatient general paediatric


  • Broad range of IT skills

Clinical Governance and Audit

  • Understanding of clinical governance and the individual responsibilities it implies
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical audit and evidence of participation
  • Positive approach to evidence based practice
  • Participation in continuing professional development (CPD) scheme and, where relevant, evidence of participation


  • Knowledge of the principals involved in research
  • Evidence of involvement in research
  • Evidence of peer review research papers


  • Ability to increase the academic profile of the department.

Teaching and Training

  • Experience of teaching medical students.
  • Experience of supervising trainees.
  • Knowledge of teaching to a multidisciplinary team


  • Formal teaching qualification

Management & Leadership

  • Evidence of management training and evidence of learning from it
  • Ability to organise efficient and smooth running of a specialist service
  • Ability to cope with and effectively organise the workload of a consultant
  • Ability to practice independently as a consultant
  • Ability to take on responsibility and show evidence of leadership
  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with setbacks


  • Demonstration of knowledge of NHS management structures
  • Management experience

Interpersonal, communication and team working skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, clinical colleagues, support staff and other colleagues
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English.
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi-professional basis with all levels of staff both within and across divisions
  • Ability to be a flexible team member

Any other Personal Abilities and Aptitudes

  • Ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances
  • Awareness of personal limitations
  • Demonstrates the 4 Trust values
  • Meets professional health requirements
  • Willingness to travel to and work in other sites necessitated by the role


  • Ability to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels

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