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Consultant Paediatrician with a specialist interest in Cardiology

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
14 May 2024

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The successful candidate will join a team of paediatricians and neonatologists providing Child Health services to our local population of approximately 300,000 children. Providing General Paediatric expertise to our outpatient, inpatient, daycare and Emergency Department service, you will work as an acute paediatrician as well as supporting the Cardiology sub-specialty, working alongside consultant colleagues who are leading the teams in these areas to ensure safe and timely care to children with Cardiology problems.

Our level 3 paediatric cardiology service at BHRUT is one of the busiest in London and the Southeast and is part of the GOSH cardiology network. It delivers high quality non-invasive paediatric cardiology care to children, performing more than 1200 cardiac echoes per year. The vast majority of patients are being diagnosed locally thereby reducing referrals to tertiary centres. There is an Outreach cardiac clinic monthly with consultant from Great Ormond Street Hospital

The consultant medical team works across both of our hot sites, Queen's Hospital, Romford, and King George Hospital, Ilford, and supports junior medical staff to deliver care to patients in all our patient settings.


Main duties of the job


Job plan requirements fall into 4 main areas;

3 x hot weeks in 24 (Queen's or KGH)

Hot days - Children's ED, CYPAU and Hot clinics (5 days over 8 weeks)

12 x paediatric clinics over 8 weeks (not ward weeks)

On calls (Category A) 1 in 7 resident until 7pm (Monday to Friday) and resident from 8.30 - 13:00 on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (times are under review).

The paediatric cardiac service is currently run by 1 consultant with expertise in cardiology with this post being a 2nd consultant. There is a dedicated cardiac clinic with echo facilities per week and the service is in need of expansion. The successful applicant will be responsible with his/her colleagues for seeing the patients in the children's wards, outpatients, helping the children / young people and their families with education and support both in clinic and outside clinic and in providing any necessary advice to general paediatric and neonatal colleagues. There is good administrative and managerial support.


About us


Under the leadership of our Chair, Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive we provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive for our teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and this will be one of the many benefits of our closer collaboration with Barts Health. Working with them and with all our partners across north east London, we will find a sustainable solution to enhance patient care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre; Radiotherapy Centre; Hyper Acute Stroke Unit; and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.


Job description

Job responsibilities


The successful applicant will work as an acute general paediatrician and along with colleagues the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering safe and effective care to the CYP attending the child health services.


Person Specification

Qualification and experience


  • Full registration with the GMC
  • MRCPCH or equivalent
  • Entry on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of obtaining a UKCCT/CESR-CP for General Paediatrics


  • Epilepsy SPIN module/BPNA Distance learning
  • Higher qualification, e.g. MD, Medical Education
  • Attendance at an appropriate management course




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