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Consultant in Paediatric HPB

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
16 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for an individual to fill this new post within the Paediatric Surgery Department at the Leeds General Infirmary.

The successful applicant will join the paediatric liver service to provide supra-regional HPB cover and will also join other consultants in providing tertiary paediatric surgical services for Leeds and Yorkshire. LeedsGeneral Infirmary is one of only 3 UK units providing hepatobiliary surgery.

The Paediatric Surgical Department is based within a large Teaching Hospital catering fora population of over 1 million people, and up to 3 million people in the wider region. Wedeliver care for, and training in, a wide range of Paediatric Surgery specialties, includinggeneral surgery of childhood and specialist surgical exposure in upper GI, thoracics, oncology, lower GI, urology and minimally invasive surgery. We have our own equipment to performRobotic surgery and an OR1.

We are a designated trauma unit and work alongside colleagues in Liver and Renal Transplantation andin Paediatric Cardiac Surgery. Our regional neonatal unit serves a large population and our throughput acrossall age groups is large as we provide a regional and supraregional service for Yorkshire and Humber and beyond.

There are 12 consultants, 10 Registrars and 9 other Junior Doctors.


Main duties of the job

The successful applicant should possess FRCS Paeds (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in paediatric surgery. Excellent communication and team working skills, a strong commitment to teaching and service development are essential.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:

Where do you see the UK paediatric HPB service in 10 years and what will be your role to help to achieve that?

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. The Trust has a budget of £1.1 billion. Our 20,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat over 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A& E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.

Our vision is based on The Leeds Way, which is a clear statement of who we are and what we believe, founded on values of working that were put forward by our own staff. Our values are to be:






We believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:

1. The best for patient safety, quality and experience

2. The best place to work

3. A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation

4. Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care

5. Financially sustainable

Job description
Job responsibilities


2.1 To deliver care to patients referred to supra-regional Liver unit and to paediatric surgery

Out-patient clinics

Supervision of patients

Care of in-patients and acute theatre patients on a 1:9 on call rota

Contribute to Specialist Multi-disciplinary team meetings

Possible outreach work

2.2 To link with consultant colleagues in other relevant site specialist teams within the Childrens Hospital and across the Trust.

2.3 To work with colleagues in paediatric surgery to deliver acute on call (currently 1 in 9). This includes both out-of-hours cover in addition to acute ward rounds during normal working hours.

To contribute to research, teaching, and new developments within the paediatric surgery department. The post holder will be encouraged to facilitate and contribute to the current clinical research programs on going in the department

Person Specification
Training, Research, Teaching & Audit

  • Should have completed a recognised training programme paediatric surgery.
  • Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research.
  • Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.
  • Experience of participation in regular clinical audit.


  • Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff.
  • Previous attendance on Appraisal Techniques and Small Group Teaching Workshops.

Other Requirements

  • *Hold full GMC Registration with a license to practice.
  • *Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via:
  • -CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) CESR (or) international applicants should comply with the GMC specialty registration process:


  • MB BS (or equivalent).
  • FRCS or equivalent qualification.
  • CCT with subspeciality accreditation in paediatric surgery (or within six months of same).
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice. YOUR GMC NUMBER MUST BE STATED ON YOUR APPLICATION FORM.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely.


  • Relevant higher degree.


  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in paediatric surgery.
  • Specifically, must demonstrate higher must demonstrate higher training in HPB paediatric surgery.
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances.

Management & Interpersonal Skills

  • Understanding of current issues in the NHS.
  • *Well organised and skilled in good time management.
  • *Effective interpersonal skills.
  • *Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team.


  • Attendance at recognised management course.





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