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Locum Consultant in General paediatrics

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 a year +OOH
Closing date
6 May 2024

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Profession
Specialist doctor, Paediatrics, Locum Doctor
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Locum
Hours
Full Time
Setting
Hospital

Job Details

This is a 10 PA locum appointment for a Consultant Paediatrician. This post is available immediately, for a 6-month period.

This post will deliver 10 PAs supporting the General Paediatric team.

The post will be based at the Leeds Children's Hospital at the Leeds General Infirmary.

The successful applicant should hold accreditation in Paediatrics in the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health or equivalent, and should be on the Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted to the Register for trainees if currently in a training programme within the UK, or have references which have been authorised by the Deputy Medical Director and Clinical Director.

Applicants should have established skills in General Paediatrics. 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. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting:

Avanish Tantry

General Paediatrician and Lead Clinician

Avanish.Tantry@nhs.net

0113 3920735

Ruth Kirby

Service Manager

Ruth.kirby3@nhs.net

0113 3923343

Main duties of the job

2. OBJECTIVES OF THE POST

2.1 To deliver care to patients with common paediatric illnesses at the Leeds Children's Hospital

Out-patient clinics

Supervision of patients

Care of in-patients

Contribute to Specialist Multi-disciplinary team meetings

2.2 To link with Consultant colleagues in other relevant site specialist teams within the Children's Hospital.

2.3 To work with colleagues in general paediatrics to deliver acute ward services and providing support for junior doctors.

2.4 To contribute to research, teaching and new developments within the Children's Hospital. The post holder will be encouraged to facilitate and contribute to the current clinical research programs on going in the department.

2.5 To contribute towards the Consultant led triage of acute GP referrals to the CAT unit, providing e-mail advice to GPs, triage of all elective referrals to the service and participating in the provision of community GP hubs.

2.6 Work with the safeguarding/child protection team and partners in other agencies to conduct safeguarding assessments.

About us

The post will be based at the Leeds Children's Hospital, based at the Leeds General Infirmary.

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 billion. Our 15,000 staff ensures that every year we see and treat 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 200,000 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.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description
Job responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION

Childrens CSU

LOCUM CONSULTANT IN GENERAL PAEDIATRICS (with interest in secondary asthma)

This post is a locum post for a period of 6 months

1. BACKGROUND

This is a 10 PA locum appointment for a Consultant Paediatrician.

This post will deliver 10 PAs supporting the general paediatrics team.

The post will be based at the Leeds Children's Hospital, based at the Leeds General Infirmary.

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 billion. Our 15,000 staff ensures that every year we see and treat 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 200,000 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.

We are looking for a new enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join our existing group of consultants who are all highly motivated and committed to developing excellent services for patients. The expectations of all members of the multi-disciplinary team are high. The team consists of consultants with various specialist interests, including immunology and infectious diseases, respiratory, nephrology, eating disorders and secondary epilepsy. The role will include acute work in the Children's Assessment and Treatment unit (CAT) and on the Children's inpatient wards, as well as outpatient work in the form of general paediatric clinics.

The role has a vast mixture of secondary and tertiary paediatrics supporting an extensive array of other tertiary specialists across Leeds Children's Hospital.

Leeds Children's Hospital caters to every paediatric sub-specialty under one roof. It also has close links with the adult hospital, within the same building, which enables smooth transition of care from paediatrics to adults.

The team is developing exciting new pathways to make the department more efficient, improve patient experience as well as providing an excellent experience to junior doctors in training. Over the years there has been a significant overhaul of the workforce and this has now resulted in the appointments of qualified advanced nurse practitioners, trainee ANPs, as well as specialty doctors, who complement the junior doctor workforce.

2. OBJECTIVES OF THE POST

2.1 To deliver care to patients with common paediatric illnesses at the Leeds Children's Hospital

Out-patient clinics

Supervision of patients

Care of in-patients

Contribute to Specialist Multi-disciplinary team meetings

2.2 To link with Consultant colleagues in other relevant site specialist teams within the Children's Hospital.

2.3 To work with colleagues in general paediatrics to deliver acute ward services and providing support for junior doctors.

2.4 To contribute to research, teaching and new developments within the Children's Hospital. The post holder will be encouraged to facilitate and contribute to the current clinical research programs on going in the department.

2.5 To contribute towards the Consultant led triage of acute GP referrals to the CAT unit, providing e-mail advice to GPs, triage of all elective referrals to the service and participating in the provision of community GP hubs.

2.6 Work with the safeguarding/child protection team and partners in other agencies to conduct safeguarding assessments.

THE LEEDS WAY VALUES

Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:

Patient-centered

Collaborative

Fair

Accountable

Empowered

All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.

WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnerships ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each individual trust, supports that ambition.

3. REQUIREMENTS OF THE POST

3.1 General Training and Qualifications

The appointee must hold accreditation in Paediatrics in the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Heath or equivalent, and have completed higher specialist training (or equivalent) if currently in a training programme within the UK.

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted to the Register for trainees if currently in a training programme within the UK, or have references which have been authorised by the Deputy Medical Director and Clinical Director.

Applicants must provide information regarding their status from the GMC and/or relevant Royal College at the time of application, in order for their application to be progressed further.

3.2 Experience

The appointee must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in all aspects of general paediatrics.

3.3 Person specification

See person specification document.

3.4 Clinical Audit

The appointee will be expected to contribute and, where appropriate, take the lead in the following:

Mortality and morbidity meetings

Clinical audit programmes

Development and application of agreed clinical guidelines.

This is to be included in allocated time in the individuals job plan as a supporting programmed activity. It would be expected that the time allocated for this would include attendance at the relevant departmental audit meeting(s) and that such attendance would be recorded (in accordance with the Trusts clinical audit policy).

In the discharge of these responsibilities the candidate will be expected to maintain and update his/her skills and knowledge through appropriate continuing medical education.

4. TEACHING

The Trust as a teaching hospital recognises the importance of links with the University of Leeds, School of Medicine for the undergraduate teaching and all Consultant and medical staff are required to provide an appropriate contribution to the undergraduate teaching programme.

The post-holder will be required to participate in the undergraduate teaching programme for the school of Medicine, University of Leeds, which is organised on a speciality or clinical area basis.

The post-holder will be required to collaborate with clinical colleagues to deliver appropriate undergraduate teaching in accordance with the Trust contract with the NHS Executive in association with the University of Leeds.

The appointee will be expected, with colleagues to also contribute to the teaching of postgraduates.

5. JOB PLAN AND WORKING ARRANGEMENTS

The job plan review will take place annually, normally with the Lead Clinician for General Paediatrics. The annual job plan review may result in a revised job plan. There may be an interim review of the job plan where duties, responsibilities, accountability arrangements or objectives have changed or need to change significantly within the area.

5.1 Proposed Job Plan

The post consists of 10 PAs with 8.5 PAs of direct clinical care (DCC) and 1.5 PAs of supporting professional activity (SPA).

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • MB BS (or equivalent)
  • Membership Examination of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health or equivalent qualification.

Desirable

  • Higher degree e.g. MD/PhD relevant to the subspecialty

Experience
Essential

  • Should have completed a recognised training programme in General paediatrics

Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills
Essential

  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills
Essential

  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in General Paediatrics

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C9298-MED-485

 

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