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Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

University Hospital Bristol and Weston NHS Trust is delighted to have the opportunity to appoint a Substantive Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist in a replacement post for a retiring colleague. This is a full time (10 PA) post. The appointee will join 3 NHS consultants and two consultants with academic and NHS responsibilities to provide a secondary and tertiary nephrology service to the local population, and a comprehensive tertiary service to the South West Region (population of 4 million). In addition the Bristol Renal Unit also provides renal transplantation for the children of South Wales (population of 2 million).

The paediatric nephrology service at UHBW provides the full range of secondary and tertiary nephrology care in Bristol and the South-West region. The complete range of facilities needed to manage kidney disease and transplantation are available. The service has the support of a full multidisciplinary team including four community nurses, a social worker, a psychologist, renal dieticians and play-specialist as well as experienced inpatient and haemodialysis nursing staff. Additionally, it provides the renal transplantation service to South Wales.

Main duties of the job

The consultants provide 24 hour cover for the service including support of all patients locally, a consultation service for other departments and telephone advice to the Region and South Wales (out of hours). This is provided by an on service rota, which will be shared in proportion to the sessional commitments with the other consultants with prospective cover. The appointee will also perform renal biopsies on an ad hoc basis, as a responsibility shared with two other consultants.

The post-holder will take on a variety of outpatient responsibilities in the Bristol area by covering clinics in Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (complex clinic, general clinic, renal endocrine and stones clinic) and Southmead Hospital (general and transition clinics), as well as outreach clinics in Barnstaple and Exeter respectively 2 and 4 times a year.

Applicants must hold a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or have evidence of being within six months of award of CCT or equivalent by the date of interview. The applicant will also need to have full GMC registration.

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 for further details

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Lieke Hoogenboom (, Dr Caroline Platt ( or call Clare Garrett (medical secretary) on 0117 342 8881.

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 paediatric nephrology
  • Able to take responsibility for delivering service without direct supervision


  • Evidence of a special interest and expertise that complements those of other consultants in the department and is consistent with the Trust's service strategy

Clinical Knowledge and skills

  • Up to date knowledge and experience of paediatric nephrology
  • Knowledge of NHS priorities with reference to paediatric nephrology


  • Skills in performing renal biopsies
  • 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 principles 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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