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Consultant Paediatrics and Neonatology with an interest in Cardiology

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum, DoE
Closing date
21 May 2024

Job Details

The Trust is seeking to appoint a full time (10 PA) acute On-Call Consultant Paediatrician with an interest/expertise in Cardiology.

The Consultant will be expected to work with the Clinical Director in Paediatrics and other Consultants to promote the highest standards in Paediatric medical care. They will be expected to:

  • Be enthusiastic to develop the service and promote improved multi-disciplinary and multi-agency services for children
  • Promote the team approach to children's care, having due regard for the linking of acute, community, social, education and voluntary services.
  • Partake in Consultant appraisal and revalidation
  • Prior agreement to undertake any Supporting Professional Agreement activities elsewhere must be obtained from the Clinical Director.
  • Be the lead Local Paediatric Consultant for Cardiology with the help of tertiary centre GOSH.

We have regular student placements from Southampton and Physicians Associates from the University of Surrey. The post-holder will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a license to practice and be on the Specialist Register, or be within 6 months of attaining your CCT or equivalent at the interview stage.

Main duties of the job

This post consists of a mixture of outpatient and inpatient activity with the latter organised to improve consultant presence in the hospital outside office hours. Outpatient work will depend on the special interest of the successful applicant. Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work less than full-time or in a job-share capacity.

Main Duties:

To work with the Clinical Director in Paediatrics and other Consultants to promote the highest standards in Paediatric medical care.

To work with the Lead administrator/secretary, other clinicians and link with community services.

To promote and develop multi-disciplinary and multi-agency services for children.

To promote the teams approach to children's care, having due regard for the linking of acute, community, social, education and voluntary services.

To provide cover for fellow Consultant colleagues in respect of periods of leave and organise leave in conjunction with Consultant colleagues.

To take part in Consultant appraisal and revalidation.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

The post-holder will be based at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust. Outreach clinics currently take place in Cranleigh. Prior agreement to undertake any Supporting Professional Activities (SPAs) elsewhere must be obtained from the Clinical Director for Paediatrics.

See attached Job Description for further information.

Person Specification
Qualifications and Experience

  • Full registration and a Licence to practice with the GMC
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register Paediatrics via: .CCT (CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview date) .CESR .European Community Rights
  • MRCPCH or equivalent
  • Up to date APLS/EPLS and NLS
  • Broad general Paediatric experience
  • Fully trained Specialist in chosen field
  • CPD - Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development

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The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a multi-site acute and community Trust, based in Guildford, which serves a population of more than 336,000 across south west Surrey. We are also a specialist tertiary cancer centre, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to a population of up to two million and a tertiary specialist centre for ENT and Maxillofacial surgery. We attract referrals from across the whole country for other specialties (i.e. urology).

We attract referrals from across the country for some specialties including urology. Our Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (key-hole surgery) is one of only three such training units in the UK. Our patients also benefit from state of the art diagnostic equipment including two MRI scanners, four CT scanners, interventional radiology equipment and a gamma camera. We have one of the lowest mortality rates in the country.

We employ around 4,200 members of staff making us one of Guildford’s largest employers. In addition, the hospital is supported by a thriving group of 500 volunteers all of whom provide valuable services on an independent, voluntary basis. 

We have a great reputation and history of embracing quality improvement (QI) and transformation work – continuously improving is one of our core values. 

The Trust has strong links with the nearby University of Surrey and staff are well supported if they wish to undertake further study. As well as this, staff are able to develop and enhance skills and knowledge by undertaking post-qualification support and training at the hospital’s dedicated Education Centre

Situated on a green field site on the outskirts of Guildford, the Trust has excellent rail and road links (via the A3 and M25) to London (35 minutes) and to the south coast (35 minutes). 

Guildford has great shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities.  The picturesque Surrey countryside is ideal for good walks and outdoor pursuits and has numerous historic village inns. Guildford has a number of schools, both private and state, which cater for all bands of ability. 

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