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Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 Per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

The Jenny Lind Children's Hospital, NNUH, is seeking to appoint one substantive 10PA consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine, with a possibility of another substantive 10 PA job pending fulfilment of eligibility criteria and being successful in interview. The successful appointee(s) will help shape the developments of this well-established and support the East of England CF network and regional respiratory services.

We encourage applicants who have completed their national sub-speciality grid/ SPIN/equivalent training in paediatric respiratory medicine. There is a possibility for the post(s) to provide some general paediatric work, however this is open for discussion.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will work with colleagues in paediatric respiratory medicine, paediatric medicine, surgery, and neonatology to provide respiratory support to inpatients and outpatients in the Jenny Lind Children Hospital. They will collaborate with colleagues at CUH to develop closer clinical, research and training links, as lead centres within the regional Paediatric Respiratory and Cystic Fibrosis services. NNUH is a recognised specialist centre for Cystic Fibrosis.

The Acute paediatrics and paediatric medicine on-call are delivered by a team of consultants working across children's emergency department, children's assessment unit and inpatient wards.

This post may have acute general paediatric on call commitments depending on the requirements of the service and preferences of the appointed candidates.

It is anticipated that with regional development the post will evolve and subject to job planning agreement, developments could include incorporating dedicated research PAs, lead role for Respiratory or Cystic Fibrosis at NNUH and educational supervision responsibilities.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description link for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC
  • MRCPCH or equivalent
  • On the specialist register (CCT in paediatrics OR Equivalent) at or within 6 months of the AAC


  • Higher degree such as MD, MSc or PhD.
  • CCT in respiratory paediatrics


  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and commitment to a career in paediatric respiratory medicine.
  • 2 years paediatric respiratory training or experience in a tertiary centre (candidates with GRID/SPIN or equivalent are encouraged to apply).
  • Competent at management of inpatients and outpatients with respiratory conditions or CF
  • EPLS or APLS certification
  • Training to level 3 safeguarding and experience of safeguarding at Specialist Registrar or Consultant level.


  • Previous experience at consultant level
  • Expertise in CF
  • Recent experience with CFTR modulating therapy.
  • Experience in sleep studies.


  • Good communicator
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching


  • Previous responsibility for service improvement
  • Management skills
  • Leadership potential

Communication skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience


  • Experience of formal and on the job clinical teaching
  • Enthusiasm to teach clinical skills


  • Commitment to under/postgraduate and multidisciplinary teaching & training
  • Recognised postgraduate course in teaching/training (T5 or similar)
  • Post graduate qualification in teaching (PGCert or similar)

Clinical Governance

  • Able to deliver high quality paediatric care
  • Knowledge and experience of clinical audit
  • Logical, analytical, and self-critical approach to clinical practice


  • Expertise in Risk Management


  • Commitment to delivering high quality
  • Consultant led care in paediatric respiratory medicine and CF


  • Flexible outlook on working hours
  • Must live within a 15-mile radius of the base Trust or 30 minutes travelling time when on call


  • Full driving license

Communications and Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • 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

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