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Consultant Paediatrician, CYPS - 9 month Fixed term contract

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year Plus £149 Fringe Allowance
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

Would you like to work in an organisation that sits in the top 10 best Mental Health organisations in the country to work in?

This appointment is for a Consultant Paediatrician to cover young people under 18 in Frimley Park hospital regardless of the locality of origin. You will be Responsible Clinician for all young people under Section12 of MHA.

We are looking for an enthusiastic & energetic Consultant Paediatrician to work in our friendly team with acute hospital nurses & specialist psychiatric nurses based in Frimley. This is a 9 month FTC.

This is a unique opportunity to help develop the Paediatric Liaison Service at Frimley Park Hospital, providing consultation, assessment & RC provision for young people in mental health crisis.

This role is 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday though the PLN Service will be 9am-10pm, 7 days a week. Your role, working closely with the General Manager for the SABP EWMH Paediatric Liaison Service, would include clinically leading the PLN Service.

On a day to day basis you will be building relationships with your paediatric acute colleagues regarding young people who are in A& E or in the Paediatric Ward & discussing the clinical & managerial plan of care to meet their needs. There will be interface with community CAMHS Services and Social Care across a wide geography which would include services such as the Crisis Intervention Team who assess young people admitted to the paediatric ward and the Hope Service & counter parts in other areas.

Main duties of the job

This is somewhat a unique role, as having elements of interface with social care, paediatric acute colleagues and our Hope Service counter parts, CIS team and our acute colleagues liaising with neighbouring Trusts. We are committed to staff development and training opportunities. You will be seeing patients from any area presenting at Frimley Park hospital and have RC responsibilities.

Our Offer:

  • NHS Consultant grade £99,532 -£131,964 per annum + £149 fringe + on- call requirement
  • Up to £2000/year CPD allowance subject to policy requirements
  • NHS pension employers contribution 23.7% from day one
  • Subsidised nursery places
  • Car scheme tax savings up to £6000
  • Discounted Nuffield Gym Membership and many more. Please check our benefits brochure for other benefits.

This role will require you to travel between multiple sites within your working day.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job description that clearly states all the requirements needed to carry out this role.

This is a 9 month fixed term contract which will end March 2025.

Person Specification

  • MB BS or equivalent recognised medical qualification.
  • Full medical registration with a license to practice.
  • Approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act(or within 6 to 12 months of the time of interview/assessment) or equivalent


  • Relevant higher degree, e.g. MD, PhD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Management qualification or evidence of an interest in developing leadership skills.


  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months


  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within three months of appointment
  • In good standing with GMC concerning warnings and conditions on practice

Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Knowledge of legislation, Department of Health Guidance and literature and its implications for clinical practice
  • Knowledge of NHS strategic vision in the Next Stage Review (High-Quality Care for All)
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Ability to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Experience working with various patient groups presenting with the full range of clinical severity across different care settings, including community, inpatient, and specialist teams
  • Knowledge of psychiatric provision


  • Specific training qualification/certificate or attendance on a recognised teaching course.

Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning

  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes.
  • Skills and sensitivity in negotiating with patients, relatives, and other professionals where opinions differ

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