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Consultant Paediatrician - RLI

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time

UHMBT are excited to announce a fantastic opportunity to apply for one of 4 newly created acute consultant paediatrician vacancies based at Royal Lancaster Infirmary or Furness General Hospital, on the doorstep of the Lake District, England's largest National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site We are seeking dynamic, motivated and ambitious individuals who will enhance our established and expanding team of consultant paediatricians. You will play a vital role in the delivery of healthcare for Children and Young People across the Morecambe Bay Footprint with the ability to work independently, but within a supportive, forward thinking and collaborative team. An area of special interest to complement those already available in the Department is welcomed and can be discussed. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in Paediatric Neurology/Epilepsy or Respiratory/Allergy and would support the pursuit of a SPIN module if required. We would also support candidates in developing a special interest in these areas if that interest is new to them.

Main duties of the job

Royal Lancaster Infirmary provides a 1:8 on-call, and Furness General Hospital a 1:7 on-call to the acute paediatric services where we operate a consultant of the week model

The vacancies would be attractive to individuals looking for either full or part-time employment, working for an organisation who actively promotes a healthy work and home life balance. This beautiful part of the country enables you to discover spectacular landscapes, picturesque villages, along with a warm welcome and rich cultural heritage. Whether you want to take time to explore the fells, splash about on the lakes, take a wild adventure or simply enjoy the peace.

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

We are working towards becoming a truly inclusive organisation by celebrating inclusion and diversity, and are committed to eliminating discrimination, reducing health inequalities ,promoting equal opportunities and respect for all of our colleagues and patients.

We are working hard to enhance the health and wellbeing of our workforce, improving the quality of their working life and valuing their contribution to high quality patient care. Our Flourish at Work is a big part of that.

This post would also be attractive to individuals looking for either full or part-time employment, working for an organisation who actively promotes a healthy work and home life balance.

The successful applicant may be entitled to assistance with removal and other associated expenses for those who may be required to move their home to take up employment with the Trust.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Full details of main responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification for this role.

Application for this post will only be accepted if you are in the process of obtaining your CCT/CSER within six months of interview.

Person Specification
Person Spec

  • Full GMC with a licence to practice and entry on Specialist Register or in the receipt of CCT within six months of interview
  • Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (or equivalent)
  • Completed Specialist Training (or equivalent) in Paediatrics
  • Completed and up to date with APLS/NLS (or equivalent)
  • Acute and non-acute paediatric problems, including medical, surgical, child protection, resuscitation, and neonatal care
  • Proven experience in clinical audit
  • Experience of clinical supervision of juniors and relevant staff in other disciplines
  • Recent active involvement in delivery of Medical Education and multi professional training
  • Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients, their parents and other relatives and with colleagues in all disciplines
  • Able to travel to meet the requirements of the post


  • Evidence of attendance at appropriate professional meetings and courses/ meeting requirements of CPD
  • Clinical supervision skills training
  • Previous participation in a management role
  • Evidence of the development of leadership skills within the work environment
  • Completion of Educational Supervision training




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