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Consultant Paediatrician, with the Neurodevelopmental Pathway

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Neurology, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been providing a comprehensive CAMHS service in Buckinghamshire for 7 years. The new service is based on the 'Thrive Model' and during October 2015 the service transformed away from the traditional CAMHS tiered model to a service strongly influenced by children young people, their parents/carers and stakeholders. The new model is based on ease of access, getting advice, consultation, support, and specialist clinical pathways.

We are seeking a 0.6 WTE Consultant Paediatrician to join our Neurodevelopmental team in the Buckinghamshire CAMH Service. The post is based at the Sue Nichols Centre, Aylesbury but the role is countywide and may require clinical activity at other bases such as High Wycombe or Amersham. The post holder will carry no responsibility for inpatients.

Main duties of the job

The Neurodevelopmental Pathway offers a service to children and young people with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions, with and without mental health co-morbidities. The Consultant Paediatrician role would be split across the Neurodevelopmental Assessment Team and the ADHD Clinic, providing expert support to young people and their families as part of a broad and experienced MDT.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate their ability to adapt to the changing circumstances of modern mental healthcare provision. We welcome applications from highly motivated colleagues to work collaboratively with our team managers, and to provide leadership and clinical expertise to our highly skilled and committed multidisciplinary teams. The teams are dynamic and forward-looking with a wide range of disciplines working together in a highly collaborative, multi-skilled and effective way.

About us

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.

Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people's homes, delivering care as close to home as possible

Our vision is that no matter who you are or where you are, you will tell us that you receive:Outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team

Our values are:Caring, safe and excellent

At Oxford Health we offer a wide range of benefits designed to support your career and wellbeing. These include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Access to tailored individual and Trust wide learning and development
  • 33 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, rising to 35 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Staff accommodation (please note waiting lists may apply)
  • Staff networking and support groups hosted by our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team

Job description
Job responsibilities

There are also close links with Oxford University which include a term-time weekly academic meeting, regular research meetings, research opportunities, journal clubs and audit meetings. The Trust hosts or collaborates with a wide range of research infrastructure. In September 2016, a partnership between Oxford Heath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford was awarded £12.8M to support a new NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC Director Prof John Geddes) focused on mental health and dementia.

The Trust welcomes applications from appropriately qualified clinicians who would like to work with the BRC, CLAHRC or NIHR CRN (Clinical Research Network) as part of their agreed job plan. Trust has recently set up a Centre for Patient Safety and Quality. There will be opportunities for medical input into this Centre.

There are extensive opportunities for teaching and training of medical students, postgraduate doctors, members of the multidisciplinary team and other service providers, and for appraising and mentoring consultant colleagues.

We offer a £15,000 recruitment bonus and a relocation allowance up to £8,000 to eligible successful candidates

Person Specification

  • MRCPCH by examination or equivalent.
  • Full GMC registration.
  • On the GMC's Specialist Register OR within six months of CCT at time of scheduled interview.


  • Higher degree, e.g. MSc, MD, PhD in Paediatrics


  • Is able to demonstrate having achieved the competencies equivalent to the Highest Specialist Paediatric Training


  • Experience working in NHS
  • Wider experience, research and training in a CAMHS or other mental heath settings
  • Wider experience, research and training in neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Experience in managing ADHD in an outpatient setting

Skills and Knowledge

  • Willing to work unsupervised and make decisions
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively
  • Meets the requirements of the GMC's 'Good Medical Practice'
  • Ability to work within a collaborative multidisciplinary framework, and to share leadership responsibilities with senior colleagues of other professions. The ability to assume a medical leadership role within the team and to work closely with senior managers to implement trust objectives
  • Ability to understand how organisations work most effectively.
  • Commitment to multiagency partnership
  • Ability to promote effective team working
  • The ability to prioritise workload and respond in a timely, flexible manner to requests for consultation from colleagues
  • The ability to use electronic records and diaries
  • Clinical audit.
  • Must have excellent skills in communication with patients, relatives/carers, colleagues and staff of other organisations.
  • Experience of Undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching.
  • Flexibility to cope with service change and demanding clinical challenges


  • Relevant experience of administrative and management role or senior medical staff.
  • Teaching qualification.





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