Doctors - Consultant Paediatrician

  • Department Paediatrics
  • Salary £84,559-£114,003 Per Annum
  • Closing Date 03/11/2021
  • Location Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC481-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts

Job overview

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the Paediatric Department at The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust. We are seeking to appoint a Substantive Paediatric Consultant with a specialist interest in paediatric cardiology to compliment the department. The successful applicant will join the 16 consultants. The post has risen due to a retirement. The post holder will ensure we have 2 consultant within each subspecialty. The post holder will look after children with general paediatric problems and cardiac problems in one of the largest acute District General Hospital Paediatric departments in the Country serving a catchment population of over 0.5 million. This will offer a chance to practice paediatric cardiology at large scale for someone interested in this area of paediatrics.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of the paediatric team delivering high quality care to children at 2 sites. The post attracts 10PAs. The successful candidate will deliver acute care at our inpatient facility at Princess Royal Hospital, Telford; Outpatient clinics at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital & at Princess Royal Hospital. Cardiology clinics will be an integral part of the clinics delivered by the post holder. Tertiary support will be available from cardiology team at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH). Visiting clinics by cardiologists from BCH are running every month at both sites.

The candidate should have CCT in paediatrics with SPIN in Paediatric cardiology.

Working for our organisation

Our Hospitals are located in Shrewsbury and Telford and are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals.

Shropshire is a beautiful county ideally located between the north and the south, making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery. 

Both hospitals are based in Shropshire, a short 20 minutes’ drive apart. Shrewsbury has recently been named in the ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide’ as one of the top places to live in the country. It is a wonderful bustling place, with affordable housing, fantastic schools and great out-of-work activities for everyone. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Clinical duties of the post are similar to all of the substantive Consultants and include:

  • Acute General Paediatrics – Consultant of the week on a 1 in 14 rota and as support consultant 1 in 14 rota
  • Acute General on call on a 1 in 7 (split between RSH non-resident, and PRH resident on call 4:30pm to 9:30pm, then non-resident overnight) supporting the RCPCH recommendations and 7 day working NHSE standards.
  • General Paediatric Outpatient Clinics - Consultant led new and follow-up patients
  • Speciality clinics – Cardiology at the PRH and RSH sites, Oncology ECHO clinic, along with combined cardiac clinics with visiting consultants from Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
  • General ward duties, including patient reviews and day to day assistance with management of Paediatric cardiology patients
  • 1 in 7 weekends general paediatric cover split between RSH and PRH.
  • 1 in 7 weekend non-resident consultant cover split between PRH and RSH
  • On-site accommodation available for on-calls.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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