Doctors - Specialty Doctor in Paediatrics

  • Department Paediatrics
  • Salary £39,060 - £72,840 Per Annum
  • Closing Date 16/05/2019
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
  • Job ref 223-MSD152
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permament
  • Hours Full Time 40 Hours
  • Contact Dr Kumar Sethuraman
  • Telephone 01952 641222

The Role

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the Paediatric Department at The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust. 

We are seeking to appoint a full-time substantive Specialty Doctor to join the 15 strong middle- tier - 2 full-time Associate Specialists, 4 specialty doctors and 9 specialty trainees who provide Paediatric tier 2 support across both Hospitals and includes resident out-of-hours duties as part of a EWTD-compliant partial shift middle-grade rota.

The post attracts 10 PA’s an additional 2 PA’s may be available. Part time applicants will also be considered.

The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust has, following major investment, undertaken an extensive programme of reconfiguration of its Women and Children’s services with an entirely new purpose-built Women & Children’s Centre at The Princess Royal Hospital.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the biggest development of Children’s services that the County has seen. You will become part of a team and will work in what is one of the largest acute District General Hospital Paediatric departments in the County serving a catchment population of over 0.5 million.

Candidates for this role must have GMC registration and recent experience within the NHS.

The Department

Our vision is for the highest quality care, to provide an environment in which all staff, and in particular trainees, are supported and thrive, with greater delivery of care by Consultants in line with RCPCH recommendations. The investment in infrastructure provides not only a single large Paediatric ward for the County – 36 beds, with specialist high-dependency and oncology areas, but also a new large Children’s Assessment/Short-Stay 8-bedded unit at the Princess Royal Hospital and a 6 bedded 8 hour Paediatric Medical Day – Case Unit at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital which are designed to facilitate Hospital admission avoidance.

The post attracts 10 PA’s an additional 2 PA’s may be available. Part time applicants will also be considered.

This is an ideal post in which to further develop skills in acute Paediatrics and in out-patient paediatrics; with the potential to develop sub-specialty expertise and teaching skills

With the reconfigured service there will be separate Neonatal and Paediatric rotas. However due to the nature of the post, neonatal experience is a significant advantage. Development of a sub speciality would also be welcomed to compliment the department.

Our Hospitals

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

We are entering an exciting period here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. We have been guaranteed more than £300 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state of the art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities. It will make SaTH a better place to work, in turn making it a better place to receive care.

Over the last two years we have been building the foundations of a better future through our work with Virginia Mason and our own transforming care institute (TCI). We have introduced a leadership academy with more opportunities for development so all our leaders support, coach and perform at the highest levels, celebrate the hard work of our staff and recognise the wonderful improvements that are being made each and every day. This is a vital stepping stone to ensure we are equipped for our better future and realising our vision of providing the safest and kindest care for our patients. Leadership is about supporting teams to be the best they can be. As we move forward together it is vital all our teams understand their important role in delivering this brighter future for everyone


Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hills it is anything but sleepy. The county is bustling with idyllic towns including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, with plenty to do regardless of your interests. More information can again be found under further links.

We are 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.

We want you to find out more about the department and our hospitals, and we invite you to contact Dr Kumar Sethuraman with any questions you may have on 01952 641222, or even arrange a visit. Please also take the time to read any supporting documentation to really get to know us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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