Doctors - Specialty Doctor in Paediatrics

  • Department Paediatrics
  • Salary £52,530 - £82,400 per annum
  • Closing Date 29/05/2024
  • Location The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Grade Specialty Doctor
  • Job ref 223-SD2130
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 10 Programmed Activites

Job Overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a specialty doctor to join our established medical team within the Women’s and Children centre based at The Princess Royal Hospital. The post would initially attract 12 PAs with review of plan in 3-6 months of appointment. 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.

Contribution to an out of hours on call rota is core to this role.

Main Duties Of The Job


  • To provide speciality doctor / Tier 2 support cover to acute General Paediatrics including wards, assessment unit and A&E across sites at Princess Royal hospital and Royal Shrewsbury hospital.
  • To provide support to General Paediatric Outpatient Clinics, reviewing new and follow-up patients.
  • General ward duties, including patient reviews and day to day assistance with management of the ward.
  • Provision of opinion and support as required by the A&E department.
  • To participate in tier 2 rota commitments including weekdays/weekends and nights as per rostered duties and supporting paediatric department and A&E across sites.
  • To develop enhanced clinical skills, especially in the assessment, management of acutely ill patients and chronic patients. To contribute towards safeguarding children and providing timely assessments with supervision from consultants.
  • To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
  • To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
  • To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways.

Working For Your Organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes’ drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

We employ almost 6,000 staff, and hundreds of staff and students from other organisations also work in our hospitals. We benefit from around 1,000 wonderful volunteers, and our main charitable partners are the League of Friends at the Royal  Shrewsbury Hospital, Friends of the Princess Royal Hospital, and the Lingen Davies                Cancer Appeal which is based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Detailed Job Description And Main Responsibilities

This is an ideal post in which to further develop skills as an acute paediatrician. The successful applicant will also be encouraged to develop interest and expertise in a paediatric sub-speciality offered within the Care Group. Annual appraisal will ensure that CPD activities are appropriately targeted for this, and the Division supports applicants wishing to pursue further post-graduate qualifications e.g. M.Sc. All post holders will have a Consultant Supervisor for support as required, in addition to the annual appraisal interviews. The post provides the equivalent of 1.0 SPA’s each week. The post holder will be expected to participate in county-wide audit and CPD meetings. The post holder will be actively engaged with personal clinical audit and evidence-based medicine projects, and to support this activity within the Division.

A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and their Clinical Director and consultant colleagues, on behalf of the Medical Director within 3 months of starting in post. A full-time job plan is based on a 10 PA working week with additional 2 PA’s for the role. The job plan will be reviewed annually and is a prospective agreement that sets out the specialty doctor’s duties, responsibilities, and objectives for the coming year. It covers all aspects of a specialty doctor’s professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external and will include personal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and trust strategic priorities.

For a full-time contract, the job plan will be divided on average per week (pro-rata for a part time post) as:

  • In a 10 PA job plan, the post holder would have about 9 PA’s of Direct Clinical Care - includes clinical activity, clinically related activity and predictable and unpredictable emergency work.
  • Up to 1.0 PA’s Supporting Professional Activities (SPAs) - includes CPD, audit, teaching and research.

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.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

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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