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Staffordshire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Paediatrics Community Paediatrician United Kingdom

Staffordshire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Paediatrics Community Paediatrician United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***Location: Staffordshire – United Kingdom
***Speciality: Paediatrics – Community Paediatrician
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £79,860 to £110,465 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** GMC Registration Required ( General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 month of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.

Overview

Our Staffordshire NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

A full time Consultant Paediatrician at a Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Staffordshire with an interest in Community Paediatrics. If there are any other areas of community work including initial and review health assessment of children in care, it could be expressed and would be welcome. Expected base of work is at the hospital. There is no out of hours work unless interested in contributing to the SUDI on call on 1 in 4 rota which would receive a 3% supplement.

The successful applicant will join 5 other consultants providing community Paediatric services. There are also 11 other paediatric consultants providing shared responsibilities for neonatal intensive care (level 2), general paediatrics, and speciality paediatrics services including diabetes, renal medicine, respiratory medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, epilepsy within an integrated child health service which includes CAMHS.

This modern hospital of approximately 600 beds provides acute services in all the major specialties for Staffordshire and the surrounding rural area of North Shropshire, serving a population of approximately 350,000. The hospital has an excellent friendly atmosphere making it popular with medical staff, where the local scenery and opportunities for outdoor activities are exceptional.

Department

The paediatric department aims to provide secondary care services and where appropriate access to tertiary care as locally as possible for the population of North Shropshire. Alongside paediatric medical care all surgical specialities are represented. Elective general surgery is provided onsite on an outreach basis fortnightly. The hospital school has its own teacher and holistic care of preschool children is supported by a dedicated team of play therapists. All trained staff are qualified children’s nurses.

Neurodisability and Community Specialist services for children in the community are organised as a district wide service within the integrated (hospital and community) directorate. The community medical services provide:

  • Neurodevelopmental assessment for ASD and ADHD
  • a referral service for children in mainstream schools
  • medical review in special schools
  • medical advice towards educational Health care plans.

The child development service holds about 800 clinics a year seeing more than 700 children with assessments for autism, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental concerns. There is an ethos of close multidisciplinary working with therapy colleagues and clinical psychology. Clinics are provided by consultant paediatricians. The school health service is organised on a patch basis with secondary and feeder primary schools attended by a school doctor and nurse supported by a clerk. School doctors have moved to a more specialised role as part of the child development service in local teams led by a consultant. Speech &language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy are available to all schools. The therapy services all operate systems of referral criteria to prioritise workload.

Epilepsy The unit has about 280 children with epilepsy and currently have 3 consultants and 1.4 WTE epilepsy nurse providing care. It has undergone reorganisation and currently achieving Best Practice Tariff.

Looked After Children

The medical and nursing service for looked after children has recently undergone a significant organisational revision, with hospital providing services for the whole of Staffordshire. There is a Designated Nurse in post, employed by the CCG and a Designated Doctor for Looked After Children hosted by this Trust. All initial health assessments for looked after children are undertaken by paediatricians. Review health assessments are undertaken by the health visitors for the under 5’s and by the nurses for the older children up to age of 17 years. There are currently around 1000 looked after children and about 3 adoption panels each month .The hospital have around 20 clinics per month done by 2 consultants and a speciality doctor. Attendance at panels is shared between the medical staff involved in the service.

General Duties– guideline only

Clinical responsibilities include:-

  • The provision of a consultant paediatric service to out-patients in hospital and community settings and to have a continuing responsibility both for the patients in his/her care and for the proper functioning of the department.
  • The provision, on a reciprocal basis, of a consultant service for the Trust in the absence of his/her consultant colleagues. The consultant paediatricians are expected to work a rota so that there will be access to a consultant at all times for major paediatric problems.
  • The post holder will have full continuing clinical responsibility for patients under his/her care. This may require the provision of advice and assistance to consultants in other specialities, and the proper delegation to and training of junior medical staff.
  • The post holder will be expected to play an active part in the training and supervision of medical staff in junior and non-training grades and the development of support staff and carry out teaching duties as required, in particular, to take an active part in the education programme of trainee medical staff and medical students. A relevant research interest will also be supported.

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates.

Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust’s requirements and the individual’s particular expertise.

A draft job plan is provided below. The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.

AM PM
MONDAY Speciality Clinic 5 in 10 SPA
TUESDAY CDC Clinic Admin
WEDNESDAY CDC Clinic SPA / Admin
THURSDAY Admin Speciality Clinic 5 in 10
FRIDAY Admin CDC Clinic

The appointee will be expected to undertake the general duties and commitments appropriate to a Hospital & District Community service.

Salary

This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £79,860 to £110,465 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.

Teaching/Research

The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

  • To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements
  • To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities

Confidentiality

All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT – Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

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