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Consultant General Paediatrician with a Respiratory Interest

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Hello, we are South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust. Thank you for having a look at one of our vacancies. We think this is a great place to work and hope that by looking through our information you will agree.

We provide services across Warwickshire ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the whole county. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. Over 4000 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don’t need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

The first thing you will notice about us is how we take our values seriously. We believe that our values underpin everything we do. If you are interested in a role with us you need to make sure our values match your own.

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We are looking for a colleague with a Respiratory interest to join our department to continue to promote a high quality, local service for children in South Warwickshire.

Community Children’s Services across Warwickshire and Acute services to the children of South Warwickshire are provided by the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, commissioned by the CCG. The Trust serves a community of approximately 280,000 in South Warwickshire and the surrounding areas. The Trust is an associate teaching hospital of the WarwickMedicalSchool. There are good working links for all specialist services at tertiary units in Birmingham, Leicester and Oxford.

This is a post to improve the breadth of specialty outpatient clinics and improve services for respiratory inpatients. The Paediatric Department is within the Women’s and Children’s Directorate. The department consists of 7 Consultant Paediatricians (6 Substantive, 1 Locum), There are 8 Middle Grade posts ( 5 Specialty doctors, 1 Education Fellow, 2 ST4+ - Acute and Community), 8 ST1 – ST3 (4 GPVTS, 2 Hospital based and 2 Community based Paediatric Trainees) and 1 FY1.

The Acute services are located at the Warwick Hospital site. The hospital services at Warwick Hospital have seen significant developments in the last five years. The Paediatric Unit provides 18 in patient paediatric beds, with 7 cubicles, 1 High Dependency Bed and an adjacent outpatient area for children.

There is a Level 1 Special Care Baby Unit with 11 funded cots within the maternity department. There are plans afoot for expansion of maternity services and improvement of the SCBU facilities, as well as development of a Paediatric Assessment Unit.

The successful candidate will have acute general paediatric and neonatal responsibilities, and will also see child protection referrals on call. He/She will share an on call commitment for general paediatrics and neonates (stabilisation and transfer) with 6 other Paediatricians doing a 1:7 non-resident on call rota. He/she will have responsibility for the Paediatric Respiratory outpatient service. .

There is active undergraduate teaching, with 8 medical students being attached to the Paediatric Unit at any one time. These are mature students from Warwick Medical School. The Medical School has been supported by significant capital investment on the Warwick Hospital site, including a new education building, which houses the medical library facility. The appointee will participate in the teaching of medical students from the Warwick Medical School.

The University of Warwick has a number of international research groups and are very keen to foster clinical research

Warwick is a historic market town with a magnificent medieval castle. South Warwickshire has exceptionally beautiful countryside. The towns of Kenilworth, Leamington Spa and Stratford upon Avon are within the catchment area. There is a full range of housing available within easy reach of the hospital. The area has a good choice of state and independent schools. There are excellent road links to main cities, Warwick being close to junction 15 on the M40 motorway, with London 70 miles away. Warwick and Leamington Spa are on the Chiltern rail link to London Marylebone and the Virgin network. The Warwickshire Nuffield Hospital (private) is situated in Leamington Spa, approximately four miles from Warwick Hospital. Equitable arrangements exist in relation to private practice.

Full registration with the GMC is essential, MRCPCH (or equivalent) is essential, and you must be on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining CCST at the time of the interview. Experience in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Specialist Registrar level is essential.

All enquiries to Clinical Lead, Dr Clarke. on ext 4528

Closing date: 30th October 2016

Interview date: 8th December 2016

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South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the grounds of any protected characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

From 1st January 2016 all South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust sites will be smoke free. We feel it’s a great way to help our patients, visitors and staff stay healthy.

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