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Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Job Description

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 650,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 130,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,000 staff and is the second largest employer in Portsmouth.

The Trust’s vision is to be the best hospital, provide the best care by employing the best people and to ensure our patients are the centre of all that we do. If you share the same values as Portsmouth Hospitals; Respect & Dignity, Quality of Care, Working Together and Efficiency we want you to work for us.

Consultant In Paediatric Emergency Medicine

REF: 192-ED-16-0700

£76,001 – £102,465 per annum

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic Consultant to join a cohesive, friendly and supportive team within the Paediatric Emergency Department, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.

Queen Alexandra Hospital is a very large District General Hospital with a wide range of specialities providing services to a population of over 600,000.

We continue to build our reputation for innovation and excellence, consistently delivering outstanding performance, whilst developing the skills and abilities of our staff.

The Role

The purpose of this post is to complement existing working practices and further strengthen cohesion for the benefit of the children and young people using our services.

You will spend 6 clinical sessions within the Paediatric Emergency Department and 2 clinical sessions within the Children’s Assessment Unit a week with 2 non clinical sessions.

You will run clinical sessions in the Paediatric Emergency Department to provide cover during these times and assist in the development of the Paediatric Emergency Department.

In addition to the Emergency Department commitment, you will join a team of Consultant Paediatricians in the provision of acute paediatric care, within the Children’s Assessment Unit.

The Department

The Emergency Department sees over 115,000 patients per year of which 25% are Paediatric.

The Children’s Emergency Department is situated within the footprint of the general Emergency Department and is staffed by dual accredited consultants, registrars, junior trainees and children’s emergency nurses.

Currently the Paediatric Emergency Department is open from 08:00hrs to 01:00hrs, outside of these times children presenting to the Emergency Department are seen in the general Emergency Department where their care is overseen by the Generic Emergency Department Consultant on call.

The Children’s Emergency Service is currently undergoing vast change with the development of the new Advanced Care Practitioner programme and a planned move towards an Integrated Paediatric Emergency Service.

The Paediatric Emergency Department provides Paediatric sub-speciality training to ST7 and GRID trainees.

We’re looking for;

  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practice
  • Applicants who are either already on, or within six months of eligibility to be included on, the Specialist Register of the GMC
  • Candidates who will help develop the service to provide the highest quality of care to patients
  • Candidates with an appropriate subspecialty interest
  • Candidates who work well in a established multi-disciplinary team

What can we offer you?

  • You will join a department that will provide a varied caseload.
  • Opportunities to develop interests in related fields be it intensive care, pre-hospital care, research or education.
  • We will support your professional development via internal courses including Trust Leadership and Management programmes.
  • Financial assistance if you need to move your main domestic residence as a result of your appointment.
  • Flexible working so you can balance personal interests, family life and work more effectively. We believe that our ability to attract high calibre staff will be enhanced by the fact that we can offer terms and conditions of employment best suited to individual circumstances and priorities. Therefore, those who wish to work part-time/job share are welcome to apply.
  • Staff benefits which include childcare vouchers, onsite gym / swimming pool, cycle to work scheme, access to our beach hut and many more!

Contact us today!

For more information about this role please contact Simon Hunter, Chief of Service for Emergency Medicine, on  ( Phone number removed )  extension 4383 or email ( Email address removed )

Closing Date: 6th November 2016

Interview Date: 30th November 2016

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