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Consultant Paediatrician - Paediatric Neurology

Job Description

Applications are invited for a substantive full-time (10Pa) Consultant Paediatrician post with a special interest in paediatric neurology.

The Trust provides regional facilities for the whole of Coventry and Warwickshire with a population of approximately 1 million. The Trust is one of the largest Trusts in the UK and is committed to the development of a high quality paediatric service. University Hospital is the main clinical teaching hospital for Warwick University Medical School. This is an extremely well equipped 1200 bed teaching hospital, containing all medical and surgical specialities and is a designated major trauma centre including a helicopter emergency service.

The successful candidate will join a forward-thinking and dynamic team of thirteen paediatricians. The department has a designated Children’s Emergency Department which sees over 35,000 attendances per year, 3 inpatient paediatric wards with over 4500 admissions per year, a designated outpatient department that delivers over 12,000 appointments and a new medical day unit facility.

The post holder will work on the general paediatric service and on-call rotas and provide both neurology and epilepsy specialist clinics, working closely with Birmingham Children’s Hospital as the tertiary provider. The department aim to expand the multi-disciplinary paediatric neurology service and achieve Best Practice Tariff for Paediatric Epilepsy.

Applicants must be on the GMC specialist register or have a CCT date within 6 months of the interview date.

Interviews will be held on 30th November 2016.

This post has RCPCH Regional Advisor approval and CSAC approval.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Informal enquiries and visits are encouraged - please contact Dr. Karen McLachlan, Clinical Lead for Paediatrics on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you are identified as the successful applicant and are currently not being paid by the Trust (new starter), depending on you level of exposure with patients you may be required to undertake a Standard or Enhanced DBS. The cost of this check will be charged to you and will be deducted from your salary over the first 3 months of employment at the current rate.

The University Hospitals of Warwickshire and Coventry is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe.

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities within the workplace. All vacancies will be considered for Job Share unless otherwise stated. All applicants who have a disability and who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be interviewed. Where a post has an overwhelming repsonse, this Trust may use random selection in order to reduce numbers to interview, any disabled applicants will automatically be guaranteed an interview and will be exempt from this process.

If you are short-listed for this post you will be contacted by the Resourcing Department via e-mail. Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the stated closing date for the post, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

The Trust is committed to flexible working opportunities including job share.
Childcare Voucher Scheme available to help with the cost of childcare. University Hospitals has an on site Nursery at Coventry.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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