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Locum Consultant Paediatric Intensivist

Job Description

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We offer the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,500 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

REF. 317-LCON-16-182

We are delighted to be able to advertise an opportunity for highly-motivated, ambitious individuals to join the PICU team at the Great North Children’s Hospital (GNCH), for a period of 6 months in the first instance.

GNCH PICU has 18 beds for PICU/HDU care in a purpose-built environment offering state-of-the-art clinical facilities. The unit admits all paediatric specialties with the exception of cardiac surgery. GNCH PICU supports one of two UK specialist children’s bone marrow transplantation services for immunodeficiency.

The successful applicant will support the activities of the North East Children’s Transport And Retrieval service (NECTAR) which operates a 24/7, year-round PICU retrieval service for critically ill children in the Northern Region, covering a large geographical area that encompasses North Cumbria and North Yorkshire. NECTAR was officially launched in April 2016. The service is likely to expand in the future with non-critical transfers being incorporated into a single transport service for the region. The service currently performs around 250 PIC retrievals per year.

Candidates must possess MRCPCH, FRCA or equivalent and show evidence of training and current experience in Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine. You must also have at least 12 months experience working on a PICU within the NHS.

In addition to the challenges of the role, we can offer you a commitment to teaching, education, research and audit. Candidates for the post must be registered medical practitioners and on, or eligible to join, the Specialist Register within six months of the date of the Appointments Committee.

Closing Date: 25 October 2016
Interview Date: 8 November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Dr Susan Jackson, Head of Department GNCH PICU, on  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed ), or Dr Iain Johnstone, Clinical Director GNCH, on  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed ).

To apply for this post, please contact: Charlotte Goodwin, Assistant HR Officer on  ( Phone number removed )  or at ( Email address removed ), quoting the post reference number.

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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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.

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