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Specialty Doctor Community Paediatrics

Job Description

We are a pioneering research active organisation and we are proud to be doing things differently; whether that be redefining the shape of the local health and care system through our innovative plans for integrated care, or developing new services such as our Frail Older Person’s Assessment Service and our Medically Fit for Discharge Ward.

As well as creating the future, we also know the importance of providing really good, safe, and caring services for our patients. Our iCARE ethos sets out the principles which every member of our staff works to, ensuring good communication, attitude, respect and care for the hospital environment. Our patients tell us we’re getting this right, with our Friends and Family Test results consistently above 95 per cent (patients ‘extremely likely’ or ‘likely’ to recommend us to their friends and family).

Please come and join our vibrant and forward-thinking Paediatric team. Apply for this exciting newly-created position of a Specialty Doctor in Community Paediatrics at Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust.
The post is a 10PA per week contract and is a new post in an integrated Paediatric service, though your responsibilities would be within Community Paediatrics. You will be based in Yeovil District Hospital and will be part of a team of Paediatricians who provide a fully integrated Consultant-led service. You will have admin/secretarial support.
You will be expected to participate in the comprehensive range of existing teaching and training activities and opportunities in the Paediatric Department
The post is full-time but part-time or flexible working will be considered. Those available for Locum/Fixed-term contracts will also be considered to cover whilst the substantive post is being recruited to. There are no residential, weekend or on-call duties.
Key elements of the post
• Your main role will be in the assessment and further management of Neurobehavioral conditions including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. You will have the opportunity to be trained and to develop a role in the following community areas where service is currently provided; Special Educational Needs, Looked-After Children, Safeguarding, Continence Services and Non-Surgical Management of Movement Disorders.
• Work within the existing multidisciplinary teams to provide continuity of care
• Contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching program
• Contribute to the training and supervision of trainee doctors
• Fulfil requirements of continuing professional development, clinical governance and appraisal
• Contribute to the strategic and administrative development of the department and local Child Health services

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Paul Heaton - Clinical Director -  ( Phone number removed ) 

We also have a range of nursing, medical and GP vacancies. If you know of anyone who might be interested in these roles we’d be delighted to hear from them. You can find our adverts for these posts by searching for Yeovil District Hospital in the employers list on NHS Jobs, or please contact our Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed ) , or ( Email address removed ) for details.

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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