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Consultant Acute Paediatrics posted by NHS

Full Time
£76,001 - £102,465 / year

Job Description

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit has commenced and is due to be completed 2017, and plans to extend the neonatal unit are underway.

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts promises to work as part of a team, be supported to maintain high standards and appreciate every individual. We are committed to investing in our workforce by recruiting to Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professional and HealthCare Science vacancies.

We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans.


Hours: 10 PAs per week

Salary: £76,001 - £102,465 per annum

Closing Date: 23rd February 2017

Interviews: 14th March 2017

We are looking to appoint 2 substantive acute care consultants in the Department of Paediatrics to improve out of hours cover for the busy Level 2 Neonatal Unit as per recommendations of a recent invited review of services by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Each post is a 10 programmed activities post that will include resident out of hours cover to General Paediatrics and Neonates working with a tier 2 registrars and tier 1 doctor with support from a non-resident consultant on call on tier 3.

Successful candidates will be encouraged to develop special interests complimentary to the current services provided e.g. neonatology, cardiology, ambulatory paediatrics, renal or medical education etc.

The successful applicants will possess GMC registration with a valid licence to practice, MBChB or equivalent and MRCPCH or equivalent. They should be on GMC Specialist Register or should be eligible for inclusion in the specialist register within 6 months of the interview.

The Person Specifications attached to the Job Descriptions lists the full requirements, experience and qualifications required for these posts.

Please apply via our on-line advert by completing and submitting an application form. Alternatively please contact the Medical Staffing Department on  ( Phone number removed )  extension 7103 or 6265 to request an application pack. Please note that your application will not be considered for shortlisting if you fail to provide an application form.

For further information please contact Dr A Bhaduri, Clinical Director Paediatrics via his secretary on telephone number  ( Phone number removed )  extension 6538

We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans we are recruiting to a number of clinical and non-clinical vacancies across the trust.

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.*


References from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. 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 this period. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Please review the attached Job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential job requirements.

Candidates should be aware that, regardless of country of origin, their ability to communicate in written and spoken English to the standard required to carry out the post, will be assessed during the selection process.

We will communicate with you via email, therefore it is essential that you provide a valid email address and check your account regularly.

Referee email addresses should be provided on your application form.

Following the closing date, if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks you may assume your application has been unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to close this job early. Interested applicants are therefore advised to apply as early as possible.

If a large number of applicants meet the essential criteria then random selection will be applied.

We are committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible and committed to equal opportunities.

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