Consultant Paediatrician

Birmingham, West Midlands
07 Apr 2017
05 May 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Women’s & Children’s Division 2
Community & Neuromuscular 10 PA’s
Substantive Post

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Paediatrician with an interest in Community Paediatrics and Neuromuscular disorders. The post is a substantive position and is part based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and part Solihull Community Services. The post-holder will spend time in the 2 specialities:

Solihull Community – the post holder will work alongside 3 current Community Paediatricians delivering neurodevelopmental and general community outpatient, child protection and special educational needs services.

Neuromuscular – the post holder will work alongside 1 existing colleague with specialism in neuromuscular care delivering multi-disciplinary clinics and participating in research within this specialist area.

This is an exciting opportunity to further develop a unique model of a paediatric community and neuromuscular services that takes into account the difficulties of providing for widely diverse populations.

Heartland’s Hospital is based on the East side of the city and is part of 3 hospital sites within Heart of England Foundation Trust. These are: Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital

The Trust has a full range of diagnostic and management resources to support a tertiary neuromuscular service. Other members of the Neuromuscular MDT include neuromuscular physiotherapists and Neuromuscular Care advisors. The Neuromuscular service is part of the NorthStar network and contributes to national audits. There is a well-established service for paediatric respiratory support for children with neuromuscular conditions on site, with weekly clinics in parallel with the neuromuscular service. The Neuromuscular team takes part in a number of clinical trials and the appointee will be expected to take part in these trials and become a PI. There are close links to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital. Specialised muscle pathology is provided by University Hospital Birmingham.

Solihull Community Services are delivered in schools, clinics and the Meadow Centre which provides a diagnostic and assessment centre for Neurodevelopmental conditions and children with complex needs.

The appointee must be trained in paediatrics and should have completed higher specialist training (or recognised equivalent) and be on the specialist register or within 6 months of registration at the time of interview. Experience in Neuromuscular disorders would be an advantage but support for further training in the field will be available.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and can be made to Dr Anjum Gandhi, Clinical Director for Paediatrics, Neonates and Children’s Community Services (0121) 424 7657, Dr Helen Roper, Consultant Paediatrician (0121) 424 3687 and Dr. Alan Stanton, Community Paediatrician (0121) 746 4519

Application forms and job descriptions are available online by clicking the apply button.

Closing date: 5th May 2017.

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities in Employment, operates a no smoking policy and is working towards a smoke free environment. We are proud to be a Foundation Trust.

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