Consultant in Community Paediatrics
From the breadth of rewarding experience, to the scope to shape your own destiny, Manchester may be the most exciting place in Britain to be a Consultant in Community Paediatrics.
A unique opportunity
Central Manchester Foundation Trust is much like our city - vibrant, always evolving, rich in diversity and all the better for it. In our multi-cultural city, you will never experience the same day at work twice. Managing a wide range of conditions, you will make a difference for children and families from all backgrounds. As part of our forward looking team, you’ll also enjoy the advantage of our close links with a host of different partners - from Manchester’s three acute hospitals, to your colleagues and counterparts in our community therapy and health visiting teams, to local authorities, schools and the police.
Thanks to the devolution agenda and the integration of many services across the city, we stand on the brink of a new era. The opportunities for our services are huge, especially with the development of the Manchester Local Care Organisation.
We’re a big department with an enthusiastic team. Across a broad range of services, we like to think we do things differently. We’ll give you potential to become a pioneer. As well as providing the clinical service, our community paediatricians hold a variety of strategic and clinical lead roles - from safeguarding, LAC, adoption and fostering, to SUDC, neurodisability and palliative care. We will encourage - and expect - you to develop your own special interests and take on a leading role in your field. We’re big and bold enough to let you shape the role you’ve always imagined.
As a Consultant, you’ll provide a locality-based service to children, as well as contributing to the greater Manchester SUDC rapid response service. Right now, we can offer you the opportunity to be the named doctor for child protection, or develop a lead role in looked after children, whatever your area of expertise due to the size of our department we can really flex and absorb your talents to create a role for you.
Your responsibilities will certainly include assessing children with developmental delay and disability, assessing looked after children and children suffering suspected abuse, preparing statutory reports for Social Services and Special Educational Needs, and attending review and planning meetings. What’s more, you’ll shape the future of our services through research, supervision and teaching.
To be equal to the challenge, you’ll need to be a fully registered medical practitioner with a proven track record in community paediatrics. If you don’t hold a CCT in community paediatrics, you must be able to gain this within six months or less. An excellent leader and communicator, you have experience of teaching medical students and junior staff, and carrying out audits.
To find out more and apply please click the ‘Apply’ button, or alternatively please contact Dr L Kauffmann or Dr L Redfern on 0161 248 1203.
Closing date: 6th May 2017.
CMFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve.