Specialty Doctor in Community Paediatrics
The diversity of our communities, the scope to lead in your specialty, the variety of your experiences - quite simply, Manchester offers the richest professional experience around.
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, alongside colleagues as diverse as the communities we serve. 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
As an experienced Specialty Doctor in community paediatrics, you’ll provide a locality-based service ranging from assessment of children with developmental delay and disability, to assessment of looked after children and children suffering suspected abuse. You’ll also be responsible for preparing statutory reports for Social Services and Special Educational Needs, and attending review and planning meetings. There is potential for you to become the named doctor for child protection, or develop a lead role in looked after children. We’ll also look to you to contribute to the SUDC rapid response service for greater Manchester, and to supervise trainees.
To be equal to the challenge, you’ll need to be a fully registered medical practitioner with proven experience in community paediatrics. Highly organised, with excellent communication skills, you have taken part in audits and taught medical students. Experience of teaching junior staff and taking on leadership responsibilities would be an advantage but not essential, as we can support and offer you opportunities to gain skills in both areas.
Closing date: 25th May 2017.
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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.