Consultant Paediatrician (with special interest Neurology/Epilepsy)
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the Paediatric Department at The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust.
We are seeking to appoint a substantive Consultant in Paediatrics with a specialist interest in Epilepsy/Neurology to join the 13 substantive consultants.
This post has become available due to retirement. The post holder will complement the current Epilepsy team, and will provide 2 consultant leads within this subspecialty. The post will also provide consultant cover to the main in-patient unit at PRH with Consultant led ward rounds. It also includes non-resident general paediatric consultant support out of hours.
The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust has, following major investment, undertaken an extensive programme of reconfiguration of its Women and Children’s services with an entirely new purpose-built Women & Children’s Centre which opened in September 2014.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the biggest development of Children’s services that the County has seen. You will become part of a team and will work in what is one of the largest acute District General Hospital Paediatric departments in the Country serving a catchment population of over 0.5 million.
Our vision is for the highest quality care, to provide an environment in which all staff, and in particular trainees, are supported and thrive, with greater delivery of care by Consultants in line with RCPCH recommendations and 7 day working.
The investment in infrastructure provides not only a single large Paediatric ward for the County – 36 beds, with specialist high-dependency and oncology areas, but also a new large Children’s Assessment/Short-Stay 8-bedded unit at the Princess Royal Hospital and a Paediatric Medical Day case Unit at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital which are designed to facilitate Hospital admission avoidance.
The post attracts 10 PA’s. An additional 1 PA’s may be available. Part time applicants will also be considered.
With the reconfigured service there are separate Neonatal and Paediatric consultant rotas. However due to the nature of the post, neonatal experience is a significant advantage due to the need for 7 day working within all specialties in the future.
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Closing date: Thursday 29 June 2017 (Midnight)