Two Consultant Community Paediatricians

Sandwell, West Midlands
01 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

“Right now we are building our future” 

The Midland Met Hospital Opening in 2019 we need superheroes to join our team!

We are seeking 2 consultant community paediatricians, to join our team of Paediatricians. These are two full time (10 PA) posts to join the team of Consultant Paediatricians in this integrated department of Paediatrics.  The post holder will join 3 other community paediatricians and work mainly in the Sandwell area for the community paediatric role. One post incorporates the role of Specialist Educational Needs Doctor (SEND) and has received final RCPCH approval.  This post would be to start as soon as possible.  The second post incorporates the role of designated doctor for looked after children (LAC), adoption and fostering and is awaiting final RCPCH approval.

This post will commence on 1st November 2017.  Please see the full job descriptions available on the NHS jobs website. There are no general Paediatric acute on call duties attached to this post, however it can be arranged for the successful applicant to undertake some General Paediatric duties if that is their preference. 

The Child Development Centre is part of a multiagency centre at Conygre in Tipton. Weekly neuro-developmental clinics take place in the centre. A full range of community children’s services is provided by the Trust.

We are passionate about our ethos and philosophy and are driven to provide the best care for our patients.  We are moving into our new Acute Hospital “The Midland Met” in 2019 and Paediatric Medicine has 40 beds over 2 wards and includes 6 HDU beds and 6 Adolescent bays. The first UK clinical skills lab will be embedded within the unit allowing emphasis on education within the department. The new state of the art acute hospital in Grove Lane, Smethwick will bring together all acute services onto one site.  

The Paediatric Medicine department is renowned for being a popular site for trainees who have a regular in-house teaching programme. Trainees are also involved in teaching and education.  Feedback from the Foundation trainees is one of the best within the Trust. APLS is run within the trust by paediatric consultants. The department has regular presentations at local, national and international meetings of its work, services and innovation.

The successful candidate will be on the GMC Specialist Register or be within 6 months of gaining CCT in Paediatrics.

Birmingham is a vibrant, multi-cultural city and it is a very exciting place to live and work. It has a population of 1.1 million, the youngest in Europe. Its residents speak over 140 languages and blend different cultures and nationalities with history that is rich in industrial heritage. 

The area boasts affordable housing with popular residential districts within an easy commute to either of the main hospital sites. There are a number of very good schools and colleges locally (including a number of independent and grammar schools such as the King Edwards Schools). Birmingham is a very green city with more than 8,000 acres of green space including impressive parks. Due to our central location and good motorway connections we are in easy reach of a number of beautiful rural locations including the Peak District, Cannock Chase, the Lickey Hills and the Cotswolds.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Nick Makwana, Clinical Director Paediatrics on 0121 507 3633, Dr Rajesh Pandey, Neurodisability Lead on 0121 5543801 and/or Miss Gabby Downey, Group Director, Womens and Child Health on 0121 554 3801.

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Closing date: Friday 30th June 2017
Proposed Interview date: Tuesday 18th July 2017

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and is a no smoking organisation

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