Consultant Paediatrician

Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
20 Sep 2017
20 Oct 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a full-time (10 PA) non-resident Consultant Paediatrician at Queen’s Hospital Burton upon Trent. An interest complimentary to the needs of the department would be useful (not compulsory). A willingness to develop an appropriate subspecialty interest would also be welcome. The department comprises of 7 Consultants (with this appointment) & 6 speciality doctors. Present Training Grade Compliment is 12 (2 Paed ST4-8, 6 GP ST, 2 Paed ST 1-3 and 2 FY1).

The appointee will participate in agreed arrangements for out of hours cover, which includes general paediatrics, neonates and child protection (excluding sexual abuse).

The department also provides outpatient services at Lichfield and Tamworth Hospitals as well as at a GP practice at Swadlincote.

The applicants will be encouraged to undertake research, quality improvement projects and be encouraged to take part in our weekly teaching programme. The applicants will be expected and encouraged to take on management/leadership roles within the department. 

We are currently developing a new clinical offer, which reflects the changing needs of our patients and will deliver the care that really makes a difference to our local communities. And we want you to help us shape and deliver it.

By joining Burton Hospitals, there are plenty of opportunities to further your career and to be hands-on in these exciting development projects. Our consultant posts offer scheduling flexibility, innovative rotational opportunities with our neighbouring Trust, and a nationally recognised commitment to training and education, as well as great benefits including a highly rated pension scheme, an on-site nursery rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme for childcare and car leasing. 

Our Staffordshire/Derbyshire location means we can offer areas of outstanding natural beauty for making the most of your leisure time, as well as vibrant, family-friendly communities and easy access to major cities. In short, we love it here, and we want you to join us.

These posts are integral to the functioning of all elements of this service that prides itself on excellent clinical outcomes and patient care. So, we are looking for candidates that can make an immediate contribution to the functioning of the service and they will be fully supported to enable this.

In October 2015 the CQC gave Paediatrics at Queens Hospital Burton an overall rating of ‘Good’ across all domains.

The Trust is moving towards a closer collaborative partnership with the Royal Derby hospitals so we anticipate there will be a number of opportunities in the future to develop some exciting inter-departmental ways of delivering services.

We offer the best of the Staffordshire and Derbyshire regions when it comes to relocation opportunities and life/work balance and offer an attractive relocation package of up to £8,000 for the successful applicant.  Our main hospital, Queen’s in Burton upon Trent, borders the National Forest and is within easy reach of the Peak District, offering outstanding natural beauty and the opportunity to take part in healthful pursuits such as hiking, biking and camping. We are within easy travelling distance of major cities like Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham for those who prefer metro living, but there are also lots of attractive village communities and excellent schools for those looking to settle with a family.

We’re happy to talk to you and provide advice on housing, schooling and social life in our region. We love it here and are happy to share our tips to help get you settled. 

Please note:

  • Applicants must be on the Specialist Register of the GMC and hold a licence to practice, or be eligible for inclusion on the register within six months of the interview date.
  • Further conditions have been implemented by the Trust that have been negotiated with the Medical and Dental Local Negotiating Committee. 
  • The national salary scale for Consultant appointments will apply (YC72).

We encourage you to come and visit the department and meet our staff, and to talk about relocation. Please contact us for an informal chat or visit, by contacting:

Dr Mansoor Ahmed, Consultant Paediatrician & Lead Clinician for Paediatrics on 01283 566333 Ext 4360.

To apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: 16th October 2017.

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