Consultant in Community Paediatrics 8 PA’s

Truro, Cornwall
05 Dec 2017
07 Jan 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Community Paediatrician at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

The combined Directorate of Women and Children at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is seeking to appoint a Consultant Community Paediatrician. This is a replacement post due to retirement of an Associate Specialist and reorganisation of service. This post will join the team of 6 Consultant Community Paediatricians and of 14 Consultants in general and neonatal paediatrics. 

The post holder will be part of the Community Child Health team taking consultant responsibility for school aged children with Neurodisability in the South East of Cornwall. In addition they have a responsibility for Doubletrees Special School with dedicated admin for this school. The post holder will have a lead role in Neurodisability with support to neuromuscular clinics. Once the post holder is appointed, there will be opportunity to revise job planning as part of on-going service reorganisation following a review of the service by the Royal College of Paediatricians (June 2017). This may include opportunity to increase to 10PA full time commitment if desired.

The post includes a commitment to the Child Protection Day and On call rota (extended hours commitment) including support to the Child Death Review process alongside the Peninsula wide Rapid Response Team. There is a dedicated child protection examination suite with a videocolposcope and there is close working with the Truro SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre). There is no commitment to the acute on-call rota.

In the community team there are also two Associate Specialists and two Speciality Doctors. There are often one to two Speciality Registrars (ST4-5) on Community Paediatric attachment providing additional support. 

An enthusiastic commitment to partnership working with Cornwall’s Primary Care Trust and the Local Authority is expected and the ability to respond to the changing demands of Community Child Health services will be expected. 

The department is actively involved in the delivery of the education programme of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry [PCMD] and University of Exeter Medical School [UEMS]. Consideration will be given to a suitable applicant being awarded a senior honorary academic title with UEMS. Subject to academic performance, a joint academic/ clinical appointment might be possible in the future.

Cornwall is a beautiful county which offers an outstanding quality of life and providing many opportunities for outdoor activities, with its sailing waters, surfing beaches and rugged coastal pathways for walking, and cycling. There is a thriving arts and theatre scene as well as an interesting variety of eating places, including celebrity-owned restaurants within Cornwall. The major route both in and out of the county is the A30 which connects with the M5 motorway at Exeter. There is an excellent rail service with daily passenger and sleeper services, and an airport at Newquay with daily connections to many cities throughout the UK and abroad. 

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register, or within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / EU equivalent certification at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

Informal enquiries regarding this post should be addressed to Dr Jo Lewis, Consultant Community Paediatrician .Tel. No. 01872 254516. 

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Benefits include optional pension and life assurance. The Trust has a dedicated Childcare Co-ordination Team who can support and advise staff on childcare related issues. 

We are committed to ensuring our staff are developed, engaged and supported to work in different ways to support a changing environment in which we operate and deliver services

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is a non-smoking organisation. Smoking will not be permitted on any of the sites.

Should you require an alternative format of this application form (such as Braille, audio or large print), please telephone 01872 255080.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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