Consultant Paediatrician

Tooting, London (Greater)
16 Feb 2018
04 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time


Applications are invited for a enthusiastic Consultant Paediatrician with an interest in Neurodisability and Epilepsy. This post arises from the retirement of an existing colleague. The post holder will join the busy team of specialists within SANDPIT (Social And Neurodisability, Developmental Paediatrics, Integrated Therapies) Care Group. There are seven consultants and associated staff working in neurodisability. neurodevelopment, social and educational paediatrics. The neurodisability team is based in the St George’s University Hospital where the post holder will have an office with administrative support. 

This post will be of interest to an applicant who wishes to undertake clinical work in the specialist area of complex neurodisability and epilepsy within an integrated Children’s Services Directorate. The Neurodisability service cares for children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, neuromuscular disorders, progressive neurological conditions and neurodevelopmental problems requiring investigation and management. The second tier Epilepsy service at St George’s Hospital assesses over 100 new patients per year. There are well established epilepsy and neurodisability transition clinics and joint neurology clinics. The service is supported by two part time Epilepsy Nurse Specialists.

Applications are welcome from those with skills in Neurodisability or Epilepsy as well as those with both, and those who wish to work full- or part-time.

St George’s is a large teaching hospital affiliated with St George’s University of London Medical School. It is a major centre for clinical care, teaching and research. Children’s Services provides secondary and tertiary services. The Neurodisability Paediatricians work closely with specialist services including surgery, infectious diseases, neurology, genetics, respiratory, ophthalmology, ENT, plastic surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neurophysiology metabolic diseases and neonatal services.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Irene Hadjikoumi, Consultant Paediatrician, Neurodisability and Epilepsy (020 8725 3728) and Dr Avril Washington, Care Group Lead (020 8725 3726).

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We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below. 

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email or via NHS Jobs.

If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity. The document/s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features. These features will include:

  • The machine readable zone 
  • An ultra violet image 
  • An infra red image

As part of you pre-employment checks, we will also be required to obtain satisfactory, written references. Please ensure that the referee details which you provide on your application form are correct. We require atleast one written reference from your current or most recent line manager. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.