Consultant Community Paediatrician posts

Canterbury, Kent
£76,761 - £103,490
19 Feb 2018
10 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting time to join East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust and in particular the Community Child Health Service.

The service works out of 5 areas across East Kent with Consultants leading a multidisciplinary team including Speciality Doctor/ Psychologist/ Specialist Nurse/ SLT/OT and PT.

Feedback from a recent RCPCH review (June 2017) included ‘met enthusiastic, happy and dedicated teams’ ‘Saw evidence of innovative working and service improvement’ and ‘evidence of good use of multidisciplinary teams, and effective skill mix including specialist nursing roles, and trainees. We heard glowing praise for the support provided by the administration teams.’

We are currently seeking two Consultant Paediatricians (10 PAs/ job) – one for Canterbury (Kent and Canterbury Hospital) and one for Ashford (Rainbow Centre) to join our multi-disciplinary. We work with children and young people aged 0-19 with a range of difficulties including developmental delay, developmental disorders and complex neuro-disability.

We can offer:

  • Co-location of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Regular team meetings (business and CPD)
  • External CPD
  • Regular appraisals and opportunity for development.

Kent, the Garden of England, has easy access to London and is close to good transport links giving easy access to the channel tunnel, Dover ferry port and the Eurostar, which makes Europe easy to reach. Also close by are Ashford and the university city of Canterbury, which is vibrant and lively with a theatre, bars and restaurants as well as many historic sites.

The Trust also offers a range of staff benefits through the ‘We care rewards scheme, such as discount for high street shopping, leisure and holidays.

If you would like to arrange an informal visit or discuss these posts further please contact Dr Sarah Birks on 01304 222521

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for all customer facing roles within East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

We will close this job advert once we’ve received sufficient applications. This can happen quickly and may be before the advertised closing date, so if you’re interested, please apply as soon as possible.

We only accept online applications for our vacancies. If you have difficulties with this, please contact our Resourcing Team on 01227 866450 who will be happy to help you.

For further information about the Trust, please visit our website under "further links".

Most positions with the Trust require a Disclosure and Barring check and will be exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Posts working regularly or unsupervised with children or vulnerable adults require an enhanced check. The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship will be considered alongside all other applications providing the post and your application meets the UK Visas and Immigration eligibility criteria. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Parking is available at Trust sites but we encourage all employees to consider other travel options, like car sharing or public transport. For information about parking and/or how to get to any of the Trust sites, please visit our website.

We positively promote flexible working practices, and to ensure that our workforce reflects the population we serve, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

We care about the health and well-being of our staff and patients. Therefore, we operate a no-smoking policy and smoking is strictly forbidden on all of its sites and grounds.

We offer a variety of benefits for employees including discounts at a range of national shops, local offers and buying and selling annual leave. We also offer a Relocation Policy for any eligible candidates.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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 Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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