Consultant General Paediatricians

Birmingham, West Midlands
16 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant General Paediatricians (with special interest in Paediatric Allergy / Paediatric Neurology & Neurodisability)

2 x 10PA posts

“Right now we are building our future”

The Midland Met Hospital will be opening in Spring 2020 and we need superheroes to join our team!

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, innovative, driven Paediatricians to join our team. We have two 10PA posts, one with an interest in Paediatric Allergy and one with an interest in Paediatric Neurology/Neurodisability. 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 2020, with support from the Department of Health to complete the build, 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 MMH 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 unit is currently hosted across two sites with a number of outpatient speciality services being delivered, including the paediatric allergy service and diabetes service. The Consultants provide clinical care for patients admitted to the City Hospital Assessment Unit on a rotating basis and also the main paediatric Unit at Sandwell Hospital on a 1 in 11 ‘hot week’ model. HDU patients are looked after in selected areas on the wards throughout the year.

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 Paediatric allergy team includes dedicated skin testing nurses, paediatric dietitians, a respiratory paediatrician and immunologists. The paediatric allergy service provides clinics catering for food allergy, drug allergy and provides sublingual immunotherapy for aeroallergens as well as oral tolerance induction to milk and egg. We have full food and drug challenge facilities on our day case wards. We are currently the only fully multi-disciplinary allergy clinic in the West Midlands.

The successful candidates will be within 6 months of CCT Paediatrics and have a specialist interest in Paediatric Allergy or Paediatric Epilepsy/Neurology/Neurodisability.

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 Rajesh Pandey, Clinical Director Paediatrics, Dr Nick Makwana, Consultant Paediatrician and/or Miss Gabby Downey, Group Director, Womens and Child Health on 0121 554 3801.

Closing date: 17th May 2018

Proposed Interview date: 5th June 2018

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


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The Midland Metropolitan Hospital is being built in Smethwick and will be open in Spring 2019. It will be the single acute hospital for Sandwell and West Birmingham, providing state of the art healthcare facilities for the population. The Midland Metropolitan will house the emergency department, maternity, acute inpatient wards and operating theatres. Sandwell Hospital remains the site for the Trust headquarters. As well as providing outpatient services, day case surgery and intermediate care beds, the Sandwell Treatment Centre will have a large urgent care centre. The City Hospital site will provide outpatient care and day case surgery from the Birmingham Treatment Centre. Intermediate care beds will remain on the City Hospital site along with the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.

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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