Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust caters for a population of 310,000. There is an Integrated Children’s Service with combined Hospital and Community services within our Child Health Directorate.
We are looking to appoint a substantive, full-time Consultant Paediatrician.
This is an opportunity to join the enthusiastic and friendly paediatric department in Wigan. There are close links between the community and acute paediatric services with some colleagues doing hybrid roles across both services. We are looking for forward looking individuals to join our team.
This is a new post aiming to support consultant delivered integrated paediatric care in community and hospital. It is anticipated that the post holder will have or develop a specialist interest which would complement those of the current team.
The postholders will contribute to the delivery of acute paediatric/neonatal care at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary and there will be a Community Paediatric component in keeping with candidates’ prior training and willingness to develop skills in this domain.
The postholders will provide resident Consultant cover in the evening and weekends (no night-time duties) mainly with the support of a middle-grade and alongside an on-call Consultant colleague. This is envisaged to further enhance the quality of care on offer.
The locality community paediatric workload will involve the assessment and management of children with neurodevelopmental difficulties. Experience in the management of ADHD, ASD, Learning difficulties and associated comorbidities is desirable although training can be given to enhance a candidate’s skills in these areas. There are close working relationships with colleagues in Bridgewater community services, 5BP mental health trust, education and social care.
You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a license to practice and be on the Specialist Register, or be within 6 months of attaining your CCT or equivalent at the interview stage.
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