Locum Consultant Community Paediatrician

Newtown, Powys
08 May 2018
28 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work. It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centered. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference. If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!

All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

We are seeking to appoint a suitable candidate up to full time (10 PA) in a locum capacity for 6 months pending substantive consultant appointment. This is following the recent retirement of a valued long-term member of our team. The post is based at the child, young people and family centre in Newtown, Mid Wales. We are a small, highly motivated, dedicated group of four consultant community paediatricians covering Powys, mid Wales. The service is consultant delivered with established multidisciplinary teams working providing continuity of care creating a high level of job satisfaction. There are two child development centres providing multidisciplinary assessments and dedicated services by highly skilled nursing and allied health professionals with personal office space and secretarial support for each consultant.

You would be joining a team experienced in neurodevelopmental assessment including ADHD and ASD. A nationally agreed integrated neurodevelopmental pathway is being launched and led by a neurodevelopmental nurse with a second nurse recently recruited using Welsh Government funding.

We as paediatricians operate closely with CAMHS as well as the Integrated Disability Service, a multiagency team comprising representatives from health, social services, education, parenting education support and other voluntary sector services. In particular an interest in Adoption, Fostering and Looked After Children (LAC) would be welcome with a high level of specialist nurse support for initial assessment and ongoing care for LAC children already supporting this service. Support for a CESR application with a view to substantive appointment can be provided with a track record for this within our service and in another speciality.

If you are an ambitious professional with energy and enthusiasm, who puts families at the heart of all you do, looking for a new opportunity to develop your skills and interests, there is flexibility to accommodate you within our team. Members of the consultant team are active in undergraduate teaching, research and innovation with established links to Cardiff and Swansea Universities and to the Bevan Academy, part of the Bevan Commission - a think tank which advises Welsh Government, and supports innovation, evidence based practice and prudent health care.,

Applications from individuals who prefer part time working will be welcomed.

Powys Teaching Health Board has many opportunities for service development, and has status as a Wales Pathfinder Primary Care Organisation. The Health Board is innovative in using technology to allow flexible working practices through virtual meetings via video-link and is in the process of implementing an electronic record system. Powys Teaching Health Board is unique in its focus on community service with local community hospitals in the absence of a District General Hospital. There are service level agreements with surrounding hospitals for delivery of acute paediatric care, general and specialist tertiary services. General in-reach paediatric clinics are supplied by these services, however the community paediatricians screen referrals to these services to ensure efficient provision of paediatric outpatient care as close to home as possible.

Powys is a large county covering approximately a quarter of Wales on the border of Shropshire. The beauty of the surrounding landscape and superior air quality is immediately apparent... You will find house prices very competitive, allowing an excellent standard of living in the area. Newtown is a small market town with good quality schools, a college, theatre, a cinema and a number of large department stores. There are a range of natural recreational attractions for walking, running, cycling and canoeing offering a great quality of life. The River Severn passes through the midst of the town and otters have been spotted feeding in the river close to the town centre. Travel to the west coast of Wales, rugged Welsh mountains, and the urban conurbations of Shrewsbury and Birmingham are within two hours’ reach by car or rail.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rachel Lindoewood, Clinical Director for Women and Children Services and Consultant Community Paediatrician 
E-mail: rachel.lindoewood@wales.nhs.uk or 01874 615684/ 07791653912

Mathilde Mans, Consultant Community Paediatrician 
E-mail: Mathilde.mans@wales.nhs.uk or 01686 617460/ 07813003036

To find out more about working for Powys Teaching Health Board please visit our Web site 'working for us' page, where you will find staff testimonials, benefits, information about the health board and our values framework.

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With effect from 1st April 2017 points 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on AfC Pay Band 1 and Pay Band 2 will be adjusted to £16,523 to reflect the incorporation of the living wage £8.45 per hour.

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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