Consultant in General and Neonatal Paediatrics

Nuneaton, Warwickshire
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
31 May 2018
20 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust opened in 1948 and provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services to a population of more than 350,000 people.

The hub of the Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton and its services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry. We also provide primary and community services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

Our vision is "to EXCEL at patient care". If you think you've got what it takes, help us realise this and join #TeamEliot.

Consultant in General and Neonatal Paediatrics

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About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to excel at patient care’ takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive health services delivered by inspiring and compassionate staff who share our corporate values:

Effective Open Communication

Excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

The Role

We are seeking an exceptional candidate who will be open to playing a major part in delivering a high quality integrated model of care for the children and young people of served by George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Nuneaton.

This unique and innovative service model has been developed, to provide high quality local paediatric and newborn care for the catchment population of George Eliot Hospital. The successful candidate will join the Paediatric Team in providing a first class children’s service for the population of Coventry, Nuneaton and North Warwickshire.

The post will be based at George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton. The model will enable integrated working with primary and community care services, aiming to eliminate the gaps between services, skills and support needed by the children and young people.

Whilst this is primarily a general paediatric and neonatal post, a specialty interest in neurology, respiratory medicine, ambulatory care, gastroenterology, safeguarding or other interests to align with specialty paediatric services across Coventry and Warwickshire would be welcomed.

This is a unique opportunity, in particular for candidates with a special interest in neonatology, to take charge of a level 1 Special Care Baby Unit with support from a visiting tertiary neonatologist with over 20 years experience. Responsibilities would include: guideline development, audit, quality improvement programmes, resuscitation training, establishing an educational programme, supporting and mentoring junior doctors and neonatal nurses. Other sub-specialities would also be considered. A strong clinical network is being developed in order to ensure that sub-specialty interests and skills are maintained.

It is expected that the appointee will work within the paediatric and neonatal service, short stay paediatric assessment unit and provide outpatient clinics. The post consists of both frontline service delivery, providing 24/7 resident consultant cover, supported by junior tier doctors and also providing the second on call consultant rota. Service at the inpatient general paediatric unit at University Hospital Coventry is built into the role to ensure the development and maintenance of clinical skills.

There is a Short Stay Children's Assessment Unit (5 beds and 3 minor injury treatment cubicles) based within the Accident and Emergency Department with circa 17,250 child attendances per year. The inpatient bed capacity is provided at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

The paediatric outpatient facilities currently see 1000 new patients and 2,000 follow up patients per year. Currently specialist clinics are held for Diabetes, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Paediatric surgery, Respiratory Medicine and Neonatology.

This post is unique in offering short periods of residential cover in a small – medium sized district general hospital with a consecutive period of non-working time and, therefore, present attractive opportunities for those paediatricians, both experienced and newly qualified, seeking to enhance their work/life balance and such applications are welcomed.


We offer a range of impressive benefits which include but are not limited to: 27 days minimum annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site nursery, white goods scheme, staff awards, buying and selling annual leave, on site bus stop.

Closing date: 20th June 2018

Interview Date: 06th July 2018

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications

so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

Bring your passion, commitment and expertise to George Eliot Hospital and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Dr.Radhika Puttha, Clinical Lead for Paediatrics, at or Dr. Gary Lawrence, Clinical Director at 

Please note:

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC where all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages via the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any emails/messages sent to us via the NHS Jobs website.

By applying for this post you are consenting to George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system, TRAC.

The Job application data you provide will be used to assess your application for employment at GEH, to verify your information and conduct reference checks, and to communicate with you. If you accept employment with GEH, the information collected will become part of your employment record and will be used for employment purposes.

All information provided will be used for recruitment purposes only and processed in a lawful, fair and transparent manner.


The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service application.

In response to NICE guidance and to support the reduction of health harm from tobacco, the Trust has a smoke-free site policy which applies to anyone on Trust sites. Staff who smoke will be supported to quit or not smoke whilst on Trust sites.

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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