Consultant Paediatrician

Crewe, Cheshire
10 Jul 2018
19 Aug 2018
Career Level
Contract Type

Leighton Hospital
(2.8 WTE)

We have an exciting opportunity to develop our service as we look for a motivated individual (2.8 WTE) to join our forward thinking and dedicated team to enhance the service for the children and families of Vale Royal and South Cheshire. We are committed to a flexible approach to working and supporting career development. 

At least 1 WTE equivalent needs to be diabetes lead, for a replacement post within a well-developed and high quality specialist paediatric diabetes service. We also need 1.8 WTE general paediatricians – a 0.8 WTE paediatrician (3 days each week) and a 1 WTE general paediatrician. Ideally one will have an epilepsy interest and the other, an interest complementary to the department. 

The successful candidates will join a team of 9 Consultants based at Leighton Hospital in Crewe. At least one post is part-time but all 3 posts will include a1:8 on-call, 1:8 paediatric “hot week” and 1:8 neonatal “hot week”. 

Nestled in the heart of Cheshire, with green fields bordering the site on every side, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff benefit from great work, home, education and leisure opportunities. The Trust has three sites, including its headquarters at Leighton Hospital in Crewe – 35 minutes from Manchester or Liverpool and less than an hour away from Birmingham, yet only half an hour away from the Peak District. There are some excellent day nurseries and schools in the local area, including 22 Ofsted “Outstanding Providers”. 

The Trust has a formal clinical partnership with its nearby University Hospital, benefits from local universities in Crewe (Manchester Metropolitan University)and in Chester. 

The Trust was rated as ‘Good’ by the CQC from its October 2014 full inspection, has a good reputation for research and benefits from some of the very latest clinical facilities; these include Critical Care, neonatal intensive care, a new suite of state-of-the-art theatres and a dedicated day case Treatment Centre. The Trust has invested significantly in recent years in clinical expansion and hospital mortality is ‘as expected’ across the range of indicators. 

The Paediatric department provides a comprehensive local general paediatric service with a dedicated children’s clinic, children’s ward and local neonatal unit. The neonatal Unit was fully modernised in 2014 and the children’s ward is currently being refurbished and modernised. We are well supported by other specialties within the Trust and clinical networks. 

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice, and be on the Specialist Register (or be within six months of obtaining their Certificate of Completion of Training).

For an informal discussion and further details please contact Dr Julie Ellison, 01270 612289, ( or Dr Sarah Pyper, 01270 273521, (

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to visit the department prior to interview. 

Please click the apply button to apply for this post. For further details please contact the Medical Resourcing Department on 01270 612317 or alternatively email 

Job Reference Number: 412-WC-247
Closing date: 19 August 2018
Interview date: 24 September 2018

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