Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician or Paediatrician with Respiratory Medicine Interest

NHS Grampian
05 Jun 2019
21 Jul 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

NHS Grampian invites enthusiastic applicants for a Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician or Paediatrician with Respiratory Interest, based within Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH). The post holder will join two other consultants in paediatric respiratory medicine, based at RACH and working within the North of Scotland Paediatric Respiratory Network. The successful appointee will contribute to the acute paediatric on-call (1:12 rota) and consultant-of-the-week rota (approximately 3 weeks a year). 

The Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital has a total of 85 beds, providing specialist inpatient and outpatient care in medical paediatrics and its sub-specialities, general paediatric surgery, orthopaedic and plastic surgery, ENT, dermatology, orthodontics, ophthalmology, clinical genetics and child and family psychiatry. A 10 bedded Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) receives the vast majority of unscheduled medical paediatric and A &E admissions. Children stay up to 24 hours and if not discharged are transferred to the medical ward. The 30 bedded Medical ward also receives elective admissions and directly admits patients with chronic conditions e.g. oncology, diabetes, cystic fibrosis. The 4 bedded High Dependency Unit is a facility for all medical and surgical specialities.  The Department of Community Child Health and a purpose built Child Protection suite are located within the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. RACH has its own Accident and Emergency Department under direct consultant supervision.  There are approximately 8000 attendances annually. 

A healthy balance between activities at work and out of work is readily achievable at NHSG.  Aberdeen offers all the attractions of any major city.  Aberdeenshire boasts many picturesque towns and villages within easy commuting distance and provides access to an enormous range of outdoor pursuits, ranging from fishing to skiing. There are excellent facilities available for high quality education, both state and private. Excellent transport links ensure that Edinburgh and Glasgow are less than 3 hours by train and the Aberdeen airport has multiple flights daily to London and many other destinations across the UK and Europe.   

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR). 

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Informal enquiries may be made to:

Dr Mustafa Osman, Consultant Paediatrician 01224 551731 or email  

Dr Craig Oxley, Consultant Paediatrician/Service Clinical Director on 01224 551731 or email:  

Closing date: Sunday, 21 July 2019