Locum Consultant Paediatrics
Role Description: The Paediatric team at HHFT are looking for a Locum Consultant to join them as a replacement for a long standing member of the team. Initially for 6 months, this 10 PA contract could lead to a substantive post. The post holder will join a team covering acute admissions, inpatients and rapid access clinics. On calls at resident and consultant level will involve covering the level 2 neonatal unit, labour ward and transitional care. The post will also include resident night shifts and resident weekend shifts working with an SHO. The involvement of consultants in the middle grade rota helps to reduce admissions and increases quality of care, while providing some security from the national shortage of trainees and middle grade paediatricians.
What we look for:
- Full GMC registration and specialist registration or within 3 months of
- Level 3 Neonatal Experience and Training
- Broad general Paediatric training and experience
- The ability to work with and lead a team
- The ability to communicate effectively with children, families and professionals involved in the care of the patients
What we Offer:
- A friendly working environment
- The opportunity to develop skills in management and clinical governance
- A nominated mentor and support
- An opportunity within the job plan to develop own interest areas/spend time in the newly developed paediatric area within the emergency departments, supported by ED consultants and emergency nurse practitioners.
Who we are: Our Paediatric teams are responsible for:-
Inpatient wards: - G2 in Basingstoke has 28 inpatient beds and Northbrook ward in Winchester has 18 inpatient beds for children aged 0-18 years These provide inpatient care for a range of specialties including medical, surgical, ENT and orthopaedic admissions.
Paediatric Assessment Units (PAU), BNHH - Charlie’s Day Unit, RHCH - Sophie’s Place:
The assessment units are adjacent to the main paediatric wards. Local GPs have immediate access to an expert Paediatric opinion on any child requiring urgent assessment. Children referred for a paediatric opinion from Accident & Emergency are also seen in the PAU.
There is a dedicated paediatric outpatient area adjacent to each paediatric ward with over 8000 attendances each year. There are daily general paediatric clinics, special interest clinics plus visiting specialist clinics in cardiology, neurology, nephrology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, cystic fibrosis, and surgery.
Level 2 neonatal intensive care is provided as part of the South Central Neonatal Network.
The Department has close links for tertiary services with the University Hospital Southampton and joint clinics with colleagues are held in the following specialties, surgery, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, nephrology, gastroenterology and rheumatology.
About the trust:
The vision at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to provide outstanding care for every patient. We serve a population of nearly 600,000 people across Hampshire and West Berkshire as well as some people who access our specialist services from across the country.
Created in January 2012 the Foundation Trust prioritises the provision of exceptional, compassionate, care delivered by the valued staff working in a culture of collaboration and mutual respect. HHFT employs circa 6,000 people and had a turnover of £382m in 17/18
Four core values (CARE) Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Encourage. These are in place to support of four clear objectives, provide outstanding care of patients, empowering all members of staff, sustainable growth and innovating for the future.