Consultant Paediatrician Neurodisability

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
20 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the full-time post of Consultant Paediatrician in Disability. This is an exciting opportunity to join an established team of paediatric disability consultants, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, to deliver healthcare for disabled children and young people across the area of South Tyneside and Sunderland. The paediatric disability team is integrated with the wider paediatric team including contributing to the out of hours general paediatric rota.

Together with the other Consultants, the postholder will:-

  • Provide clear leadership and direction to the Paediatric Disability Service in Sunderland and South Tyneside acting as a source of advice both within and out with the Trust (if appropriate).
  • Be a key person for advice, support and guidance in the provision of Paediatric Disability health care.
  • In conjunction with the Directorate team assist in the delivery of a comprehensive service to maintain the management and follow-up of disabled children and young people from 0 to 19 years of age.

Develop good working relationships with key stakeholders including:

  • Paediatricians, Neonatologists and Paediatric Neurologists  both locally and regionally
  • Primary care organisations
  • Education services
  • Social Services
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Formulate and update guidelines and protocols for the department where appropriate

Applicants must:

  • Hold a CCST or CCT in Paediatrics and be on the GMC’s Specialist Register, or be within 6 months of being admitted to the GMC’s Specialist Register.
  • Be a member of the RCPCH.
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have Management and Leadership skills.
  • Be able to work as part of a team.
  • Be committed to teaching and training.
  • Have skills or evidence of further plans to develop training skills.

On the 1st of April 2019, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trusts merged to become one single organisation called South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (STSFT).

South Tyneside and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trusts have worked closely together for several years and created a formal strategic alliance in April 2016. With an operating income of around £563 million and non-current assets of £241m, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top performing acute and community integrated Trust’s in the country and is fully registered (with no conditions) with the Care Quality Commission(CQC). The Trust provides acute hospital and community based healthcare services to a population of around 430,000 people on South Tyneside and Sunderland along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services. We have a dedicated team of around 8,100 staff, including 400 consultants, who deliver outstanding care and work together to achieve the following:

  • More joined up services which allow us to deliver more specialist care closer to home.
  • A wider range of services and better standards of care.
  • A more sustainable and secure future for healthcare services across South Tyneside and Sunderland.
  • Rapid digital transformation, which put us at the forefront of NHS Trusts.
  • The capability to expand the work we do around research and innovation, finding new and exciting ways to improve how we care for patients.
  • More opportunities for our staff – we are one of the region’s largest employers and want to be the employer of choice for those looking to develop their career in the NHS.

The Trust has been awarded the status of University Hospital by Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School and is a designated ‘base unit’ for the clinical curriculum as part of the University’s Regional Medical School concept. The Trust also has strong links with Sunderland University and the newly established Medical School there. The Trust will be one of 5 providers of clinical studies for Sunderland Medical School.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital, South Tyneside District Hospital, St Benedict’s Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH with individual glass rooms for the most vulnerable of patients. The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH which has been built to cope with future capacity demands; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties for our Durham patients.

The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

The Trust is a key partner in the central Integrated Care Partnership that makes up the Cumbria and North East Integrated Care System, with an ambitious system transformational programme both via the Path to Excellence programme but also as the Local Health Economy programme.

This post is subject to satisfactory DBS (formally CRB) check at Enhanced Level Further Information:

Informal enquiries are welcome; please contact Derek Curry, Paediatric Business Manager/ Dr Karen Horridge, Consultant Paediatrician (Disability), telephone 0191 5656256.

Interviews may take place over a two day period

Please apply by clicking the apply button.

Closing Date: 31st August 2019

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