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Consultant Paediatrician

Consultant

Main area
Paediatrics
Grade
Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
430-MED10742WC-A
Site
Paediatrics - Med Staff (Dept)
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 £84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
26/05/2022 23:59
Interview date
17/06/2022

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

 

Job overview

Applications are invited to apply for a Consultant in General Paediatrics with a special interest to complement departmental needs at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  We are planning to develop our Adolescent Medicine Service which would include Eating Disorders, Adolescent Mental Health and Chronic Fatigue.  Ideally applicants for this post would be excited to be a part of this development, however, we would consider applications in any special interest.

This is a new substantive Consultant post offering 10 programmed activities. Additional programmed activities may be available but these are subject to annual discussion and agreement and do not form part of the underlying contractual agreement.

The successful candidate will join 12 existing consultants working in the acute Trust who work closely with 5 consultants (4.6 WTE) in the community (CNWL), providing a comprehensive Children’s Service, within the local health economy.

Doctors considering an application are encouraged to visit the hospital and to meet with potential clinical colleagues. The Chief Executive and/or Medical Director would also be happy to meet with doctors interested in this role, commitments allowing.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be contracted to provide General Paediatrics and Neonatology services at Milton Keynes Hospital. The candidates must hold full registration with the General Medical Council, hold membership with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and be on the specialist register [or within six months of obtaining CCT at date of interview]. The successful appointee will undertake General Paediatrics and Neonatology duties including on call rota commitments.

This is a substantive Consultant post. The remit of the post holder will be to work within the multi– disciplinary team providing and further developing care for infants, children and young people.

The MKUH Paediatrics Department is progressive with multiple subspecialties represented. There will be 1 in 13 on-call and weekend rota commitments including Neonatal and General Paediatric consultant of the week, and Paediatric Assessment Unit 9-5 weekday shifts. This additional post will add to current summer PAU cover arrangements and provide extra general paediatric clinic capacity. 

 

Working for our organisation

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

a) To ensure the provision of Paediatric services for the population served by the Trust with responsibility for the diagnosis, treatment and aftercare of the patients, as well as meeting the changing needs of the local population. The service will offer a preventative component in line with the Trust’s objectives.  The service is based on the principles of multi professional working.

b) Develop a specialist interest in line with personal, departmental and trust objectives.

c) Working with the medical and nursing teams in the PAU to ensure the service is responsive, efficient and meets the service demand.

d) To support emergency care pathways that support direct access, assessment, discharge and review for non elective referrals.

e) To observe the Trust’s agreed guidelines and procedures, on clinical matters and to follow the local and national employment Human Resources Policies and Procedures.

f) To work as part of a team to provide evidence based care for all in-patients and out-patients.   To liaise effectively and in a timely manner with the other medical, surgical, anaesthetic colleagues, General Practitioners, Community Services and all other health care agencies when appropriate with continuing responsibility for the care of patients in his/her charge including all administrative duties associated with patient care.

g) To participate in the on-call rota [1:13] weekday nights and 1:13 weekends. To maintain out of hours service, ensuring they are contactable and can return to the hospital within 30 minutes.

h) Take part in the “Consultant of the Week” (COTW) system for acute paediatric care and also the Neonatal Unit (separate weeks), Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm when other clinical commitments such as outpatient clinics are cancelled.

i) To take part in weekend working on the paediatric assessment unit (1 in 13) over the winter periods (September to April) supporting the on call consultant who primarily is responsible for the paediatric ward and neonatal unit.

j) Ensure that there are adequate arrangements for hospital staff involved in the care of their patients to be able to contact them.

k) To be willing to work on alternative clinical sites if service reconfiguration so requires.

l) To maintain and promote multi-disciplinary working across specialties working closely regularly with other Consultant, Medical and Nursing colleagues.

m) To provide supervision and teaching to medical students from UBMS.

n) To provide professional supervision and management of junior medical staff.

o) To be responsible for carrying out regular teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and to participate in postgraduate and continuing medical education activity.

p) To accept the Trust formal requirement to participate in audit, clinical governance, annual job plan and appraisal.

q) Involvement in research and participation in the “Benefits Realisation Programme” is expected.

r) Contribute to the development of the Paediatric Service by participating in departmental meetings and contributing to service development business plans.

s) To participate in and contribute to continuing postgraduate education both for themselves and the staff of the Paediatric Department including nurses and junior medical staff.

t) The post holder will be required to submit any service or research development plans, particularly those which have resource implications, to the Clinical Director for agreement prior to implementation.

u) To work and comply within the departmental policies and guidelines, whilst ensuring evidence based care is given.

v) The successful candidate will be expected to work with local managers and professional colleagues in the efficient running of services in a team environment and will share with consultant colleagues in the contribution to management of the service. Subject to the provisions of the Terms and Conditions of service, the appointee will be expected to observe the Unit’s agreed guidelines and procedures, and in line with others draw up consultation on clinical matters, and to follow the local and national employment and personnel policies and procedures.   

 

Person specification

Aualifications/ Registration

Essential criteria
  • • Medical degree; and MRCPCH Applicants must be on the Specialist Register of the G.M.C. or give official confirmation of the date of their CCST which should not be more than 6 months after the date of interview.

Experience/ Training

Essential criteria
  • • A minimum of one years experience in a tertiary neonatal unit whilst working as a middle grade paediatrician
  • • Broad experience in all aspect of the speciality of paediatrics to provide effective and safe management of outpatients, elective and emergency patients
  • • Level 3 Safeguarding Training
  • • APLS/EPLS and NLS provider
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in a subspecialty to complement the departmental consultant body

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • • Appropriate level of clinical knowledge
  • • Knowledge and application of up-to-date evidence based practice
  • • IT skills
Desirable criteria
  • Breadth of experience within and outside speciality.

Clinical Skills

Essential criteria
  • • Experience in leading the multidisciplinary management of complex paediatric problems
  • • Understanding of clinical risk management and Governance

Leadership skills

Essential criteria
  • • To motivate and develop both medical staff and non medical staff
  • • Ability to identify and implement service development and change
Desirable criteria
  • • Interest in Medical management

Communication Skills and Teaching

Essential criteria
  • • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • • Evidence of the ability to communicate with patients, colleagues and staff at all levels.
  • • Evidence of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Desirable criteria
  • • A proven background in organising and delivering undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and research with evidence of training.
  • • Ability to be able to appraise both trainees and other staff

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoHSJ Best places to workDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Zuzanna Gawlowski
Job title
Clinical Director
Email address
zuzanna.gawlowski@mkuh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01908 996515