Work for us

LAS ST1-3 in Paediatrics


Main area
Fixed Term until September 2018
Full Time 40 hours per week
Job ref
Paediatrics - Med Staff (Dept)
Milton Keynes
£30,605 - £48,123 per annum
09/03/2018 23:59

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 development including a new surgical ward, a new main entrance (allowing expansion of A&E services),  a new Academic Centre and a planned new Cancer Centre.

Milton Keynes is the fastest growing and most successful city in the country (visit http://www.destinationmiltonkeynes.co.uk/) for which we provide Emergency Medicine (including Paediatrics) from minor injury to major trauma, Critical Care, Cancer Services, General Surgery & Medicine, Women’s & Children Services (including Maternity, Paediatrics & Neonatal) and Renal Services.

The Health Service Journal recently named Milton Keynes one of the top performing NHS Trust to work in and we are proud to be rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission.

 You can expect a warm welcome, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviors


Job Title: LAS ST1-3
Department: Paediatrics
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £30,605 to £48,123 per annum
Hours: Full Time 40 hours per week
Fixed Term until September 2018

Applications are invited to apply for a LAS ST1-3 in Paediatrics at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

This post typical involves working on a resident on call rota, so depending on agreement, this post would normally exceed the basic 40 hour full time contract.

Children’s Services is dedicated to providing the best possible care for the children and young people of Milton Keynes, and as such has recently expanded the Specialty Doctor/Registrar rota to ensure that there is at least 2 registrars covering Children’s Services out of hours. The Service consists of:
• A Paediatric inpatient ward with 14 beds and 8 cubicles. This ward accommodates children on the High Dependency pathway in designated beds
• A Paediatric Day Care Unit
• A Paediatric Day Surgery Unit which has 8 beds
• A Paediatric Assessment Unit which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
• A level 2 Neonatal Unit with 16 cots
In addition to the above, the hospital has a dedicated Paediatric Area within A&E which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 
With a variety of pathology- this role will provide fantastic experience in Paediatrics and Neonates. There are also consultants with special interests in a variety of specialities including diabetes and endocrinology, oncology, respiratory care, sickle cell, HIV and TB, in which the successful candidate can also express an interest. In addition, there may be a requirement to provide Paediatric medical input into other local Trusts.

The role provides:
• Dedicated bleep free weekly teaching time with teaching by external speakers from tertiary centres.
• Weekly case-based discussion teaching sessions.
• IT facilities for on-line learning as well as a Postgraduate Medical Centre and excellent library facilities
• Fortnightly simulation training for Paediatric Resuscitation, communication and team work.
• A progressive neonatal unit with ample opportunity to enhance the clinical skills.
• A very close-knit and well supported department with round the clock support from consultants
• A true multi-disciplinary team with the nursing and medical teams working closely together.
• Teaching sessions on the management of the deteriorating child (OPERA) in conjunction with the Anaesthetic and A&E teams
The Paediatric team consists of 12 Consultants (including 3 Neonatologoists), 8 Specialty Doctors (Registrars), 5 Specialty Trainees (ST4+), 3 Trust Doctors (Junior Tier), 5 Specialty Trainees (SHO's), 2 GPVTS Trainees and 1 FY2.

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital. This allows us to attract, train and retain the best doctors and contribute towards the financial stability of the organisation.

This is also an important step towards establishing the trust as a world-class centre for teaching excellence. The first students arrived on wards in May 2015 and by the beginning of 2018 a medical school building have been constructed, which have created exciting opportunities in the future for all staff in the fields of clinical research and education.

This exciting new phase will include opportunities for undergraduate and post graduate teaching, enhanced research facilities. A teaching and research background would be highly advantageous when applying for this position.

We believe the continued growth of the hospital will allow us to expand and improve our services to offer the very best care to the people of Milton Keynes, and beyond.

Located just 50 miles north of London, Milton Keynes has excellent access to the capital whilst being centrally located for Oxford and Cambridge and having ease of access to the north. Lying in attractive countryside, Milton Keynes offers first class facilities for sport, theatre, music, shopping and dining.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9th March 2018
Interview date: 19th March 2018

We reserve the right to close posts early if we receive a sufficient volume of applications. Unfortunately only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Milton Keynes is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Apprenticeships logoHSJ Best places to workDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Dr James Bursell, Consultant Paediatrician, Clinical Lead on 01908 996509

Dr Misra Indranil, Consultant Paediatrician on 01908 997160

If you have problems applying, contact