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Main area
ACUTE AND GENERAL PAEDIATRICS with a special interest in INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Contract
Substantive
Hours
40
Job ref
358-735853-CON
Employer
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
LRI
Town
Leicester
Salary
£76,761 - £103,490
Closing
22/10/2017 23:59
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Consultant Acute & general Paediatrics with a specialist interest in Infectious diseases

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Applications are invited for a whole-time or part-time Consultant in Acute and General Paediatrics. This will enhance the current substantive team of NHS and academic staff of the Leicester Children’s Hospital. The Children’s Hospital is predominantly based on the Leicester Royal Infirmary site (cardiology service currently still at Glenfield site). It provides secondary and tertiary services to the Leicestershire and Rutland communities. It also works in partnership with surrounding NHS Trusts to provide care to patients from further afield.

The acute service is currently based on the Children’s Assessment Unit (CAU) with a turnover of over 14,000 patients per annum. The CAU has a close working relationship with the Paediatric Emergency Department and this will be taken a step further in 2016 with the opening of a ‘Single Front Door’ in the brand new Paediatric Emergency department where all acutely unwell children will be seen. The Leicester Children’s Hospital Project will relocate the cardiac service to the LRI site and aims to about a dramatic improvement in all the inpatient and outpatient facilities over the next 3 years.

The Leicester Children’s Hospital is predominantly based on the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) site (cardiology service currently still at Glenfield site). It provides secondary and tertiary services to the Leicestershire and Rutland communities. It also works in partnership with surrounding NHS Trusts to provide care to patients from further afield. The Leicester Children’s Hospital Project will relocate the cardiac service to the LRI site and aims to bring about a dramatic improvement in all the inpatient and outpatient facilities over the next 3 years. The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of three acute teaching hospitals in Leicester. It is fully committed to Continuing Medical Education for consultants.

Applicants must already be on the GMC specialist register or within 6 months of the interview date have a certificate of completion of specialist training. The successful appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and clinical audit. They will be required to undertake management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team. As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

For further information and for an informal discussion, please contact:

Dr Chris Wighton, Head of Service on Leicester (0116) 258 7684

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Chris Wighton, Head of Service on Leicester (0116) 258 7684

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