Consultant Community Paediatrician

Job Description

Are you a doctor looking for a rewarding and challenging role where every day is different?

Do you want to play a vital role in planning and implementing local health improvements for all children in your area?

We are excited to invite applicants to a new vacancy for an experienced doctor to work as a Consultant Community Paediatrician with an interest in neuro disabilities in the South of England.

This is a permanent vacancy with an annual salary of £82,096 to £110,683. The job is available on a 10 PA full-time basis, but part-time applications and job-sharing arrangements will be considered. You will have a base location either in Essex or Wiltshire but there will be an opportunity for remote working.

What qualifications do you need?

The right candidate will have the following:

  • Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration
  • CCT (either obtained or will in the next 6 months)
  • Applicants with subspeciality interests are welcomed
  • 2 years higher specialist training in community paediatrics or equivalent

Interest and experience in Neuro-disability are desirable but not essential. If you would like to discuss this element of the job role in more detail, please apply and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss any queries or concerns. You can apply using the button in this advert or by emailing

What are the responsibilities?

As a Consultant Community Paediatrician, you will be part of a friendly and dynamic team of 6 consultants and one associate specialist reporting only to the clinical director of community paediatrics. Your duties include specialist assessment, diagnosis and ongoing care for children, young people and families. You will share all aspects of community paediatric work with colleagues and should have relevant experience in the clinical management of children, including those with neurodevelopmental difficulties and also safeguarding children. You will take part in the child protection on-call rota (including participating in the joint agency response for child deaths).

What is the department like?

If you enjoy sharing your knowledge and shaping the future of paediatric care in the community, this role is perfect for you. This community hospital is a training department and regularly hosts paediatric trainees ST4-ST8. The paediatric department is also accredited to supervise higher specialist trainees in community health.

To support your patients, you and the team will work closely and collaboratively in the multi-disciplinary team to provide clinics as close as possible to patients including GP surgeries, community hospitals and special schools. The team are co-located with the safeguarding and looked after children’s nursing teams, the community children’s nursing team, the school nursing team and the speech and language therapists are based across the same car park. This collaborative and dynamic structure enables effective patient care and the ability to develop close working relationships with all paediatric colleagues.

What is the rota like?

We have a copy of the proposed plan of activities for the 10 PA rota which includes 7.5 PA’s DCC (Direct Clinical Care) and 2.5 PA’s SPA (Supporting Professional Activities) but again part-time or job share applications will be considered.

How does this job fit into my career?                      

Community paediatrics (child health) is a challenging and fulfilling career, working with vulnerable children with developmental disorders, disabilities, those who are at risk of abuse, children looked after by the Local Authority or who are being adopted. You will work in a variety of settings, provide personal continuity of care and excel in multi-agency working with statutory and other services. Alongside your clinical skills, you also play a vital role in planning and implementing local health improvements for all children in your area. It is rewarding and challenging - every day is different.

The department actively encourages research and audits, and continuous professional development with internal and external study leave to ensure that you are able to continue your development alongside the important role and impact you are having on the community.

What’s next?

If this role has sparked an interest or any questions for you and your career, a member of our experienced team would be happy to discuss this opportunity with you in further detail. We take the time to understand your goals, motivations and individual situation to ensure the vacancies that we are offering to you, match your requirements.

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