Specialty Doctor Paediatrics

Job Description

About the Trust 

This NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit has been completed, and building development has also commenced for our new Neonatal Unit and soon to commence on our Emergency Department.

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering West Midlands. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts values to work as part of a team, being respectful, compassionate and professional. We are committed to investing in our workforce


Job Description

The Specialty Doctor will be responsible for:

- Attending Induction Course which includes awareness training of NHS Structure and Local Trust Management.

- Becoming acquainted with management protocols for Paediatrics and help update them - Attending clinics with a Consultant

- Undertaking ward rounds in conjunction with a Consultant

- Attending the APLS/NLS course if not already trained

- Assisting and leading in cardiopulmonary resuscitation

- Supervising the clinical work of junior Paediatric doctors

- Ensuring delivery of a quality Paediatric service

- Ensuring children are fit for discharge

- Undertaking appropriate IT training

- Participation in clinical audit

- Attending Mandatory training

- Working with colleagues from non-medical professions

- Multi-disciplinary assessment of children’s health needs

- The balance and interaction of psycho

- social and medical factors affecting children’s health

- Awareness of the public health aspects of children’s health

- Gaining confidence in teaching/training of medical/nursing staff

- Improving knowledge of management issues 


Skills Required

Essential criteria

  • Full GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice
  • A minimum of 4 years full time postgraduate training and experience (or equivalent EEA training) of which at least two years will be in Paediatrics as SHO/ST1-2 or Registrar level
  • Ability to demonstrate relevant experience and qualifications to undertake middle grade duties including 2nd on-call duties
  • Two years training in Paediatrics 
  • Ability to undertake full range of Paediatric practical procedures and conventional and patient triggered ventilation (e.g. IV Cannulation, UVC, UVA, long lines)
  • Recent MRCPCH part 1 or equivalent by examination