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Consultant in paediatric emergency medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Child Health
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time: 10 PA's per week
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£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
10/08/2020 23:59
Interview date

Applicants are invited to apply for consultants in paediatric emergency medicine (substantive & locum).  The substantive post is permanent and the locum post is fixed term.

We are looking for enthusiastic Paediatric EM Consultants from either Paediatric /Adult background to join our expanding team & support further the development of a newly developed Children’s Emergency Department. The department provides a centre for Paediatric Emergency care and is the level 1 paediatric major trauma centre for the South Coast. It is the acute front door of Southampton Children’s Hospital and is supported by both general paediatric & sub-speciality teams.


The Children’s ED receives approximately 30,000 patients per year and receives both GP & self referrals from the local city of Southampton as well as being the paediatric major trauma centre with a 24/7 helipad. We currently have 5.5WTE PEM Consultants from both  paediatric & adult background and work closely with our General Paediatric & ED colleagues who provide shifts within the department.

 In Sept 2019 we opened our new Children’s ED which provides 11 acute assessment beds, 8 short stay beds & paediatric X-ray. In the next 6 months we will be opening the final phase of the build which includes a new resuscitation room, paediatric procedural sedation room and children’s waiting room.

The department provides PEM grid training to both ED & Paediatric trainees and also delivers training to GP & Paediatric trainees. It is developing a nurse practitioner training programme and participates actively in education & research.


  • Oversee & deliver acute care to ill and injured children & young people who attend the Children’s ED
  • Deliver Consultant ward round to the Short Stay Unit admissions and be responsible for GP referrals working closely with the General Paediatric team
  • Team lead both medical & major trauma resuscitations
  • Educational and clinical supervision of trainees


  • Consultant or trainee within 6 months of CCT who is trained in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (adult /paediatric background) or General paediatrician with equivalent training.
  • Experience in working in Paediatric emergency department & short stay unit.
  • Highly motivated and able to deliver service improvement
  • Good communication skills and ability to work within an MDT

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

 Job Reference: MT0312 - This vacancy closes on or before:  10th August 2020


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.             

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application 

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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 Jason Barling,  Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine


Tel: 0779 9062900


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