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.
ABOUT THE TEAM
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.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
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
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
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.
ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON
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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY
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
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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Dr Jason Barling, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Tel: 0779 9062900