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Locum Consultant Paediatrician - Maternity Cover posted by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

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Full Time
Colchester
£77,913 - £105,042 / year

Job Description

We are the largest organisation in the Eastern region. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a 12-month locum Consultant Paediatric post with a special interest in neonatology, or another area of interest to complement those of the department.

The Children’s Unit at Colchester is a large multi-disciplinary service with 2 consecutive ‘good’ CQC ratings and excellent training reports across the region. There are close links with local medical schools and a comprehensive education and teaching programme. This post has resulted from maternity leave of a prized colleague who leaves the service in a first-rate position, with 4 other consultants dedicated to our neonatal unit.

The consultant team is forward thinking and friendly and comprises 12 acute consultants (including this post). There is also an integrated community service with a further five consultants. All acute consultants contribute to resident extended working hours at times of peak activity (evenings and weekends), to support meeting the RCPCH Facing the Future Standards. This post, along with five other consultant posts, also has a very low frequency tier 2 rota contribution (1:50).

Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals merged almost a year ago to form ESNEFT. Whilst this post will be predominantly based at Colchester, the merger has opened up great opportunities for specialty work, with a combined paediatric population of 150,000 children and young people and a vision to develop specialty teams across both sites. It is therefore anticipated that in time there will be some cross site working to optimise services for our children and families in collaboration with care pathways, guidelines and best use of clinical expertise within MDTs.

Colchester Children’s Services includes established specialities of cardiology, allergy, neonatology, diabetes, oncology, nephrology and neurology as well as community paediatrics and any special interest will be considered.

The Neonatal Unit comprises a 17 bed Level 2 service (local neonatal unit – BAPM designation) situated adjacent to Maternity with a fully equipped intensive care cot (able to flex to 2), 4 High Dependency cots (able to flex to 6) and 12 Special Care cots. The unit is BAPM compliant with a nursing establishment that are qualified in speciality. The five neonatal consultants participate in a Monday to Friday consultant of the week rota providing morning ward rounds.

There is also a modern, purpose built, dedicated unit consisting of a 20 bed Children’s Ward (including 2 HD beds, 10 cubicles); an 8 bedded emergency assessment unit running 24/7 (2 cubicles), a 10 bedded elective care unit, In addition there is a dedicated out-patient facility with 14 consulting rooms, treatment area and numerous visiting consultants.

We have an excellent team of nurse specialists including diabetes, epilepsy, oncology, urology, gastroenterology, allergy, asthma and a nationally recognised transition team. Furthermore, a fully integrated community nursing service supports care at home 7 days per week. Overall the service is also reinforced by an excellent team of AHPs including SaLTs, physiotherapists and dieticians running multiple multi-disciplinary clinics.

We are immensely proud of the services developed, far too many to mention. The unit is well worth a visit, please come and see and talk to us

For further details / informal visits contact:

We would welcome any enquiries and visits which can be arranged by contacting the current Clinical Director, Dr Andrea Turner by telephone [Click here to apply], or email ( Email address removed )




This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex and Suffolk who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




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