Locum Consultant Paediatrician with an interest in Gastroenterology

University Hospital of North Midlands


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Job summary

The successful applicant will work with the existing post holders provide a high level service to children with gastroenterological conditions, nutritional problems and eating disorders, as well as contribute to the general paediatric service.

The paediatric gastroenterology team currently includes 2 consultants and 2.6 WTE specialist nurses, a team of dieticians and 0.3 WTE psychologist. Together we manage all childhood GI conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux, complex nutritional problems and functional disorders. We offer inpatient PN, patients requiring home PN are managed jointly with Alder Hey Childrens Hospital.

The post holder will be expected will be expected, together with paediatric colleagues, to provide 24 hour on-call rota.

Work with colleagues to provide cover in the absence of others in accordance with Directorate arrangements.

Main duties of the job

University Hospital North Staffordshire already delivers a wide range of paediatric specialities including respiratory, endocrine and diabetes, oncology and haematology, rheumatology and allergy.

An interest in nutrition in eating disorders would be beneficial. The team work with the local North Staffordshire CAMHS team (Combined NHS Trust) including psychiatrists, mental health practitioners and therapists collaboratively providing outpatient services for young people with eating disorders.

About us

UHNM has two sites: Royal Stoke University Hospital, located in Stoke-on-Trent, and County Hospital, located in Stafford. The Staffordshire Childrens Hospital is based at the Royal Stoke site, all inpatient services for children are there. Outpatient clinics run at both sites.

The Paediatric Department is one of the largest in the country with a number of sub speciality areas receiving tertiary care referrals. The Trust has a purpose built Childrens Centre comprising of inpatient wards, Childrens A&E and admissions unit and outpatients department adjacent to the Child Development Centre. The Child Health Directorate provides a wide range of services encompassing acute paediatrics, paediatric and neonatal intensive care, outpatients and community paediatrics. We also provide consultant support to the childrens emergency centre and deliver a range of paediatric general and speciality clinics on the County Hospital site.

Flexible working requests will be considered.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A detailed job description and job plan is available and can be found within the supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • General Paeds experience
  • Level 3 Child Protection


  • Experience with Paeds gastro



  • MRCPCH / FRCA or equivalent
  • Fully registered with GMC
  • On Specialist Register, or within six months of obtaining CCT
  • APLS or PALS provider


  • Further Higher Degree, e.g. MD, PhD

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands


University Hospitals North Midlands

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


Employer's website


For help with your application, contact:

Dr Anna Pigott



Date posted

25 August 2021

Pay scheme

Hospital, medical and dental




£82,096 to £110,683 a year




12 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

University Hospitals North Midlands

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


Supporting documents

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