Specialty Doctor in Paediatrics

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

To work in our Paediatric and Neonatal units providing support and care to our patients in a team environment. This is a full time, permanent position at 10PAs.

Main duties of the job

To perform duties at the middle grade level, but may be expected to support the SHO team if required.

Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in their charge including all administrative duties associated with patient care as middle grade.

Support outpatient clinics under supervision from consultant and thus contribute to the provision of a comprehensive efficient paediatric service across Milton Keynes.

Provide evidence-based care for all patients within their sphere of responsibility. To liaise effectively and in a timely manner with the General Practitioners, Community Services and all other health care agencies when appropriate.

Responsible for carrying out teaching as required and to contribute to postgraduate and continuing medical education activity.

Required to participate in audit, clinical governance.

Involvement in research is encouraged.

Medical and dental staff employed by the Trust are expected to comply with regional and appropriate hospital health and safety policies.

About us

The Paediatric department comprises teams of junior doctors, middle grade doctors and consultants working together in the management of children and young people. The post holder would be expected to join the middle grade team supporting both general paediatrics and neonatology. In acute Paediatrics, there are currently 14 full time consultants. The junior doctor rota has recently expanded and provides separate out of hours cover for both general paediatrics and neonates.

Dr Zuzanna Gawlowski

Neonatology

Dr James Bursell

General Paediatrics, Diabetes and Endocrinology

Dr Keya Ali

General Paediatrics, Diabetes, Safeguarding

Dr Abraham Oommen

General Paediatrics, Respiratory

Dr Basheer Mohammed

General Paediatrics, Haematology

Dr Mya Aye

General Paediatrics, Oncology

Dr Indranil Misra

General Paediatrics, Neonatology, Cardiology

Dr Lazarus Anguvaa

Clinical Director, General Paediatrics, Neonatology, HIV Disease, Tuberculosis

Dr Shveta Chana

General Paediatrics, Gastroenterology

Dr Rohith Shetty

General Paediatrics, Neurology

Dr Jyothi Srinivas

General Paediatrics, Allergy

Dr Niketa Chawda

General Paediatrics, Rheumatology, College Tutor

Dr Brett Kintu

General Paediatrics, Eating Disorders

Dr Vijay Kannian

General Paediatrics, Diabetes

Dr O Paulson

Community Paediatrics

Date posted

20 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Specialty Doctor

Salary

£52,530 to £82,400 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

Specialty Doctor in Paeds

Job locations

Milton Keynes University Hospital

Standing Way, Eaglestone

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide, with colleagues, general paediatric and neonatal services for the prevention, diagnosis and management of illness and the proper functioning of the department.

To participate in the rolling rota which is outlined in the job plan, including long days and night shifts. The rota also provides regular sessions for supporting professional activities.

To perform urgent Child Safeguarding Medicals when the concern is in the category of physical abuse, under the supervision of the consultant.

To undertake general paediatric outpatient clinics and other special interest clinics as appropriate to the skills/interests of the post holder and as agreed at annual job planning.

Departmental teaching is held weekly, and Middle Grade doctors are encouraged to be an active contributor to the teaching program as well as research, audit participation and appraisal. The Middle Grade doctor will also be expected to supervise and assist the more junior grades of doctor.

The post holder must maintain continuing professional development and will be encouraged to attend relevant professional courses and meetings.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more details.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide, with colleagues, general paediatric and neonatal services for the prevention, diagnosis and management of illness and the proper functioning of the department.

To participate in the rolling rota which is outlined in the job plan, including long days and night shifts. The rota also provides regular sessions for supporting professional activities.

To perform urgent Child Safeguarding Medicals when the concern is in the category of physical abuse, under the supervision of the consultant.

To undertake general paediatric outpatient clinics and other special interest clinics as appropriate to the skills/interests of the post holder and as agreed at annual job planning.

Departmental teaching is held weekly, and Middle Grade doctors are encouraged to be an active contributor to the teaching program as well as research, audit participation and appraisal. The Middle Grade doctor will also be expected to supervise and assist the more junior grades of doctor.

The post holder must maintain continuing professional development and will be encouraged to attend relevant professional courses and meetings.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more details.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification

Desirable

  • MD / DCH in Paediatrics
  • MRCPCH

Eligibility

Essential

  • Evidence of 2 years of General paediatrics experience including neonatology

Desirable

  • Paediatric outpatient experience
  • Tertiary unit neonatal experience

Clinical Skills

Essential

  • Out of hours experience in Paediatrics
  • Acute care safe: up-to-date APLS / EPLS
  • Relevant specialty clinical knowledge: capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to the job.
  • Clinical judgment: experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk. Knows when to seek help, able to priorities clinical need.
  • Practical skills: shows aptitude for practical skills, required in the job.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in different clinical settings required in the job

Commitment to clinical governance/improving quality of patient care

Essential

  • Capacity to be alert to dangers or problems
  • Demonstrates awareness of good decision making
  • Aware of own limitations.
  • Track record of engaging in clinical governance: reporting errors, learning from errors.
  • Audit: evidence of active participation in audit.

Desirable

  • Teaching: evidence of interest and experience in teaching where required in the job.
  • Research skills: demonstrates understanding of the principles of research, evidence of relevant academic and research achievements

Communication Skills

Essential

  • Effective communication skills: demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication and capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation.
  • Empathy and sensitivity: capacity to listen and take in others' perspectives.
  • Works in partnership with patients: always considers patients preferences when discussing treatment options.
  • Always considers the full impact of clinical decisions on the patients. Practice shared decision making
  • Directs and supports patients to access the information they need to support decision making

Personal Skills

Essential

  • Team working: demonstrated experience working in a team, values the input of other professionals in the team.
  • Managing others and team involvement: capacity to work co-operatively with others and demonstrate leadership when appropriate.
  • Capacity to work effectively in multi-professional teams
  • Coping with pressure: capacity to operate under pressure. Demonstrates initiative and resilience to cope with setbacks and adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Problem solving and decision making: capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Organization and planning: capacity to organize oneself and priorities own work.
  • Demonstrates punctuality, preparation and self-discipline. Understands importance of information technology
  • Flexible approach to work: able to adapt and work with employers to deliver improved patient care
  • Equality and diversity: promotes equality and values diversity.

Desirable

  • Demonstrates skills needed for effective delegation within the team: 360o feedback.

Probity

Essential

  • Professional integrity and respect for others: capacity to take responsibility for own actions and demonstrate a non-judgmental approach towards others
  • Displays honesty, integrity, awareness of confidentiality and ethical issues
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification

Desirable

  • MD / DCH in Paediatrics
  • MRCPCH

Eligibility

Essential

  • Evidence of 2 years of General paediatrics experience including neonatology

Desirable

  • Paediatric outpatient experience
  • Tertiary unit neonatal experience

Clinical Skills

Essential

  • Out of hours experience in Paediatrics
  • Acute care safe: up-to-date APLS / EPLS
  • Relevant specialty clinical knowledge: capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to the job.
  • Clinical judgment: experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk. Knows when to seek help, able to priorities clinical need.
  • Practical skills: shows aptitude for practical skills, required in the job.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in different clinical settings required in the job

Commitment to clinical governance/improving quality of patient care

Essential

  • Capacity to be alert to dangers or problems
  • Demonstrates awareness of good decision making
  • Aware of own limitations.
  • Track record of engaging in clinical governance: reporting errors, learning from errors.
  • Audit: evidence of active participation in audit.

Desirable

  • Teaching: evidence of interest and experience in teaching where required in the job.
  • Research skills: demonstrates understanding of the principles of research, evidence of relevant academic and research achievements

Communication Skills

Essential

  • Effective communication skills: demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication and capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation.
  • Empathy and sensitivity: capacity to listen and take in others' perspectives.
  • Works in partnership with patients: always considers patients preferences when discussing treatment options.
  • Always considers the full impact of clinical decisions on the patients. Practice shared decision making
  • Directs and supports patients to access the information they need to support decision making

Personal Skills

Essential

  • Team working: demonstrated experience working in a team, values the input of other professionals in the team.
  • Managing others and team involvement: capacity to work co-operatively with others and demonstrate leadership when appropriate.
  • Capacity to work effectively in multi-professional teams
  • Coping with pressure: capacity to operate under pressure. Demonstrates initiative and resilience to cope with setbacks and adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Problem solving and decision making: capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Organization and planning: capacity to organize oneself and priorities own work.
  • Demonstrates punctuality, preparation and self-discipline. Understands importance of information technology
  • Flexible approach to work: able to adapt and work with employers to deliver improved patient care
  • Equality and diversity: promotes equality and values diversity.

Desirable

  • Demonstrates skills needed for effective delegation within the team: 360o feedback.

Probity

Essential

  • Professional integrity and respect for others: capacity to take responsibility for own actions and demonstrate a non-judgmental approach towards others
  • Displays honesty, integrity, awareness of confidentiality and ethical issues

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

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

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab).

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

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Milton Keynes University Hospital

Standing Way, Eaglestone

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Employer's website

https://www.mkuh.nhs.uk/working-at-mkuh (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Milton Keynes University Hospital

Standing Way, Eaglestone

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Employer's website

https://www.mkuh.nhs.uk/working-at-mkuh (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Paediatric Consultant and Clinical Director

Dr Lazarus Anguvaa

Lazarus.Anguvaa@mkuh.nhs.uk

01908996501

Date posted

20 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Specialty Doctor

Salary

£52,530 to £82,400 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

Specialty Doctor in Paeds

Job locations

Milton Keynes University Hospital

Standing Way, Eaglestone

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


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