Consultant in Paeds with special interest in Diabetes & Endocrine
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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We are seeking to recruit 1 full time consultant in general paediatrics, as part of the consultant expansion programme to meet the current clinical demands. This post requires special interest in Epilepsy.
Main duties of the job
The post-holder will work as part of a team of 10 acute paediatric consultants, with a rota which will become 1 in 10 once recruitment is complete. There is a hot week system in which the consultant of the week is on call for general paediatrics and clinics are cancelled for that week. During the on call week the consultant attends daily handovers, carries out ward rounds and attends emergencies when required in ED, PAU or the ward. They are also expected to carry out safeguarding medicals at the request of police or social services and write reports.
There will be outpatient clinics in Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley District Hospital. These clinics include new and follow up general paediatrics and specialty clinics. There is small proportion of resident on calls for the post-holder, which are outlined in the job plan. The resident shifts will be 5 weekday evening shifts over a 10 week period and this is equitably shared by all the acute paediatric consultants. The resident shift is to cover the Paediatric Assessment Unit along with Junior and Middle grade doctors. This will enable presence of Consultant in Paediatric assessment unit at the busiest time of the day.
This post does not include any neonatal cover.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest and highest performing trusts in the North West.
Our ambition is to become the regional hospital for Lancashire and South Cumbria, and we currently provide a range of specialist services including neurosurgery and neurology, oncology, burns and plastics, renal, disablement , Paediatric neurology and level 3 Neonatal services to 1.5m patients across the area. We have recently expanded our range of specialist services and were established as the major trauma centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria in 2012.
Our medical undergraduate programme, in partnership with Manchester University, delivers excellent education and training for young doctors, and state of the art learning facilities enable medical students and staff to develop their skills and knowledge.
We employ over 7,000 staff with most of our clinical services being provided on our two hospital sites - Chorley & South Ribble Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital. We also have a specialist mobility and rehabilitation service in Preston, the Broadoaks child development centre in Leyland and we provide a dialysis unit on the Westmorland General Hospital site in Kendal. The Trust is committed to working in partnership to deliver seamless care to patients close to home.
Please refer to the attached Job description, Person specification and Specialty/ Trust Brochure for further details on:
- What we can offer
- Job Plan/On-call Requirements
- The Team
Experience and Skills
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