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Speciality Doctor - Child Health | York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 04 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £52,530 - £82,400 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 05 July 2024
Location: Scarborough, YO12 6QL
Company: York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6312568/419-6312568-SD-FH-S


This is an exciting opportunity for a doctor with experience in paediatrics to join a dynamic department. Although these roles are new within the Paediatric department, the Trust is supportive in allowing candidates to achieve their CESR programme in other specialties. The Paediatric department will support successful candidates to obtain relevant competencies.

The post holder will work on the middle grade tier; however, it is envisaged that a full tier two rota will not be worked and a bespoke rota will be created. The post holder will be required to cover on-call duties including some night shifts and weekends (with consultant support). Duties will be undertaken on the Paediatric ward, Outpatient clinic, Special Care Baby Unit and Children’s Assessment Unit.

The Specialty Doctor role presents an excellent service and personal development opportunity for the successful candidate to take an active senior role in a number of significant future developments within the paediatric department. These include:
1. Development of an ambulatory service
2. Simulation
3. Teaching of medical students
4. Subspecialty interest e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, cardiology etc

York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital, community & specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in & around York, North & North East Yorkshire & Ryedale - an area covering 3,400 square miles, and which includes Scarborough and Bridlington.

Our mission is to be a valued & trusted partner within our care system, delivering safe effective care to the population we serve.

We’re situated in a fantastic part of the country: home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, & the city of York, which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK.

It’s our privilege to be the largest provider of healthcare in the region & we are incredibly proud of our 8,500 staff, working across 9 hospital sites, supporting safe, high quality patient-centred care on a day-to-day basis.

In joining the Trust, you will have access to a wide range of staff benefits including health and wellbeing support, finance schemes and discounts. There is also a competitive relocation package of up to £18,000. To support your learning and development you will be entitled to a study leave budget of £3,000 across three years, along with support from our learning and development team. The Trust has also increased both annual leave and SPA entitlement for SAS grades to match that of consultants. More information can be found on the Trust’s website in the ‘Working for Us’ section.

We have a 14 bedded Paediatric ward, with one dedicated HDU bed where we can provide high flow oxygen therapy. We have a Children’s Assessment Unit which is based on the Paediatric ward and is currently open 12noon-8pm during weekdays, with referrals being seen on the ward during other times. We have an active Paediatric outpatient department with general, specialist and community clinics being run by our existing consultants. We have visiting tertiary consultants from Leeds General Infirmary in Endocrinology and Cardiology as well as having a close working relationship with tertiary centres including Hull Neonatal Unit and Leeds Children’s Hospital.

We have an eight bedded level one neonatal unit. These are special care cots and we stabilise babies prior to retrieval where needed. We have the ability to provide CPAP to babies for a limited period of time.

We have a three bedded Paediatric Emergency Department, which is staffed largely by Paediatric Nurses.

The Paediatric Department is currently supported by 10 Consultants (7 substantive), 1x associate specialist, 1 x ST4 trainee, 1x ST3 trainee, 1x Trust Grade Registrar, two registrar long term locum doctors, 3 x GP trainees, 2 x FY2 trainees and 3 x FY1 trainees. We have also recruited an advanced care practitioner who will sit on the Tier 1 rota. We have eight Hull York fourth year medical students for eight weeks at a time in the department from August to May and we contribute to their education.

For more information please see the job description attached

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that York Teaching Hospital has provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome their application to work for us.

Disability Confident and Mindful Employer

The Trust is committed to meeting the needs of employees and applicants with a disability or mental health condition. Our support for these schemes includes encouraging applications from people who are disabled or have a mental health condition, offering adjustments to make our application process accessible.

This advert closes on Wednesday 19 Jun 2024

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