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Consultant Paediatrician


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Full time: 10 sessions per week (10 PA)
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£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
Salary period
07/12/2020 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.



Job overview

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Consultant Paediatrician

10 PA's

£82,096 - £110,683 per annum

Advertising Date: 9th November 2020

Closing Date: 7th December 2020

Shortlisting Date: W/C 7th December 2020

Interview Date: TBC - planning for mid to late January 2021

Applications are invited to join a friendly and progressive paediatric team as a substantive paediatric consultant within Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust. The department strives to improve healthcare of infants, children and young people in the region. Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent clinical and communication skills delivered with compassion. In return you will be supported and valued for the skills and knowledge you bring to the team working alongside an enthusiastic and forward thinking Service Director, management and administrative team.

Main duties of the job

There are 2 posts available,  full time (10PA's) and the successful candidates with contribute to 1 in 9 on-call rota which includes general Paediatrics and Level 2 Neonatal Unit. Special interests and drive for Quality improvement will be supported. Apart from paediatric trainees the department also includes speciality doctors and advanced paediatric nurse practitioners.

Paediatric services are based at Ormskirk District General Hospital in a newly built Paediatric Department. The Department comprises a dedicated Children's Accident & Emergency Department with an Assessment Bay, in-patient ward and a day case unit including facilities for adolescent, and a designated modern Paediatric Outpatient Department at Ormskirk Hospital, delivering a range of general and speciality clinics.

All applicants must be either on the GMC Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT award at the time of interview.

Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

The Trust provides a range of local hospital services across its two main sites at Southport and Ormskirk including Supra Regional Spinal Injuries Unit. The Trust is proud to have been awarded University Clinical Education Centre by the University of Liverpool in recognition of the high standards of training provided for students on placements with the Trust.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Provide clinical leadership

Set standards of clinical care

Participate in the development of acute child health services

 Promote integration between primary and secondary care services

 Promote preventative health

The post holder will be expected to subscribe to the Royal College of
Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Continuing Personal Development
(CPD) Scheme. He/she will also be required to keep abreast of current
developments in acute and neonatal paediatrics. He/she will be expected to
maintain APLS and NLS provider status.

The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the Trust appraisal system
and take part in the annual Consultant job planning process.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Basic Medical Qualification
  • On the Specialist Register with a CCT, CCST or Equivalent training in Paediatrics or within 6 months of achieving this
Desirable criteria
  • MSc, MD or PhD
  • PGCert or higher clinical education

Training and Experience

Essential criteria
  • On specialist register in Paediatrics or eligible for CCT in Paediatrics within 6 months of the interview Acute paediatric experience and neonatal experience
  • Educational training –such supervising work based assessments, teaching the teacher, equality and diversity

Management / Audit

Essential criteria
  • Participation in Clinical Audit
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of service development

Teaching Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of teaching / educational supervision
Desirable criteria
  • Educational qualifications /courses

Academic Achievements

Essential criteria
  • Acknowledgement of evidence-based practice
Desirable criteria
  • Current publications

Research / Publications

Essential criteria
  • Research experience

Personal Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good personal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-professional team
  • Team Management and Leadership Skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills

Personal Circumstances

Essential criteria
  • Current Driving licence/use of car for work
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Shyam Mariguddi
Job title
Clinical Director & Consultant Paediatrician
Telephone number
01695 656166
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