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Consultant General Paediatrician

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2018-45618

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
General Paediatrics
£76,761 to £103,490 pa

Please Note: Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Please note: If you are an ‘At Risk’ NHS employee you must state this clearly at the top of the Additional Information section on your application form.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer, aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities . All appointments will be made on merit.



10 PA`s

Applications are invited for two ambitious and enthusiastic colleagues to join our General Paediatric team at Alder Hey. These are full time posts and attract 10PA each.

This is an exciting time to be at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital as we have recently moved into state of the art facilities in the Children's Health Park. Alder Hey is a major teaching hospital associated with the University of Liverpool and serves not only the children of Liverpool, but is the tertiary referral centre for children from Merseyside, Cheshire, parts of Lancashire, Cumbria, Shropshire and North Wales for many paediatric sub-specialties. The hospital has just under 300 beds, including day beds for surgery, a medical day care unit and observation beds in the Emergency Department.

The Post holders will join a team of 12 General Paediatricians participating in the Acute Medical On Call and Consultant of the week rota, along with delivering General Paediatric, Rapid Access and Special Interest clinics. We welcome applicants with a specialist interest which compliments the services currently delivered by team.

For informal enquiries or further information please contact Dr Princy Paul, Clinical Director, Acute Care Group(General Paediatrics) on switchboard 0151 228 4811 or email or Dr.Margaret O’Connor, General Paediatrician at margaret.o’connor

Suitable candidates will be interviewed on 3rd April 2018.

A 10 minute presentation will be required as part of the interview. The title is ‘Role of a General Paediatrician in a 21st century Children’s Hospital’.

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process and the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.
Applications are welcome from anyone eligible to work in the UK.

Black, Chinese and Disabled individuals are under-represented in our total workforce, and males are under-represented in our nursing workforce. We actively encourage applicants from these groups.

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.

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

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