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Consultant Paediatrician

Job Reference: 261-26-17-CICAM

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle & West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven
£76,761 - £103,490 pa
Suitable for newly qualified


North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is at a truly exciting time of transformation. Through our Trust Strategy we will achieve the delivery of safe, accessible, high quality and sustainable healthcare services in North Cumbria for the next generation.

The Trust has had to rise to a number of challenges in recent years and is now on a rapid path of improvement. The Trust is committed to the long term development of a culture of continuous improvement as a way of working across all areas of the organisation to respond to changes in health care need and demand. The post holder will be expected to be flexible and open to changes, to identify opportunities for improvement and to play an active role in developing, implementing and sustaining improvements to working practices and patient services.

A new state-of-the-art hospital has recently opened in Whitehaven, representing the single biggest investment in healthcare in West Cumbria for over 50 years. This is a really important milestone for our organisation which will allow us to further expand our range of local services as we continue to improve safety and quality.

Educational Supervision

An educational supervisor will be assigned to provide support. Appraisal and Job Planning is carried out at regular intervals, and forwarded to the specialty lead.

The programme of training for each individual doctor will be flexible depending on his/her particular needs and stage of training.


The post will be based at either the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle or West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven but the post holder may be required to work at other sites within the Trust.

Applications are welcome from candidates wishing to work full or part time in Paediatrics. In the course of his/her work the job holder liaises with nursing, professional and technical, social work and administrative staff.

In order for your application to be successfully processed we will require references from your current and previous employer(s) which must cover a minimum period of three years. Please ensure that the reference section of your application is completed appropriately giving the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current and previous line manager(s). If this section is not fully completed your application may not be processed.

North Cumbria University NHS Trust is committed to ensuring a safe and high quality of patient care underpinned by our Trust values. It is expected that all employees demonstrate their commitment to these in their daily activity. In addition to this you may be asked ‘Values-based interview questions at interview.

The post is subject to the Medical and Dental Staff Terms and Conditions of Service.

You will be contacted via your NHS Jobs account within 1 month after the closing date, it is important you regularly check your emails as any interview details will be communicated to you via NHS Jobs and not by post.

Please see the Job Description for more information about this post.

The post will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing Date: 30/03/2018

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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