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Consultant in Paediatric Infection Diseases

Job Reference: 271-MDL127MY

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
271 IFD - Infectious Diseases
£76,761 to £103,490 pro rata, per annum



Applications are invited for a 6 PA Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) post based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. Applications will also be considered from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.

This is an exciting opportunity to be appointed to a newly created post with an aim of further developing an overarching antimicrobial stewardship programme within GOSH. Dedicated time will be allocated for this, alongside integration into the existing paediatric infectious disease clinical service.

The department deals with over 3000 patient episodes per year. Referrals to the department are received from North Central and North East London as well as Southern England. The inpatient ward (Pelican Ward) is shared with rheumatology and dermatology and includes Hepa-filtered, air flow controlled cubicles with potential negative pressure isolation facilities for children with infectious conditions such as chicken pox and pulmonary tuberculosis. There are close working relationships between the Immunology, Infectious Diseases and BMT clinical teams.

The Infectious Diseases Consultant team currently comprises of 3 WTE consultants. This will increase to 3.6 including this appointment. Our middle grade staff (3-4SpRs and 1 SHO in general paediatrics, 1-2 national GRID trainees in Immunology/ID and 2 trust fellows) provide the direct inpatient care to the patients at GOSH under immunology, ID and BMT but also for the consult service across the trust. There are also 2 Clinical Nurse Specialists within the ID team.

This post involves Monday-Thursday on call (non-resident) for Infectious Diseases patients when attending, and currently involves a 1:4 weekend on call (non-resident) rota. Attendance at the hospital on weekends is expected when on call. When on call 1 night will involve cross cover of microbiology on call.

Applicants are expected to be MRCHP/MRCHPCH qualified, and have extensive experience in general paediatrics as well as evidence of experience in Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

Interested applicants are invited to contact Dr Delane Shingadia, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, on 020 7405 9200 ext. 0144 or email or Dr Alasdair Bamford Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, on 020 7405 9200 ext. 8482 or email

All applicants must either be on the General Medical Council's specialist register or be within six months of obtaining their CCST/CCT award at the time of application.

To apply online, please go to NHS Jobs. If you need any assistance please contact us via email at quoting the relevant reference number.

Reference Number: 271-MDL127MY

Classification: Paediatrics 1010/Cross Reference Infectious Diseases 870

Closing Date: Sunday 25th February 2018

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

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.

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