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Consultant in Metabolic Medicine

Job Reference: 425-A-20-42220

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£79,860 - £107,668

Job Description has been approved by the RCPCH.


Applications are invited from candidates with higher specialist training or equivalent in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine for a 10 PA substantive Consultant post based at Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. As some-one who is passionate about delivering excellent care, the post holder will work alongside our existing Consultants and Multi-Disciplinary Metabolic team and be part of the development of the service for Sheffield and the wider surrounding area. This post also includes a collaborative working pattern with the Manchester Metabolic Medicine team. Our Inherited Metabolic Disease (IMD) Service provides treatment for babies and children with a wide range of metabolic disorders, up until the age of 16 years. Conditions managed include phenylketonuria (PKU), glycogen disorders, organic and amino acidopathies, urea cycle defects and peroxisomal and mitochondrial disorders.

In order to provide holistic care for these children, the Metabolic team work closely with the Neurology, Neuro-disability, Gastroenterology, Nephrology and Genetics teams at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Patients with lysosomal storage disorders requiring enzyme replacement are managed by the funded and highly specialised service at Manchester Children’s Hospital with whom we have close collaboration.

The post will be based at the Sheffield Children's Hospital, Western Bank with some outreach elements and a 1 in 7 on call for weekends and out-of-hours. The post-holder will be responsible with the other Consultants for the tertiary care of children with metabolic disease in Sheffield and the region. The post-holder will be encouraged to develop a special interest and maybe participate in providing some of the current disease specific clinics depending on service needs.

Applicants must hold a full licence to practice with the GMC, be on the specialist register and possess, or be within 6 months of receiving, a CCT at the time of commencing the appointment in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also 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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