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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2020.

Trust Doctor ST3+ Level in Paediatrics

Job Reference: 210-DOC-COCH-20-49

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Planned Care
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
£49,036 per annum plus additional pay elements app

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviors.

Post Commencing as soon as possible

The paediatric department at The Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust welcomes you to apply for this Trust Grade post.. We are a friendly, supportive and cohesive team. Our busy department offers an excellent standard of training. Chester is a beautiful, historic city surrounded by the Cheshire and North Wales countryside. Chester has excellent transport links to Manchester, Liverpool, North Wales and London.

The post-holder will have responsibility for providing service at Tier 2 level and will be responsible for supervising the Tier 1 Specialty and Foundation Trainees and their daily management of patients. The posts offer comprehensive training in all aspects of hospital paediatrics including outpatient and neonatal care. Previous doctors working in these posts have progressed onto the specialty training programme in paediatrics. In 2017 The Countess of Chester Hospital was awarded ‘Best Training Unit in the Mersey Deanery’ by PAFTA (Paediatric Awards for Training Achievements).

Applicants must be competent at the level of ST3 equivalent or above. Candidates must have a minimum 18 months on-call experience within paediatrics including neonates and a min of 12 months UK experience at ST2 level.. APLS & NLS (or equivalent) certificates are essential. MRCPCH Parts 1 A&B are highly desirable.

Although this appointment does not have educational approval, post-holders will be covering a training post and afforded access to educational and training activities, including an educational supervisor. An active educational programme is provided.

The successful applicant will participate in a 7 person full-shift rota.

Salary will be on the Specialty Registrar (New Contract) Basic Salary is £49,036. In addition to basic salary you will receive additional pay elements for the rota.




For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Michael McGuiganJob titleClinical Lead and consultant paediatricianEmail addressmichaelmcguigan@nhs.netTelephone number01244 363659Additional contact information

Dr Katherine Davis

Consultant Paediatrician

Tel: 01244 365058


The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large district General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from areas covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

If subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975, then a disclosure submission will be made to the Disclosure & Barring service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. The cost of the DBS application is £28 (standard) or £45 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applicants. However non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available, as the Trust is unlikely in this circumstance to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

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

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