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Locum Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Intensivist

Job Reference: 317-LCON-19-226

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 01 Freeman Hospital
Location:
317 01 Freeman Hospital
Salary:
£77,913 to £105,042

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.


FREEMAN HOSPITAL

DIRECTORATE OF CARDIOTHORACIC SERVICES

LOCUM CONSULTANT PAEDIATRIC CARDIAC INTENSIVIST

REF. 317-LCON-19-226

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated ambitious individual to join a well-integrated team, providing intensive care support to Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology and Cardiac Surgical Services at the Freeman Hospital. This is a 12 month locum post to cover maternity leave for a whole time consultant commencing November 2019.

The Cardiothoracic PICU at the Freeman Hospital offers a full range of paediatric cardiac and thoracic services within 12 PICU and 6 HDU beds. ECMO/mechanical cardiac support and cardio-pulmonary transplant programmes are integral parts of the unit. We are a world-leading centre for heart and lung transplantation in children, producing outstanding results.

The Freeman Hospital is one of two hospitals in the UK providing cardiopulmonary transplantation to children. An integral part of this service is the provision of mechanical cardiac support to children with severe cardiac failure. The Freeman Hospital is one of five units in the UK providing neonatal and paediatric respiratory Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation.

In addition to the challenges of the role, we expect a commitment to teaching, education, research and audit. In return, the successful candidate can expect to be offered a combination of academic excellence and high clinical standards, supportive and cohesive colleagues, and central city culture.

We believe there is nowhere else in the UK that offers this ideal combination of academic and clinical excellence in a vibrant city where a high standard of living is very attainable.

You should either hold, or be within 6 months of receiving, training recognition by the Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine Intercollegiate Specialty Advisory Committee (PICM I SAC). We welcome applications from those who have completed equivalent training. Candidates for the post must be registered medical practitioners and on, or eligible to join, the Specialist Register within six months of the date of the Appointments Committee.

We are in a unique position to offer flexibility in job planning to allow specialist interests and experience to be accommodated where possible. If you are interested we strongly encourage informal contact to discuss the opportunities available in greater detail. Applications from established consultants are welcome.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under-represented groups.

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Dr Yamuna Thiru, Head of Department on 0191 2448374 or at Yamuna.Thiru@nuth.nhs.uk.

All successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay. You will be required to sign a DBS payment form which will be issued to you as part of your recruitment process.

To apply for this post, please visit NHS Jobs and complete the application form in full, please ensure that you provide references to cover the last 3 years. For any further queries, please contact Charlotte Goodwin, Assistant HR Officer at Charlotte.Goodwin@nuth.nhs.uk, quoting the post reference number.

Closing Date: 15 September 2019

Interview Date: 8 October 2019




Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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