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Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine

Job Reference: 358-2259032-CON

University Hospitals of Leicester
Paediatric Palliative Medicine
Leicester Royal Infirmary / Rainbows Hospice, Leicester
£82,096 - £110,683 pro rata

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Applicants are invited for a new post in paediatric palliative medicine, based in the University Hospitals of Leicester and Rainbow's Children's Hospice, and working with colleagues to support the delivery of care across the East Midlands Children's and Young Person's Palliative Care Network.

We are seeking a highly trained individual committed to Paediatric Palliative Medicine. Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years in a programme approved by the RCPCH for training in Paediatric Palliative Medicine (or equivalent) with evidence that this training has been signed off, or hold a CESR in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, or be an existing practicing consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine.

The successful applicant will be joining University Hospital’s Leicester (UHL) at a time of major rebuild including a new Children's Hospital which will transform the existing children's services, bringing them onto one site at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and delivering first class care to our patients. As a member of the consultant body, your knowledge and expertise will be instrumental in shaping the development of paediatric palliative care both in terms of its immediate service delivery, and in terms of its future design and direction. The applicant will also have sessions at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in Loughborough, taking a lead role in integrating care between the two organisations.

The appointment will be full time (10PAs). Any applicant who is unable for personal reasons to work the advertised PAs, will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with Consultant colleagues.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of three acute teaching hospitals serving the population of Leicestershire and the wider region. It is fully committed to Continuing Medical Education for Consultants.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

For further information and for an informal discussion, please contact Dr Peter Barry, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, UHL via switchboard on 0300 303 1573 or Dr Satbir Jassal Medical Director, Rainbows Hospice on 01509 638 000

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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.

UK Registration

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

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