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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/04/2021.

Consultant in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine

Job Reference: 271-MDL-2941929

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Metabolic Medicine
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS FT, London
£82,096 - £110,683 pro rata, per annum


Consultant in Paediatric Metabolic disease

Brain Directorate

Applications are invited for a full time substantive consultant post in Metabolic medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent 10 PA post to work in this unique and supportive environment within a busy children’s hospital and we are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a passion for Metabolic medicine to join our successful team at GOSH. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is a national centre of excellence in the provision of specialist children's health care, currently delivering the widest range of specialist care of any children's hospital in the UK. It is the only specialist Biomedical Research Centre for paediatrics, the largest centre in the UK for children with heart or brain problems, and the largest centre in Europe for children with cancer. It works in partnership with the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), part of University College London, and together they form the largest paediatric research and teaching centre in the UK.

The Paediatric Metabolic Medicine Service at GOSH is a tertiary referral unit providing emergency and elective management across the North Thames region in particular, but referrals are received from all over the South of England. The Service also provides a national and international resource for the management of rare or complex paediatric metabolic conditions.

There will be a 1 in 7 weekday attending and 1 in 7 weeknight non-resident on-call commitment. The postholder will be responsible, in conjunction with the other consultants in Metabolic Medicine for the supervision of the day to day management of Metabolic Medicine in-patients and the Clinical Research Facility (CRF). During his/her attending week the consultant will, with the Clinical Nurse Specialists and Dietetics Team, coordinate the management of new patients detected from newborn screening, deal with emergency referrals and e-mail and telephone communication/consultations. The postholder will be expected to undertake 2 outpatient clinics per week and will be expected to support the multidisciplinary clinics in rotation with the other consultants. All consultants are expected to maintain their general metabolic skills, but he/she will be expected to develop his/her own sub-speciality interest.

Applicants are expected to be MRCHP/MRCHPCH qualified or equivalent, and have extensive experience in general paediatrics and paediatric inherited metabolic diseases .Candidates should be eligible for registration with the GMC and have full MRCPCH or equivalent. A higher degree (MD/PhD) is desirable

Applicants must be registered with the General Medical Council or eligible for registration.

We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

We conduct full criminal record checks on all successful candidates.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Dr Spyros Batzios

Job title: Specialty Lead


Additional contact information

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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.

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

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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