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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/09/2021.

Locum Consultant in Paediatric Critical Care Transport

Job Reference: 358-3444237-MED

University Hospitals of Leicester
Paediatric Intensive Care
Cross site, Leicester
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum

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Applications are invited for a part-time Locum Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care (0.6wte) for six months to support the team during the expected RSV surge this winter.

We would like to appoint a consultant who is interested in gaining further experience with our friendly and dynamic team. The successful applicant will enhance the current establishment of four consultants who work out of the CoMET South base in Leicester, providing Paediatric Critical Care Transport for infants, children and young people in the East Midlands

Whether you are a senior trainee looking for an opportunity to take on a first consultant role, a new consultant looking for an initial placement, or an already established and looking for a new challenge, we can offer stimulating work in a progressive and supportive environment.

CoMET is the East Midlands paediatric critical care transport team, hosted by UHL and operating from two clinical bases, one in Nottingham (North Base) and one in Leicester (South Base) on alternate weeks. You will be based primarily in South Base, and undertake an average of two 24 hour on call periods every second week (or four 12 hour on call periods) plus one day a fortnight for administration (to be taken flexibly)

CoMET covers the whole of the East Midlands and transfers children for intensive care in our two level 3 centres in Leicester (Cardiac, ECMO and General) and Nottingham (Neurosurgery, Trauma and General). The service is commissioned to undertake acute transfers of critically ill patients, repatriations, and an extensive education programme. We work in close collaboration with our regional neonatal transport team, CenTre, as well as adjacent PCCT teams. Staffing consists of one consultant, one specialist registrar or Advanced Clinical Practitioner, and one critical care nurse on 24/7, plus an additional nurse to provide a repatriation service or to support a second acute team during the day (8-8).

Applicants should have completed all competencies in Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine in a unit approved for training by the RCPCH national grid training programme or equivalent, or be an existing practising consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine, or be in a paediatric critical care training programme and be eligible to ‘act up’ into a consultant post and have the support and approval of their Training Programme Director / Head of School.

Experience in paediatric critical care transport is essential for this post.

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 disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

The successful appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical audit. They will be required to undertake management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team. The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of three acute teaching hospitals serving the population of Leicestershire. It is fully committed to Continuing Medical Education for consultants.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Hilliary Killer

Job title General Manager, Children's Emergency Medical Transport Service (CoMET)

Email address

Telephone number 0300 303 1573

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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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