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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/10/2021.

Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Job Reference: 271-MDL-3272518

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Infectious Diseases
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£84,559-£114,003 pro rata, per annum


Applications are invited for a 10 PA Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Disease post based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. Applications will also be considered from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.

This is an exciting opportunity to be appointed to a post integrating with the existing infectious disease service with an additional role of contributing as ID lead for pandemic preparedness in the Trust.

For 2020-21 there were approximately 500 admissions (day cases and inpatient) and approximately 700 outpatient appointments. Referrals to the department are received from North Central and North East London as well as Southern England.

The inpatient ward (Pelican Ward) is shared with rheumatology, dermatology, immunology and BMT and includes Hepa-filtered, air flow controlled cubicles with potential negative pressure isolation facilities . There are close working relationships between ID and the clinical Immunology, and BMT teams as well as medical microbiology, virology and infection prevention and control.

The Infectious Diseases Consultant team currently comprises of 3.6 WTE consultants. This will increase to 4.1 including this appointment. Our middle grade staff (1 senior fellow (ID only), 3-4SpRs and 1 SHO in general paediatrics, 1-2 national GRID trainees in Immunology/ID and 3 trust fellows) provide the direct inpatient care to the patients at GOSH under immunology, ID and BMT but also for the consult service across the trust. There are also 3 Clinical Nurse Specialists and a specialist ID pharmacist within the ID team.

This post involves Monday-Thursday on call (non-resident) for Infectious Diseases patients when attending, and currently involves a 1:5 weekend on call (non-resident) rota. Attendance at the hospital on weekends is expected when on call.

Applicants are expected to be MRCHP/MRCHPCH qualified, and have extensive experience in general paediatrics as well as evidence of experience in Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust is a postgraduate teaching hospital, linked with the Institute of Child Health (ICH). The Trust had 3000 beds and provides a comprehensive range of paediatric specialties for tertiary level care. The patient population consists nearly 300,000 patient visits (inpatient admissions or outpatient appointments) every year.

All applicants must either be on the General Medical Council's Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCST/CCT award at Interview Date.

All applicants should return their application forms electronically. If you need any assistance please contact us via email at quoting the relevant reference number.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Interested applicants are invited to contact Dr Alasdiar Bamford, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases email or Dr Louis Grandjean, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases email Telephone 0207 813 8504.

Please be advised that:

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.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

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

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Please note that the Trust uses the TRAC recruitment system to manage our recruitment campaigns. Your submitted application will be imported into TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

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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