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Specialty Doctor - Community Paediatrics

Job Reference: 798-8939

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Child Health Medical
£39,060 - £72,840 P.A.

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Together We Can

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is a leading provider of community nursing, therapy and mental health services to people of all ages throughout our county.

Rated Good by the CQC, with a clearly defined strategy and proven financial track record, we believe that key to maintaining our high standards and meeting the challenges we face is to retain and recruit committed, skilled and motivated staff.

So Together We Can empower you to make changes which will make every day better; we can support you through our health and wellbeing opportunities; and we can continually meet your ambitions through our flexible in-house learning and development programmes.

We believe our staff are our biggest asset. We want to develop a positive, inclusive and caring culture that engages and inspires all our staff, with a clear focus on improvement and advancing equality of opportunity.

Applications are invited to join a vibrant and enthusiastic team of community paediatricians as a full time (10 PAs) specialty doctorin Worcestershire.

Diagnostic services for neurodevelopmental difficulties including autism and ADHD have been well established for many years in Worcestershire and the new appointee will be expected to contribute both to diagnosis and management of these children. We benefit from three excellent child development centres across the county which provide developmental assessment and intervention groups. There are strong networks for management of children with neurodisabilities with input from the Children’s Hospital in nearby Birmingham as well as other National Centres.


The team has strong links with both education services and children’s social care, with whom we work closely. We provide the designated and named doctor roles for safeguarding, looked after children, SUDIC and education. The successful applicant will inevitably have a role in Safeguarding but it is not anticipated that they will necessarily be named or designated doctor for safeguarding. Experience in adoption and fostering would also be welcomed, to support the current medical advisor for adoption and the named and designated doctors for Looked After Children.


Enthusiasm and innovation will be welcomed and there will be a degree of flexibility in establishing a role, to complement the special interests and lead roles of the current paediatricians. As a specialty doctor there would be regular clinical supervision from a consultant paediatrician, as well as access to a SAS peer group which supports continuing professional development and quality improvement activity.

We have centralised our administrative staff and paediatricians offices to a bespoke building in Droitwich, to facilitate peer support and regular face to face communication with colleagues. Clinical services continue to be delivered in community venues, accessible for patients and their families.


This is an exciting opportunity to live and work in a beautiful county with excellent schools, good rail links to Birmingham and London and access to the beautiful cathedral city of Worcester.

For further information or an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact:

Dr Alison Rigler, Associate Specialist Community Paediatrician & Clinical Director, Children, Young People and Families 01905 681 055 orChloe Bishop – Head of HR1905 681 691


This is a 10 PA post based at Covercroft, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire.





PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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