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Locum Resident Consultant in Paediatric Medicine

Job Reference: 289-WCD-LCO-0247

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£80,075 - £107,204 per annum incl LW

About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital—and a number of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

The Trust has over 6,000 staff proudly serving a million people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We treat a patient every 40 seconds, performing 34,000 operations and carrying out 391,000 scans, x-rays and procedures each year. As the second largest maternity provider in the country we help deliver a baby almost every hour of the day. We are one of the best performing trusts in London for A&E waiting times, and our mortality rates are some of the best in the country.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Good’ in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of ‘Good’. We are one of the first trusts to receive ‘Good’ across the board under the new CQC inspection framework. Both hospitals within our Trust—Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital—were rated as ‘Good’ overall.

Our Trust was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for ‘use of resources’ by an NHS Improvement inspection which was completed during the same period as the CQC assessment.

The Role

3 Locum Resident Consultants in Paediatric Medicine - 10PAs

Fixed term, initially 6 months.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a modern purpose-built and aesthetically pleasing environment with a reputation for high quality integrated care and a wide and expanding range of specialist paediatric services. We are pleased to invite applications for 3 fulltime (10PA) locum Resident Consultants in Paediatric Medicine as part of a new team to provide 24/7 inpatient paediatric consultant delivered care.

These are 10PA posts, based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The main role, as part of a team of 3 ward based and 6 PED based resident consultants, is to ensure access to an immediate on site 24 hour consultant paediatrician medical opinion and review. The successful candidate will work a shift based rota and will be resident on the paediatric wards at night 1 in 6.

Whilst covering the wards, and Paediatric HDU, the resident consultant is responsible all paediatric inpatients, for shift management, supervising junior STs in their decisions, and ensuring the department is performing to meet the required indicators.

During the day the successful candidate will work across the inpatient wards and PHDU. They will join the team of current consultant paediatricians who provide a weekly attending rota running the PHDU/burns service and the wards with a particular focus on our short stay pathway.

Applicants would be expected, as part of the team, to be actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training as well.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Candidates may discuss the post and arrange visits with

Dr Kingi Aminu, Clinical Director for Paediatrics


Dr James Ross, Service Director (email:

Visits to the department can be arranged through all of the above.

Enquiries about the functioning of the Business and Operational activities of the Children’s and Young People’s Directorate can be made to Nicola Sprigens, General Manager (email:


Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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  • Employment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is offered subject to successful completion of a six month Probationary Period

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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