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Consultant in Paediatric Neurology & Rehabilitation

Job Reference: 298-CON-546

298 Medical Staff - Paediatric Neurology LGI
The Leeds General Infirmary
£77,913 to £105,042 pa

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Consultant Paediatrician with an Interest in Neuromuscular Disorders and Neurorehabilitation

Leeds Children’s Hospital, Leeds General Infirmary

Closing Date: 26 September 2019

Ref: 298-CON-546

We are looking for an individual to fill this new full time post within the Children’s Neuromuscular (NM) & Neurorehabilitation service’s at Leeds Children’s Hospital.

Leeds Paediatric Neuromuscular Service is recognised as a “Centre of Excellence for management of Paediatric Neuromuscular disorders” ‘by MDUK and is a Duchenne UK Hub site for research in DMD, one of the 1st regional sites to be recognised. We provide a full range of diagnostic and support services, working closely with colleagues form other disciplines and across the region to provide high quality clinical care. We have 2 full-time Consultants within the team, 2 family care advisors, 2 specialist NM physiotherapists, a specialist NM occupational therapist, 2 Specialist Neuromuscular (Roald Dahl) Nurse and dedicated admin support. We have an active and expanding research portfolio and have strong links with the Children’s Research Team, and the UK Neuromuscular Multidisciplinary Networks .The Regional Paediatric Neurorehabilitation Service at Leeds is one of the busiest paediatric neurorehabilitation centres in the country. It provides multidisciplinary, goal orientated care for children and young people across the region who have sustained brain or spinal cord injuries (of any cause). There is currently 1 full-time consultant and a large MDT team (including input from therapy, education, social care, psychology and psychiatry). The team are also fortunate to have support from the Children’s Trust and Child Brain Injury Trust in the form of professionals (with honorary contracts with LTHT) who provide outreach support to families and education. We have a strong reputation of supporting community and secondary care paediatricians across the region in managing children with difficulties arising post acquired brain and spinal injury.

The post-holder will undertake neuromuscular and neurorehabilitation clinics in Leeds. They will also undertake ward reviews and provide inpatient consultation for children with neuromuscular disorders and those undergoing neurorehabilitation following acquired brain and spinal cord injury. They will support the neuromuscular research portfolio and contribute to regional and national NM network activities. This post has no on call commitment.

Leeds Children’s Hospital is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the UK; we are integrated with maternity, neonatal and adult services facilitating excellent adolescent and transition services. We provide emergency department and general paediatric services to the 186,000 children and young people of Leeds; our specialist departments provide services to 1.2 million children and young people in Yorkshire and include selected patient groups as far south as Nottingham and north to Scotland. We have an expanding paediatric and adult congenital cardiac service supported by a large paediatric intensive care unit. We undertake liver, renal and stem cell transplantation and have a large specialist surgical unit. All our other specialist services are on site. We have opened a Clinical Research Facility this year and have strong links to the University of Leeds, UK University of the Year 2017.

The successful applicant should possess Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in the assessment and management of children with neuromuscular conditions and acquired brain and spinal injuries. The candidate should have experience of being involved in the multidisciplinary management of children undergoing acute rehabilitation. It is expected that applicants will have experience of involvement in UK based research studies and methodology.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.


If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10 minute presentation on:


“How would you prioritise multidisciplinary care for patients with neuromuscular or acquired brain injury conditions given the current financial pressures within the NHS”


Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting:

Dr Anne-Marie Childs

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

0113 392 3113

Dr Rajib Lodh

Consultant in Paediatric Neurorehabilitation

0113 392 6903

John Goodden

Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon & Clinical Lead for Paediatric Neurosciences

0113 392 8413

Mike Richards

Clinical Director Leeds Children’s Hospital

0113 392 8776

Suzanne Abrahams

General Manager Leeds Children’s Hospital

0113 392 3343

INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD: Tuesday 5 November 2019

If you wish to discuss this, or have any queries, please contact Lynn Lindley in Medical Staffing on (0113) 2064895: E Mail Address:

Please note that only electronic applications can be accepted for this post.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. For Band 1 roles the Trust will pay the cost of the DBS checks and refund to you the cost of the update service. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

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.

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