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Consultant in Paediatric Nerurology

Job Reference: 298-CON-547

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

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Consultant in Paediatric Neurology

Leeds Children’s Hospital, Leeds General Infirmary

Closing Date: 17 October 2019

Ref: 298-CON-547

We are looking for an individual to fill this new post within the Paediatric Neurosciences Department at Leeds Children’s Hospital, based at Leeds Teaching Hospitals on the Leeds General Infirmary site.

The department of paediatric neurosciences provides a comprehensive service to the children of West, East and North Yorkshire together with NE Lincolnshire. Inpatient services are based at the Leeds Children’s Hospital within a dedicated paediatric neurosciences unit, where children are jointly cared for by paediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons. Consultants provide outpatient clinics in Leeds and “outreach” clinics within all hospitals in the region as part of the Yorkshire Paediatric Neuroscience Network. Subspecialty clinics are provided in epilepsy including epilepsy surgery, ketogenic diet and TS, neuro-oncology, neuro-rehabilitation, cerebrovascular disease, neuromuscular disease and complex motor disorders,

This is a 10 PA appointment. The post-holder will work with the 7 paediatric neurology consultants, our paediatric neurorehabilitation consultant, 4 paediatric neurosurgeons, specialist neurology nurses and therapists to deliver comprehensive paediatric neurology services to the region. This includes supporting the joint paediatric neuroscience care (combined neurology / neurosurgery) delivered on ward L52. The post includes a commitment to the emergency / on call rota for 10 weeks per year.

The post-holder will undertake general neurology clinics in Leeds and in some of the surrounding district hospitals, We are looking for dynamic paediatric neurologist with the ability to develop an appropriate subspecialist interest that would fit with the departmental needs, as outlined in the Job Description.

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, including the regional neonatal unit, 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.

Leeds is the largest city in Yorkshire, a student city with excellent cultural and sporting facilities and close to historic towns such as York and Harrogate. It hosted the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014 and is near to great walking and cycling country. The University is opening a £5 million Brownlee cycling centre in cooperation with the two Olympian triathlon brothers who live in Leeds. Manchester is 30 minutes away, London and Edinburgh 2 hours away by train and the local airport has routes to major European cities.

The successful applicant should possess Membership of the Royal College of Paediatric (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, currently within a training programme within the UK. They must be able to provide evidence of comprehensive training in paediatric neurology through the UK paediatric neurology grid training scheme or equivalent. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

In addition to established skills in Paediatric Neurology and its related specialties, skills in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and a research interest are desirable.

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:

Your Vision of a Paediatric Neuroscience Service in Yorkshire in 2030: Opportunities and Challenges

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

Karen Pysden,

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

0113 392 2105

Anne-Marie Childs

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

0113 392 3113

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: Wednesday 27 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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