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HDU Consultant

Job Reference: 411-SURGERY-2019-24220

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£77,913 - £105,042 pa

This is a new post and an exciting and innovative opportunity to join an enthusiastic, well-motivated team in the High Dependency Unit at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.  By the time of interview, we expect to be able to appoint to more than one post, working towards a team of 5 dedicated Paediatricians with a ‘Special Interest IN’ Paediatric HDU.

  Applicants must have extensive experience in high dependency care including the care of general and subspecialty, (including cardiology and surgical), patients.  Additional experience in a relevant subspecialty particularly neurology, gastroenterology, retrieval, respiratory or long term ventilation, would be advantageous.   Applicants will have undertaken the Paediatric High Dependency ‘Special Interest’, (‘SPIN’), module or have equivalent training. This would include a minimum of 6 months of Paediatric Intensive Care.   Successful applicants will participate in a specialist HDU Consultant team within a Tertiary Paediatric Hospital.   It is envisaged that hybrid posts, blending HDU and a complementary subspecialty will be developed, depending on the needs of the service and interests of the candidate.   The post holder will take an active part in the management of the service. S/he will be expected to supervise and assist in the training of the Advanced Nurse Practitioners, (ANPs) in HDU, Junior Medical / SPIN Trainees and Nursing Staff.   Alder Hey Children’s Hospital As a world leader in healthcare and research we have built something amazing – a brand new Alder Hey in the park, a hospital for children, designed and inspired by children. Along with a radical and ambitious vision, the Children’s Health Park is the future design of paediatric care and there’s nothing like it anywhere in Europe. We have already earned our place as one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals, thanks to innovation and pioneering medical work. We treat 250,000 young patients a year and perform over 13,000 surgical procedures. Our catchment area has a population of over 7m, stretching from Cumbria, through Lancashire, Merseyside, most of Cheshire, parts of Shropshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man. Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust offers excellent staff benefits including crèche facilities, flexible working, pension scheme, staff restaurant and opportunities for continuous personal development, including in-house training.  If you meet the above criteria then we would like to hear from you.   High Dependency Unit Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in the Park, which has 270 in-patient beds, opened in October 2015. The HDU, (19 beds), is in the middle of the Hospital, part of the Critical Care Unit, adjacent to both the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, (24 beds) and the Burns Unit, (5 beds). It is separately staffed to its current 15 bed capacity and has approximately 650 admissions per year. Patients are admitted as a step-down from PICU, a step-up from the general wards, from theatre following surgical procedures and from the Emergency Department. Patients who require HDU level care, are also admitted from hospitals throughout the Region. In tandem with the PICU, the HDU supports the Trust’s specialist clinical tertiary and quaternary care services.   Closing date- 27th August 2019
Interview date- 15th November 2019

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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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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