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Consultant in General and Neonatal Paediatrics

Job Reference: 230-22579223-SURG-C

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Nuneaton
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust opened in 1948 and provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services to a population of more than 350,000 people.

The hub of the Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton and its services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry. We also provide primary and community services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

Please note:

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC where all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages via the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any emails/messages sent to us via the NHS Jobs website.

Consultant in General and Neonatal Paediatrics

40 hours per week

£77,913 – £105,042 per annum

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to excel at patient care’ takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence


The Role

We are seeking an exceptional candidate who will be open to playing a major part in delivering a high quality integrated model of care for the children and young people of served by George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Nuneaton.

This unique and innovative service model has been developed, to provide high quality local paediatric and newborn care for the catchment population of George Eliot Hospital. The successful candidate will join the Paediatric Team in providing a first class children’s service for the population of Coventry, Nuneaton and North Warwickshire.

The post will be based at George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton. The model will enable integrated working with primary and community care services, aiming to eliminate the gaps between services, skills and support needed by the children and young people.

Whilst this is primarily a general paediatric and neonatal post, a specialty interest in neurology, respiratory medicine, ambulatory care, gastroenterology, safeguarding or other interests to align with specialty paediatric services across Coventry and Warwickshire would be welcomed.

This is a unique opportunity, in particular for candidates with a special interest in neonatology, to take charge of a level 1 Special Care Baby Unit with support from a visiting tertiary neonatologist with over 20 years’ experience. Responsibilities would include: guideline development, audit, quality improvement programmes, resuscitation training, establishing an educational programme, supporting and mentoring junior doctors and neonatal nurses. Other sub-specialities would also be considered. A strong clinical network is being developed in order to ensure that sub-specialty interests and skills are maintained.

It is expected that the appointee will work within the paediatric and neonatal service, short stay paediatric assessment unit and provide outpatient clinics. The post consists of both frontline service delivery, providing 24/7 resident consultant cover, supported by junior tier doctors and also providing the second on call consultant rota. Service at the inpatient general paediatric unit at University Hospital Coventry is built into the role to ensure the development and maintenance of clinical skills.

There is a Short Stay Children's Assessment Unit (5 beds and 3 minor injury treatment cubicles) based within the Accident and Emergency Department with circa 17,250 child attendances per year. The inpatient bed capacity is provided at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

The paediatric outpatient facilities currently see 1000 new patients and 2,000 follow up patients per year. Currently specialist clinics are held for Diabetes, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Paediatric surgery, Respiratory Medicine and Neonatology.

This post is unique in offering short periods of residential cover in a small – medium sized district general hospital with a consecutive period of non-working time and, therefore, present attractive opportunities for those paediatricians, both experienced and newly qualified, seeking to enhance their work/life balance and such applications are welcomed.


Our benefits include but are not limited to: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden, generous and subsidised on-site parking, home electronics and white goods benefit scheme.

Closing date: 26th September 2019

Interview Date: Week beginning 4th November 2019


This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.



How we process your data:

By applying for this post you are consenting to the Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system, TRAC. In this connection your submitted application form will remain in the Trac system for 400 days after which time it will be automatically deleted.

The Equality and Diversity data you provide as part of your application is used for monitoring and reporting purposes only and is not available to recruiting managers at any stage of the process.

The Job application data you provide will be used to assess your application for employment at GEH, to verify your information and conduct reference checks, and to communicate with you. If you accept employment with GEH, the information collected will become part of your employment record and will be used for employment purposes and transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to complete a DBS application. Positive disclosures will be handled in accordance with the Trust DBS Policy.

All information provided will be used for recruitment purposes only and processed in a lawful, fair and transparent manner.


In response to NICE guidance and to support the reduction of health harm from tobacco, the Trust has a smoke-free site policy which applies to anyone on Trust sites. Staff who smoke will be supported to quit or not smoke whilst on Trust sites.

The Trust is part of a 'Foundation Group' through a strategic alliance with Wye Valley NHS Trust and South Warwickshire Foundation Trust. This Partnership is a great sustainability of all three organisations and allows us to share learning and maximise opportunities to ensure the delivery of high quality health and care services for our local populations.

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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