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Consultant Paediatrician

Job Reference: 155-FC-MD-1119-37

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Family Care
£79,860 to £107,668 pa

The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH), South Tyneside District Hospital (STDH), St Benedict’s Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH. The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency Care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties. The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

We’re here to deliver the best care to the people we serve and our values are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for applications from those who will share the commitment to our values and will live and breathe the behavioural standards that support them - Compassionate and dignified, high quality, safe patient care always the first priority/Working together for the benefit of our patients and their families or carers/Openness and honesty in everything we do/Respect and encouragement for our staff

The Trust provides acute hospital and community based healthcare services to a population of around 430,000 people on South Tyneside and Sunderland. We have a dedicated team of around 8,100 staff who deliver outstanding care and work together to achieve the following:


  • More joined up services which allow us to deliver more specialist care closer to home.
  • A wider range of services and better standards of care.
  • A more sustainable and secure future for healthcare services across South Tyneside and Sunderland.
  • Rapid digital transformation, which put us at the forefront of NHS Trusts.
  • The capability to expand the work we do around research and innovation, finding new and exciting ways to improve how we care for patients.
  • More opportunities for our staff – we are one of the region’s largest employers and want to be the employer of choice for those looking to develop their career in the NHS.

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top performing acute and community integrated Trust’s in the country, is fully registered (with no conditions) with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is a new Trust as result of the merger between City Hospitals Sunderland NHSFT and South Tyneside NHSFT on 1st April 2019.

We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

The Trust is a key partner in the central Integrated Care Partnership that makes up the Cumbria and North East Integrated Care System, with an ambitious system transformational programme both via the Path to Excellence programme but also as the Local Health Economy programme. (See attached document)

Applications are invited for post of Consultant Paediatrician in Community Child Health with special interest in Looked After Children. This is for 7.5 programmed activities

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a motivated and passionate consultant paediatrician. The post is a substantive post. Youwill be based in the Community Paediatric unit on Durham Road but delivery of services is anticipated across both Sunderland & South Tyneside sites. The department will undergo a significant reorganisation as the result of the new NHS Trust formation. It is likely that the successful applicant could have a variety of developed or developing skill sets and find a fulfilling role within our department. It is strongly recommended that if you are interested in this exciting post that you contact Dr Kim Barrett (Designated Doctor for Safeguarding) or Dr Lorna Gillespie (Clinical Director).

Youwould have responsibility for the lead role within the Trust for the Looked After Children Health Team, Medical Adviser for Adoption and Permanence with Together for Children Sunderland and be the Designated Doctor for Looked After Children in Sunderland CCG.

The successful candidate would have responsibility for secondary health assessments and management for general paediatrics & vulnerable young people, participation in the child protection rota, delivery of Looked After clinics and advise prospective adopters & delivery of neurodisability clinics.

Other speciality or research interests could also be accommodated. Office space and secretarial support will be available.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

We are committed to preventing discrimination and promoting equality. All our hospitals are working towards Equal Opportunities with flexible working practices. We aim to ensure that no employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their age, colour, race, nationality or ethnic origin, religion or similar belief, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, trade union membership (or non-membership) or political affiliation.

Applicants will be expected to have, or to obtain within 6 months of interview, a CCT in Paediatrics and evidence of accreditation as a sub-specialist in Community Child Health (and/or to be included on the GMC's Specialist Register or be eligible for inclusion).

Enquiries or arrangement for a preliminary visit are welcome.

Please contact Dr Kim Barrett (07823327770 OR

Dr Lorna Gillespie (0191 565 6256 bleep 51926

Interviews will take place over a two day period.


Before commencing/submitting your application form, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Process/Confirming Appointment Procedure Candidate Guidance

Important note on completion of the reference section of Application Form - In line with NHS Employment Check Standards, if you are successful at interview, the Trust, as part of the recruitment process will seek to confirm a 3 year employment/training/education history. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous employer and/or educational establishment that cover the last 3 years. If you are currently a professional student due to qualify, please also provide the details of your mentor. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

You will be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs. If you have been successful at shortlisting you will be invited to interview via NHS Jobs using the e-mail address you have registered. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 6 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note – All new employees will commence in line with Trust Induction dates. This Induction will take place at either Sunderland Royal Hospital or South Tyneside Hospital, irrespective of where the job will be based.

Please quote the job reference number in all correspondence.

Please note this advert may close early should a high volume of applications be received

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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