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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/12/2019.

Consultant Paediatrician

Job Reference: 199-M11694

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Croydon Health Services bases, Croydon
£ 79,860- 107,668

About Croydon Health Services

Croydon is a busy, exciting and diverse place to work. The borough has one of the youngest populations in London and continues to grow. Croydon Health Services cares for local people at Croydon University Hospital, Purley Memorial Hospital and in clinics and people’s homes all across the borough.

We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset and so through Listening into Action – our way of engaging staff - we empower everyone at any level to initiate and bring about real improvements in our care.

As a Trust, we are striving to be at the forefront for how the NHS is trying change and working in partnership with others to join up services for everyone, from the very young to the elderly.

We offer many flexible and part-time working opportunities and all of our employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, including parking, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity.

We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as there is an under-representation at senior level within Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

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Applications are invited for a full time (10PA) post of Consultant Paediatrician with training in paediatric emergency medicine (PEM) or High dependency care. This is a full time substantive post, 10PAs.


This is a new post. The acute Paediatric department totals 12 WTE consultants (this post will increase the number to 13). The successful candidate would be joining the acute Paediatric department which is currently undergoing a process of change and development.

We meet the London quality standards for Paediatric Care by delivering a sustainable consultant led service. The post holder will do consultant 'attending’ weeks in the Paediatric Emergency Department (PED) on a 1 week in 4 basis. Outpatient clinics will be part of the timetable during non-PED attending weeks. There would be a need to cover the paediatric ward and neonatal unit (Level 2) during on-call out of hours evening and weekends (1 in 13 with internal cover). In addition, the individual will be required to play an active role in the general workload of the department while having a significant commitment to teaching and training of junior staff.

The Paediatric Emergency Department (PED) area within CUH emergency department caters for approximately one third (approx. 25,000 children annually) of all attendances and due to the diverse population in the Croydon area we see a wide variety of acute pathology. A completely new Emergency Department (including PED) opened in December 2018. The new PED has state of the art facilities including two high specification resuscitation cubicles and one HDU cubicle.

Croydon University Hospital is a large District General Hospital with strong links to the local Teaching hospitals. Croydon Health Services offers a family friendly working approach for all staff to ensure a good work-life balance. It is an environment where family life is promoted. The Trust provides a supportive mentoring and career planning programme.

Croydon University Hospital has excellent transport links both to London and to the surrounding Surrey countryside. It has renowned shopping, theatre and arts as well as excellent schools locally and in the neighbouring boroughs.

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For more information you can contact Dr Soonie Patel, Clinical Business Unit Lead for Children’s Services (Tel: 020 8401 3000 ext 5376) or Miss Rosol Hamid, Clinical Director for Integrated Women, Children and Sexual Health Services, Tel: 020 84013997.

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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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