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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/12/2019.

Speciality Doctor in Paediatrics

Job Reference: 427-MD20192455

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
427 Paediatrics Medical Staff
£40,037 to £74,661 pa

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, North East Somerset and West Wiltshire. We provide 759 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding .

New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities at our Trust. You will work alongside high calibre staff, many of whom have a national and international reputation for specialist expertise and world-class care, focusing on providing the best services to our patients. Our values are simple; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, and represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be.

Bath is a wonderful place to live and work. Our main hospital site is 1.5 miles from the city centre and is served by great transport links including Park & Ride services and the national cycle route 24, 244. Bath offers excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene.

If we receive high level of applications, the vacancy may close early. So, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. If you feel you need additional time, please contact recruitment to discuss if we can help.

Middle Grade Specialty Doctor in Paediatrics

This is a new 0.5 whole time equivalent post for a paediatric specialty doctor to support our Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) over the winter months. PAU is the heart of paediatric activity at the RUH. As well as assessing and treating emergency admissions, the PAU team provide advice to paramedics and families of children with long-term conditions; see day-cases for infusions or procedures; and see PAU follow-up patients in clinic. PAU has a key role in maintaining flow, particularly from the Emergency Department and Urgent Treatment Centre, and this additional post will support the team to maintain its high-quality care during the winter months.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with previous paediatric experience to join a dynamic multidisciplinary team. This post will join two existing middle grade specialty doctors (2 WTE) to increase medical staffing on the unit, including at times of peak activity. Expansion of medical and nursing cover on PAU will improve the timeliness of triage, assessment and management of children on an emergency pathway, and add additional resilience to the medical cover out of hours. There will be opportunities to contribute to improvement projects already underway, focusing on patient pathways and experience. This post is in addition to full tier one and tier two rotas for training and will not be part of the on-call rota. The post is available to start as soon as possible, or as soon as a notice period is completed.

The RUH serves a clinical area of approximately 500,000 with a child population of 80,000. The Children’s Centre comprises a purpose built outpatient department; pre-school assessment centre; a 32 bed paediatric ward including the acute assessment unit and inpatient beds taking all medical and surgical in-patient admissions.

The Dyson Centre for Neonatal care is designated as a Local Neonatal Unit and operates within the Western Neonatal network.  It has 21 cots; 4 of these are designated for intensive care and 3 high dependency. There are approximately 5000 deliveries per year. Extremely preterm infants <27 weeks and infants requiring surgical or cardiology support are transferred to Bristol with whom we have close working relationships as our local tertiary centre.

This post is available immediately.  The appointee will be required to take up the post by end of February 2020. If you consider it unlikely that you will be able to take up the appointment at this time, you are advised to highlight this at the time of your application.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Lynn Diskin, clinical lead for paediatrics.

Closing date:           Tuesday 17th December 2019

Interview date:         Thursday 19th December, pm

The Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust values and is working towards equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We also promote flexible working to help staff achieve a healthy work life balance.


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We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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