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Consultant General Paediatrician and Named Doctor for Safeguarding

Job Reference: 271-MDL-2204870

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
General Paediatrics
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£79,860 to £107,668 per annum

Consultant in General Paediatrics and Named Doctor for Safeguarding at Great Ormond Street Hospital

This is a 10 PA POST (5 PA General Paediatric and 5 PA Named Doctor for Safeguarding)

We are looking for a dynamic enthusiastic General Paediatric Consultant and Named Doctor for Safeguarding who will support and join the existing team (of 8 consultants, 6 WTEs) in shaping the future of General Paediatrics at Great Ormond Street Hospital. This is a great opportunity to contribute to expanding the existing General Paediatric service to eventually provide holistic support for the entire unique patient population at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Half of the post will be dedicated to providing a General Paediatric attending service for the hospital, with special attention to supporting the surgical specialties and neonates.

The other half of the post will cover the Named Doctor for Safeguarding role. This is a great opportunity for someone with a keen interest and experience in Safeguarding Children to further build on the service which has been developed over the past years. The role is strongly supported by the members of the General Paediatric team.

You will also be part of a 24/7 safeguarding rota.

This is an exciting time to join the general paediatric team at GOSH which is rapidly evolving with huge opportunities. Please see job description for greater detail.

You will need to be in possession of a CCT in Paediatrics (or equivalent) or within 6 months of achieving CCT (or equivalent) from the date of interview.

We will consider reducing the General Paediatric PAs for candidates who would like to work less than full time.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information, please contact Dr Imke Meyer-Parsonson, Clinical Lead, General Paediatrics, on 020 7405 9200, Extension 1269, Allan Goldman, Chief of Service on 020 7405 9200, Extension 5170 or Alison Robertson, Chief Nurse, on 020 7405 9200, Extension 8604.

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Please note that the Trust will shortly be introducing the TRAC recruitment system. Once the system goes live, after applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

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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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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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