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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/02/2020.

Consultant Community Paediatrician

Job Reference: 834-200000J6

Virgin Care
Competitive dependant on experience

Consultant Community Paediatrician

Florence Nightingale Child Development Centre, Harlow, West Essex

10 PA - 40 hours per week (Additional PA's are negotiable)

Full Agenda for Change terms and conditions offered

Are you a dedicated and innovative Consultant Community Paediatrician? Are you looking to move into a welcoming and close-knit team? Would you like to join an organisation where you feel valued and have work / life balance? West Essex has a unique contract partnering with Essex County Council and West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Commissioners in order to provide children and families with an integrated approach and easier access to specialist services.

Joining Virgin Care will grant you an NHS pension, reckonable service, AFC 2019/2020 T&C's and pay banding, along with training and progression opportunities. 

Richard Branson stated: “If you look after your staff, they’ll look after your customers. It’s that simple”. As such, Virgin Care takes good care of everyone within our organisation. As part of this, we offer a number of services which help us to ensure that everyone is fit and healthy at work, this includes access to our wellness platform, complimentary eye tests and complimentary annual flu vaccine.

 You will also become part of the Virgin Tribe staff benefits scheme, which grants you access to premier offers and discount off all Virgin products including flights, holidays, gyms and media, along with regular competitions and giveaways. 

Since 2017, Virgin Care in partnership with Barnardo’s working together as Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service have delivered innovative and refreshing health and social care pre-birth to 19 years’ services to Essex families. We have developed our own unique approach where our families are at the centre of everything we do. 

Feel Proud

We're looking for a Consultant Community Paediatrician to join our West Essex team based in Harlow, with easy access to London and the M11 and M25 motorways.  This exciting opportunity will help develop the Community Paediatric Service and shape service pathways in the area. The position is a whole time position, however part-time and flexible working patterns will also be considered. You will join a growing team of 5 paediatricians providing specialist assessment, diagnosis and on-going care to children, young people and families in Essex.

As the Consultant Community Paediatrician, you will have a deep understanding of community paediatrics and have relevant experience in clinical management of children, including those with neurodevelopmental difficulties and safeguarding children. You will also be given the opportunity to become the District Medical Officer for SEND.

You will have full GMC registration with the ability to demonstrate an in depth medical knowledge. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how working in community settings differs from hospitals, show willingness to work without immediate supervision and have the ability to diagnose and appropriately manage abnormality in children. You will additionally have the opportunity to run clinics focusing on neurodevelopment, special needs and autism whilst overseeing and mentoring junior doctors.

The community Paediatricians also host meetings every 3 months which incorporate CPD, clinical governance, service design, safeguarding supervision and peer review, audit, medicines management and team management.

Feel Inspired 

“I Feel Proud to work for Virgin Care as the team work closely together to get the best result.  I have worked in a number of places and the collaboration in this team is more committed, more patient orientated and it is clear that the patient is at the centre of everything we do and that is very impressive!” - Consultant Community Paediatrician from Essex Community Paediatrics Team. 

Feel the difference

We partner with the NHS to make a real difference to people in West Essex and we’re building a working environment where colleagues too can really feel the difference.

It’s the kind of place where nothing’s too much trouble. Where you’ll feel empowered, listened to, valued and where we’ll support you to bring your best self to work every single day and to deliver high quality care. And that’s just the beginning. Since 2006, we’ve delivered services to millions of people by developing our own unique approach where our patients are at the centre of everything we do.

Virgin Care is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.

We’re committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply. We reserve the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications. Virgin Care Limited, its subsidiary companies and the Virgin Care LLPs are part of the Virgin Group and provide NHS and social care services. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website’s privacy policy.

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