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Trust Grade Specialty Registrar (non-training grade)

Job Reference: 358-2041401-PAEDSURG

University Hospitals of Leicester
Paediatric Surgery
University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester

The Paediatric Surgery Team will have a vacancy for a Trust Grade Doctor (SpR level) starting as soon as possible. This is an exciting opportunity for a doctor with experience of working at a registrar level in paediatric surgery to join the team. This post has been developed in order to support the continued delivery of high quality care to children across Leicester Children’s Hospital. The successful candidate(s) will join our team of paediatric surgeons and paediatricians and to provide a wide range of clinical services across the spectrum of paediatric surgery and urology..

Many of our wards have undergone a full or partial refurbishment in the last 24 months & we have benefited from the construction of a brand new Paediatric Theatre Reception and Paediatric Recovery area, with plans for an integrated single site Children’s Hospital accommodating all Children’s services on the Leicester Royal Infirmary site, providing a unique time to come and join our team. Additionally, the Trust has recently opened a new £42 million Emergency Floor which includes a new Paediatric Emergency Department and a Children's short stay unit (CSSU).

The Paediatric surgery specialty serves the population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and surrounding areas and is one of the busiest Acute and General Paediatric centers in the UK. The speciality also provides tertiary level care to children and young people from across the region including areas of Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. Outreach clinics and day case operating take place in a number of centers outside of UHL

The successful candidate(s) will be working with the team of consultant Paediatrician surgeons and liaise with paediatricians from a variety of specialties including acute and general paediatrics, paediatric intensive care and paediatric sub specialty across the Children’s Hospital.


The post holders will participate in managing the care of paediatric surgical patients at registrar level. He/she will be expected to perform clinical and non-invasive assessment of paediatric patients within an acute environment, and will be fully involved in the surgical management of patients including working in theatre, with their supervising Consultant and where appropriate independently.. With responsibility for the day to day running of the paediatric surgical wards, planning and implementing clinical management plans under the supervision of the consultant staff and presenting cases at departmental MDT meetings.

These posts will allow successful candidates to develop their clinical skills and experience in a hospital with a track record of innovative service delivery, excellence in training and clinical research.

The University Hospitals of Leicester is an A rated sponsor should you require a visa and we also offer a generous relocation package.

Appropriate experience in Paediatric Surgery is essential, and although the role is a non-training role, previous post-holders have used the experience gained to help their application to the national training program and we have a good record in this area with a number of our previous Trust Grades being successful appointed onto the training scheme .Previous service and experience would be counted towards your salary.

Doctors coming from overseas:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact :Mr A Owen or telephone 0116 258 5290

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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