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Consultant in Community Paediatrics

Consultant

Main area
Community Peadiatrics
Grade
Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 PAs)
Job ref
245-MEDCPAE-10-21
Site
Hyde Community Clinic
Town
Hyde
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 pro rata per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
09/01/2022 23:59

Job overview

This is a new post created from a previous associate specialist post. The post   holder will take on the Adoption and Fostering medical adviser role, working initially alongside the current part time medical adviser. In addition, the post holder will be responsible for a specific geographical patch and will also contribute to SEND work and initial health assessments for Cared For Children.

We are an expanding, forward-planning department and we are seeking to appoint a consultant colleague who will help us move forward and develop our services.

These are exciting and challenging times for the NHS. Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust is at the forefront of developing a complete integrated care model with the Local Authority. Paediatrics will be a vanguard for this process, especially as we move into the Integrated Care System. 

The successful candidate will join a team of highly dedicated medical, nursing and therapy professionals committed to providing a high quality service to local children and their families.

Main duties of the job

 

  • Assess children with developmental delay and disability
  • Contribute to holistic multidisciplinary and multiagency management plans
  • Carry out initial Health Assessments for Cared For Children
  • Provide medical advice as part of the EHC needs assessment process
  • Fulfil the requirements of the Adoption and Fostering medical advisor role. This includes carrying out assessments of children being placed for adoption, providing comprehensive adoption medical reports, meeting with prospective adopters, attendance at Adoption Panels, reviewing adult medical reports for adoption and fostering applications along with other related activities.
  • Work with clinical colleagues and managers.
  • There may be a requirement to support S47 medicals
  • Option to support the regional SUDC on call team can be explored

 

Working for our organisation

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of quality services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children. Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate & these are:

  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ people & Disabled people.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Paediatrics is managed within the Women’s and Children’s Division and Dr Jacqueline Birch is Lead Consultant. 

The Department is busy but friendly and carries a strong reputation, both locally and regionally.  It is made up of a vibrant team of highly dedicated medical and nursing staff.  The Department enjoys close working relationships with tertiary services provided by Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital, both of which form part of the Central Manchester Foundation Trust. 

3.1       Community Paediatrics

3.1.1   The Community Paediatric service continues to develop in line with changing health care needs. Activity is now much more streamlined focussing mainly on children with complex health, developmental and social needs. It provides the whole range of services for Neurodisability, Adoption & Fostering, Looked After Children and Special Educational Needs. Non-specialist activities such as routine immunisations and child health surveillance are provided in Primary Care.

The team works closely with other health professionals, including school nurses, health visitors, the ISCAN (Integrated Service for Children with Additional Needs) team, GPs, hospital paediatricians, the Healthy Young Minds team and tertiary specialists.  Many activities are linked with those of other agencies, in particular Social Care and Education.

 

The team is based in Union Street Clinic, Hyde, along with a dedicated admin support team.

3.1.2   Medical Staffing

            Dr Bunmi Lawson                Lead Consultant

                                                            Consultant Paediatrician

                                                            Designated Medical Officer SEND

                                                            Interest in Neurodisability

 

            Dr Albert Massarano           Consultant

                                                            Joint Lead in Epilepsy

Designated Doctor for LAC

 

Dr Munera Khan                  Consultant

Designated Doctor for Childrens Safeguarding Special interest ADHD

 

 

            Dr Zeb Khan                         Associate Specialist

                                                            Medical Adviser for Adoption & Fostering

 

3.1.3   Specialist Nursing Staffing

                                                           

            Dawne Day

 

            Natalie McKellar

 

3.2       Hospital Services

 

3.2.1   The purpose-built Children’s Unit provides outstanding facilities for in-patient and out-patient care.  It also houses a day case area and an observation and assessment unit.  The environment is very child-friendly and is especially pleasant to work in.  The neonatal unit provides short term intensive care, high dependency care and special care.

 

3.2.2   Medical Staffing

            Consultants

            Dr David Levy        Clinical Director for Women and Children’s Division

                                                      Special interest in Allergy and Education

Dr Jacqueline Birch             Clinical Lead for Paediatrics

                                                         Special interest in Diabetes

            Dr Albert Massarano          Community Paediatrician

                                                            Special interest in Epilepsy

Designated Doctor for LAC      

            Dr Sarah Tatnall                   Special interest in Diabetes, service lead

                                                            Undergraduate Lead.

Dr Adam Armitage               Lead for Ambulatory Care

                                           Named Doctor for Safeguarding

Dr Anjali Date                       Special interest in endocrine & TB

            Dr Helen Purves                  Special interest in Paediatric Allergy

                                                                Joint Neonatal Lead

            Dr Trupti Dhorajiwalla         Special interest in Epilepsy

            Dr Robert Block                    Special interest in Asthma/Atopy

                                                                    Joint Neonatal Lead

                                                                     Audit Lead

            Dr Kelly Whitehead             Paediatric Emergency Department Liaison

4     THE POST

The job plan below is provisional and will have to be mutually agreed with the Lead Consultant. It will be subject to annual review as part of the job planning process.  This plan may also change over time to reflect new working practices.

 

4.1 Main aims and objectives of the Post

 

This is a new post created from a previous associate specialist post. The post holder will take on the Adoption and Fostering Medical Advisor role, working initially alongside the current medical advisor. In addition, the post holder will be responsible for a specific geographical patch and will also contribute to SEND work and initial health assessments for Cared for Children.

 

4.2 Duties of the Post

  • Assess children with developmental delay and disability.
  • Contribute to holistic multidisciplinary and multiagency management plans.
  • Carry out initial Health Assessments for Cared for Children.
  • Provide medical advice as part of the EHC assessment process.
  • Fulfil the requirements of the Adoption and Fostering Medical Advisor role. This includes carrying out assessments of children being placed for adoption, providing comprehensive adoption medical reports, meeting with prospective adopters, attendance at adoption panels, reviewing adult medical reports for adoption and fostering applications along with other related activities.
  • Work with clinical colleagues and managers.

4.3 Teaching and Training

The post holder will be expected to take an active role in undergraduate and postgraduate training. We are in the process of designing a bespoke offer for ST1 trainees in line with key Shape of Training principles.

4.4 Continuing Professional Development

An active role in the departmental postgraduate programme is expected.  The    programme consists of

  • Bimonthly Community Paediatrics Business Team meetings
  • Bimonthly Community Paediatrics Team supervision
  • Weekly Departmental Thursday lunchtime presentations
  • Monthly Clinical Governance afternoons
  • Bimonthly Paediatric Operational Divisional meetings
  • Bimonthly Consultant meetings
  • Quarterly audit afternoons

4.5 Appraisals and Job Plan Reviews

The post holder will be subject to annual enhanced appraisals in line with Trust policy and with GMC Revalidation requirements. Job plans are subject to review once a year by the post holder and the Lead Consultant or trained appraiser.  Local procedures will be followed if it is not possible to agree a job plan, either initially or at annual reviews. 

 

An office is available at Hyde Clinic, Union Street, Hyde.  

Person specification

Legal requirments

Essential criteria
  • GMC registration

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • MB ChB or equivalent
  • MRCPCH or equivalent
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or eligible for inclusion within 6 months of interview date
Desirable criteria
  • Higher degree (MD/PhD)

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Has achieved the competencies relating to General Paediatric Training, usually after 2 years of General Professional Training in Paediatrics
  • Is able to demonstrate having achieved the competencies equivalent to Higher Specialist Paediatric Training including usually 3 years in Community Child Health (usually after 5 years of Higher Specialist Training in total. Those with less than 3 years community experience as still eligible to apply)
  • Experience of team working
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in other areas relevant to Community Child Health e.g. paediatric neurodisability including assessment and management of children with SEND, social communication disorders, child mental health, public health
  • Evidence of standardised training in child development and neurodisability tools e.g. ADOS, Griffiths
  • Experience of working as a medical advisor for adoption panels
  • Experience of working with looked-after, and children being considered for adoption
  • Experience of working at strategic level

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written.
  • Effective teaching skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload and to delegate responsibility and supervise staff
  • Ability to motivate and inspire a multi-disciplinary team and work sensitively within teams and across organisations
  • Involvement and evidence of implementation of service development and managing change in a healthcare setting
  • Leadership skills- ability to take responsibility, show leadership and make decisions
Desirable criteria
  • Computer and IT skills
  • Educational qualification or working towards.

Management skills

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of NHS organisation and core values of NHS
  • Understanding of the management responsibilities of NHS consultants
  • Participation in a management training course
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Bunmi Lawson
Job title
Lead Community Consultant
Email address
bunmi.lawson@tgh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0161 366 2277