LF17890 - Consultant Paediatrician in Community Child Health and Neurodisability

NHS Grampian
£78,304 per annum
12 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated colleague to join the friendly and dynamic Paediatrics within Moray Community and Dr Gray’s Hospital. The department is managed as part of the Combined Child Health Service for NHS Grampian, with strong professional and clinical links together with Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.

Within this post, the appointee will provide Tertiary Community Paediatrics in Elgin and across Moray to assess and manage children with Neurodisability and developmental disorders as well as be involved in developing existing services in Grampian to create a vibrant new service for the children of Moray. Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to access additional training in Community Child Health. Candidates must be innovative and demonstrate leadership skills which will support the development of pathways and continuous improvement within the service, to help provide the best possible care to our patients.

NHS Grampian provides healthcare services to children living in Grampian, Orkney and Shetland, with Dr Gray’s Hospital located in the cathedral city of Elgin, which has a population of 23,000 within the county of Moray (total population 96,000). It is set in an area of outstanding beauty with a milder climate than other parts of the North-East coast. The area offers an excellent quality of life and access to a wide range of recreational opportunities from the shores and waters of the Moray Firth to the mountains of upper Speyside. The rural nature of Moray offers an enviable work/life pattern ideal for families and anyone with a love of sea and/or countryside. Industries in the area include textiles, agriculture, tourism and distilling. There is one RAF and one Army base offering substantial local employment. Inverness Airport, 30 miles west, has regular flights to London, Amsterdam, Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and also to the Outer Isles and the Northern Isles. There are regular railway services to Aberdeen and Inverness. Many new housing developments have taken place within Elgin and surrounding villages providing a wide choice of very reasonably priced housing within easy commuting distance. There are excellent schools within Elgin and surrounding villages including state schools but also the renowned Gordonstoun private school.

This post is designated as full time, currently 10 programmed activities per week. However, other more flexible arrangements such as part time, job share etc will be favourably considered.

Full registration with a license to practice with the GMC is required. For more information visit

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR).

To obtain the job description for this post, please click on the following link - LF17890 - Consultant.doc

Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Shelagh Parkinson, Consultant Paediatrician or Dr Slawomir Wojcik, Consultant Paediatrician o.

Closing Date: Friday, 13 October 2017.