Consultant in General Paediatrics Lead in ED Paediatric Assessment Un

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
14 Jan 2019
19 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals.

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate

  • Responsive

  • Innovative

    We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

    Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty

  • E quality

  • A ccountability

  • R espect

  • T eamwork

    These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

    London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

This post is integral to an exciting phase of development in north-west London. It is one of two posts for consultant paediatricians which will in the vanguard of remodeling the department provide greater depth for the ED and general paediatric team as well as lead and have oversight of the paediatric assessment unit The post will work closely with colleagues (especially those focusing on Emergency and Ambulatory care) to develop the full potential of the Day Units.

The Directorate currently delivers on three hospital sites as well as through three community paediatric departments, providing services to 10% of London’s childhood population. As a new organisation, we are adopting a progressive approach to service development, whilst maintaining all the achievements of our history. The successful applicants will have an opportunity not only to participate in this journey, but also to shape and influence its future direction.

Of the three hospitals, the Paediatric Emergency Department and Paediatric inpatient units are based at the Northwick Park Hospital site. Outpatient services are delivered on all three sites. Ealing Hospital, in addition, has a Paediatric Day Unit for low risk category of clinical cases. Northwick Park Hospital has Paediatric Day Unit, as well as a Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit (collocated within Emergency Department).

Northwick Park Hospital site is a level 1 POSCU. NHS England are expected to tender PSCU services to commission two at Level 2 in the NW London sector, and LNWH will be positioning itself to mount a successful bid.

The neonatal unit is a “local neonatal unit” (previously level II) and is part of the NW London neonatal Network. The hospital has around 5,000 deliveries per year. There are 32 cot spaces of which 5 are funded for intensive care.

The inpatient unit (Jack’s Place) is a recently refurbished 27 bedded unit. The refurbishment recently won acclaim from the CQC and the Healthy London Partnerships peer review. It is able to deliver critical care level 1.

The Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit comprises 4 beds with two additional flexible beds.

The Paediatric Emergency Department is situated within the main Emergency Department, which was a £20 million development and is regarded as state of the art.

The postholder will be split between Northwick Park and Ealing Hospital sites. On the Northwick Park site, the postholder will provide consultant duties in Emergency Department & Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit (EDPAU) in the Northwick park site, and be the lead for the paediatric assessment unit. In addition, the post holder will play a role in supporting the OPD work on the Ealing Hospital site and developing the clinical interest in their chosen specialty. Currently this is in the form of allergy clinics and we would hope to continue this if the postholder desires.
For further details / informal visits contact:

Priya Kumar on 07384799308 or Or Sathish Bangalore on 020 8869 2587 or

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

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Please note, as per updated UKVI guidelines, from April 2017 candidates appointed to any role that we are able to request sponsorship for a Tier 2 (general) visa will be required to provide an overseas criminal record certificate for themselves and any adult dependents from each country that they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Further information on obtaining the criminal record check for time spent abroad can be found on the website.

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