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Specialty Doctor in Community Paediatrics

Advanta Healthcare
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23 Feb 2021

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10 PA full-time Community Paediatrics Specialty Doctor role.

Substantive/Fixed Term position based in an excellent Hospital in the East Midlands!

The role of the Community Paediatric Service

The Community Paediatric Service is a secondary care consultant-led service delivered by experienced doctors trained in paediatrics and child health with specialist skills in:
  1. Child Development
  2. Childhood Disabilities
  3. Safeguarding Children
  4. Learning disabilities
  5. Behavioural problems/ADHD
  6. Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  7. Adoption
  8. Sudden and Unexpected Child Deaths

There is close working with schools and the local Children's services. There are links with The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Teams. Specialist Clinics for children with ADHD are run within the county. There is some multidisciplinary assessment of children with complex and serious developmental difficulties such as Autism but it has been recognised that this is an area that needs further development. The trust is in the process of developing an integrated assessment for children with complex neurodisability as part of service development.

Clinical Duties include:
  • The Post holder will provide along with the supervising Consultant Community Paediatrician(s), and other medical colleagues in Community Paediatric Services within the NHS Trust, generic clinical community paediatric services. This will include contributing to multi-agency meetings, case conferences, liaison with schools, and MDT peer reviews.
  • The post holder will carry out general developmental assessments on pre-school and school-aged children as required.
  • The post holder will provide medical reviews, advice and support to pupils attending a special school
  • The post holder will provide reports for the Education Authority according to SEND requirements.
  • The post holder will contribute to community paediatric assessment for children referred into the ADHD, Autism and neurodevelopmental assessment pathways
  • The post holder will initiate, titrate and stabilise children that requires ADHD medication and carry out monitoring in the ADHD follow up clinics
  • The post holder will give advice to teachers on medical matters which could affect their pupils' education or management in school.
  • The post holder will assess children's need for home tuition or school transport and advise the Educational Authority accordingly
  • The post holder may contribute to medical assessments for children undergoing adoption

Other Duties
  • The post holder will be encouraged to develop an area of special interest that compliments the needs of the Service.
  • The post holder will work closely with the statutory, local authority and other agencies to ensure appropriate service provision for children.

There is currently no out of hours on-call commitment.

  • Full GMC registration
  • Previous training and experience in paediatrics/community child health at Middle-Grade level
  • Experience in ADHD and Autism assessment and Management

  • Previous UK experience
  • Postgrad Diploma in Paediatric Neurodisability, MRCPCH, or DCH

Benefits Include:
  • Speciality Doctor salary based upon experience.
  • Relocation package of £6,000 to £12,000+
  • Career-building progression and development opportunities.
  • CESR training opportunity available.
  • A great, diverse community and culture!

Please apply for this position if you meet the requirements listed, we would love to hear from you!
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