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Specialty Doctor in Paediatrics

NHS Forth Valley
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20 Sep 2021

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Specialty Doctor in Community Child Health


Specialty Doctor in Acute Paediatrics and Community Child Health

(Substantive post)

Full time (10 PA) or part time

Start: ASAP

Salary Scale - £41,986 - £78,294

Looking for a new and exciting challenge? Then think about working in NHS Forth Valley in the heart of Scotland.

The post was designed to support a growing service in Community Child health and Acute Paediatrics as we undertake a redesign including plans for implementation of Neurodevelopmental pathway project for 0-18 year olds in Forth Valley.

Therefore special interest, formal training and experience in Neurodevelopmental assessments may be of advantage. There will be an opportunity to access formal training and further develop interest in this area.

Whilst this post is primary aimed to fill an existing gap within the Community Child health service, there would be a degree of flexibility to accommodate and further support any additional individual special interests within Community Child Health and Acute Paediatrics (where applicable).

The post holder interested to work also in the area of acute Paediatrics will be expected to work within acute Paediatrics areas as rostered to support the Tier 2 rota.

Currently, we hold specialised Community child health clinics for children with hearing and visual impairment, neurodisability, neurodiversity, botox assessment and therapy, Looked after and Accommodated children assessments, Adoption and Fostering assessments, Enuresis and Encopresis, Comprehensive health assessments and School health clinics for children with complex needs.

Community Child Health Clinics take place in the main acute Forth Valley Royal Hospital as well as wider geographical areas of Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire. Community Child Health clinics are held in Forth Valley Royal Hospital as well as Stirling Community Hospital and Clackmananshire Community Healthcare Centre, Falkirk Community Hospital, Sensory Centre in Camelon. School health clinics are also held in Special schools in Bonnes and Grangemouth.

The team has excellent links with the wider Paediatric services and multidisciplinary teams across the health board.

The Combined Department of Child Health currently has a team of 15 Consultant Paediatricians (General Paediatrics), 2 Associate Specialists, 7 Specialty Doctor Paediatricians, Specialty Trainees, Foundation Year II and GP specialist trainees and Clinical Development Fellows. Advance Paediatric Nurse Practitioner (APNP), Enhanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (ENNP) and 2 Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (ANNP).

From the above - 3 Consultant Paediatricians, 1 Associate Specialist and 3 Specialty Doctors contribute to the delivery of Community Child Health Services in Forth Valley.

On occasions, we would have a Paediatric trainee allocated to Forth Valley on a Community Child Health rotation.

The department provides comprehensive paediatric and neonatal care to a population of 310,000 people with 60,000 children under the age of 16 years and about 3,200 deliveries per annum. There is a 25 bedded combined medical and surgical Paediatric ward; a 20 bed Neonatal Unit supporting a Consultant led Obstetric unit and an 8 bed Paediatric Day Care Unit.

Forth Valley Paediatric department participates in several regional and national Managed Clinical networks facilitating the maintenance of specialist interests for all senior medical staff. Forth Valley Paediatric department has teaching commitments to undergraduates and postgraduates from Edinburgh, Tayside and Glasgow. Involvement in research is encouraged and active participation in the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (Paediatric, Neonatal and Maternity) is well established.

This appointment aims to:

Support the delivery of Community Child Health Services in Forth Valley (and Acute Paediatrics where applicable) in hospital and outreach outpatient settings within Forth Valley area (Stirling, Alloa, Falkirk, Camelon).

Special interest and experience in Neurodevelopemental assessments would be of benefit and formal training would be welcome in particular with current planned implementation of Neurodevelopmental Pathway project.

Additional expertise in other areas of Community Child Health and Acute Paediatrics to complement the department would be welcome. Opportunity for the development of an individual candidates special interest will be encouraged.

You can look forward to a warm welcome and strong support from colleagues. Our hospital is situated in the heart of Scotland, nestled against the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

To apply for this post, please visit the job posting on the NHS Scotland Job Train website. Applicants should have full GMC registration and a licence to practise. At least 2 years experience in Paediatrics and Community Child Health at Specialist trainee level or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience and competencies. MRCPCH or equivalent is desirable but not essential.

Applicants are required to have evidence of recent continued academic and professional development. Excellent, communication, listening and organisational skills are essential.

Informal enquiries should be directed by telephone to Dr Kristyna Bohmova, Consultant Paediatrician & Clinical Director, Paediatrics and CAMHS, or Dr Michael Colvin, Consultant Paediatrician, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Tel 01324 567163 or to Jacqui Sproule, Service Manager, Paediatrics and CAMHS, Tel 01324 567079

Closing Date: 17th October 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Please quote reference number 069057 on all correspondence.
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