Speciality Doctor in Community Paediatrics

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

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NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
10 PAs
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£37,923-£70,718 per annum
04/10/2017 23:59

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) will join together to create a new Foundation Trust in October 2017 which will be named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; subject to required approvals.   Following this, the plan is for North Manchester General Hospital (which is currently part of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) to join the new organisation around 12-18 months later.

As a result of this plan, it’s such an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth of opportunity. Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester. 

The diversity of our communities, the scope to lead in your specialty, the variety of your experiences - quite simply, Manchester offers the richest professional experience around.

A unique opportunity

Central Manchester Foundation Trust is much like our city - vibrant, always evolving, rich in diversity and all the better for it. In our multi-cultural city, you will never experience the same day at work twice. Managing a wide range of conditions, you will make a difference for children and families from all backgrounds, alongside colleagues as diverse as the communities we serve. As part of our forward looking team, you’ll also enjoy the advantage of our close links with a host of different partners - from Manchester’s three acute hospitals, to your colleagues and counterparts in our community therapy and health visiting teams, to local authorities, schools and the police.

Your future

Thanks to the devolution agenda and the integration of many services across the city, we stand on the brink of a new era. The opportunities for our services are huge, especially with the development of the Manchester Local Care Organisation.

We’re a big department with an enthusiastic team. Across a broad range of services, we like to think we do things differently. We’ll give you potential to become a pioneer. As well as providing the clinical service, our community paediatricians hold a variety of strategic and clinical lead roles - from safeguarding, LAC, adoption and fostering, to SUDC, neurodisability and palliative care. We will encourage - and expect - you to develop your own special interests

Your role

As an experienced Specialty Doctor in community paediatrics, you’ll provide a locality-based service ranging from assessment of children with developmental delay and disability, to assessment of looked after children and children suffering suspected abuse. You’ll also be responsible for preparing statutory reports for Social Services and Special Educational Needs, and attending review and planning meetings. There is potential for you to become the named doctor for child protection, or develop a lead role in looked after children. We’ll also look to you to contribute to the SUDC rapid response service for greater Manchester, and to supervise trainees.

Your credentials

To be equal to the challenge, you’ll need to be a fully registered medical practitioner with proven experience in community paediatrics. Highly organised, with excellent communication skills, you have taken part in audits and taught medical students. Experience of teaching junior staff and taking on leadership responsibilities would be an advantage but not essential, as we can support and offer you opportunities to gain skills in both areas.

CMFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Lisa Kauffmann, Associate Clinical Head of Division and Consultant in Community Paediatrics - 0161-248 1244 lisa.kauffmann@cmft.nhs.uk

Dr Lisa Redfern, Clinical Director, Community Paediatrics - 0161-248 1217 lisa.redfern@cmft.nhs.uk

Tracey Cliff, Secretary - 0161-248 1244

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 701 2625