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Consultant in Community Paediatrics

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Permanent: Full time (part time applicants may apply)
Full time - 40 hours per week
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High Point House
£84,559 - £114,003 Plus £2,162 LW
Salary period
05/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

Are you a Community Paediatrician looking to join a team of enthusiastic and supportive colleagues, with a strong emphasis on effective teamwork, professional development and departmental wellbeing?

This post provides an opportunity to pursue a diverse specialist community paediatric post, without any on call commitment

As well as new Consultants, we welcome applications from established Consultants.  The job plan is negotiable and can be tailored to meet your individual needs in line with the service needs as appropriate. Part time applicants are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants will have the opportunity to develop or pursue their area of interest and lead roles. They will join a team of enthusiastic and supportive colleagues and can work closely with Tertiary colleagues via the Outreach services. The job plan is negotiable and can be tailored to meet their career and individual needs in line with the service needs as appropriate.

We are offering a retention incentive in addition to the Consultant salary and London weighting. We want to recruit the very best team, and are offering external new starters a retention incentive of £5,000 when they start and commit to working with us for one year. Beyond that, a further £5,000 will be paid if a commitment is made to remain in post for a further two years. Any payment made will be on a pro rata basis for part time appointments.

Main duties of the job

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to employ an enthusiastic Consultant Paediatrician with expertise in community child health to help deliver a highly regarded service for children in Greenwich. You will join a team of motivated, experienced and supportive Community Paediatricians with multidisciplinary and interagency working being a significant part of the role.

This post is a replacement substantive post due to the post holder retiring. The Consultant will be part of a team of 5.0 WTE Consultants, 1 WTE Locum Consultant, 5.0 WTE Specialty Grade (SAS) doctors, 0.4 WTE Clinical Psychologist and 1 WTE Specialty Higher Trainee.

Working for our organisation

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children’s centres, schools and people’s homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families.  This is strengthened by our new values:

  • We’re Kind
  • We’re Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Consultant will provide a high level of clinical expertise and leadership, both for the team for which they are responsible and in borough-wide services.


  • To provide assessment and case management of children and young people with complex Neurodisability and special needs, including in Special Needs schools in the Borough. The Consultant has overall responsibility for their own caseload, which will include children across the borough or living out of borough but registered under a Greenwich GP.
  • To provide supervision of non-Consultant grade doctors, including Speciality Doctor Paediatricians and Specialist Trainees.

    • Provide clinical input to multi-disciplinary clinics for the assessment of children with complex disability and special needs. These assessments include a rising caseload of children with ASD and ADHD that require assessment and further management.


    • Provide Consultant input to medical follow up of children within the special schools.


    1. Provide medical advice to Local Authority Children’s Services according to statutory legislation for children with special educational needs requiring Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCP).


The Consultant will be supported to develop and pursue their interest in Community Paediatrics.


Person specification

Must have GMC registration and license to practice

Essential criteria
  • Must have GMC registration

Relevant experience

Essential criteria
  • Must have relevant experience as stated for role in job description


Essential criteria
  • MRCPCH or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) recognised by GMC

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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 Grace Pereria
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Consultant Paediatrician
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