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Consultant Community Paediatrician

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
community paediatrics
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 PA's
Job ref
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
25/02/2019 23:59

 About the Trust

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide care to thousands of people every day. In fact our community and mental health services support around 2.4 million patient contacts each year across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford

 About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and families in Oldham.

We are recruiting a consultant community paediatrician, working within the Oldham Community Paediatric Service.

The role is full time and permanent.  This is brand new post, with ten programmed activities (PAs).  There is no acute on call commitment.

We are looking for a high calibre, passionate and experienced clinician to join our well-established team of three consultants and one speciality doctor (a fourth consultant will join the team in September 2018).  We work closely with a wider team of consultants and specialist nurses to provide an integrated children’s care service.

This is a pivotal time to work for our service.  Thanks to investment from local commissioners, we are able to develop our service to better meet the needs of children and young people.

Your expertise and experience in the clinical management of children, including those with neurodevelopmental difficulties and safeguarding issues, will be an asset to our team.

You will have the opportunity to use your expertise and experience to take a key strategic lead and shape service pathways.

About the service 
Oldham is a culturally and economically diverse community.  This is reflected in the health needs of the borough’s child population, including high levels of neurodisability and autosomal recessive disorders. 

Our service provides specialist assessment, diagnostics and care planning to meet the needs of children and young people who have disabilities and special educational needs.  The service is rated good by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a service Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

Why work for us?
One of our Trust strategic goals is to be a great place to work.  This means we are absolutely committed to supporting our staff to be happy, healthy and fulfilled at work.

 In addition to investing in our services, we also:

  • Value the expertise of our consultants and provide real opportunities for you to develop and improve clinical care
  • Offer varied development and progression opportunities – with dedicated support from our Director of Medical Education
  • Have established an exciting partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University to drive forward research and innovation
  • Offer a generous relocation package to people who live outside the area
  • Offer great benefits, including flexible working, a generous holiday allowance, childcare vouchers, cycle to work and lease car schemes, job share and career break opportunities and more
  • Offer the NHS pension scheme, which is widely acknowledged as one of the best in the UK

If that wasn’t enough, there’s no GREATER place to live than MANCHESTER.  Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life.  Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

Thanks to the devolution of the health and social care budget, it’s an exciting time to work Greater Manchester and to play a key role in shaping services across the area. 

No smoking policyDisability confident employer

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

For further information, or an informal discussion, please contact:

  • Dr Chris Howard, Clinical Lead for Paediatrics: 0161 622 6631 or
  • Siobhan Ebden, Head of Children's Services, 0161 622 6425 or 

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 716 3181