Consultant Community Paediatrician

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

This is an incredibly exciting time to join St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. St Helens Community Paediatric Services transitioned into the Paediatric Department in April 2020; enhancing a dynamic team delivering multidisciplinary acute and community care to the children and young people of St Helens and helping us to deliver a seamless and high quality service.

Our Community Paediatric Team takes pride in developing effective community services, by ensuring that everything they do is based around the aim of quality first. The Team comprises Consultants, Specialty Grade Doctors and a range of nursing staff, including Advanced Nurse Practitioners who provide a high quality service supporting children and young people in a community setting. This role will include working as consultant community paediatrician with any lead role to complement the department need.

The Paediatric Department at STHK Trust prides itself on being a friendly, caring, and supportive team within the Medical Care Group. There is an active Audit and Clinical Governance structure. The Department was scored OUTSTANDING in CARING at the latest CQC inspection in August 2015 and consistently scores over 95% in the ‘Friends and Family Test’ patient satisfaction survey.

As a CQC 'Outstanding' Trust and winner of the 2019 HSJ Trust of the year award, this organisation is looking to play a key role in the delivery of outstanding community services to the population it serves. Working with a dynamic senior leadership team, you will be in an exciting position to lead pivotal community services in line with the vision of national strategies such as the five year forward view. Using your amazing interpersonal skills and innovative leadership style, your role will encompass direct responsibility for the delivery of services whilst helping facilitate and support the development of interagency and locality working.

This is a challenging role which calls on the individual to break down the historic barriers between services and importantly focus on how professionals can work together for the best outcome for our patients and wider population.

Applicants must be eligible for full registration with the GMC at the time of appointment.

Applicants must have entry on the GMC Specialist Register via one of the following:

1) Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)
(The proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview)

2) Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR)
(CESR candidates must have written GMFC confirmation upon successful application)

Applicants are required to hold Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Heath (UK or equivalent qualifications).

An enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are also a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019
  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018 and March 2019
  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017,2018 and 2019)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2019 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Best place to receive treatment in the NHS (for 2nd year running)
  • Top Acute Trust for treating its staff fairly with regards to career progression (for 3rd year running)
  • Quality of care (best score for 5th year running)
  • Staff engagement (best score for 4th year running)
  • Staff morale (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Bullying and harassment (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Safety culture (best score for 2nd year running)

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.

Interview Date: AAC Monday 26th October 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Maysara Aziz, Clinical Director for Paediatrics, Maysara.Aziz@sthk.nhs.uk or contact on / 1634 or alternativelyplease contact Sheena Kennedy, Interim Clinical Manager, Childrens Community Specialists serviceson .

Prospective candidates are very welcome to arrange a visit to the Department and Trust.

Reference: 40883972

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