Consultant General Paediatrician

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
February 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:£88,364 - £119,133
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 12 month
Working Time:Full time
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Consultant General Paediatrician NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area

General Paediatrics


NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant


Fixed term: 12 months


Full time - 10 sessions per week

Job ref



Southampton General Hospital




£88,364 - £119,133 Per Annum

Salary period



01/02/2023 23:59
Job overview

Online applications are invited for the post of Locum Consultant General Paediatrician at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. This is a one year, fixed-term locum appointment to cover maternity leave. The successful applicant will have completed specialty training in paediatrics. No particular subspecialty interest is desirable for this post.

Southampton Children's Hospital provides a paediatric service to the children of Southampton has a population of 400,000. In addition, the Trust provides tertiary regional services in Allergy, Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Clinical Genetics, Dermatology, Endocrinology, ENT, Gastro-enterology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Respiratory Paediatrics, Rheumatology, Surgery and Urology. The total tertiary population serviced by Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust is approximately 2.8 million.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


The post holder will join a team of 12 general paediatricians. They will contribute to the provision of the General Paediatric group job plan which provides Consultant of the Week cover to all general paediatric in-patients, outpatients (both routine and urgent) and on-call. Individual consultants within general paediatrics have slightly varying job plans depending on their own particular interests The Paediatric High Dependency Unit is run by general paediatricians.


We are looking to appoint a well-motivated individual with paediatric experience. The department has a strong ethos in education and research and the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to this activity. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their competence to communicate in spoken and written English. Applicants should have a CCT or be on the GMC's Specialist Register. Applicants who are within six months of obtaining their CCT on the date of the AAC may also apply.


Individuals wishing to apply must be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and should be either already on or within 6 months of eligibility to be included on the specialist register of the GMC.

The successful candidate will be employed under the terms and conditions of service for Consultants (England) 2003.

Interviews will be held on TBC

Job Reference: 188-MT0874 - This vacancy closes on or before: Wednesday, 1st February 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification Qualifications and training Essential criteria
  • Specialist GMC registration in Paediatrics either already acquired or within 6 months of acquisition
  • Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health
  • APLS Certification or equivalent
  • Level 3 training in child protection
  • Desirable criteria
  • General Paediatric experience at Consultant level
  • Qualifications, in teaching management or research
  • Previous or relevant experience Essential criteria
  • Has completed or will be within 6 months of completion of paediatric training
  • Desirable criteria
  • Paediatric specialty experience/interest
  • Aptitudes and skills Essential criteria
  • Knowledge, clinical and technical skills to provide a consultant led service in general paediatrics
  • Ability to manage sick children, including technical skills
  • Experience and training in child protection
  • Commitment to providing a high standard of care to patients and their families
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Good time-management skills
  • Commitment to continuing personal development
  • Ability to work within a busy paediatric department
  • Proven ability to work within a clinical team
  • Good IT skills
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience in teaching, management or research
  • Understanding of research practice and governance; participation in audit and understanding of quality improvement processes
  • Experience in service development
  • Evidence of holistic feedback from peers and patients
  • A flexible personality with a good sense of humour
  • Special Requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Able to travel to meet requirements of the post
  • Living the Trust values Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    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.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 148.2KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 133.1KB)
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    Mark Alderton

    Job title

    Consultant General Paediatrician

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