Consultant Paediatrics and Neonatology

  • £93,666 - £126,281
  • South West
  • Fixed

We are excited to announce an exciting opportunity to work in a large Teaching Hospital in the South West of England. The Hospital itself is ranked as ‘Good’ by the CQC for their Caring criteria and for their services for Children and Young People. For those with young children, one of the Hospital sites has an onsite nursery which has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED. In an already well staffed department, you’ll be replacing an existing Consultant who is reducing their hours to part time. Specialist interests are welcomed and can be accommodated.  

The Hospital, Department and Trust

The Trust provides care for a population of more than 600,000 people across an area of more than 2,000 square miles, making it one of the largest healthcare providers in the UK. With more than 15,000 staff members this is the single largest employer in the region and provides a large and diverse workforce over two main acute hospital sites.

The department itself has a compliment of 10 General Paediatric Consultants with some working less than full time hours. The team extends beyond acute paediatrics into an ASD and CAMHS team who look after neurodevelopmental and behavioural / psychiatry services respectively. You’ll play an important role in providing opinion on potential co-morbidities which need to be referred in these directions.

The Location:

This coastal area of the UK provides the perfect location for families to live. Most of the schools are well regarded by OFSTED and rail links mean you have access to local cities as well as London. You’ll also find the cost of living in the region very reasonable in comparison to many other parts of the UK, particularly the major cities.

Main Duties: 

The appointee will take part in a 1:8 Attending Consultant service week system which is split between 0830 Monday until 1730 on Thursday then Friday to Sunday. The appointee will also take part in 1:8 Resident working which is split covering weekday evenings Monday to Wednesday and then separate Thursday, Friday working with and supervising, a Tier 1 and Tier 2 doctor.

A second consultant is available on-call from home. The Resident Week does not involve weekend working. Evenings are 1430 to 2200. The first 90 mins of the shift is triaging outpatient referrals. Out-patient clinics are not scheduled during either the Attending or Resident weeks. Clinic weeks consist of around 3 Pas of clinic per week on average with approximately 2 PAs of DCC allocated for patient administration.

Approximately one clinic per week can be allocated to the individual’s chosen specialist interest(s) and two for general patients. The appointee will also attend visiting consultant clinics relevant to their interest to benefit both patients and themselves, and increase local expertise. Within the clinic week there is a fixed weekday off per week


The successful candidate will have: 

  • MBBS
  • Completed GMC registration with license to practice via MRCPCH
  • Experience and completion of a broad training programme based in Paediatrics

How to Apply

To apply for this role, simply send your CV through to our team or use the form below and one of our specialist medicine team can pick it up. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email your queries through to the same address and one of our team will be in touch.  

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care
Daniel Platts Director

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