BDI Resourcing are currently looking for a General Paediatrics doctor with experience working in a level 1 SCBU setting to work in an excellent Hospital Trust in the South East of England. You will be expected to stabilize and intubate babies from the delivery suite as early as 28 weeks gestation in order to prepare them for Neonatal transfer to the local NICU unit. Experience working in a busy Emergency or Acute paediatric setting is essential and you’ll be expected to be competent in paediatric resuscitation.
The Hospital, Department and Trust
Working in one of three acute hospital sites in the Trust, you’ll be in a 400 bedded hospital with a large Paediatric unit and Level 1 SCBU. The Paediatrics unit provides 24/7 care for children and a busy maternity unit of roughly 3,600 deliveries per year provides a regular need for level 1 neonatal care. Babies of earlier gestation are stabilised and transported using the local neonatal transfer to supporting level 2 and NICU centres. Sharing the middle rota with 13 doctors in total you’ll form part of a large team of Specialty Doctors and Registrars.
The Trust itself has done a lot of international recruitment over the years, making it a great place for your first position in the NHS. The hospital prioritises creating a supportive working environment by providing mentorship programs, professional development opportunities and a strong support system due to having access to experienced physicians that can guide you. Permanent Specialty Doctors in Paediatrics can be given the opportunity to rotate into a level 3 Neonatal unit for 6 months and acquire the competencies in RCPCH curriculum in community paediatrics within the Trust CESR project.
Based in the South East of England, this seaside location means it’s a lovely place to raise a family, with lots of natural beauty and space for play. You’ll also find yourself in close proximity to London and can be there in an hour and a half to have a great day out, visiting cultural landmarks. Also London is the national hub for international markets and shops in the UK so having access to these facilities is great. It’s a good balance of being able to visit the bustling capital city on days off, while having a much lower cost of living compared to London. We know how important it is to keep in touch with loved ones who are living overseas, the nearest international airport is a short 1.5 hours drive away (London Gatwick).
The successful applicant will work a 12PA contract (average 48 hour working week attracting a 20% uplift on basic salary) with a full rota shared between 13 middle grade and specialty doctors.
You’ll join a shift rotation, working both night and day shifts. Night shifts involve covering paediatric areas in the Emergency Department and other units, lasting from 8:30 PM to 9:30 AM, with a pattern of 4 nights during the week and 3 on weekends shared amongst 13 middle grade doctors. During the night, a junior trainee and a consultant on call from home are also present.
Long Day shifts are 12 hours long, with responsibilities in paediatric inpatient and neonatal units. From 8:30 AM to 5 PM, the focus is on general paediatric services, shifting to neonatal services after 5 PM. Each unit has support from junior doctors during these shifts.
Consultants have specific duties in different units during the day, with one focusing on neonates. Weekend shifts are divided among various units and supported by a consultant and junior doctors.
Additionally, middle-grade doctors participate in outpatient clinics, quality improvement projects, and departmental meetings. They are also involved in tutorials, training exercises, and rota management but do not teach medical students. Opportunities to develop specializations are provided.
The successful candidate will have:
- Completed GMC registration with license to practice via PLAB or MRCPCH (or alternative clinical routes such as USMLE, Sri Lankan MD)
- Experience in Acute Paediatrics & Paediatrics ED
- Experience and qualifications in Paediatric life support
- Experience regularly intubating babies at 28 weeks
- Minimum of 3 years’ of experience at a Registrar level in Paediatric and Neonatal setting
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
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- Document gathering and checking
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- Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
- Travel Arrangements
- Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care