Specialty Doctor in Acute Paediatrics

  • £52,530 - £82,400
  • North East
  • Fixed

BDI Resourcing are hiring into an exciting Specialty Doctor role covering both Paediatrics and Neonatology at a level 1 centre in the northeast of England. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic Paediatrics team with an excellent track record of supporting doctors in both their first jobs in the NHS, or in a second or third job where a doctor is looking to further their career through supportive continuous professional development. 

Main Duties: 

  • Paediatrics Specialty Doctors at this hospital work on the Special Care Baby Unit, the General Paediatrics Wards, Acute / Emergency admissions. These will be per the rota, seeing you spending dedicated time on each of these units depending which shift you’re working that day.
  • Specialty Doctors are expecting to support and teaching Paediatric junior doctors and ST3s, as well as nurses and AHPs in the team.
  • The postholder will be expected to work a full on call rota, which currently runs to a 1:8 average averaging 44 hours per week. Specialty Doctors are the second on-call in the department for emergencies, forming part of the code blue team for resuscitation of both neonates and children.  
  • Experienced candidates can be involved in outpatient clinics, supervised by a Consultant.
  • The post holder will be teaching medical students as well as junior doctors. Participation in audits, quality improvement projects, and presentations are all encouraged. Trust doctors also have access to study leave and study budget for professional development.

The Hospital:

The trust manages two main acute sites which have a combined inpatient bed capacity of almost 1000 beds. Wide range of inpatient services. Level 1 Neonatology, Special Care Baby Unit. The Paediatrics department comprises of a level 1 Neonatology Special Care Baby Unit, General Paediatrics wards, Paediatric assessment unit, Paediatrics outpatient clinics. There is also a Paediatrician posted to the emergency department to deal with inpatient cases coming in through the front door.

The Paediatrics team work closely with a wide range of teams in the hospital, including the Emergency Department, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Radiology etc. There are also close links with colleagues in the community, including Community Paediatricians, GPs, social services etc.

The location:

The hospital is based in a town in the northeast of England. It is a peaceful family friendly area with beautiful countryside on your doorstep. Some of the major cities in the north east of England are only a short drive away so it is the best of both worlds. There is an excellent level of education and schooling in the region, with some of the best rated universities in the country located nearby. Being situated in the north east of England means the cost of living is much lower than elsewhere in England, so you have greater spending power with your take-home salary.


To apply for this position, you will need the following:

  • GMC registration 
  • Experience intubating neonates
  • Experience resuscitating both neonates and children
  • Work at a middle grade level in Paediatrics overseas / or NHS experience at a junior level and looking to step up.

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

How to Apply

To apply for this role, simply send your CV through to apply@bdiresourcing.com 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.  

Olivia Loizides Team Leader

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