ST7+ Consultant NHS Post CCT Paediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology North London United Kingdom – North London

ST7+ Consultant NHS Post CCT Paediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology North London United Kingdom

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North London


ST7+ Consultant NHS Post CCT Paediatric Diabetes &
Endocrinology North London United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed
term/ permanent basis.

*** GMC Registration Required (General
Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Location: London North- United Kingdom
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 months of job offer) or equivalent overseas
***Speciality: Paediatrics- Diabetes & Endocrinology Paediatrician
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £84,559 – £114,003 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** Exact location details provided upon receipt of application / CV


We are seeking to appoint a Consultant with complementary skills
to the local and regional requirements. This offers an excellent opportunity
for someone with the appropriate subspecialist skills to join the team to cover
a potential catchment area of our client’s NHS facility.

Consultant in Paediatrics with Special Interest in Diabetes.

Applicants must hold full registration and a licence to practice
with the GMC.

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist
Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a
CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Our NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place
to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and
creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their
vision and values.


The North London Hospital Children’s
Services serves a paediatric population of over 77,000 children in the service
area. This post is primarily based on the main site, although with time it is
anticipated there will be some cross-site working, particularly for
subspecialty work. There is also close integration with community based
Children’s Services, which forms part of the same department.

General Paediatrics at the Hospital is
located in a modern, purpose-built building that includes a 20-bed inpatient
ward including a 42-bed HDU bay, an adjacent Children’s Assessment Unit, open
24/7, a Children’s Elective Care Unit and a Children’s Outpatient Unit with 12
consulting rooms.

Overall, there are around 2,200 acute
paediatric admissions to the Children’s Ward and over 14,000 general paediatric
outpatient attendances every year. In 2019/20 the service had approx. 5800
admissions to the  Children’s Assessment

The Neonatal Unit is situated near to
the Children’s Department, located immediately adjacent to the Delivery Suite.
It is designated as a Level 2 Unit (Local Neonatal Unit) as per BAPM
Guidelines. There are 17 cots (1 designated intensive care IC, 4 high
dependency HD and 12 special care SB). The IC and HD occupancy can be flexible
depending on activity. There were approximately 3600 deliveries in 20 19/20
with approximately 5300 neonatal unit cot days including 532 intensive care and
892 high dependency days. The five consultants with a neonatal interest operate
a consultant of the week system on the neonatal unit on a 1:5 basis, from 9am
to 1pm with the consultant of the week covering the afternoons.

The model of care in the Children’s
Department is moving towards increasingly consultant– delivered care. You would
be joining a team with 11 other consultants, which allows us to largely meet
RCPCH Facing the Future and local acute care standards.

The consultants are supported by an1
Associate Specialists, and two Trust Registrars, and Speciality Doctor and a
team of Junior Medical Staff comprising –

Six ST4-8 trainees (includes ST6-8 in
community paediatrics)
Six ST1-3 paediatric trainees
Five GP ST trainees
Two FY2 trainees
Two FY1 trainees

There is separate middle grade cover in
the neonatal unit, and CAU / Children’s Ward 7 days a week until 10pm.
Overnight, there is a single middle grade (Tier 2) doctor, two SHOs (Tier 1) –
one covering the neonatal unit and one general paediatrics with support from
the on-call consultant

The Diabetes Service

The diabetes team comprises –

·Two consultants with an interest in diabetes – one
of which is this post.

·4 Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses (PDSNs) –
1.75 WTE Band 7, 0.7 WTE

·Band 6, 0.7WTE Band 5 (Development post)

·2 Paediatric Diabetes Dietitians

·Paediatric Psychology input, meeting the
requirements of the diabetes BPT

There are 4 MDT diabetes clinics per
week shared by the consultants. These take place on Wednesday PM, Thursday PM
and all-day Friday.

The Children and Young People’s Diabetes
Team currently looks after 218 children and young people with diabetes. Of
these 2 have type 2 and the remainder have type 1 diabetes. There have been 26
children with a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes over the last year.

The team take part in an on-call system
together with several other hospitals in the region to provide phone advice to
parents / carers of children with diabetes. This runs over a 7-week cycle with
an average time commitment of 45mins/week. Ideally, the post-holder will also
take part in this rota.

General Duties
guideline only

The key duties and responsibilities of the post will


· Shared clinical responsibility for the proper
functioning of Children’s Services


· To participate on an equal basis with other
full-time consultants in the ‘Consultant of the Week’ system that provides
senior cover of all paediatric and neonatal inpatients, acute referrals and
elective care


· To participate on an equal basis with other full-time
consultants in Tier 3 (consultant) resident out of hours duties in the evenings
and at weekends and non-resident overnight on-call. This involves out of hours
cover for all paediatric services (including child protection cases needing
urgent assessment out of hours).


· To participate in low frequency Tier 2 (middle
grade) resident on-call duties (approximate frequency 1:50), including evening,
night and weekend shifts.


 · To participate in outpatient clinics as agreed,
during non-cover weeks


· To share outpatient responsibilities with typically
4 Diabetes clinics covered per week across the MDT, with this workload shared
with another Consultant colleague.


· To work within the Paediatric Diabetes Service as
part of the Diabetes team in meeting the requirements for the Best Practice
Tariff for diabetes. There will be further work as part of the MDT in
education, MDT meetings for high HBA1c patients, non-attenders and in working
with patients who are struggling for various reasons.


· To participate in the diabetes out of hours rota


· To participate in clinical supervision of junior
medical staff in the Unit who will have opportunity to learn on a one to one
basis on both formal and informal rounds and also on ad hoc basis throughout
the day.


Job Plan

job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that
the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that
the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional
job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual
agreement with successful candidates. Further discussion on supporting
professional activities will depend on the Trust's requirements and the
individual's particular expertise.

A draft job plan is provided below. The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed
with the post-holder at appointment.


Timetable 1 – General Weeks


0900 –

1300 –


0900 –
1000: Consultant meeting

clinic (cancelled when

working evening shift)



– Lunchtime meeting

(includes Safeguarding
Peer Review,

meeting, Complex patient meeting)






clinic (general) alternate weeks

admin / SPA other weeks


(Days may vary – to be agreed on commencement of post

(Days may vary)


Ward safety meeting

OFF DUTY (days may vary)

(Days may vary)


Outpatient clinic



outpatient clinic


Draft Timetable 2 – Consultant of the Week (1:12)



0900 – 1300

1300 – 1700


Handover from previous COTW Ward Round
– Children’s Ward followed by cover of ward areas, CAU, A&E

Cover as for am plus NNU cover
Handover 1630 – 1700


Ward Round – Children’s Ward followed
by cover as above, including neonatal unit

Cover as for am

Handover 1700


Ward Round – Children’s Ward followed
by cover as above, including neonatal unit

Cover as for am

Handover 1700


0900 – 0930 – Consultant Meeting

0930 – 1300

Ward Round – Children’s Ward

Followed by cover of ward areas,


1300 –1400 – Safeguarding

Meeting (SPA) / M&M

1300 –1700 – Cover as for am plus

NNU cover

1630 – 1700 – Handover


Ward Round –Children’s Ward followed
by cover as above

Cover as for am plus NNU cover

Handover 1630 – 1700


Ward Round –Children’s Ward followed
by cover as above

Cover as for am plus NNU cover

Handover 1630 – 1700


Ward Round –Children’s Ward followed
by cover as above

Cover as for am plus NNU cover

Handover 1630 – 1700


Outpatient clinics and other commitments are
cancelled when COTW

Morning duties will be cancelled when on duty in the
evening (Tier 2 / Tier 3 evening shifts). The

consultant will arrive at work at 1300 hours and
take over on call duties following handover at 1630.

All clinical commitments will be cancelled when
working nights on the Tier 2 rota.




is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with
the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July
2020) ranges from £84,559 – £114,003 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided
for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend
the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in
administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As
part of the Consultant Team, the consultant 
will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team
through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases,
identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional
Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and


The consultant will be required to
participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior
doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to
teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan
review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at
other times.

provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national
and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements

supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate
in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the
Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical
governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk
management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and
external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings
per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant
meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan
for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep
himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be
able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing
professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is
committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the
General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence
to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public,
employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are
up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures
designed to improve the quality of care for patients. 

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on
provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All
newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained
mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities


All confidential information, including patient
records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any
other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or
passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of
confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.
Workplace Doctors are looking for
medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the
following qualities:


*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide
guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the
GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT – Certificate of Completion of Training) or
(CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide
guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff
that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a
satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal
Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have
merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now
called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police
check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly
a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK
are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However,
non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced
and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing
body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability,
gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. 
Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum
criteria for the post. 

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term,
permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private
sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals.

We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal

Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV
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Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in
the post, the vacancy will be expired early. Shortlisted candidates will be
contacted as soon as possible after the closing date.

This job description is not an exhaustive document but is a
reflection of the current position. Details and emphasis may change in line
with service needs after consultation with the postholder.


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