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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services for over 4.9 million people living in the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, and across Essex and Kent.
We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.
Consultant Acute Paediatrician, ED
Closed for applications on: 6-Sep-2022 00:01
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 6-Sep-2022 00:01
- C & YP's ED Serrvice,
- 125 New London Rd.
- CM2 0QT
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Part time - 2 sessions per week (1 day per week)
- £84,559 - £114,003 per annum pro rate
- Salary period
- (NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant)
- Main area
Do you want to be part of an innovative organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.
Here at NELFT, embracing a Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients that we will support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty, and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust. Our vision is to create an engaging place to work in partnership, where we value diverse perspectives and work in an environment in which you feel valued, supported, understood, and developed. Our professional relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust and honesty. We are committed to welcoming and making everyone feel valued here at NELFT.
We embrace continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you want to grow and progress your career with an organisation that values it’s people, take the first step on an exciting career journey and join us today.
Consultant Acute Paediatrician, ED
Would you like to be at the forefront of exciting developments within children and young people’s services? Do you have a passion for helping young people struggling with mental health problems? Then, come and work for NELFT, and be part of one of the UK’s most innovative healthcare services.
NELFT is an experienced provider of mental health and community services for people of all ages across the four London boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. We also provide children’s mental health services across Essex and Kent. NELFT is a progressive organisation, with cutting edge, award winning expertise. You can find out more about us by visiting the NELFT website.
Working for our organisation
Applications are invited for a Consultant Paediatrician to work closely one day a week with the full time substantive Consultant Psychiatrist in the Eating Disorders Team, based in Chelmsford. The post has received approval from the Royal College of Paediatricians. The post holder will have Full GMC Registration, License to practise in the UK, MRCPCH and a CCT in Paediatrics or will be within 6 months of obtaining the CCT. We are looking for enthusiastic and flexible candidates who are committed to working in a multidisciplinary setting. The post attracts relevant Direct Clinical Care and Supporting professional activities and offers excellent CPD and study leave arrangements as well as good research and service development and leadership opportunities. The Trust has excellent relationships with all stakeholders. The trust also has robust governance structures. We offer a range of NHS benefits including flexible working, the NHS Pension Scheme and the Childcare voucher scheme.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a newly formed community based SET CAMHS Eating Disorder Service covering the county of Essex. The job is based at 125 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0QT
The post is part-time – 2 Programmed Activities (PAs) and we are happy to explore part-time or flexible roles. This post would be suitable as an additional role for an existing Consultant in Paediatric; alternatively this could be a standalone post.
The post holder will be expected to work alongside the Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist and jointly provide medical leadership to the team. They will support the consultant with children and young people under 18 years of age, in performing, supervising and managing clinical assessments of children and young people with an eating disorder, liaising with secondary and primary care colleagues and reviewing/developing protocols to ensure effective and efficient service delivery and joint working with partner agencies, including the acute Trusts.
The post holder will be a member of the MDT and have support of other team members in the management of these cases.
As the service is exclusively an outpatient service, the post holder will not hold an inpatient case load, but the post holder will work with the acute Trusts and mental health/specialist eating disorder inpatient units where patients are admitted to aid smooth transition to different levels of care. This will consist of attending, where appropriate, CPA meetings, transfer of care meetings, advising and planning the delivery of community care package upon patient’s discharge.
The post holder will be expected to attend and participate in MDT team meetings (Wednesdays) as well as meetings of cases on their case load as needed.
The post-holder will have access to office space; agile working devices will be provided which will enable the post holder to work from different Trust sites; there will be pro-rata equivalent of 0.5WTE Band 4 PA (the allocation for a full time consultant). There are no trainee doctors attached to this team although we would like to develop opportunities with the local paediatric, GP and psychiatric training scheme providers to offer training opportunities within the team.
The post does not include external duties.
The post holder will be line managed by the locality Associate Medical Director (AMD) for Essex. The post holder’s Prescribed Connection will be to NELFT for Medical Appraisal and Revalidation purposes. NELFT will finance one Multisource Feedback exercise for peers and patients per post holder if this is required in advance of their GMC Revalidation date. In keeping with NELFT’s Appraisal and Revalidation Policy, post holders will have a choice of medical appraiser and will be expected to use the NELFT Revalidation Management System – PreP. The post will be subject to a job planning process where the Trust’s requirements and the post holder’s preferences will be negotiated. The post holder’s Designated Body will be NELFT for the purposes of Revalidation.
We believe in bringing your authentic and best self to work, in order to provide the best care to our patients. We are committed to supporting our employees holistically. Here is a snapshot of what is on offer at NELFT:
- A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
- A commitment to supporting our staff achieve a work life balance, through flexible working opportunities and our efforts to support our working parents and carers. This has resulted in us being recognised as a ‘Top 10 Family Friendly Employer’ from Working Families charity
- Proactive health and wellbeing support, including access to our KeepingWell hub, staff psychological support, individual wellbeing conversations and a network of health and wellbeing ambassadors
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.
Supporting our Armed Forces
We recognise the valuable contribution that the Armed Forces community make to our organisation. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and achieved Gold Award under the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme. We have supportive policies, guaranteed interview schemes for veterans. reservists and military spouses, and give additional leave to our Reservists so that they can attend their annual camp.
Equal opportunities employer
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of any protected characteristic.
We are a Disability Confident employer and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with disabilities. If you require this application in another format i.e Braille or audio tape please contact the recruitment team on 0300 300 1530 or email email@example.com
Correspondence with us
You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post.
In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
You start will be on the first Monday of the month unless otherwise agreed. Further details of our induction will be sent with your offer letter,
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.
- MRCPCH or equivalent, Inclusion in, or eligibility for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of obtaining a CCT in Paediatrics.
- Masters or Doctorate degree.
- Relevant post registration experience.
- Mastery in the management of a broad range of acute medical disorders in children and young people.
- Experience of and commitment to multi-disciplinary team work; collaborative work with other agencies.
- Excellent clinical skills.
- Excellent communication skills both verbally and written.
- Ability to provide medical leadership to the multi-disciplinary team and to function as an active member of the multi-disciplinary team.
- Advanced Paediatric Life Support or Equivalent
- Understanding of clinical risk management.
Further details / informal visits contact
- Viviana Porcari
- Job title
- Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Additional information
Dr Viviana Porcarci
Associate Medical Director for Essex
Tel: 01277 695595/ Mobile: 07932 604605
Gill Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deputy Integrated Care Director
Tel: 0300 555 1201 ext. 52705/Mobile: 07803 246510
0800 9530 222- Option 1 - Option 7