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Consultant Paediatrician

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week (Additional PA's according to job planning)
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Furness General Hospital
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Salary period
28/02/2023 23:59
Interview date

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

The Paediatric Department within the Women and Children Care Group is seeking to recruit a Consultant Paediatrician based at Furness General Hospital.  The ideal applicant will have a special area of interest to complement those already in the Department.

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has a keen interest and extensive involvement in Medical and Dental Education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. We work in partnership with Lancaster Medical School, North Western Deanery and Health Education North West to provide quality education and training which meets the requirements of these regulatory bodies as well as the Trust’s high standards of patient care. UHMBFT provides one of the main NHS settings for students from Lancaster Medical School as we co-ordinate, deliver and quality assure the clinical component of Lancaster Medical Schools MBChB degree programme. 

Please be advised that this job has been reviewed and approved by The Royal College.

Interviews for this vacancy will take place on Wednesday 22nd March 2023.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a friendly and enthusiastic colleague who is able to provide excellence of care in a modern Children and Young People’s Service.  

 The CYP team provides hospital-based acute Paediatric care, neonatal services, scheduled day case and outpatient care, and safeguarding / Child-Protection expertise.  

 The successful candidate will support our consultant delivered acute Paediatric service. The rota comprises a 1 in 6 acute ‘hot week’ (including provision of support to the Level 1 Special Care Baby Unit), resident evening and clinic weeks.  

 In addition, the consultant will participate in the 1 in 6 on call Rota (non-resident nights and non-resident weekend, supporting the resident Middle Grade Tier Paediatrician).  

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website  


Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Valid Registration with the General Medical Council
  • Completed Specialist Training (or equivalent) in Paediatrics
  • Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (or equivalent)
  • Completed, and up to date with: APLS (or equivalent) NLS (or equivalent) Level 3 Child Protection Training (or equivalent)
Desirable criteria
  • On the Specialist Register for the above, or be within six months of being admitted to the Register
  • Substantive NHS experience


Essential criteria
  • Practical experience in Acute and non-acute paediatric problems
  • Proven experience in clinical audit
  • Understanding of NHS leadership and management responsibilities of Consultants.
Desirable criteria
  • Practical experience in Child development and disability assessment.
  • Evidence of completion of full audit cycle and implementation of knowledge learned

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of fulfilling the personal CPD requirements of RCPCH
  • Recent active involvement in delivery of Medical Education and multi professional training
  • IT and computing skills.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of recent and current research, with relevant publications
  • Completion of Educational Supervision training


Essential criteria
  • Experience of supervision of postgraduate trainees
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of teaching basic clinical skills to undergraduates

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate and liaise effectively in all disciplines
  • Experience of clinical supervision of juniors and relevant staff in other disciplines.
  • Ability to lead the development of services and promote the best practice amongst colleagues.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of the development of leadership skills within the work environment.
  • NHS Management training

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Step into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardNHS Pastoral Care

Applicant requirements

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Hannah Hill
Job title
Assistant Clinical Service Manager for Paediatrics
Email address
Telephone number
01229 403760
Additional information

Wajid Sultan 

Clinical Lead