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Locum Consultant Paediatrician- General Paediatrics (Acute)


Main area
Fixed term: 6 months
Part time - 8 sessions per week
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Acute Paediatrics Level 5
£84,559 - £114,003 Per Annum (pro rata)
Salary period
25/10/2021 11:00

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Job overview

The Whittington is a major provider of secondary care to the local boroughs of Islington and West Haringey, and is one of the three main teaching campuses of the Royal Free and University College Medical School.  An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new General Paediatric Consultant to join our team for a year. This is an 8 PA post. The role will involve General Paediatrics acute attending and on call and general paediatric and rapid access clinics. This is a general paediatric post but there may be opportunities to run other specialist clinics and experience in epilepsy and asthma would be particularly welcomed but are not essential.

We offer you the opportunity to work in a friendly and cohesive department providing high-quality services. There is a strong focus on multidisciplinary teaching, and we have a consistently excellent training reputation.

We welcome enquiries from applicants on the specialist register and from trainees who are within six months of CCT and General Paediatric CCT holders with appropriate experience.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Elinor Sefi, Consultant Paediatrician (esefi@nhs.net);

Main duties of the job

Please see the Job Description and the Persons Specification for further details about the job role. If you are unable to access the PDF, the details of the job description can also be found in the 'Detailed Job Description and Main responsibilities' section.

Working for our organisation

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff.  We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief.  The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post is for 8 PA’s with a 1:11 on call rota in general paediatrics and is to cover for maternity leave.

We are looking for someone with broad training in general paediatrics who is confident and comfortable in managing the general paediatric in-patient ward including the high dependency unit and experienced in running outpatient clinics. Other interests including epilepsy, hospital at home, experience of simulation, asthma or allergy would also be beneficial.

A strong commitment from the appointee to the department and involvement with activities such as audit, appraisal and assessment, clinical governance and development of guidelines is expected.

The Whittington Hospital became part of an Integrated Care Organisation on the 1st April 2011 now known as Whittington Health which provides opportunities for increased cohesive working between primary and secondary care in the boroughs of Haringey and Islington.

Applicants must have the appropriate specialist registration in Paediatrics and be on the GMC Specialist Register or be within six months of being admitted to the Specialist Register.



Siobhan Harrington                         Chief Executive                                                020 7288 3939

Carol Gillen                                         Chief Operating Officer                                  020 7288 5745

Dr Clare Dollery                                 Medical Director                                               020 7288 5906

Dr Erum Jamall                                  Clinical Director                                                020 7288 5507

Dr Maria Barnard                             Director PME                                                    020 7288 5218

Dr Caroline Fertleman                    Site Sub Dean, UCL Medical School           020 7288 5268

Informal visits

Applicants for the post are welcome to visit or call for further information.

Shortlisted candidates may wish to arrange to meet with the following:-


Dr Elinor Sefi                      Consultant Paediatrician esefi@nhs.net  0207 288 5616









Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MRCPCH or equivalent
  • GMC Registration
  • APLS provider
  • Level 3 Safeguarding training
Desirable criteria
  • MSc/PhD/MD
  • APLS instructor

Special interest

Essential criteria
  • Wide experience in general paediatrics
Desirable criteria
  • Ambulatory care, Epilepsy, asthma


Essential criteria
  • Experience and interest in undergraduate teaching
  • Skill and ability in formal and informal teaching for both under and postgraduate students/ staff
Desirable criteria
  • Detailed teaching portfolio


Essential criteria
  • An interest in and understanding of research methodology.
Desirable criteria
  • Peer reviewed publication

Communication Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and patients
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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

Dr Elinor Sefi
Job title
Consultant Paediatrician
Email address
Telephone number
0207 288 5616

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
020 7288 3254