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Consultant community Paedicatrician and Named Doctor for LAC

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
community pediatrics
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
40 hours per week
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axe street
Barking and Dagenham
£77,913 - £105,042
30/08/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic 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.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. 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.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

The North East London NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a dynamic, experienced and enthusiastic Consultant Community Paediatrician for Barking and Dagenham, to join a team of 3 other Consultant Community Paediatricians and 2 non consultant paediatricians (specialty doctors) working within an integrated specialist children’s service in a progressive and integrated Community Paediatric service. In addition, the service is supported by 2 full time specialty trainees (level 2&3).

The successful candidate would be taking the lead role as Named doctor for Looked after children and also Medical advisor to Adoption & Fostering. In addition, the post holder would be expected to contribute to Neurodisability clinics and child protection on call rota. The type of Neurodisability clinics will be allocated to suit the competencies and interests of the post holder whilst meeting the needs of the service. The post will be supported by the Designated doctor for Looked after children, clinical lead for Community Paediatrics and Associate Medical director. In addition, NELFT consultants benefit from regular Pan-Nelft Peer supervision, Peer review meetings.

Barking & Dagenham specialist community paediatric services are based at Child and Family Centre, 79 Axe Street, Barking, IG11 7LZ, and part of an integrated multidisciplinary team housing Community paediatricians, Children and Adolescent Mental Health Teams, Specialist Neurodisability Nursing Team, Paediatric therapists, clinical Psychologist and Nursery nurse.

NELFT is proud to be an agile working Trust with excellent IT support enabling employees including clinicians to work flexibly providing a family friendly work culture. Post Holder will be provided with an Agile working device and will have access to Medical Secretary/PA based at The Child and Family Centre, Axe Street, Barking, Essex.

There is no out-of-hours on-call commitment with this post. The post holder will contribute to the daytime weekly child protection rota. This would include assessment of children referred for suspected child abuse and supervision of trainees/colleagues.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Rex Obeng – Consultant Community Paediatrician & Clinical Lead (

Dr Manjari Tanwar – Consultant community Paediatrician (

Dr Mohan Bhat – Associate Medical director ( 03005551016