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About this vacancy

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children, Brighton



We are looking to recruitan enthusiasticST4+ level doctor to work in our general paediatric, paediatric critical care and children's emergency departments at the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital (RACH) in Brighton. The post-holders will not be expected to provide cover to the neonatal unit, which is staffed separately. The successful applicants will contribute to theregistrar rota, working the same shift pattern as deanery trainees with the same educational opportunities.

Brighton is a wonderful place to live and work. Close to the South Downs and just by the beach, it has a vibrant night-life and wonderful shopping and eating. The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital is part of the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and is located on the Brighton campus alongside the Royal Sussex County Hospital. We have the region's only stand-alone children's emergency department, and the paediatric service provides specialist care to children across the region. With our partner medical school, the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, we provide an active teaching and clinical support environment.

The RACH is an excellent place to work providing broad experience in all aspects of general paediatrics. We run a busy Children's Emergency Department (CED) where GP referrals and "walk-in" children are seen by the paediatric team and Emergency Nurse Practitioners. There are medical and surgical paediatric inpatient beds on two large wards, a 10 bed High Dependency Unit, and a busy day-case unit.

The consultant of the week leads daily ward rounds, providing close supervision and teaching at the bedside. There are ample opportunities to present and discuss cases. The post-holder will have the opportunity to be involved in the management of children with complex medical conditions with consultant supervision.

Sub-speciality interests include Diabetes, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Epilepsy, HDU, Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine. We also have on-site Paediatric Surgeons, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons, Paediatric ENT and Paediatric Anaesthetists, as well as CAMHS Paediatric Liaison staff, Physiotherapists, Dieticians, and other members of the Paediatric MDT. There are F1, SHO-level and middle-grade level rotas, which are EWTD compliant, with trainees working < 48 hours per week. There are 2 middle-grade doctors as well as two SHOs resident out-of-hours with consultant "shop-floor" presence in CED until 10pm.

The department places great importance on teaching & training for junior doctors. There is bleep free teaching every weekday morning, and lunch time sessions most days. Medical students from BSMS will be present for much of the year, providing added opportunities for doctors to be involved in teaching. You will have one of the paediatric consultants as your educational supervisor, and an individual development plan will be made to tailor your experience to your educational needs. MRCPCH exams and DCH exams are hosted by the department on alternate years, and there are excellent opportunities for those undertaking these exams to have additional clinical exam-orientated teaching.

The postsare open primarily to applicants who do not require a certificate of sponsorship to take up employment in the UK. Any applications from applicants who do require a certificate of sponsorship will be considered only if no suitable UK, EEA National or those with verifiable permission to work in the UK are identified for the post.

No Agencies.

General information for applicants

Salaries for substantive posts will be offered to successful candidates in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. All our substantive colleagues will also receive an annual appraisal. For substantive colleagues appointed after 1 April 2019, this guides their progression through the salary steps. Please note this does not apply to Bank only applicants.

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

We may also use our substantive adverts to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH specification for that role you may be offered a bank post. Please note our Bank hourly rates are outlined on a separate payscale.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Please note our Bank only roles are not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship. These will be considered alongside all other applications. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU\/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Tier 2.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. Sometimes, we receive exceptional interest, and close adverts earlier than specified. If you are not successful in this application, we may be able to offer you a position through our Bank. Do keep watching our 'Current Vacancies' and apply for the next suitable position.

Further Information

Specific information about this role is in the documents accompanying this advertisement.

For further more information, or help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services Team on 01444 448692 \/448616 or by email: bsuh.hremploymentservices@nhs.net
Job Sector
Health & Medicine
Job Position
Clinical Assistant/Fellow
£4.00 - £4.00
Brighton, UK Show on map
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