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Trust Doctor (ST4+) in General Paediatrics

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Trainee (ST4 +)

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General Paediatrics
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Trainee (ST4 +)
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time: 40 hours per week
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Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston upon Thames
£37,241 to £44,994 per annum
28/02/2021 23:59

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country – close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

The South West London Collaborative Bank

Kingston Hospital is a part of the local South West London Collaborative and offer competitive bank rates to work across the three NHS trusts: St Georges, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier. Our Smart App booking system makes life easier for flexible working!

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance
-Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 – Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.
-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are: 

- Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
- Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other – Value each other's contribution
- Inspiring - We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients



Trust Doctor post (Locum – ST4+ equivalent) in Paediatrics

This is a 6 month trust doctor post starting at the beginning of March 2021

This post has arisen due to vacancies in the ST4+ rotation. If the candidate would prefer a shorter fixed term position, this can be negotiated.

We are looking to appoint Paediatric Trust Doctors at Registrar level with 3 posts available across Paediatrics and Neonates.

We are a dynamic, innovative and friendly Paediatric department with 21 consultants, 8 middle grades and a total of 12 SHOs: 6 on each on the General Paediatric and NNU rotas (3 GPVTS, 1 F2 and 8 Paediatric trainees).  Some of these posts are rotational and successful candidates may be able to negotiate a rotation between rotas if required. The post holder will take part in a full shift rota. (Please refer to job description for more information).

Sunshine Ward is a 24 bedded inpatient general paediatrics ward with an additional two high dependency beds for the sickest children. In general, there are no set visiting hours for parents whose children are inpatients. There are standard facilities for a parent who wishes to stay with their child, including a parents’ sitting room with kitchen facilities.

Dolphin Ward is an ‘ambulatory care’ area providing observation, investigations and treatment for children who do not require inpatient admission. (Opening hours: 8am to 8pm).  Dolphin Ward also houses our Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) which is open 8am-12pm 7 days a week. Patients can be referred directly to PAU from A&E or GPs.

Our level 2 neonatal unit has 18 cots comprising 2 ITU, 4 HDU and 12 SCBU cots.

This is a Trust post and is therefore not recognised for Specialty Training in the KSS deanery. You will be expected to participate fully in the educational activities of the department and to take part in leadership projects - there is adequate opportunity to do so. An excellent multidisciplinary medical library and postgraduate medical center are on site.

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Andrea Beaton
Job title
Lead Consultant
Telephone number
0208 934 3539
Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Andrea Beaton, Lead Consultant, 0208 934 3539


Mr Peter Stone, Service Manager, 0208 934 6164