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17 May 2019

Specialist Registrar Paediatric Doctor

Competitive salary

Central London, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DU, UK


Competitive salary





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Specialist Registrar Paediatric Doctor

Location: London

Hours: 20 per week

Company description:

HCA Healthcare UK is the world’s largest private hospital group; providing award winning acute and complex care.  The Portland Hospital, part of the HCA Healthcare UK group, is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children.  We're the UK's largest private children's hospital with over 46 paediatric beds including a 10-bed intensive care unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, and a day case unit. Caring for over 40,000 children a year, we provide treatment for everything from general paediatric conditions to complex craniofacial reconstruction. We have over 175 paediatric consultants available to treat children from new-born up to the age of 18.

Job description:

As a SPR Paediatric Doctor at The Portland Hospital, you will be involved in Registrar level clinical duties and will play a vital role in managing the medical care of all children attending our 60-bed paediatric unit, working closely with Consultants to ensure that patients’ treatment and care needs are met. All patients are admitted under a Consultant who is responsible for management. Contract Type: Part Time or Full time Permanent Contracts available 5-6 shifts per month, block shift booking available. Reward & recognition – Competitive permanent contract, salaried, we cover indemnity and also have an onsite re-validation officer. You can have ongoing training and development as well as private medical insurance, private pension and study leave. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work in a highly experienced and specialist multicultural and multidispinary team, alongside leading Consultants and specialist nurses and Paediatric Site Practitioners.
  • Provide medical cover, routine and emergency during hours of duty and to act, as may be reasonably required, on instructions given by the consultants and specialist nursing regarding patients’ management in the Paediatric Units.
  • Attend deliveries as required to look after newborns in our maternity unit.
  • In conjunction with our Neonatal Consultants manage babies on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  • Undertake a daily ward round with a member of the nursing staff and / or Consultant Specialist ensuring patients are visited where appropriate.
  • Admit and clerk patients, take blood samples as requested, countersign any drug instructions given by the consultants over the telephone and satisfy requirements of Medication Policy throughout the hospital.
  • Undertake certain routine medical procedures as required such as; venepuncture, setting up an intravenous infusion, inserting a urinary catheter, arterial blood sampling, or ECGs
  • Take part in ward audits and research to continuous improve and strive for excellence, for staff and patients.
  • Attend Paediatric Committee and other relevant meetings as required.

Skills & Experience:

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • GMC Registration with Licence to Practice
  • Successful completion of MRCPCH Part 1 A and B or equivalent
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit qualifications and experience
  • Safeguard Children level 3 qualified
  • Able to commit to 5-6 shifts per month

Next steps:

To find out more about the role, please call us on +44(0)203 862 0349, email lisa.thomas@msigroupltd.com or click the apply button and we’ll get back to you.