We are an ambitious organisation serving a population of more than 450,000 people across Chichester, Worthing and Shoreham.
In 2009 our Trust was formed as a result of merger, and since that time we have successfully forged a new, single organisation and demonstrated significant improvements in patient care with a clear focus on safety and quality - this work has recently been recognised with our authorisation as a Foundation Trust.
We are proud of these achievements and are now determined to turn a very good organisation into a great one. Our vision is summed up by the phrase, We Care, which underpins our efforts to deliver the best quality care for our local population and remain financially sustainable. For more information please log onto our website using the link on the right hand side of this page.
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is passionate about patient care. As part of our vision and values, we require all staff to behave in a way that demonstrates their commitment to providing the best possible care for our patients and through our recruitment and selection processes, we seek to test these skills and attributes in all candidates. Please see the link to values based recruitment for further information.
Vacancies have arisen for 3 Trust Doctors in Paediatrics and Neonates based at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with positions available at Worthing Hospital. Opportunities are for both fixed term and permanent posts.
These posts offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and forward looking team of paediatricians, nursing staff, health care assistants, play staff and allied health professionals all with a wealth of experience.
We have a strong track record for helping middle grade doctors achieve their potential. In particular we are proud of the support we offer in achieving progression through the Membership Examinations, developing special interests, preparation for application to the specialist training programme or the specialist register if desired and where appropriate.
We have strong focus on education and professional development and operate a comprehensive teaching programme, both site specifically and with joint events. Our simulation programme is well developed, both in the simulation labs present on both sites and with in –situ simulation. The post holder would have opportunities to develop an interest in this teaching modality if desired.
Each unit comprises a busy childrens’ ward with a co-located childrens’ assessment unit/day unit and a neonatal unit offering level 2 care on the SRH site and level 1 on the Worthing site. Both units also have dedicated Children’s A&E facilities.
We have a well-established Specialist Nursing team offering specialist advice and support for children with epilepsy, diabetes, respiratory problems as well as oncology shared care. We have a program of advanced nurse practitioner roles in both paediatrics and neonates and we have specialist psychologists in place for children with diabetes and also for those chronic pain. Consultant specialist interests, and therefore opportunities for developing outpatient skills in addition to general paediatrics, include all of the above but also cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, children’s continence and rheumatology. Visiting clinics from tertiary centres operate in neurology, cardiology, paediatric surgery and paediatric neurosurgery. We have strong links with our PICU networks and community paediatric colleagues.
The Trust has a strong research ethos and within paediatrics we have a dedicated Paediatric Research Nurse. Trainees are encouraged to participate after completing the appropriate Good Clinical Practise training.
The Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has received Foundation status and is proud of its achievements to date. We have strong vision and values based on the ‘We Care’ ethos and focus on quality, safety and patient experience. Previously formed from the amalgamation of the Royal West Sussex and Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trusts, we provide emergency and elective health care for nearly 500,000 people. Based in and around Chichester and Worthing, on the South Coast of England the locality is one of outstanding natural beauty and richly endowed with excellent sporting and cultural facilities with good transport links to London and Europe.
The Trust has recently been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, and we are one of only three Trusts in the country to be awarded this status and recognition.
Eligible candidates should be fully registered with the GMC and have a minimum of 4 years’ full time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty; or, shall have equivalent experience and competencies.
All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of four referees; three will be clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working) and the final referee will your current Responsible Officer for revalidation.
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 Rowena Remorino
Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Director
St Richards Hospital
Tel: 01243 788122 ext 2876
If you have problems applying, contact
- 01903 205111 Ext 84566