Consultant Community Child Health/ Neuro-disability Paediatrician, Nightingale Child Development Centre, Haywards Heath
10 PAs (less than full time applicants will also be considered. Post also open to trainees who will be within 6 months of CCT when starting in post).
This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to join our community paediatric team based at Nightingale Child Development Centre, Haywards Heath, West Sussex.
The successful applicant will join a community paediatric team 2.8 WTE consultants plus a specialist registrar). This team is also part of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust's wider Child Development Service, consisting of 3 other CDCs. There are opportunities for joint working and professional development and networking with over 15 consultant colleagues across the Trust.
The Centre provides an excellent and friendly environment for multidisciplinary assessment and is the main base for the Child Development and Disability Service; including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, a clinical psychologist, a specialist health visitor, and a specialist nursery nurse.
The Mid Sussex Child Development Team provides child development and disability services across Haywards Heath and the surrounding area. Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust also provide child development services across West Sussex and Brighton and Hove and there are strong links to the other child development teams within the Trust.
The department is committed to teaching and provides clinical and research placements for students from Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
The post-holder will deliver child development and neurodisability clinics as part of the multidisciplinary team, and will be encouraged to develop an area of special interest eg; complex neurodisability, social communication disorders, or adoption and fostering.
There will also be an opportunity for the successful applicant to join the daytime and weekend rota for the Sussex Wide Children's SARC.
The post holder will have the opportunity to engage in the current research program of the CDC or to develop their own research interests.
The post is based close to the beautiful South Downs, Ashdown Forest and Brighton, with good train access to London, and Gatwick Airport. There are a number of good schools locally.
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.