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RMO- Paediatric Specialist Registrar



Salary:More than £60,000

Facility:The Portland Hospital


Closing Date:31/03/2018

About the facility

Are you a Paediatric Trained Middle Grade Doctor with capacity to work X2 12 hour shifts in a leading Private Hospital Group?

The Portland Hospital is part of HCA Healthcare and is the UK's only dedicated Private Women and Childrens Hospital. Many renown Paediatric Consultants across a range of medical and surgical sub specialities choose to treat their private patients at the Portland.

The Portland has 60 paediatric beds, a neonatal intensive care unit shortly to accept babies from 28 weeks gestation and a separate 6 bedded, (expandable to 10 beds) Paediatric Intensive care Unit. This role does not include duties on the PICU where there is a separate RMO rotation.

Job Description

As a Paediatric Resident Medical Officer 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: Permanent

  • Work Hours: X2 12 hour shifts per week, weekdays and/or weekends

  • Salary Guide; £65000 - £75000 pa pro rata

We are supportive of training and have developed links with Universities to provide a programme of joint appointments for those doctors wishing to study for a higher degree such as MSc and PhD funded by HCA. 

We have extended this co operation with NHS facilities and Research Institutes for doctors who also wish to go out of programme to study for other qualifications such as clinical management degrees and diplomas.

Our attractive rewards packages includes; Competitive salary, paid indemnity insurance, 5 days study leave, study allowance, monthly CPD training sessions, medical healthcare insurance, contributory pension, onsite revalidation officer, guaranteed annual salary review, life assurance (equivalent to two times your annual salary) travel insurance, travel season ticket loan (of up to the value of £10,000) 50% off gym membership, cycle to work scheme/ personal accident cover, childcare vouchers and dental insurance

Should you wish to study further our in house learning academy can help you with your CPD and specialist interests. 


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 and Experience

You should be medically qualified (MBBS or equivalent) with full GMC registration, and have Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, or equivalent experience.

Neonatal experience is essential together with up to date certification in advanced life support. On occasions we may be able to provide additional training before taking up the post. Neonatal life support (NALS) and paediatric life support (EPLS)

Exceptional communication skills and compassionate medical skills, ability to work without direct supervision and demonstrate good clinical practice at all times.