Types of job
Combined district general paediatrics. All trainees are on a single rota covering paediatric patients on two paediatric wards, admissions unit, A+E referrals and a 15 cot tier 2 neonatal unit. Community paediatrics both at Whiston and Alder Hey also on same on call rota for out of hours shifts.
Size of department
Medium sized department with 11 consultants.
Rota intensity/frequency of shifts
Fairly frequent on calls with evening/twilight/night shifts, particularly at registrar level as two registrars on overnight to allow for safe cover of wards, neonates as well as fairly busy A+E.
How busy is job – average
Has a relatively high patient load and shifts can be busy. Good support from consultants and having (at least) 2 registrars working at a time.
Friendly department. Many keen and approachable consultants who are happy to teach. The mix of patients and acuity leads to good experience. Easy access from Liverpool.
Average driving commute from Liverpool centre rush hour v out of hours
30 minutes to 45 minutes.
Buses 10A (around 40 minutes from Liverpool city centre) as well as 89 and 61 stop outside Whiston hospital.
Whiston rail station a 1 mile (20 minute walk) and 18 minutes train from Liverpool Lime street station.
Code locked cycle storage locker. Showers and lockers available within the paediatric department.
On call rooms available if too tired to get home safely. Longer term accommodation can be arranged – contact accommodation officer Pat.Currie@sthk.nhs.uk for details.
Rota coordinator contact details
Rota coordinator – Janine.Daley@sthk.nhs.uk
Any special interests particularly catered to?
Consultants with special interests in respiratory, cardiology and allergy.