||Staff Grade Paediatrics
Jersey, Channel Islands
Permanent, Full time post
Salary Scale: Approx £56-105k dependent on experience
Your recruitment team at Hays have taken on another exciting vacancy and will be looking to fill this in the next 3 to 4 weeks. Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, is situated in the Bay of Mont Michel, fourteen miles west of the Cherbourg Peninsula of Normandy, Northern France, and is a self-governing dependency of the British Crown. They have a current vacancy for a full time, permanent staff Grade or associate specialist in General/Acute Medicine. Here is some information about the island and the hospital
The Island is 45 square miles of picturesque countryside surrounded by beautiful beaches and cliff paths and the population of 87,000 enjoys a sunny maritime climate, offering a perfect environment for surfing, wind surfing, sailing, diving and other outdoor pursuits. There are several fine golf courses and as a popular holiday destination, there are leisure and sport opportunities abound. Superb multinational cuisine with strong French and seafood traditions is of particular note. As a low-tax VAT-free offshore financial centre, Jersey has direct air links to all major UK cities and is just 40 minutes from London or a 30-minute ferry trip from the beautiful old towns and countryside of Normandy and Northern France.
The General Hospital is the only acute unit on the Island with approximately 300 beds. Although organised and run along similar lines to an NHS Direct General Hospital, the hospital is independent of the National Health Service and funded wholly by the Government of Jersey.
The Paeds Ward - Robin Ward (the Children’s ward) is based at the General Hospital, has 15 beds and cares for medical and surgical in-patients with 1600 admissions per year.
Outpatient services are provided for approximately 400 new patients per annum. Visiting clinics in Paediatric Neurology, Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Respiratory medicine, Paediatric Gastroenterology are established, and provide additional training opportunities, together with telemedicine links to Paediatric Cardiology services in Southampton.
There are approximately 1000 deliveries per year. The Special Care Baby Unit is situated in the Maternity Unit, and is fully equipped for neonatal intensive care. Infants under 30 weeks gestational age and those requiring surgery or prolonged intensive care are transferred to tertiary centres in the UK. The unit has a special relationship with the NICU at St Thomas’s Hospital.
Benefits include a generous 6 weeks annual leave, as well as 10 days for CPD. As it is not often easy to get a locum to the island on short notice, leave must be approved at least 8 weeks in advance. Excellent accommodation is provided at subsidised cost and a generous relocation package is on offer.
You’ll need full GMC registration and a valid licence to practice. NHS or any UK/European experience would be an advantage. Role is suitable for a Dr who would be happy with a relatively quiet island life, in a fully supported and very supportive hospital/management team. The island hospital does not fall under the NHS remit and is independent.
If you are interested, please send us your up to date C.V.