Trust Doctor in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,858 to £38,746 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Trust Doctor in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine

(Equivalent of Specialist Trainee 2/3)

This is an exciting opportunity to gain or extend your clinical experience of Metabolic Medicine in the unique and supportive environment of Great Ormond Street Hospital. As a valued member of the team you will be included in the educational and training activities of the units and will be offered study leave. Clinical research activities will also be encouraged.

We are looking for a Trust Doctor to join the Metabolic Medicine Department. The post is to start as soon as possible in a 6 month fixed term basis initially, with possibility of extension. The post will provide an excellent experience for someone wishing to train in Paediatrics. The post is also very suitable for someone who wishes to consolidate their previous experience/training in Metabolic Medicine. MRCPCH part I (or equivalent) is essential. The post is not recognised for training.

This is a 6 month post initially comprising of a 6 month placement in the department of Paediatric Metabolic Medicine with the possibility of extension.

The post holder will work as part of a team covering the clinical aspects and day-to day running of the Metabolic Medicine services during the day time Monday to Friday. The post holder will be covering long days and weekends. There might be as well night on call commitment.

Reference Number: 271-MET-5284968

Main duties of the job

Clinical Training and Responsibilities:
  • To assist in the care of metabolic inpatients, including planning of admissions, investigations, and outpatient follow-up.
  • Referral service for patients throughout the hospital with metabolic problems.
  • Daily review of metabolic inpatients on Kingfisher and Squirrel wards
  • Provide an inpatient metabolic service to patients admitted by other teams and to review as needed.
  • To assist in the management of both diagnosed or new metabolic patients in other hospitals
  • Attendance at outpatient clinics and consultant-led ward-rounds.
  • Supporting clinical trials carried out in the clinical research facility under the Metabolic Unit.
  • On-call commitment for the Medical Unit.
  • Carrying out ward duties as discussed on ward round.
  • Weekly metabolic meetings.

Non-Clinical Training and Responsibilities
  • The trainees and fellows will be encouraged to take part in the Unit's research activities.
  • Contribution to regular audit and clinical governance activities
  • Presentation at Grand Round of patients admitted for investigation and interpretation of their results
  • Liaising with parents.
  • Contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Contribute to the departmental teaching programme
  • Teaching nursing staff and Junior doctors
  • Presentation of cases at regional meeting

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachments.

Applicants must be registered with the General Medical Council or eligible for registration.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Always welcoming
  • Always helpful
  • Always expert
  • Always one team
  • Experience of working as part of a diverse team
  • Experience of contributing to an inclusive workplace culture.

Knowledge and experience


  • Wide experience in General Paediatrics and Neonatology at SHO Level
  • Understanding of principles of clinical governance
  • Understanding the principles of patient confidentiality and data protection.


  • Experience of audit activities
  • Experience of teaching and presenting
  • Clinical Expertise in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Endocrinology & Metabolic.

Skills and abilities


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Ability to prioritise clinical needs
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relations with patients, carers and multi-disciplinary colleagues
  • Ability to take initiative when required


  • Knowledge and experience of the application of information technology in Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Metabolic.

Education, training and qualifications


  • Primary medical qualification - MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration (obtained by designated start date)
  • MRCP, MRCPCH or equivalent


  • Higher degree - MSc, MPhil related discipline

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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