Consultant Pediatrician / Interest in adolescent health and eating disorders at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Applications are invited for this substantive position developed to meet an evolving need for dedicated adolescent health services and to strengthen an established eating disorders service for young people.

Main duties of the position

The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary team consisting of an associate specialist, specialist dietitians and colleagues from local CAMHS teams to collectively provide specialist eating disorder services to young people and to provide clinical additional specialist courses for adolescents. Some of these clinics are already established, but there is also an exciting opportunity to lead the development of other areas of adolescent healthcare to meet the needs of young people locally.

You must either be on the GMC Specialist Register or be within 6 months of your CCT due date at the time of the interview.

About Us

Plymouth offers an exceptional quality of life, with its fantastic seaside location and the spectacular expanse of Dartmoor National Park as a backdrop and the beaches of Cornwall and Devon nearby. There are unlimited possibilities for water and outdoor activities. Plymouth also has a fantastic range of nurseries and schools, including three grammar schools and a number of private schools.

job description

Professional responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specifications for job details.

The post is for 10 programmed activities which will be divided between the Acute Pediatrics Service and the provision of Adolescent Health and Eating Disorders services. The incumbent will be expected to contribute to the Acute Pediatrics service including the provision of an acute care service as an intake consultant, acute shifts in the child assessment unit, provision of care medical protection and some general pediatric outpatient work.

The Acute Pediatrics team consists of 16 consultant colleagues and therefore there is a 1 in 16 (non-resident) on-call commitment and the candidate will be required to contribute to evening work and back-up work in a flexible manner. Our tertiary level services are provided by Bristol Childrens Hospital.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine undergraduate students, postgraduate students in clinical settings and undertake auditing and governance activities.

Person specification






  • Expertise in caring for children with general pediatric issues, including safeguarding pediatrics


  • Evidence of training in the management of eating disorders in young people

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