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Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology ST3 Specialty Training Advert 2023-2024

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Training Programme:Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology ST3
Post Type:Specialty Training
Post Commencing From: August 2024
Duration (months):36
Recruitment Lead:London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Recruiting For:England, Scotland, Wales
Enquiries:https://lasepgmdesupport.hee.nhs.uk/support/home
Information:

Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology ST3     

London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex are coordinating the national process for recruiting trainees into Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology programme ST3 run-through posts across England, Scotland, and Wales.     

Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology is a specialty devoted to the diseases affecting the placenta, foetus, infant and child and includes perinatal and paediatric autopsy practice in addition to paediatric surgical pathology. Departments are usually located in tertiary referral centres in teaching hospitals and most units provide a regional service, as well as specialist pathology services for local patients. There is close collaboration with a range of clinicians including obstetricians, neonatologists, specialist paediatricians and paediatric surgeons. Working with children promotes a spirit of accessibility, cooperativeness, and openness and the knowledge that diagnoses will be used for the child, for the mother, for the extended family, and for the implementation of optimal clinical practice.     

This is for completion of CCT/CESR (CP) subject to satisfactory progression.     

Please note the national person specification for Paediatric Perinatal Pathology ST3 programme can be downloaded via the National Specialty Training     

Website.https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/person-specifications  

Reasonable adjustments and Disability Confident Scheme    

For more information regarding reasonable adjustments and guaranteed interview scheme please refer Medical Speciality Website

Essential Competencies  

All applicants applying to medical specialties are required to have essential competences or equivalent depending on the level they are applying for. For more information on competences please refer to the National Specialty Training Website:  https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/person-specifications 

Please upload all required evidence of competences to your online application form when completing the application form online. For those experiencing difficulties when uploading evidence, please ensure you contact the  https://lasepgmdesupport.hee.nhs.uk/support/homeprior to submitting your application.     

Key Dates & Information     

Interview dates: 30thJanuary 2024  

Interview venue:  Remote Interviews  

Posts commence from: TBC    

Eligibility Criteria for recruitment to Specialty Training     

All applicants applying to specialty training are required to have essential competences or equivalent depending on the level they are applying for. For more information on competences and the national person specification (which can be downloaded via the National Specialty Training Website): https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/person-specifications    

For those experiencing difficulties when uploading evidence, please ensure you contact the team via the PGMDE support portal:https://lasepgmdesupport.hee.nhs.uk/support/home    

Please note that there is a strict application policy that applications cannot be accepted after the deadline.     

The training programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train flexibly or job share. 

Eligibility Criteria for recruitment to Specialty Training – Immigration Requirements     

All medical practitioners are on the shortage occupation list, this means with the exception of all applicants to Public Health, all specialty recruitment applicants will be exempt from the resident labour market test (RLMT) 

Interview process     

All interviews will be undertaken using Microsoft Teams.  Applicants should ensure that they install the MS Teams app prior to their interview taking place.  As soon as the link to join the interview has been received, applicants should ensure that they test this from the device they plan to use for their interviews as they may need to source an alternative device to ensure connectivity.  Any applicants unable to connect should contact the recruitment team at the earliest opportunity.  When testing the link, applicants should reach a screen that states that the host will commence the meeting shortly or similar wording.        

If you are unable to connect directly from the link, try pasting the URL link into the browser, or try using an incognito browser.          

On the day of the interview, each applicant should click on the link and join the call 5 minutes prior to their allocated time.  Applicants will be kept in the lobby area until the interview panel are ready for them at which time they will be admitted into the interview.       

Applicants should ensure that their camera and microphone are turned on and working correctly prior to joining the call.  Interviews will be terminated where the panel cannot see the applicant.       

Before the interview commences, applicants will be briefed on the interview process and will be required to confirm their identity with the interview administrator.  It is therefore important that applicants have suitable photographic ID available (passport or UK photo driving licence).  In addition, applicants will be required to move their camera to show the entire room where they are undertaking the interview, to confirm that nobody else is present.        

Once identity has been confirmed, the administrator will advise the interview panel that the interview process can commence.        

The interview must not be recorded by either the applicant, the administrator, or the panel members.        

On completion of the interview, the applicant should terminate their connection to the call and the interview process is complete.      

Length of interview: 30 minutes     

Interview structure: A single interview station covering different criteria from the person specification and will last for approximately 30 minutes (subject to change).     

Preferencing Posts     

Preferencing of posts will be available prior to offers being made, the preferencing window dates can be found on the Medical Specialty Recruitment Website. The preferencing window will reopen between offer iterations, in line with the enhanced preferencing process.  

More information on preferencing can be found in the Medical Specialty Recruitment  website for up to date timelines. 

Note:  The Paediatric and Perinatal Recruitment Initiative will be available to applicants appointed to posts commencing from August 2024. This will offer a one-off payment of £20,000 to trainees working in England. This payment will be tax deductible and will be processed via employer payroll on commencement of an applicable post. 

Posts that attract the financial incentive will be clearly labelled when geographic preferences are ranked. 

Offers   

Candidates awaiting results of Histopathology Part 1 exam will need to confirm their exam results by 9:00 am on Tuesday, 28th May 2024. 

Contacts / Enquiries     

Please visit the London and Kent Surrey and Sussex Support Portalwhere you will find a series of FAQs, and you will be able to submit an enquiry to the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Recruitment Team. 

If you have made a positive declaration in the FTP section, you must contact London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex recruitment office via support portal by the close of the application window.  Please refer to the Fitness to Practice section on the Medical Specialty Recruitment website Medical Specialty Recruitment | Medical Hub (hee.nhs.uk) for the information you must include. Failure to provide the outlined information by the close of application may result in your application being withdrawn.  

Programmes     

Programmes will be confirmed directly with the candidate by the appropriate HEE local office should applicants be successful at interview.     

Indicative post numbers:  

 

Min

Max

East Midlands

0

0

East of England

0

0

Kent, Surrey and Sussex

0

0

London

0

0

North East

0

1

North West – North West (Greater Manchester, Cumbria and Lancashire Region)

TBC

TBC

North West – Merseyside and Cheshire

TBC

TBC

Northern Ireland

TBC

TBC

Scotland

0

1

South West – Peninsula

0

1

South West – Severn

0

2

Thames Valley

1

1

Wessex

0

1

Wales

TBC

TBC

West Midlands

0

0

Yorkshire and the Humber

0

0

Please note that post numbers and post information are subject to change.     

Please note that there is currently an agreement between the three Health Education London regions and their neighbouring regions of Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex, which may mean that applicants are placed into a neighbouring region to fulfil the requirements of their training programme. The number of trainees that this involves is small, but significant enough that applicants should be aware of this.

Links

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Documents

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Application Form

For specialty-specific questions please visit the Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology ST3 application form page.

For the generic application form questions applicable to all specialties please visit the application form page.

Competition Ratios

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For further information and all competition data please see the Competition Ratios page.

Fill Rates

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For regional fill rate data please see the Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology fill rates page.