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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/04/2020.

Consultant in Neonatology

Job Reference: 241-160FC-20

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Bolton
£79,860 to £107,668 pa

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was formed in 2008 and, in 2011, we became an integrated provider with community health services joining the trust. Covering a catchment area that also incorporates parts of Bury, Wigan and Salford, we deliver hospital and community based services from the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth and from 20 health centres across Bolton, to a catchment population of 320,000 people. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Buildings, names and models of care have changed over the centuries, but one thing has remained constant and is prevalent among our 5,900+ staff members: the enduring commitment to providing the best health and care for the people of Bolton.

Consultant Neonatologist at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester


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An exciting opportunity has arisen for motivated Neonatologists to join an ambitious team at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, to deliver a high quality neonatal intensive care service in the newly built NICU.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust provide services across the north west side of the Greater Manchester area ranging from hospital services in Bolton to community services across Bolton, Salford, Ashton, Leigh and Wigan. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. We have recently been given a CQC rating of Good. Over 5,700 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don’t need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

The Family Division aims to deliver the highest standards of care for maternity, sexual health, gynaecology and a range of acute and community children’s services. The Division is a Centre of Excellence for Women’s and Children’s services and has a credible and enviable reputation. We deliver over 6,000 babies and carry around 1500 gynaecological procedures each year, making us a specialist provider of health services for women, babies and their families in the North West Sector of Manchester and beyond.

Bolton is one of the three tertiary neonatal intensive care units in Greater Manchester, with 37 cots (9 Intensive Care, 7 High Dependency, 21 Special Care) co-located with a new, expanded maternity unit delivering around 6000 babies per year.

Bolton NICU delivers all levels of neonatal medical services and is supported by a well-developed tertiary obstetric service. The hospital has a busy acute paediatric unit, a dedicated children’s A&E and supporting children’s community nursing service.

In 2019, we admitted 613 babies out of which 82 babies were less than 30 weeks. Our transitional care ward is expanding and we have one of the lowest admission rates for term babies in the Greater Manchester. In 2019, we had over 2700 days of intensive care and 2400 days of high dependency days.

Our team of dedicated neonatal consultants work in a friendly, flexible and cohesive group along with our medical and nursing colleagues. We are enthusiastic, welcoming and proactive in supporting special interests. We have a strong commitment to QI and excellent participation in research. We work very closely with our colleagues in maternity including in the MatNeoQI programmes of work, and our clinical governance and safety work is high quality. We have a well-established program for supporting trainee doctors and our trainee feedback has been the best in the region in the 2018 survey.

Successful candidates will contribute to the Consultant Hot Week system and take part in the on calls ( non-resident) with full middle/ junior grade and ANNP support. Special interests that complement those already in the department will be welcomed.

Along with significant Neonatal Intensive Care experience, ideal candidates will be on the GMC Specialist Register and have Neonatal CCT/Specialist training or equivalent, or be expected to have such within 6 months of interview.

Interviews/assessment centre date: 5th May 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Archana Mishra, Clinical Lead Neonatology.

Phone 01204 390199 or 01204 390390

The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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