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Consultant Neonatologist

Job Reference: 358-2164699-CON

University Hospitals of Leicester
£79,860 - £107,668

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Applications are invited for 2 Consultant Neonatologist's to join our committed and enthusiastic forward-thinking team. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Leicester Neonatal Service and this post has been developed to support a planned expansion of neonatal cots and to provide an increase in consultant support to the neonatal units. This post will include a resident on call commitment, working as a resident consultant with 2 middle grade doctors and one ST1-3 doctor. There is no middle grade commitment in this job plan.

The Leicester Neonatal Service is currently split across 2 hospital sites covering the Leicester General and Leicester Royal Infirmary. We currently have a total of 42 cots with a plan to incrementally increase to a total of 48 cots over the next 3 years. The Leicester Royal Infirmary is our main site and our unit is housed in a state of the art facility with the full range of services and equipment. There are currently 18 cots that can provide flexible ITU / HDU care and 12 Special Care cots. Our smaller unit is based at Leicester General Hospital which is a Special Care Baby Unit and has 12 cots. This is an exciting time to join our team with the promise of a new build single site unit in 5 years time.

The Leicester Neonatal Service provides the full range of tertiary neonatal services including care for babies of all gestations, advanced modes of ventilation, neonatal surgery and close working links with the East Midlands Congenital Heart Center and the UK’s largest ECMO service. There is on average around 10,000 deliveries per annum in Leicester. We are the South Hub Lead Perinatal Centre for the East Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network and also host the Centre Regional Transport Service.

There are plans to increase cot numbers in addition to plans to develop transitional care facilities in Leicester in the next 3 to 5 years.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Jonathan Cusack, Consultant Neonatologist and Head of Service.
Telephone: 0116 258 6787

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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