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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/06/2021.

Senior Trust Grade in Neonatal Medicine

Job Reference: 358-2926680-MED-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Neonatal Department
Cross site between the Leicester Royal infirmary and the Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£49,036 enhancements for on call commitments

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

We seek to appoint a Senior Clinical Fellow for the Leicester Neonatal Service. The post will rotate between the neonatal units at the Leicester Royal Infirmary (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and the Leicester General Hospital (Special Care Unit).

The Leicester Neonatal Service is a dynamic and modern neonatal service providing the full range of care for babies in the East Midlands. The units serve a large population with more than 11000 deliveries per year. We provide care for babies of all gestations, including those requiring the most specialised forms of neonatal intensive care. We are the regional surgical centre; offering comprehensive care for a range of neonatal surgical conditions. We have close working links with the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre and jointly treat a number of children with complex heart problems. Leicester has the UK's largest ECMO centre providing this unique form of life support to our sickest patients.

The Neonatal Service is split across 2 sites but we are entering an exciting phase of transformation which will see the service come together in a new maternity hospital. We currently have 42 cots with plans for significant expansion of our unit. The Leicester Royal Infirmary houses our main intensive care, with facilities for 10 intensive care cots, 8 High Dependency Cots and 12 Special Care cots. The Leicester General has a smaller unit with 12 Special Care cots. Many of our babies spend some time in both units.

Leicester is the Lead Neonatal Intensive Care for the region, and we work closely with other hospitals in our neonatal network.  The South Hub of the CenTre neonatal transport team for the East Midlands Network (EMNODN) is co-located at the LRI site.

This post gives additional experience, skills and knowledge in Neonatology. It will form part of the tier 2 (ST4-8) rotations within the Neonatal service in Leicester. Successful candidates will join a team of doctors working a full-shift system in both neonatal units. There is also scope to consider experience in Neonatal Transport. The post is for 12 months in the first instance but would be flexible depending on the applicant’s individual needs. Candidates should demonstrate eligibility to work in the United Kingdom (PLAB / IELTS or OET (medical version)). 

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information and an informal discussion, please contact Dr Joanna Behrsin, Head of Service for Neonatology or Dr Fiona Wood, Consultant Neonatologist, Neonatal Unit, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Tel: (0116) 258 5522.

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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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

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This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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.

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