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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/10/2021.

NTS Clinical Fellow

Job Reference: 284-BC064-21

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Neonatal Intensive Care

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.



KIDSNTS is a consultant led combined neonatal & paediatric stabilisation and retrieval service based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) and covering West Midlands and neighbouring regions. While the two sides of the service work very closely and share many activities, neonatal transfers are performed primarily by the neonatal side of the service (NTS). Recruitment for this post is into the NTS side of the service.

This is an opportunity to work full-time or less than full time.

Clinical Fellows must be able to function at ST6 level and above; Doctors must have prior experience in neonatal intensive care. You must be eligible for full or appropriate limited GMC registration.

Management and leadership qualities are key, as your role as a senior practitioner will involve giving advice and support to ANNP colleagues, transport fellows/Specialist trainees, transport nursing staff and referral unit staff, drawing on specialised knowledge and clinical expertise to ensure that care delivered to the patient and the family is appropriate, optimal and evidence based.


You will also participate in specialist education and training programmes for health care professionals and other professional groups involved in the movement of babies for both neonatal resuscitation and stabilisation.


Excellent communication skills are vital to this role (verbal, electronic and written correspondence). You will be responsible for assisting the Transport Consultants in the development of guidelines, undertaking any necessary audits required to improve service delivery.


The post operates on a full shift system. The employment contract will be issued by Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS Trust.



For informal enquiries with regards to this post please contact Dr Alex Philpott, Transport Consultant or Catherine Rutherford, Nurse Consultant 0300 200 1100.

BWC is committed to inclusion and diversity. Please ensure that you review the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against. If you believe your experience means you meet the criteria, please draw this out in your application.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or adults.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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