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Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care and Paediatric Critical Care

Job Reference: 358-3444352-CON

University Hospitals of Leicester
Paediatric Intensive Care
Cross Site, Leicester
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum

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Applications are invited for whole-time or part-time Consultants in Paediatric Intensive Care and paediatric critical care transport

We would like to appoint a substantive consultant to our friendly and dynamic team. The successful applicant will enhance the current establishment of NHS and academic staff in the Paediatric Intensive Care and ECMO service in Leicester, based in the Women & Children’s Directorate on the Leicester Royal Infirmary site, and Paediatric Critical Care Transport with CoMET, the East Midlands dynamic transport service.

Whether you are a new consultant or already established and looking for a new challenge, we can offer:

  • Experience working in a medium sized cardiac surgical programme, that undertakes a full range of procedures, and where you will be part of a friendly, collaborative team of surgeons, cardiologists and allied health care professionals based in a new facility opened in August 2021, the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Children's Intensive Care Unit.
  • Participation in the HeartLink ECMO Service, the largest UK ECMO service providing respiratory and cardiac support to the sickest children, including the UK Mobile ECMO resource.
  • General Paediatric Intensive Care in our nine bedded CICU and adjacent six bedded HDU.
  • The challenge of planning and further development of our new Children’s Hospital at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, which will bring all children’s services on to one site, including a new PICU and supporting HDU.
  • Involvement in CoMET, the East Midlands paediatric transport team, hosted by UHL and operating from two clinical bases, one in Nottingham and one in Leicester.

Subject to discussion and the preferences of the successful applicant, approximately one third of clinical time will be spent covering critical care transport, and two thirds covering either General (Medical and Surgical), Cardiac or ECMO patients. On call cover is approximately 1:5. Where applicable, sessions in a base specialty can normally be arranged as part of the job plan.

Applicants must already be on the GMC specialist register or within 6 months of the interview date have a certificate of completion of specialist training. Experience in paediatric critical care transport, and the post-operative care of paediatric cardiac patients is essential, and experience in ECMO would be an advantage.

The successful appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical audit. They will be required to undertake management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team. The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of three acute teaching hospitals serving the population of Leicestershire. It is fully committed to Continuing Medical Education for consultants.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Hilliary Killer

Job title: Service Manager, Children's Emergency Medical Transport Service (CoMET)

Email address:

Telephone number: 0300 303 1573

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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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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Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

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 (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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