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Locum Consultant in Neonatal & Paediatric Critical Care Transport

Job Reference: 425-A-18-24244

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£77,913 - £105,042

Applications are invited for a Locum Consultant post pending substantive appointment at Embrace, a pioneering joint neonatal and paediatric transport service for Yorkshire & Humber, one of the busiest retrieval services in the UK, and the only UK service accredited by CAMTS.

This post has a desired start date of 1st April 2019 for 6 months in the first instance. Please note that this post has the possibility of becoming a substantive permanent post.

Applicants must have completed their paediatric training and have a CCT in Paediatrics or Paediatrics with subspecialty training in Neonatal Medicine, Paediatric Anaesthesia or PICM or PEM. They must also have extensive inter-hospital transport experience.

This post carries 10 programmed activities (PA). LTFT applicants are welcome to apply.

Embrace, which is hosted by Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, has its own base, providing a 24 hour call centre with a dedicated phone number for all neonatal and paediatric transfer requests, at a purpose built site close to Junction 37 of the M1 in Barnsley. The service has dedicated personnel, equipment, staff and vehicles.

The service which was launched in December 2009, takes over 3000 referrals a year and undertakes in excess of 2000 transfers a year, two thirds of which are neonatal transfers. The service carries out both road and air transfers working closely with both fixed wing and rotary wing providers.

The successful candidate will join an established team of seven consultants with a specialist interest in transport medicine providing 24 hour transport cover to Yorkshire and the Humber.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Stephen Hancock or Dr Catherine Harrison, Lead Consultants for Embrace on 0114 3053005.


All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£49). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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