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Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care

Job Reference: 180-CON-2920

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
£77,913 - £105,042 per an

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care at Addenbrooke’s Hospital part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH).


We seek to appoint the first of two dynamic clinicians to join a team of Consultant Paediatric Intensivist’s in this busy regional centre.


This is an exciting time to join the team as funding of £128m for a new children’s hospital in Cambridge to open in 2023 was announced by Health Minister Matt Hancock in 2018. Plans for a new Regional Paediatric Intensive Care Retrieval Service are now well advanced.


The appointee’s will provide clinical leadership, specialist advice and multi-disciplinary management for the Paediatric Intensive care Unit. Our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit supports a wide range of medical and surgical specialties, major trauma, education and research. Services include specialist surgery such as Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Urology, Orthopaedics, Scoliosis Surgery, Plastic and Cleft Surgery, Paediatric General Surgery and Oncology Surgery. Medical services supported include Acute Paediatrics, Endocrinology, Respiratory, Immunology, Rheumatology, Haematology, Oncology, Allergy, Neurology, and Gastroenterology. There are close links with the University Department of Paediatrics and the Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


The Consultant will join a close team of Nurses, Physiotherapists, Dieticians, SLT, psychologists, counsellors and other members of the multidisciplinary team as well as five other Consultants.


You will be fully registered with the GMC or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.


The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.


Full Registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at time of application is required.


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.


Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Dr Roddy O’Donnell, Consultant for Paediatric Intensive Care via email on or Dr Shruti Agrawal, Consultant for Paediatric Intensive Care via email on


Visiting the Department should be arranged by contacting Ruth Collins via telephone on 01223 586795 and/or Karen Wells via telephone on 01223 217715.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here.

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and so is expected to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

Please be aware that once submitted via NHS Jobs, your application will be moved and handled through TRAC Systems and communication will be sent to you via TRAC Systems. You will be updated by email and/ or text regarding the progress of your application, however the vacancy will not be updated on NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are made an offer, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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

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