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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/02/2020.

Neonatal Consultant/Consultant Paediatrician with specialist interest

Job Reference: 050-NEO-647C-01-20

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan
£77,779 - £100,978

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site

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Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant to join the team in the development of the brand new Sub-regional Neonatal Intensive Care unit (SuRNICC) for North Wales to make a complete team of 7 full time Neonatal Consultants. The £18million unit was officially opened in 2018 and is based at Glan Clwyd Hospital in the center of North Wales near St Asaph. The unit is an enhanced local Neonatal unit and consists of 5 intensive care cots, 5 HDU cots, 8 special care cots and 1 stabilisation cot.


The birth rate in North Wales currently stands around 7500 births a year and the North Wales Neonatal Network consists of 3 units:

  • SURNICC at Glan Clwyd Hospital that cares for babies born at > 26 weeks
  • 2 Special Care Units in Bangor and Wrexham that accept babies > 32 weeks gestation.

The local Neonatal Transport Team is based at Glan Clwyd and successful applicants will be expected to share the Transport activity. Neonatal Transport is provided 12 hours/7 days for all gestations.

There is a close collaboration with the neighbouring Cheshire and Merseyside Neonatal Network which provides the care for babies less than 26 weeks of gestation. The successful applicant will be expected to take a full share in the 1 in 7 designated non-resident Neonatal Consultant rota. The unit is supported by a separate Tier 1 rota as well as a group of 5 Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (ANNP). The posts are suitable for candidates with a Neonatal Consultant with Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training or equivalent (CCST) as well as general Consultant Paediatricians with a special Neonatal interest.


The SuRNICC covers an area spanning from Wrexham in the East to Anglesey in the West.

North Wales also has three general Paediatric departments with full outpatient services in all three District General Hospitals. The pursuit or development of a special interest as well as research activity will be supported. The post is based on a ten session contract and the successful applicant will be working to the Welsh Consultant Contract which is based on 7 DCC and 3 SPA sessions.

We are a busy and cheerful department with a clear emphasis on delivering top quality care to our local infants and families. There is close joint working between Consultants and the Specialist Neonatal Nursing team, and good support for junior medical staff. We have excellent working relationships with our general Paediatric and community colleagues, and with the tertiary centre specialist services at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. The department has a long standing reputation for providing excellent training for junior staff and medical students, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to teaching and training.


The post is for full time substantive Consultants but applications for part time working will also be considered positively.



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Se-Yeon Park, Neonatal Lead Consultant, ( on 01745 448788 Ext 2872, or Dr Markus Hesseling, Clinical Director for Acute Paediatric and Neonatal Services, ( on 01745 534599.

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