Consultant Neonatologist

London (Greater)
26 Nov 2020
06 Dec 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,800 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in the London Borough of Bromley.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and motivated colleagues to join the existing team of neonatal consultants at King’s College Hospital. The neonatal team at King’s currently consists of 16 consultants working across the 2 sites (Denmark Hill NICU and Princess Royal SCBU) with cross site working for all consultants. These 10PA posts are replacement cross site posts. These posts have been developed within the strategy to transform the PRUH SCBU to LNU status and to harmonise neonatal services on both sites. The post holders will work within a large multidisciplinary team providing and further developing care for newborns within the Neonatal Services on both King’s sites.

The neonatal unit at King’s is a world renowned, tertiary level, neonatal intensive care unit. The unit specialises in caring for premature infants as well as those born and referred with a variety of antenatally diagnosed complex surgical problems. Its subspecialties include respiratory medicine, short gut, nutrition, neurosurgery, thoracic and abdominal as well as ophthalmic surgery. The unit has an international reputation for its research which is directed by Professor Anne Greenough and there is much collaboration with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital under the auspices of King’s Health Partners. The SCBU at PRUH currently has 11 cots but with ample room for expansion. PRUH has been recently approved for re-designation to LNU and it is anticipated to begin working as LNU in the next 12 months.

There are approximately 5500 deliveries per annum at the Denmark Hill site and another 4500 at the Princess Royal Site. Currently there are 24 ITU/HDU cots and 12 SCBU cots at Denmark Hill and 11 SCBU cots at PRUH with approximately 800 and 400 admissions per annum respectively.

The consultant team has recently expanded to meet increasing demand whilst aiming to deliver the highest standards of care 24 hours a day 7 days a week with a resident as well as non-resident consultant rota at Denmark Hill. When not attending on for ICU/HDU or SCBU, time will be devoted to administration, teaching, clinical governance and activities related to clinical care with extensive opportunities to participate in unit research activities. There is an active undergraduate teaching programme for medical students from King’s College London School of Medicine.

All applicants must have MRCP or equivalent. They must be on the General Medical Council Specialist Register or be within 6 months of obtaining their CCST in Paediatrics (Neonatal Medicine or equivalent).

For further details / informal visits contact: Name Dr Ravi Bhat Job title Clinical Lead & Consultant Neonatologist Email address