Senior Clinical Fellow in Neonates

Singleton Hospital, Swansea
£33,883 - £53,276
06 Dec 2021
04 Jan 2022
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

We are pleased to be able to offer this fixed term post of MTI- Senior Clinical Fellow. There are two posts available, from September 2022 for a period of two years.

This post would allow experience and training in all the tertiary treatment modalities available on the unit, including therapeutic total body cooling, high frequency oscillatory ventilation and nitric oxide therapy. The post offers opportunities to gain experience in echocardiography or neurodevelopmental assessment depending on the preference of the applicant, as well as simulation training.

The post holder will start on the first tier rota (ST3 level) and will continue at this level for a minimum period of 6 - 12 months for adaptation to UK working practices. All MTI trainees will be expected to document educational supervision and progress on the RCPCH E-portfolio. All MTI trainees will be allocated a Consultant Educational Supervisor. Regular supervision meetings will be expected every 3 months for the first year and every 6 months after that. The MTI trainee can develop a personal development plan with their supervisor. Exciting opportunities are available in the department to improve your skills in various key areas like total body cooling, neurodevelopment, ECHO, neonatal transport etc. A review of clinical progress (RCP) of the MTI trainee will be undertaken against the RCPCH progress curriculum at 6 - 12 months. The trainee would be expected to demonstrate competencies required to work at Tier 2 (ST4-5 level) to progress to a Registrar (Tier 2) role. We would be looking at key skills like neonatal life support, emergency procedures, communication, prescribing, team management, leadership etc. The trainee should also have a sound knowledge base in Neonatology. If suitable progression is not achieved the trainee will be given targeted competencies to be achieved and allowed to continue at Tier 1 (ST3) for a further 6 months. We will attempt to provide reasonable support to help trainee adapt better to UK working practices. At the end of 12 months, a further progress review (RCP) will be arranged with an appropriate panel. The panel will recommend further action based on progression in discussion with MTI trainee and RCPCH.

For more information about the role, please read our job description attached.

The neonatal unit at Singleton Hospital is a busy level 3 unit. Currently there are 14 critical care and 10 special care cots. There are 11 neonatal consultants in post. In addition to deanery trainees, middle grade cover is provided by highly trained ANNPs, resident consultants and MTI trainees and senior clinical fellows. The unit was recently fully refurbished to very high standards.

Critical care cot provision is expected to increase following service reconfiguration within the Health Board. We have recently opened a state of the art new transitional care facility and special care area adjacent to the refurbished postnatal ward. The unit is the lead level 3 unit for the South West Wales and functions as part of the Wales Neonatal Network. The unit supports an area with a birth rate of around 10000 deliveries and attracts high risk infants requiring critical care from the local population and elsewhere in the network. In 2018, there were 1719 days of intensive care, 2086 days of high dependency care and 3224 days of special care.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Sujoy Banerjee, Consultant Neonatologist/ Clinical Lead
Email: Telephone: 01792 285467

BMJ Ref: BMJ-54969/130-14949171-061221-MTI