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Consultant Paediatrician with Neonatal Interest

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Watford, Hertfordshire
£93,666 to £126,281 a year London Fringe £149 per annum
Closing date
26 Dec 2023

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant Paediatrician with Neonatal Interest

Applications are invited for 2 part time (7 programmed activities each) Consultant Neonatologists for our Local Neonatal Unit (LNU). These posts are substantive appointments, based predominantly at Watford General Hospital with some outpatient work at Hemel Hempstead Hospital. Each post comprises of 7 programmed activities (PAs) which includes 1:7 attending week and on-call commitment to Neonatal service.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a forward thinking and enthusiastic neonatal team. The successful applicant will join an existing team of 5 neonatal consultants. The Trust maternity services have about 4,000 deliveries per annum.

The neonatal service provides medical care for infants from 27 weeks’ gestation; it has 2 intensive, 5 high dependency, 12 special care and 6 transitional care cots. Neonatal unit is part of the East of England Operational Delivery Network with pathways for extreme preterm care to Luton and Dunstable Hospital, cardiac and surgical pathways to centres in London. Neonatal unt admissions circa 900/year and 6000 care days across all care levels.

The Children Services of the Trust has a Paediatric Assessment Unit, Children’s Emergency Department and Children’s ward led by a team of 14 acute Consultant Paediatricians.

We are looking for the prospective candidate to start as soon as possible.

The Trust have agreed a proposal for up to 1PA of SPA time/week to be worked flexibly.

This change is in line with the Trusts’ flexible working agenda and recognition of the enormous contribution that this group of staff continue to provide to our staff and patients.

Successful candidates will be also eligible for a relocation allowance of up to £12,000 (if required).

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. For any additional information, please kindly contact recruiting manager, via,

We strive to live by our Commitment, Care and Quality values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging.

To apply for this post, please click the Apply button.

Closing date: 26th December 2023.
Interview date: 18th January 2024.

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