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Consultant in Paediatric Neurology (5 PA)

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Job overview

Applications are invited for a Consultant post in Paediatric Neurology (5PA's) at CUH from June 2024. The successful applicant will join a team of 6 consultant paediatric neurologists (4.4 WTE) and will be an integral part of the vibrant and dynamic team providing tertiary paediatric neurology service and support to the 1.2 million children in East Anglia.  

The paediatric neurology team at CUH offers the following tertiary paediatric services:
•    Epilepsy (including ketogenic diet and vagus nerve services)
•    Neuromuscular
•    Acquired brain injury
•    IIH and complex headaches
•    Neuro immunology including paediatric MS
•    Other specialist services along with other teams - such as mitochondrial, neuro-oncology/ TS and congenital insensitivity to pain

There is a good level of consistent support from the Middle grade staff/ trainees in the paediatric neurology department which consist of 1 full-time neurology grid trainee, 1 LTFT neurology SPIN trainee, 1 LTFT academic clinical fellow, 1 PhD registrar and 2 SHOs.  There are also several specialist nurses that support the consultants and the service (2 epilepsy nurses, 1 neurology nurse, 2 LTFT/ job share neuro muscular nurses, and 1 discharge planning nurse).

The paediatric neurology team supports 17 district general hospitals (DGHs) in the region providing outreach clinics to all of the hospitals and support via the on-call consultant and the patch consultant outside the on-call weeks.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be required to take part in an on-call rota on a pro rata basis, along with the other consultants (currently 1:4). They will also be expected to deliver 40 half a day outpatient clinics per year and provide cover to two outreach centres (to discussed) by conducting 8 full day outreach clinics per year.

You will be fully registered with the GMC and ideally have a CCT in Paediatric neurology 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.

As part of our commitment to supporting the medical workforce in the part they play in delivering an excellent caring service to patients, all newly appointed Consultants attend our five-day Consultant Development programme within a year of joining the Trust. Leadership is a key requirement of doctors’ professional work and this innovative programme is designed to support Consultants to hone the leadership and management skills they need to succeed at CUH.

Working for your organisation

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.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are also welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The job includes the following responsibilities:

•    Provide an on-call service on a pro rata basis (on-call starts Tuesday and goes on continuously up to following Monday)
•    40 outpatient clinics per year (mixture of complex epilepsy, IIH, and general neurology)
•    Providing support to the specialist nursing team and middle grade staff/ trainees, both whilst on-call an out of the on-call weeks on an as and when required basis
•    Attending various multidisciplinary and specialist meetings such as the EEG meeting, MRI meeting, histopathology meeting, neuro-oncology meeting, IIH/ complex CSF meeting
•    Providing support to 2 outreach centers - This includes delivering 4 full day clinics per year for each hospital, and supporting the local pediatricians and nurses caring for their own patients.

Additional contact information

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to – Dr Gautam Ambegaonkar, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist and Clinical Lead, Box 107, Child Development Centre, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge. CB2 0QQ. You can contact Dr Ambegaonkar’s secretary, Mrs Diane Perry on 01223 274250, or via email –

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