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Locum Consultant in Neonatal Medicine

Barts Health NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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We are inviting applications to recruit a Locum consultant in Neonatology. They will be joining a pro-active team with an excellent clinical reputation in providing a range of Neonatal services. The consultant team delivers a high quality service and use their knowledge and experience to lead and influence the development of neonatal services within Barts Health.

We are looking for applicants who can lead and develop innovative models of care which benefit the infants and their family. We anticipate that the successful applicants to be part of a strong team and complement the team in delivering high quality care to an extremely vulnerable group of patients and their families.

Main duties of the job

This post is initially for six months which can be extended for a further six months with mutual agreement. The post is primarily based on the NICU with occasional cross cover of the Neonatal Transfer service. The unit is in the process of expansion subject to financial approvals hence this post may be funded for substantive appointment at a later stage.

The pan London Neonatal Transfer Service is based at the Royal London providing both emergency and elective transfers within London and the South East.

You will be employed by Barts Health NHS Trust and will be based at The Royal London Hospital and will be working towards six programmed activities.

About us

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate, and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Barts Health supports The Pregnancy Loss Pledge and commits to supporting their staff through the distress of miscarriage.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification for the main responsibilities of this role.

Person Specification
Qualifications and knowledge

  • Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) or equivalent
  • Registration on the Specialist Register and CCT in Paediatrics (Neonatal Medicine) / CCT/CT in Paediatrics and equivalent training in neonatal medicine to fulfil syllabus/competency requirements as published by the RCPCH
  • The applicant should be able to produce evidence that he/she is within 6 months of CCT date and is expected to achieve a Completion Certificate of Training
  • Able to demonstrate recent experience and practice in neonatal medicine as a sub-specialist


  • MD, MSc, PhD or equivalent higher degree


  • Wide neonatal experience
  • Advanced clinical skills in neonatal medicine
  • Experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • NLS Provider course
  • Experience of transporting sick and unstable neonates


  • Current certificate as NLS, APLS, or PALS instructor
  • Formal training in teaching skills


  • Management: Evidence of basic management skills
  • Clinical Governance: Evidence of involvement in multi-disciplinary audit
  • Clinical Governance: Understanding of Clinical Governance issues
  • Management: Formal management training


  • Management: Good understanding of the structure and processes of the NHS
  • Research: Experience of research activity
  • Research: Evidence of original work as demonstrated by publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Research: Presentation to learned societies

Personal and Staff development

  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing personal development


  • Evidence of drive, enthusiasm, and a flexible approach


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills




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