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Consultant Neonatologist


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Fixed Term, 12 months
Full Time, 40 hours per week (10 PAs)
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Denmark Hill
£80,075 - £107,204 per annum (inc London weighting)
18/01/2019 23:59

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and motivated colleague to join the existing team of neonatal consultants at King’s College Hospital. The full neonatal team at King’s currently consists of 11 consultants at Denmark Hill site and 4 at Princess Royal site with ever increasing cross site working. This 10PA post is a new cross site post (replacing previous single site posts) being developed within a strategy to transform the PRUH SCBU to LNU status and to harmonise neonatal services on both sites. The post holder 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 anticipated to begin in the next 12 months.

There are approximately 5500 deliveries per annum at the Denmark hill site and another 5000 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 just over 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).

Closing date for applications: 18th January 2019 (Advert may closer earlier than this date)

Interview Date: TBC – Likely early February 2019


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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