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Neonatal Intensive Care
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
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Great Ormond Street Hospital
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
21/07/2022 23:59

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Consultant in Neonatology - GOSH and UCLH (10 PAs)


Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to join two first class teams providing neonatal intensive care at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) and University College London Hospital (UCLH).

GOSH is a renowned tertiary centre which provides world-class care to infants, children and young people with rare, complex and difficult-to-treat conditions as well as acute, life-threatening illness.

UCLH is a very busy tertiary neonatal unit, which has a reputation for providing excellence of medical care with some of the best outcomes in the UK for babies born extremely preterm.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a dynamic, forward-thinking personality with a passion to help drive both changes in neonatal care and new ways of working. Proven success at quality improvement is essential.

The post holder will liaise effectively with the neonatal units and other service providers throughout the North East and North Central London neonatal operational network to ensure provision of consistent, reliable and standardised care for patients and families.

Visits to the hospitals

Short-listed candidates are encouraged to visit the hospitals before being interviewed.  Earlier visits (at the candidates own expense if prior to shortlisting) would be welcomed, arrangements can be made by contacting the UCLH neonatal PA on 0203 447 8094, or and Dr Hannam at GOSH,

Interviews for this post will take place in late September, 2022.

Main duties of the job

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for full GOSH and UCLH main responsibilities. 

Working for our organisation

Our commitment to you

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women’s staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at GOSH by actively contributing to the Trust’s mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to Job Description and Person Specification for detailed and main responsibilities of the role. 

Person specification

Our Always Values

Essential criteria
  • Always welcoming – open, positive, polite, prompt, thoughtful
  • Always helpful – respectful, caring, supportive, patient, flexible
  • Always expert – role model, vigilant, striving for quality, proactive
  • Always one team – informative, mindful, appreciative, open, honest

Education, training and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • GMC specialist registration with a Licence to Practice (obtained by designated start date)
  • MBBS or Equivalent
  • MRCP, MRCPCH or equivalent
  • CCT/CCST in Paediatrics (or within 6 months at time of interview) or equivalent training and experience (eligible for CESR)
  • Completion of training in Neonatal Medicine (minimum of two years) in a unit approved for training by the RCPCH national grid training programme
  • Or: An existing practising Consultant in Neonatal Medicine in an equivalent unit with evidence of equivalent training as per the UK guidance
  • Undertaking level 3 safeguarding training
Desirable criteria
  • CCT/CCST in Neonatology (or within 6 months at time of interview) or equivalent training and experience (eligible for CESR)
  • Higher Degree
  • MD or PhD
  • Formal teaching qualification
  • Management qualification

Skills and abilities

Essential criteria
  • High level written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Presentation skills
  • Understanding and proven ability to apply research findings in a clinical/organisational context
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Involvement in the Clinical Audit process
  • Ability to work on own initiative within an ever changing environment.
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership skills

Knowledge and experience

Essential criteria
  • Extensive experience in Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Knowledge of Neonatal Clinical Governance
  • Experience in audit
  • Experience of teaching students and multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of leading in Clinical Audit processes
  • Awareness of the importance of Clinical Governance through experience of participating in quality or safety improvement projects.
Desirable criteria
  • Published research in peer reviewed journals in relevant area
  • Experience of recruiting patients to clinical research trials
  • Experience in related sub-specialty highly advantageous Research profile related to Neonatology
  • Experience of working in shared care clinics and clinical networks
  • Experience of clinical leadership or management

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Simon Hannam
Job title
Consultant - Specialty Lead for Neonatal Services
Email address
Telephone number
020 7405 9200
Additional information

Short-listed candidates are encouraged to visit the hospitals before being interviewed.  Earlier visits (at the candidates own expense if prior to shortlisting) would be welcomed and arrangements can be made by contacting the UCLH neonatal PA on 0203 447 8094, or by email and Dr Simon Hannam at GOSH, 

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