Consultant Neonatologists

Swansea (Abertawe)
£74,393 - £96,583 per annum
19 Mar 2018
30 Apr 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

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This is a new post joining an enthusiastic, innovative and friendly team of ten neonatal consultants delivering high quality and family centered clinical services in Neonatology to the Health Board.

This 10 session consultant neonatologist post is vacant on the Neonatal Unit at Singleton Hospital, Swansea commencing 1st September 2018, as a result of need for further consultant input into neonatal services to conform to recommended standards and reorganization of the roles of existing consultants.

The post represents two of three posts, which have hybrid roles within the neonatal unit, comprising both non-resident consultant roles and resident duties. Resident shifts will comprise 4 weeknight shifts and one weekend of long day shifts every five weeks. The remaining direct clinical care sessions will be spent doing consultant of the week duties, outpatient clinics, transport duties and non-resident consultant on calls.

The unit is the regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for South West Wales, an area with a birth rate of around 10,000 per annum.

The South West Wales Region covers a large geographical area from Aberystwyth to Bridgend, with a population of around 1,000,000 people. The unit attracts many high risk in-utero transfers. Singleton Neonatal Unit is highly respected in the region for excellent multidisciplinary team work and leads in the delivery of family integrated care in Wales and the UK.

The unit prides itself on high quality care and innovation and benchmarks very well for all neonatal outcomes on the Vermont Oxford Network and The National Neonatal Audit Programme. The unit was invited to showcase their innovative practices in the ‘Neonatal care around the world’ plenary session in the 2016 Annual VON Conference in Chicago. The Singleton team was awarded the 2016 NHS Wales Award for their Quality Improvement Work to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use on the neonatal unit and is leading further work in Wales in this area.

Singleton has been one of the top rated neonatal units in the UK for educational supervision in the recent GMC Trainee Surveys and has dedicated team to run weekly multidisciplinary simulation training. The department offers structured neurodevelopmental follow up services for high-risk preterm infants and other specialist services such CLD, cardiac and cleft lip and palate services. The department has an excellent track record of participating in multicentre trials and local research projects.

You will be expected to bring in or develop special interest in a particular area of service delivery/ training.

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience.  In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

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