Locum Consultant in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£76,761 - £103,490 pa pro rata
06 Jun 2018
24 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time

Applications are invited for talented, motivated and dynamic consultant neonatologist to help deliver key clinical service improvements in this two-year fixed term post.

The unit has 15 intensive care cots, 8 high dependency cots, 8 special care cots, and 16 transitional care cots. In addition we host the transport and retrieval service. The unit is closely integrated with the regional fetal, maternal medicine departments with an annual inborn delivery rate of approximately 6,500. In addition we serve a population of 66,000 deliveries for complex neonatal care (approximately 8% of deliveries in England and Wales). 

Newborn infants requiring paediatric surgery and paediatric medical subspecialty input (such as nephrology, urology, endocrinology, neurology and pre-operative cardiology) are managed jointly between NICU and the specialist teams within the NICU. St Michael’s is adjacent to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, which provides all tertiary paediatric subspecialties for the region. The unit has very close relations with the University of Bristol. The two Professors of Neonatal Medicine were awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Award for research in 2014.

The clinical part of this post is a 6PA post (5 DCC, 1 SPA). The appointee will have strong clinical commitment and form part of a team of 9 WTE NHS Consultants, (including 2 x 0.5 wte Academic Lecturers in Neonatal Medicine). There are excellent facilities for personal development. The timetable may be subject to change by mutual agreement with the Clinical Director following job plan reviews of other consultants within the department.

Bristol has been voted the best city to live in by the Sunday Times and the Independent. The City is the European Green Capital 2015 and boasts excellent sport and leisure opportunities in the City, nearby coast and country.

Potential applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Registration with Sub-specialist recognition in Neonatal Medicine OR within 6 months of having either CCT/CCST Paediatrics (Neonatal Medicine) OR CESR (Paediatrics) with subspecialty recognition in Neonatal Medicine OR Neonatal Board certification from Northern America, Canada or Australasia.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Anoo Jain, Clinical Director and Consultant in neonatal medicine (secretary: 0117 3421721) 

To apply please click the Apply button.

We would strongly recommend that potential applicants arrange an informal visit before the closing date so they can meet the neonatal team away from the stresses of an interview.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With 8,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.


  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form.
  2. As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
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  4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to University Hospital Bristol employees.
  5. The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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