Applications are invited for a Consultant Neonatologist to join our committed and enthusiastic forward-thinking team. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Leicester Neonatal Service and this post has been developed to support a planned expansion of neonatal cots and to provide an increase in consultant support to the neonatal units. This post will include a resident on call commitment, working as a resident consultant with 2 middle grade doctors and one ST1-3 doctor. There is no middle grade commitment in this job plan.
The Leicester Neonatal Service is currently split across 2 hospital sites covering the Leicester General and Leicester Royal Infirmary. We currently have a total of 42 cots with a plan to incrementally increase to a total of 48 cots over the next 3 years. The Leicester Royal Infirmary is our main site and our unit is housed in a state of the art facility with the full range of services and equipment. There are currently 18 cots that can provide flexible ITU / HDU care and 12 Special Care cots. Our smaller unit is based at Leicester General Hospital which is a Special Care Baby Unit and has 12 cots.
The Leicester Neonatal Service provides the full range of tertiary neonatal services including care for babies of all gestations, advanced modes of ventilation, neonatal surgery and close working links with the East Midlands Congenital Heart Center and the UK’s largest ECMO service. There is on average around 10,500 deliveries per annum in Leicester. We are the South Hub Lead Perinatal Centre for the East Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network and also host the Centre Regional Transport Service.
There are plans to increase cot numbers in addition to plans to develop transitional care facilities in Leicester in the next 3 to 5 years.
For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Jonathan Cusack, Consultant Neonatologist and Head of Service. Telephone: 0116 258 6787. Ref 358-1393917-CON.
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