Doctors - Consultant Neonatal Paediatricians

  • Department Neonates/Paediatrics
  • Salary £82,096-£110,683 Per Annum
  • Closing Date 17/08/2021
  • Interview Date Thursday 2nd September 2021
  • Location Telford
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC483
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts

Job overview

We are seeking to appoint Two substantive Consultant Neonatal Paediatricians to join our team of 3 Neonatologists, 2 Neonatal Paediatricians, and 15 Acute General Paediatricians. These posts involves substantial neonatal commitments and purely neonatal on calls. Specialist interest especially in neonatal cardiology, neurology would be an added advantage.

Our vision is to be the best Local Neonatal Unit in the country providing the highest quality care for the babies and their families in an environment in which all staff, and in particular trainees, are supported and thrive, with greater delivery of care by Consultants in line with RCPCH recommendations.

Main duties of the job

Thse two posts (1 Replacement and 1 Additional appointment) are full time and attract 10 PAs. We welcome applicants wishing to work less than full time or job shares.

The workplan including supporting activities is split 70:30 between neonatal medicine and general paediatrics. Clinical duties of the post are similar to all of the substantive Consultants and include:

  • Consultant of the Week for the Neonatal unit - 6 weeks per year
  • Neonatal Follow-up Clinics – 12 per year
  • Away weeks at NICUs – 2 per year
  • Neonatal On Call – 1 in 7 – resident (17:00-19:30) and then non-resident (19:30-08:30)
  • Acute General Paediatrics – Consultant of the week (CoW) on a 1 in 14 rota and as Consultant of Assessment unit (CoA) 1 in 14 rota

General Paediatric Outpatient Clinics - Consultant led new and follow-up patients

Working for your organisation

Our Hospitals are located in Shrewsbury and Telford and are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals.

Shropshire is a beautiful county ideally located between the north and the south, making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery. 

Both hospitals are based in Shropshire, a short 20 minutes’ drive apart. Shrewsbury has recently been named in the ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide’ as one of the top places to live in the country. It is a wonderful bustling place, with affordable housing, fantastic schools and great out-of-work activities for everyone. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


Annualised PAs (DCC)

Neonatal DCC


Consultant Neonatologist of the Week


NICU attachment weeks


Neonatal Follow-up Clinics (PRH)


Neonatal Follow-up Clinics (RSH)


Neonatal MDT


Feto-maternal Meeting


Perinatal Mortality Meeting


Resident On Call (Mon-Fri 17:00-19:30)


Resident On Call (Sat&Sun)


Evening Review & Round (Sat-Sun)


Non-Resident On Call (Mon-Fri 1 in 7) including handover (08:30-09:00)


Non-Resident On Call (Sat-Sun 1 in 7)


Bereavement Counselling


Clinical Admin (Neonates)


Total Neonatal DCC


Paediatric DCC


Consultant of Assessment unit (1in14) Mon-Thurs 09:00-17:00


General Paediatric Clinic


Specialty Paediatric Clinic – 12 clinics per year


Paediatric Simulation


Clinic Admin (Paediatrics)


Total Paediatric DCC


Other Clinical or Supporting Activity based on special interest






For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Sanjeev Deshpande-Clinical Director for Neonates
Dr Kumar Sethuraman- Clinical Director for Paediatrics

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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