Doctors - Consultant Neonatologist

  • Department Neonatology
  • Salary £77,913 - £105,042 Per Annum
  • Closing Date 31/05/2019
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC430
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Hours Full Time 40 Hours
  • Contact Dr Sanjeev Deshpande, Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Director for Neonatology / Dr Kumar Sethuraman, Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Director for Paediatrics
  • Email
  • Telephone 01952 565976/01952 565977 / 01952 565985

The Role

We are seeking to appoint two substantive Consultant Neonatal Paediatricians to join our team of 4 neonatal and 16 general paediatric consultants. These posts involve substantial neonatal commitments (70% of the DCC, purely neonatal non-resident on calls (1 on 6) and neonatal follow-up clinics). Specialist interest especially in neonatal and paediatric cardiology and simulation would be an added advantage.

Candidates for this role must have MRCPCH, full GMC registration with a licence to practise and be on (or eligible for entry onto) the GMC’s Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) or CESR.

The Department

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has, following major investment, undertaken an extensive programme of reconfiguration of its Women and Children’s services with an entirely new purpose-built Women & Children’s Centre at the Princess Royal Hospital. The neonatal service at SaTH is a Local Neonatal Unit (LNU) within the Staffordshire, Shropshire and Black County (SSBC) Neonatal Network working in close partnership with the Network Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton. The Neonatal Unit is a spacious high-specification modern Unit co-located with the new Paediatric and Obstetric units and caters for over 5000 births per annum. The Unit has 3 intensive care, 3 high dependency and 16 special care cots with facilities for full ventilator support, and delivered ~730 intensive care, 1110 high dependency, 4600 special care and 2200 transitional care days last year. You will be part of the team of 6 neonatal Consultants. The post holder will take part in the non-resident on call rotas for Neonatology. The department has full tier 1 and 2 tiers of Medical Staff. There is great commitment to under- and post-graduate education, the Trust being an Associate Teaching Hospital affiliated with the new Medical School at Keele University.

The Paediatric department is one of the largest acute District General Hospital Paediatric departments in the Country serving a catchment population of over 0.5 million. The single inpatient service has a large Paediatric ward with 36 beds, with specialist high-dependency and oncology areas, a new large Children’s Assessment/Short-Stay 8-bedded unit at the Princess Royal Hospital and a Paediatric Medical Day Case Unit at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital which are designed to facilitate Hospital admission avoidance. The paediatric department has a team of 16 Consultants with specialist expertise in oncology, respiratory paediatrics, diabetes and endocrinology, neurology and epilepsy, gastroenterology, cardiology, and rheumatology.

Our vision is for the highest quality care, to provide 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 and 7 day working.

Our Hospitals

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

We are entering an exciting period here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. We have been guaranteed more than £300 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state of the art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities. It will make SaTH a better place to work, in turn making it a better place to receive care.

Over the last two years we have been building the foundations of a better future through our work with Virginia Mason and our own transforming care institute (TCI). We have introduced a leadership academy with more opportunities for development so all our leaders support, coach and perform at the highest levels, celebrate the hard work of our staff and recognise the wonderful improvements that are being made each and every day. This is a vital stepping stone to ensure we are equipped for our better future and realising our vision of providing the safest and kindest care for our patients. Leadership is about supporting teams to be the best they can be. As we move forward together it is vital all our teams understand their important role in delivering this brighter future for everyone.


Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hills it is anything but sleepy. The county is bustling with idyllic towns including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, with plenty to do regardless of your interests. More information can again be found under further links.

We are 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.

We want you to find out more about the department and our hospitals, and we invite you to contact

  • Dr Sanjeev Deshpande, Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Director for Neonatology (01952 565976/01952 565977)
  • Dr Kumar Sethuraman, Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Director for Paediatrics (01952 565985)

We look forward to hearing from you.

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