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Senior Fellow in Neonates

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 to £58,398 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Applications are invited for the post of Neonatal Senior Clinical Fellow (ST4+) to run from August or September 2023 for 6-12 months.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our busy Tertiary Level Neonatal Care team.

About the Team

The UHS Neonatal Service based at the Princess Anne Hospital offers the full range of Neonatal Intensive Care facilities including neonatal surgery and cardiac serviceso UHS also hosts the Network Neonatal Transport Service (SONeT).o There are approximately 6000 deliveries per year in the hospital and many of these are 'High risk' deliveries referred to the tertiary UHS Fetal Medicine service within Princess Anne Hospital.o The NICU has 37 cots, 24 Intensive and High Care and 14 Special Care cots.o UHS is a lead centre within the Wessex Neonatal ODN Network and provides the full range of sub speciality services and referrals for specialist care are received from surrounding hospitals within the Network.o We run a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week service.

Main duties of the job


Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities



This is a clinical post designed to provide training, which would be suitable for middle grade doctors (St4 and above or equivalent), including trainees considering or currently undertaking Neonatal Grid subspecialty training and also those with a CCT who wish to gain additional research and clinical experience.

You will be dedicated to providing middle grade clinical service for the regional level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Princess Anne Hospital, University Hospital Southampton (there is no cross cover with paediatrics).
  • This will include Neonatal ICU ward work and procedures, Supporting the regional transport service, Special care cover and Neonatal follow up clinics
  • You will be encouraged to take part in the wide range of educational and training opportunities within the department that is a recognised centre in the National Grid for Higher Specialist Training in Neonatology. While these posts are not recognised formally as training posts by the Wessex Deanery it is anticipated that the educational opportunities available will match those of our recognised training posts.

  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCPCH or equivalent
  • 12 months tertiary neonatal experience, plus other relevant paediatric experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience post graduation with MBBS
  • God communication skills


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

Successful candidates will have an educational framework equivalent to training grade doctors, and there will be a named educational supervisor assigned at the start of the post. The opportunity for Continued Professional Development (CPD) is highly supported and encouraged by the Trust, with options available to take study leave. All licensed doctors must meet the GMC requirements for revalidation and there will be an annual appraisal to support this process.

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

Basic Salary - MT04 �51,017 Basic Salary MT05 �58,398

Salary will be assessed based on experience and skills. Eligibility criteria for appointment to a Nodal Point 5
  • Have a minimum of 6 years of Specialty training
  • Hold relevant higher specialty exam (e.g FRCP, FRCA, FRCS)
  • A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates they meet the criteria for progression (in line with the Curriculum for the speciality similar to deanery trainee)

Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.

Interviews date TBC

Job Reference: MT0943 - This vacancy closes on or before: 4th June 2023

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • UK GMC Registration
  • MBBS or Equivalent
  • MRCPCH or equivalent


  • MSC / BSc (or other intercalated degree) other degrees / qualifications

Previous or relevant experience


  • At the time of starting the post applicants should be a fully qualified doctor who has a minimum of 5 years' experience post-graduation with a minimum of 12 months of tertiary level 3 neonatal (NICU) experience
  • Other relevant experience
  • Undertaken an audit or quality improvement project relevant to neonatal medicine
  • Interest or experience in research

Aptitudes and skills


  • Proven ability to manage acute emergencies
  • NLS/APLS Provider or equivalent
  • Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of quality improvement projects / audits and evidencebased practice
  • Good insight into own abilities and experience
  • Importance of and ability in communication with patients' carers
  • Competence in practical procedures
  • IT skills, including the using of spreadsheets and databases


  • Evidence of teaching involvement and planning of education for other members of the MDT
  • Evidence of relevant research achievement including involvement in research project/ audit projects and research publications
  • Quality improvement projects

Special Requirements of the post


  • Ability to self-direct own learning and time
  • Ability to work with measure of independence
  • Able to work well as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Able to handle busy workload in a demanding environment
  • Able to communicate effectively with colleagues and families of patients

Living the Trust values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

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