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Clinical Research Fellows in Neonatal Medicine

Employer
Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£55,329 to £63,152 per annum plus on call
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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These are 12-month posts to start in September 2024. They are ideally suited for anyone looking to gain experience additional clinical experience in tertiary neonatal medicine. These are not a recognised training posts but may be taken up as an OOPE. The posts will be incorporate 70% clinical duties and 30% protected research time. It will be necessary to present a research proposal as part of the competitive application process.

Main duties of the job

The posts will involve working on the tier 2 medical rota providing clinical care across the neonatal unit, the low dependency unit and postnatal wards at Liverpool Women's Hospital and the neonatal surgical unit at Alder Hey Children's Hospital. In addition to the ST4+ rota we have a 9 person ST 1-3 rota and a 25 person ANNP rota split into two tiers with some ANNPs specialising in low dependency care. These rotas are worked alongside each other to maintain an appropriate skill mix on all shifts.

About us

Liverpool Women's delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and their families. It is an exciting environment to work in and a great place to develop your career.

We value the contribution of individual talent and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the local community. We will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.

Our core value is to 'Be Kind' and we have an ambition to 'Be Brilliant' with the best people, giving the safest care, to provide outstanding experiences.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving it's services to provide the most cutting edge care possible. We have long-term aspirations for the future. https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/about-us/our-future/planning-for-future-generations/

We are committed to creating a greener Liverpool Women's https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/media/4095/our-green-plan.pdf

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The posts will involve working on the tier 2 medical rota providing clinical care across the neonatal unit, the low dependency unit and postnatal wards at Liverpool Womens Hospital and the neonatal surgical unit at Alder Hey Childrens Hospital. In addition to the ST4+ rota we have a 9 person ST 1-3 rota and a 25 person ANNP rota split into two tiers with some ANNPs specialising in low dependency care. These rotas are worked alongside each other to maintain an appropriate skill mix on all shifts.

The Neonatal Unit at Liverpool Womens Hospital

The regional neonatal unit at Liverpool Womens Hospital has 44 cots: 12 intensive care cots, 12 high dependency cots and a 20-cot low dependency area. The unit provides a state-of-the-art facility to provide world class neonatal care and is a tertiary referral centre for the Cheshire and Mersey Neonatal Network. The unit regularly accepts referrals from beyond the network with an average admission rate of more than 1200 babies per year.

The Neonatal Unit at Alder Hey Childrens Hospital

The Neonatal Surgical Unit at Alder Hey has 9 HDU cots for babies less than 60 weeks gestational age with surgical problems. Post-operative intensive care for these babies is presently provided on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Alder Hey with some of the smallest, sickest babies being transported to LWH for ongoing intensive care.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered (or eligible to be registered) with the GMC
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCPCH or equivalent


Clinical Experience

Essential

  • Completion of basic specialist training in paediatrics
  • 6 months tier 2 (ST4-8 level) experience in neonatology


Desirable

  • More than 6 months tier 2 (ST4-8) experience in neonatology


More than 6 months tier 2 (ST4-8) experience in neonatology

Essential

  • Understanding of research methodology
  • Research Proposal


Teaching and Training

Essential

  • Enthusiasm for and interest in training and education
  • NLS/APLS/EPLS Instructor
  • Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors


Desirable

  • Previous experience/training in delivery of simulation training
  • ARNI / other simulation provider course provider or instructor
  • Formal training in teaching/assessing


Clinical Governance and Audit

Essential

  • Understands the principles of clinical governance
  • Experience in performing clinical audit


Desirable

  • Experience of clinical risk management
  • Experience of quality improvement implementation


Communication Skills

Essential

  • Good written and oral communication skills


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

LWH

Crown Street

Liverpool

L8 7SS

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