Clinical Fellow (Higher) in Neonatal Medicine and Neonatal Transport

Clinical Fellow (Higher)

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Neonatal Medicine and Neonatal Transport
Clinical Fellow (Higher)
Fixed term
Full time
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£31,931 - £48,123
23/02/2018 23:59



Applications are invited for Clinical Fellows (Higher) in Neonatal Medicine and Neonatal Transport at Addenbrooke's Hospital (part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). These posts are available to commence as soon as possible until 04 November 2018. The successful candidate will be based for 6-12 months on the Neonatal Unit at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) and 6-12 months with the Neonatal Transfer Team whose base is also at CUH.

Our Neonatal Unit is a large regional tertiary centre for medical and surgical neonatal care. In addition we have expertise in allied neonatal specialities including neurosurgery, neurology, fetal medicine, genetics and perinatal pathology. A new purpose built perinatal centre opened in September 2012 and there are currently 28 ITU/HDU and 12 SCBU cots as well as a transitional care unit.

The Acute Neonatal Transfer Service (ANTS) for the East of England is one of the busiest neonatal transfer teams in the UK providing emergency and elective transfers 24/7, 365 days a year. Fellows will have the opportunity to develop competencies for transferring sick medical and surgical newborns and the associated complex and sensitive communication issues including those with the family and local hospitals. ANTS has state of the art, new and dedicated equipment including four purpose built neonatal ambulances and incubators plus up-to-date techniques and services including inhaled nitric oxide, end tidal CO2 monitoring, active cooling providing therapeutic hypothermia during transfer and high flow nasal cannula therapy.

The Neonatal Department has an avid education program and successful applicants will have access to the same training and learning opportunities as Paediatric trainees. Support for study leave will be given. There are also regular business and postgraduate medical meetings covering a wide range of topics including surgery, fetal medicine, risk management, neurology, mortality & morbidity. Participation in NICU and ANTS audits, quality improvement projects and guideline development is strongly encouraged.

Our department has an active programme of research in neonatal neuroscience, genetics, cardio-respiratory medicine and endocrinology and this post may be suitable for the introduction of motivated individuals to the research experience.

Candidates should have at least six months experience working at middle grade level in a tertiary neonatal unit. MRCP/MRCPCH or equivalent is desirable.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013).


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Susan Broster or Dr Angela D’Amore email or


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Medical Staffing, Box 154
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road
01223 254551