Locum Consultant Paediatrician with an interest in Neonatology

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a dynamic and cohesive team of paediatricians at Northwest Anglia Foundation Trust as maternity cover. NWAFT comprises Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Stamford Hospital. We are looking to appoint a paediatrician with an interest in neonatology to join a team of 22 hospital based consultants for a period of 6 months initially. The post holder will be one of 14 general paediatricians based in Peterborough and will be expected to support the neonatal service as one of 6 consultants with a neonatal interest. Peterborough City Hospital has a Local Neonatal Unit (Level 2) with 20 cots and we have approximately 5000 deliveries a year. We are part of the East of England Neonatal Network and have close links with The Rosie Maternity Unit at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.

Main duties of the job

  • Part of the 1:6 Neonatal Consultant of the Week rota
  • 1:12 weekend and out of hours cover for general paediatric and neonatalogy
  • Weekly general paediatric, rapid access and neonatal follow up clinics
  • Teaching and supervision of trainee paediatricians and VTS trainees
  • Participation in audit/clinical governance
  • Participation in the administration and management of the department
  • Continuing Professional Development

Teaching and Research

The post holder will be expected to take part in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes and will be encouraged to initiate, supervise and carry out research activities within the department.

Clinical Governance

The post holder will be expected to have a self-critical approach to clinical practice and to participate in the departmental audit programme. They will be expected to keep up to date with continuing professional development and in particular, to fulfil the RCPCH requirements for continuing medical education.

About us

There has never been a better time to join our Trust than now! We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

With just over 6,000 staff and a 450-strong team of volunteers helping patients and visitors we are able to offer an exciting opportunities to new applicants.

As for living in the area, there is a wealth of choice with city living, small towns and villages all within reasonable commute to the hospitals. There are excellent schools and a wide variety of social and leisure activities to choose from.

So if you are looking to develop your career and want to do so in an environment which is challenging and growing we would encourage you to look further into a future with NWAngliaFT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post will attract 10 PAs on the new contract. The department in PCH is housed within a flagship PFI hospital with state of the art facilities which opened in December 2010. The paediatric and neonatal units are located together in the Women and Childrens wing of the hospital. The Paediatric and Neonatal Teams merged to form a single department in April 2019. Full paediatric and neonatal services continue on both sites with separate on call rotas.

Person Specification



  • Ability to travel independently to a number of geographical locations (Public transport not acceptable).

Education & Qualifications


  • Entry on Specialist Register (or entry expected within 6 months). MRCP or MRCPCH


  • Other relevant qualification e.g. MD or MSc

Clinical Experience


  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CSST/CCT in paediatrics, Expertise and experience of child protection at specialist registrar level, Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.


  • Experience in tertiary neonatology

Management and Administration


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill, Excellent organisational skills, Knowledge and experience of Clinical Audit,


  • Potential to lead and develop subspecialty services



  • Experience of clinical teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching.


  • Experience of organising teaching programmes.

Multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working


  • Experience and aptitude for multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working,


  • Experience of leading a multi-disciplinary team.



  • Understanding of research techniques and design, Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems.


  • Published research

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.

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

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital



Employer's website

https://www.nwangliaft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Dr Katharine McDevitt


Date posted

15 February 2021

Pay scheme

Hospital, medical and dental




£82,096 to £110,683 a year




6 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Peterborough City Hospital



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