Kings College Hospital
Main area Neonatology Grade NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant Contract Fixed term: 12 months (1/6 On call Cat A) Hours Full time – 10 sessions per week (1-6 on call) Job ref 213-PRUH-6911-A
Employer King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Employer type NHS Site Princess Royal University Hospital Town Bromley Salary £88,364 – £119,133 Per annum Salary period Yearly Closing 19/09/:59
The neonatal team at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust currently consists of 17 consultants working across the two sites (Denmark Hill NICU and Princess Royal SCBU). These posts are developed within the strategy to transform the PRUH SCBU to LNU status and to harmonise neonatal services on both sites. The post holder will work within a large multidisciplinary team providing and further developing care for newborns within the Neonatal Services at PRUH site.
The LNU at PRUH currently has 12 cots (with 4 HDU and 8 SCBU) but with ample room for expansion. PRUH has been recently approved for re-designation to LNU and activity is being phased in currently.
The neonatal unit at King’s is a world renowned, tertiary level, neonatal intensive care unit. The unit specialises in caring for premature infants as well as those born and referred with a variety of antenatally diagnosed complex surgical problems. Its subspecialties include respiratory medicine, short gut, nutrition, neurosurgery, neurology, thoracic and abdominal as well as ophthalmic surgery. The unit has an international reputation for its research which is directed by Professor Anne Greenough and there is much collaboration with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital under the auspices of King’s Health Partners.
Main duties of the job
The post will be based mainly at PRUH with attending weeks at Denmark Hill NICU and non-resident on call at PRUH site. Attending weeks will be mainly based at PRUH site and clinics and other activities will also take place at PRUH site. The proposed Job Plan is attached.
Following work undertaken to transform the way clinical care is delivered at King’s, all new consultant appointments will comprise 1.5 SPAs. One SPA is for activities relevant for appraisal and revalidation. 0.5 SPA is for particular interests such as Teaching and management. The outputs of the 0.5 SPA will be reviewed by the Clinical Lead at 12-18 months.
Office space and secretarial support will be provided at both sites. The post-holder will be expected to join the existing team of neonatologists and share clinical responsibilities. These posts will ensure that the consultants will be able to provide a 2 in 6 weeks attending commitment during weekday normal working hours to the LNU/NICU, antenatal and postnatal wards. One consultant will be “on” for the LNU while attending at PRUH. When not “on” for attending weeks, time will be devoted to outpatient clinics, administration, teaching, clinical governance and other activities related to clinical care. The on call non-resident consultant team will provide cover until 9.30 pm on weekdays and until 5:30 pm on weekends. Overnight cover will be led in house by the registrars/SCF and ST1/ JCF.
Working for our organisation
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and around 14,000 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.
King’s is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone’s contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust’s carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.
The trust-wide strategy Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we can take Team King’s to another level.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Together with the other Consultant Neonatologists, to provide a tertiary Neonatal service. This includes all aspects of treatment and relevant management duties for the proper functioning of the department.
Shared responsibility with the other consultants for providing 24 hour, 7 day a week cover for the unit on a rota basis. There is also a responsibility for covering colleagues’ periods of annual leave and short-term sickness.
Clinical supervision of junior medical staff as a shared responsibility with other consultant colleagues.
Responsibility for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to Continuing Medical Education and clinical governance initiatives.
To contribute to departmental research interests in accordance with the Trust’s R&D framework.
To contribute to the Audit Programme.
To take an active role in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the Care Group’s Business Plan. This may include assisting with discussions regarding service plans and developments with both internal and external agencies.
To conduct all activities within the contracted level of service and operating plan for Neonatal services.
To observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.
To exercise professional leadership for all staff working in the specialty. This will include fostering and developing projects focused towards these ends and ensuring that the momentum of post qualification professional education and other appropriate training is maintained.
Person specification Qualifications
Personal Skills/ Attributes
Employer certification / accreditation badges
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.