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Consultant Neonatologist


Main area
Neonatal Paediatrics
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
University Hospital of Wales
£86,063 - £111,732 per annum
Salary period
09/10/2022 23:59



Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a substantive Consultant Neonatologist post with an interest in Neonatal Transport within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

The unit in Cardiff is a Level III tertiary Neonatal Unit providing intensive care, high dependency and special care services for the local population of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, as well as a tertiary service for South Wales.  It is the only unit in Wales to provide neonatal surgery with approximately a quarter of its admissions coming from other units in Wales.

This post comes at an exciting time for neonatal services in Wales and has arisen as a result of expansion of the newborn transport service (CHANTS) to a 24-hour day, 7-day week service.  Phase II of the Children’s Hospital of Wales opened in 2015 and is co-located on the University Hospital of Wales site.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales.  The basic salary range for this post is £86,063 per annum to £111,732 per annum plus a further £26,672 per annum available in Commitment Awards.  Consultants in Wales paid on one of the first three points of the substantive Consultant pay scale also receive a Wales recruitment incentive payment.


Main duties of the job

The appointee will participate in all aspects of the neonatal service at University Hospital of Wales including neonatal intensive care service weeks, second-on weeks, neonatal on-call, as well as neonatal follow-up with regular outpatient clinics.  The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the Neonatal Transport service at UHW.  There will be opportunities to develop a special interest to complement those of the rest of the team and contribute to research on the unit. 
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services.  

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.

Applicants must ensure they provide the names and contact details of referees covering at least the last three years of their employment/training history in full.  In addition, applicants who are currently or have most recently been employed as a substantive Consultant or as a Locum Consultant in post for more than 12 months must also provide the name of their Medical Director as an additional referee.

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well” and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.    Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • On GMC Specialist Register for specialty / Specialist Registrar with CCT/CESR(CP) in Paediatrics (Neonatal Medicine) due within 6 months of interview date
  • NLS provider


Essential criteria
  • Broad training and experience in all aspects of neonatal medicine


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice


Essential criteria
  • Active research interests


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of teaching medical students and junior doctors

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone


Essential criteria
  • Counselling / Communication skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

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.

Welsh language skills are not necessary

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Ian Morris
Job title
Deputy Lead Consultant for Neonatal Services
Email address
Telephone number
02920 742432