Neonatal Consultant

  • £93,666 to £126,281 per year
  • North West
  • Fixed

BDI Resourcing are working with a large Level 3 Neonatal Centre in the Northwest of England to find someone to fill the post of Consultant in Neonatal Medicine to join their team of 9 specialist Consultants. It is a state-of-the-art purpose-built center, specifically to house the level 3 Neonatal unit and other related maternity services. It is a very tight-knit team in the Neonatal center, and they are looking for someone to join to settle in with them in the long-term. This means they are very supportive and looking to develop individuals’ careers within the team. For example, they have successfully helped 3 doctors through the CESR pathway within Neonatology.

Main Duties: 

The post holder will provide quality neonatal care alongside their colleagues, being responsible for the provision of neonatal inpatient within the trust. Most of the time the work will be in a consultant capacity, however there is a resident component, meaning working 7 resident night shifts covering middle grade rota in an 18 week cycle, leading to a varied and exciting schedule.

The Hospital: 

The hospital provides service for 700,000 patients every year, across almost 1000 in-patient beds. Being rated ‘good’ by the CQC, this ensures a high quality of facilities and care.

The Neonatal unit itself is located in the newly built, state-of-the-art women and children’s centre, which provides the ideal working environment with 5 operating theatres, consultant led maternity unit, midwife led birthing centre, level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, general, emergency and specialist gynaecology services, urgent care centre, elective orthopaedic centre, endoscopy unit, paediatric day surgery unit, radiology service including CT, ophthalmology unit and dedicated ophthalmology theatres.

The neonatal service includes 14 ITU/HDU cots, 20 special care cots, resulting in a 34 cot Neonatal unit. Being so large, the unit comfortably caters for around 6700 deliveries per year, ensuring there is never a dull moment with an incredibly supportive team.

The NICU provides level 3 care for babies needing ongoing treatment at all gestational ages, with a full range of specialist neonatal services including all modes of invasive and non-invasive ventilation, therapeutic cooling and inhaled nitric oxide, onsite facilities for cranial ultrasound and neonatal echocardiography.

The NICU is Fi accredited with high green and BFI gold accreditations which is the highest level of accreditation and celebrates excellent and sustained practice in the support of infant feeding and parent-infant relationships.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop an area of subspecialty interest, for example respiratory, neurology, neurodevelopment, nutrition, cardiac, renal, as well as the opportunity for management.

The team itself is incredibly supportive, the consultants are very tight knit and are constantly striving to provide a cohesive structure to the unit, as well as being greatly encouraging to doctors looking to proceed through the CESR pathway, having had 3 doctors become consultants through this route.

The location:

The hospital is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside the UK has to offer, just a short journey would take you to some spectacular views and tranquil areas to relax in.

The location is very well connected by road or by train to the rest of the UK with excellent access to Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. The area also provides easy access to large international airports, making trips holidays or trips home to see family and friends very accessible. There are lots of leisure activities to take part in or spectate such as well-developed parks, sports grounds and sports centers, making integration into the local community easy and welcoming.

The educational spend on the area is way above the average for the UK, leading to excellent school standards, with multiple being ranked as “Outstanding” by OFSTED.

The housing options are some of the most affordable in the UK, well below the national average, especially considering how high of a standard they are.

Teaching, Research and Innovation:

The Neonatal service has a dedicated Royal College tutor. The tutor is also part of the Trust Medical Education Board. There is a high commitment to teaching and training.  The consultant of the week system means that the consultant is available as an ever-present training resource to discuss medical issues as they arise.  

The department has a strong research ethos and has been part of a number of multicentre research. There is also dedicated research nurse support is in place to aid studies, leading to constant innovation and improvement at the hospital.


To apply for this position, you will need the following:

Essential for the post:

  • Full registration with General Medical Council
  • MRCPCH or equivalent
  • NLS/NRP certification
  • Two or more years training/experience in Neonatology at regional/level 3 units
  • Experience and training in child protection.
  • Attendance at appropriate professional meetings and courses.

Desirable for the post:

  • A higher qualification e.g. M.D. or PhD.
  • Paediatric/Neonatal CCT
  • If no CCT, evidence of CESR application in progress
  • NLS Instructor

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

How to Apply

To apply for this role, simply send your CV through to and one of our specialist Paediatrics and Neonatology team can pick it up. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email your queries through to the same address and one of our team will be in touch.  

Harry Watts Associate Recruitment Consultant

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