Senior fellow in paediatric neurosciences

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Applications are invited to apply for the post of senior fellow in paediatric neurosciences (32 hpw), which includes a clinical commitment to provide the paediatric neurosciences ward and paediatric medical unit and aims to provide further clinical training and research opportunities in paediatric neurosciences.  This post is fixed term for 12 months.


The paediatric neurosurgical service is a regional service admitting approximately 200 children per year. It covers trauma, neurosurgical emergencies and elective neurosurgical procedures for the Wessex region. The neurosurgical service is closely allied to the paediatric neurology service, which offers regional neurological services for the Wessex region.  UHS provides facilities for the paediatric cardiology and cardiac surgical programme, trauma, neurosurgery, neonatal and paediatric surgery, as well as general and specialist paediatric medical emergencies. The latter include haematology and oncology, neurology, nephrology, endocrine, allergy and respiratory medicine. The paediatric neurosciences services are within a purpose-built 6-bedded unit.

The paediatric neurology service has established peripatetic clinics in Portsmouth, Poole, Basingstoke, Winchester, Salisbury, Chichester, the Isle of Wight, Jersey and Dorchester. Features of the present in-patient service include close liaison with Paediatric Neurosurgery and multidisciplinary in-patient assessment at Bursledon House of problems with behavioural, cognitive, educational, psychological and psychiatric aspects.  A purpose built Paediatric Intensive Care Unit on level D offers intensive care to the highest standards with a recent PICAnet report rating the unit number one for outcomes. An epilepsy surgery service includes input to joint clinics, interdisciplinary meetings and videotelemetry. Specialist clinics are run in complex epilepsy, vagal nerve stimulator, transitional epilepsy, neuromuscular conditions, neurometabolic, neuro-oncology, neonatal neurology, complex motor, intrathecal baclofen, headache, demyelination, and neurogenetics.


Clinical duties are based on the Paediatric Neurosciences Unit and paediatric medical wards at Southampton General Hospital.

Main duties will be to ensure that there is continuity of care for all neurosurgical and tertiary neurology patients. This will include admitting all elective and emergency patients [alongside other trainees within the team], co-ordinating medical management with neurosurgical and neurology colleagues and supporting the paediatric neurology service. The fellow will work closely with speciality consultants to ensure all patients have accurate and current management plans. Details of the work schedule are included in the attached timetable, but beyond the clinical duties on the Neurosciences Unit, there is considerable flexibility to include other aspects of the post, especially further neurosciences training and research and engagement with the neonatal neurology service.


The post would be appropriate for trainees in paediatric neurology or paediatrics with an interest in neurology or neurodevelopment.


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)



Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

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Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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24 June 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £49,036 GBP per year
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