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Locum consultant paediatric nephrologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Fixed term: 1 year contract
Full time: 10 PA's
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Southampton General Hospital
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
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Applicants are invited to apply for the post of full time locum consultant in paediatric nephrology at Southampton Children’s Hospital, a 150 bedded hospital at is part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. This is a 12 month post providing a tertiary nephrology service for 14 district general hospitals in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, West Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.  The post holder will join a team of 3 paediatric nephrologist in the regional paedic nephron-urology unit, which serves a population of about 4.3 million.

The Trust is a major teaching centre for the University of Southampton. Activities involve the diagnosis and management of children with all varieties of renal disease including acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, glomerular disease, renal stone disease (supraregional) and tubulopathies. Nephrology shares a 24-bedded ward with urology, with whom we are fully integrated, and surgery. There is a 4-station, purpose-built haemodialysis unit with the ability to perform apheresis. We also undertake peritoneal dialysis and home haemodialysis. A paediatric day ward is used for infusions of monoclonal antibodies and performing physiological tests. Renal transplants are undertaken at The Evelina London Children’s Hospital with patients returning to Southampton on average 10 days post surgery. Southampton Children’s Hospital is an international leader in transition of paediatric patients to adult care thanks to the work of Dr Arvind Nagra, one of the three paediatric nephrologists.


All major paediatric specialities are provided in the Trust and include

  • allergy
  • cardiology and cardiac surgery
  • ENT
  • endocrinology and diabetes
  • clinical genetics
  • dermatology
  • gastroenterology
  • haematology / oncology
  • neonatology (level 3)
  • neurology and neurosurgery
  • ophthalmology
  • orthopaedics (including spinal)
  • paediatric intensive care
  • paediatric and neonatal surgery
  • radiology
  • respiratory medicine
  • rheumatology


We are looking for a colleague who can add value to the paediatric nephrology services by providing specialist renal input to consultants and healthcare professionals in other Paediatric Subspecialities in Southampton and in hospitals around our region.


Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

 Job Reference: MT0323 - This vacancy closes on or before: 9th August 2020


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.                

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application







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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Rodney Gilbert
Job title
Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist
Email address
Telephone number
023 8120 6254
Additional information

Dr Rodney Gilbert, Clinical Lead,

023 8120 6254,

Dr Shuman Haq,

023 8120 5222,

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