Locum Consultant Anaesthetist
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.
The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.
The Department of Anaesthesia at King’s is one of the busiest in the country giving approximately 45,000 anaesthetics per annum. It incorporates all major specialities including Intensive Care, Cardio-thoracic, Paediatrics and Neurosurgery, as well as Chronic and Acute Pain relief. There is also an active Liver Transplantation Program for which King’s is world famous. King’s is part of the UK’s first Major Trauma system becoming the Major Trauma centre for South East London. In 2013, King’s joined with the Princess Royal University Hospital (including two theatres at Sidcup) and re-opened the orthopaedic hub at Orpington providing a dedicated elective site.
The Department has approval to recruit into a fixed term contract covering a period of 12 months. We would welcome candidates with an interest and additional experience in general, perioperative medicine, paediatrics, pain and neuro are particularly welcomed. As well as candidates with General Anaesthesia expertise that can provide the department with the flexibility to cover general sessions in Main Theatres and the Day Surgery Unit and imaging depts. The department endeavours to accommodate any special interests that the post holder may have. It is envisaged that the appointee will contribute to the development and delivery of aspects of these services depending upon their interests and experience.
The post holder will also provide cover for some evening and weekend lists on a rotation basis.
Successful candidates will possess registerable medical qualification (FRCA or equivalent) with Full Registration with GMC and will have either completed subspecialty training programme in anaesthesia with CCT (and be on the Specialist Register), be within 6 months of completion or will have equivalent experience.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Anneliese Rigby
Clinical Director for Anaesthetics
020 3299 3862