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Consultant General Anaesthetist - Interest in Airway Regional T&O

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tooting London
£84,559 to £114,003 a year £79,860 - £107,668 pa
Closing date
9 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Anaesthesia
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Applications are invited for a consultant general anaesthetist with an interest in General, Airway, Orthopaedics and trauma Anaesthesia. The position attracts a total of 10 PAs (8.5 DCC and 1.5 SPA). Applicants should have the FRCA or an equivalent qualification and have suitable experience as described in the person specification in the job plan description. They should be on the GMC Specialist Register or within six months of their expected CCT date at the time of interview. Applicants unable to work full time for personal reasons will be eligible to be considered for the post. Experience of NHS working practices and systems, (minimum one year working for the NHS) is essential.

Main duties of the job

These general job plans have a specialist interest in Trauma and Orthopaedics and Regional Anaesthesia with a rota commitment to both general and trauma rotas. The job plan templates are shown in table format on the Job main description. Some operating lists are three session lists, for continuity of care and theatre efficiency. The theatre sessions include:- All major surgical subspecialties for elective and emergency surgery in high-risk patients- Major trauma anaesthesia, including managing such cases as team leader- Major orthopaedics- Regional Anaesthesia- Advanced airway and perioperative medicine

There is significant cross cover of lists, with patients allocated to trauma lists running in parallel. Good teamwork, enthusiastic attitude and good communication skills are essential for planning elective work and for out of hours work.

About us

This is a great opportunity to join our award-winning anaesthetic department, which is a highly diverse and inclusive workforce of over 100 consultants providing expertise in a wide variety of anaesthetic subspecialties including Paediatrics, Neurosurgery, Cardio-thoracics, Intensive Care, Acute and Chronic Pain relief and academic positions in SGUL. There are over 60 trainees from St George's School of Anaesthesia and clinical fellows who rotate through the anaesthesia subspecialties.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see detailed Job description and person specification


Person Specification
Qualifications & Training

  • Holder of Certificate of completion of training (CCT) training in Anaesthesia or equivalent, within six months of interview and FRCA or equivalent
  • Specialist Register: Full and specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC), or eligible for registration within six months of interview.
  • Current ALS certification
  • Current ATLS Certification or Equivalent


  • MSC, PHD or similar
  • Certification in other Resuscitation courses
  • Intensive Care Medicine experience


  • Evidence of broad experience in all aspects of general anaesthesia and able to take full and independent responsibility for the clinical care of the patients
  • Evidence of special interest in Major Surgery and/or perioperative medicine (Fellowship/Advanced Training module with significant exposure to major surgery)
  • Experience of NHS working practices and systems, (minimum one year working for the NHS)
  • Membership of appropriate professional Society (ies)
  • Knowledge of the up to date literature


  • Relevant publications in peer reviewed literature
  • Publications in the fields of perioperative medicine and/or Intensive care medicine
  • Post graduate research
  • Advanced training module/Fellowship in Airway Management

Skills / Clinical

  • Logbook evidence of all cases within last 2 years
  • Logbook evidence within area of specialist interest
  • Application form: please include table data from your logbook for the above


  • Certificate of focused intensive care ECHO

Skills / Teaching

  • Evidence of formal training in teaching methods
  • Evidence of Teaching within specialist area to both Anaesthetic Consultants and Anaesthetic Trainees
  • Evidence of Teaching at National Level and/or Regional Level
  • Evidence of Teaching at Multi-disciplinary
  • Evidence of delivering teaching to undergraduate students, postgraduate doctors and/or allied healthcare professionals
  • Evidence of formal training/completion of courses on patient safety and nontechnical skills/ human factors


  • Qualification: Postgraduate teaching qualification or equivalent
  • Teaching in the Simulator setting
  • Awards or prizes for presentations delivered

Skills / IT

  • Use of Word, Excel, Power Point and MS Teams (or similar applications)


  • Designing info graphics, poster presentations

Skills / Leadership and Management

  • Course Completion of appropriate Management /Leadership course (s)
  • Experience: Previous experience /participation in a management/leadership role


  • Qualification: Postgraduate qualification in leadership and management
  • Service: Lead role in developing a service
  • Trainee Representative
  • Non-clinical management experience

Audit, Quality Improvement Projects (QIP) and service improvement

  • Audit Completion of Audits and/or QIPs within specialist area of interest
  • ACSA Knowledge and understanding of ACSA (Anaesthetic Clinical Service Accreditation
  • National guidelines Adapting National Guidelines to departmental level, example RCOA/AAGBI/DAS guidelines


  • Lead role in Clinical Audits: Experience in leading clinical audits, implementing change and monitoring compliance
  • Awareness of service development issues

Team working

  • Ability to work productively in multidisciplinary teams both as team leader and as team member


  • Team working within the non-clinical setting (provide example)

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop rapport and discuss treatment options with patients in a way they can understand
  • Awareness of own personal developmental needs.
  • With colleagues - have the ability to build rapport, listen, persuade and negotiate widely
  • With patients - have an ability to develop rapport, discuss treatment options in a way they can understand
  • MSF feedback within last 2 year
  • To live our Trust values: Excellent, kind, respectful, responsible


  • Ability to support and motivate staff, to develop junior clinicians and other staff personnel
  • Hobbies / interests outside of medicine


  • Willingness to work flexibly to accommodate demands of clinical work and help colleagues
  • Willingness to adapt to changes in theatre sessions

BMJRef: BMJ-75335/200-SUCMD-4061814-EB


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