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Locum Consultant General Anaesthesia

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tooting, London
£84,559 to £114,003 a year pa
Closing date
2 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Anaesthesia
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Applications are invited for a locum consultant general anaesthetist with an interest in General Surgery, Airway and Urology. The position attracts a total of 10 PAs (9PA's DCC and 1.5PA 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

Locum Consultant Anaesthetist to join the General Group of Anaesthetists at St George's hospital. Will provide anaesthetic cover for a variety of operating sessions, general on-call rota, teaching and supervising junior colleagues.

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

This is a full-time locum post of 10 PAs, with 9PAs for direct clinical care (DCC) (see job plan template below) and 1PAs for SPA, for personal CPD, preparation for GMC appraisal and revalidation. There is potential to increase job planned hours to beyond 10PAs, should this be desirable. DCC: 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
  • Advanced airway and perioperative medicine
  • General Surgery including Upper GI and Colorectal
  • Urology including gender re-assignment surgery
  • Fixed flexible sessions (alternate Fridays) and annualised flexible sessions (FIY)
  • Note: the timetable shown in the detailed advert is subject to change

Good teamwork, enthusiastic attitude and good communication skills are essential for planning elective work and for out of hours work. The 10PA job plans shown below, include flexible annualised sessions in a job planning year (April to April, or pro-rata for start dates at other times). These sessions can be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the individual and the department. Each annualised session can be worked as a morning, an afternoon or an evening session. This flexibility allows individuals to organise working patterns to support a better work life balance, whilst also ensuring there is cover within the department, for gaps created from annual leave and study leave. Cover for the annualised sessions should be spaced out during the year, unless specific arrangements made.

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 Advanced Airway Management (Fellowship)
  • 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


  • Logbook evidence of cases within last 2 years
  • Logbook evidence within area of specialist interest


  • Certificate of focused intensive care ECHO


  • 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 level
  • 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 non-technical skills/ human factors


  • Qualification: Post-graduate 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

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


  • Post-graduate qualification in leadership and management
  • Lead role in developing a service
  • Trainee Representative
  • Non-clinical management experience

Audit, Quality Improvement Projects (QIP) and service improvement

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


  • 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 years (include in application)
  • To live our Trust values: Excellent, kind, respectful, responsible
  • Willingness to work flexibly to accommodate demands of clinical work and help colleagues
  • Willingness to adapt to changes in theatre sessions


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

BMJRef: BMJ-76582/200-SUCMD-4174890-EB


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