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Locum Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Paediatrics

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
London, Tooting
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
10 Dec 2022

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Hospital, Anaesthesia
Career Level
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Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Locum Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Paediatric Anaesthesia

Applications are invited for a consultant anaesthetist with an interest in paediatric anaesthesia. Applicants should have the FRCA or an equivalent qualification and have suitable experience as described in the person specification in the job plan description. Applicants 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 is essential.

Main duties of the job

Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Paediatric Anaesthesia

Children's' anaesthesia is predominately managed in the Lanesborough Theatre complex. Anaesthesia is provided for many different paediatric medical and surgical specialties - general surgery, urology, orthopaedics (including scoliosis service), plastics, maxillofacial, dental, ENT, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, general medicine and oncology. There is also a busy paediatric radiology service including interventional procedures. St George's is a major trauma centre covering a population of 2.6 million. The ambulance service and air ambulance service bring many children involved in multi-trauma to the hospital.

St George's has a PICU and step down unit with a total 14 beds, and is the regional centre for the South West London Neonatal Network managing 39 cots (12 intensive care, 9 high dependency care, and 18 special care).

The post holder is required to be a flexible member of the anaesthetic department. There are 15 consultants in the paediatric anaesthetic group. The group is dynamic and experienced, delivering anaesthesia to emergency paediatric patients and a large mixture of the paediatric surgical and medical groups. On call responsibilities are for neonatal and paediatric patients, and this is directly supported in the initial months of the post.

About us

This is a great opportunity to join our 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 and academic positions in SGUL. There are over 60 trainees from St George's School of Anaesthesiaand clinical fellows who rotate through the anaesthesia subspecialties.

The Anaesthetic department consists of a friendly, approachable, and diverse group of specialists who are enthusiastic in both teaching junior staff and colleagues and learning new skills. There is emphasis in wellbeing and supporting each other. The case mix at St George's is varied and often complex and challenging. Given the huge expertise in the department, it is easy to seek advice / discuss with an expert in a certain field or acquire new skills. We actively encourage our colleagues to pursue the diverse range of opportunities that arise within the department, the Trust, medical school, South Thames School of Anaesthesia and the greater medical community.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This is a full-time post of 10 PAs, with 9.0 PAs for direct clinical care (DCC) and 1.0 PA for SPA in support of personal CPD, preparation for GMC appraisal and revalidation. There is potential to increase job planned hours to beyond 10PAs, should this be desirable.

Please see main job description for job plans.

Person Specification
Qualifications and Training

  • Full and specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC), or eligible for registration within six months of interview.
  • MBBS, FRCA or equivalent
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in clinical Anaesthesia practice
  • Holds a CCT in Anaesthesia, or equivalent, or be within 6 months of the planned award of CCT
  • Advanced level training or equivalent on paediatric anaesthesia
  • Furher post graduate qualification eg ALS, ATLS, APLS/EPLS


  • Previous experience of working in the NHS, understanding of NHS practices and systems
  • Academic distinction of prizes
  • Affiliation of relevant medical societies including lectures, oral presentations, posters and abstracts


  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility of the clinical care of patients
  • Wide experience and a high level of competence in a broad range of anaesthetic procedure and techniques eg General/regional anaesthesia, Invasive Cardiovascular monitoring, transfer of critical ill patients, experience and competence in critical care
  • Wide experience and active pursuit of paediatric anaesthetic work
  • Understanding principles and involvement in clinical governance, risk management, incident reporting and M &M review (1 point each)
  • Understanding principles, interest in and completion of evidence based audit
  • Experience of working in a large centre managing anaesthesia for neonates and children
  • Implementing change and monitoring compliance
  • Incident reporting and M&M review


  • Clinical and non clinical initiatives
  • Awareness of service development issues
  • Contribution to achieving standards embodied in the proposed ACSA from the RCS
  • Appraisal training
  • Previous experience of working in the NHS, understanding of NHS practices and systems

Skills / Teaching

  • Evidence of delivering teaching to undergraduate students, postgraduate and non-medical staff


  • evidence of excellent presentation skills
  • Instructor status on ALS, ATLS, APLS
  • Evidence of of training in teaching or higher teaching qualification

Skills / IT

  • Use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams (or similar applications)


  • Use of statistical programmes

Skills / Leadership and Management

  • Ability to organise, prioritise, delegate and manage
  • Ability to take lead role in clinical development
  • Demonstrate ability to cope under pressure


  • Course attendance, recognised training or post graduate qualification in management
  • Working as part of a management team or experience of committee work

Team Working

  • Ability to work productively in multidisciplinary teams both as team leader and as team member
  • Commitment and contribution to effective management in the department
  • Ability to motivate and develop junior clinicians and other staff personnel

Personal Qualities

  • Awareness of own personal developmental needs
  • Ability to organise own learning and time - keep up to date with CPD
  • Highly developed communication skills

BMJRef: BMJ-102191/200-SUCMD-4655237-JT


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