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Locum Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job summary  

We are seeking appoint a highly motivated Locum Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist to join the friendly, supportive and dynamic team that forms the Anaesthetic Department at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust was created by the merger of Queen's Medical Centre (QMC) and Nottingham City Hospital. Nottingham Children's Hospital is co-located at QMC. The anaesthetic department is part of the Clinical Support Division (CSD) and is represented at both campuses. The Paediatric Anaesthetic Departments is part of the QMC team and is operationally integrated with Nottingham Children's Hospital, Family Health Division (FH).


Main duties of the job  

This post is in a team of 14 Paediatric Anaesthetic consultants. The appointment will offer an exciting opportunity to work with an enthusiastic team, to continue to develop the existing service, in particular augmenting delivery of emergency care and pre-operative assessment for elective surgery.


About us  

The paediatric anaesthetic department supports a significant acute and elective paediatric surgical workload. Nottingham Children's Hospital provides specialist and regional services which include neonatal surgery, paediatric oncology, including radiotherapy, trauma orthopaedics, major trauma, neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cleft lip and palate services, ENT, maxillofacial surgery and ophthalmology. Day case procedures are delivered in a dedicated suite, with 2 theatres.


Job description

Job responsibilities  

The Divisional Director for CSD is Dr Thea de Beer and Acute Pathway Lead (comprising Theatres, Anaesthesia & Critical Care) is Dr Hannah Sycamore. Dr Suzanne Wake is Clinical Lead for Paediatric Anaesthesia.

Divisional Director for Family Health is Dr Emma Fillmore. Dr Sophie Wilne is Clinical Director of the Childrens Hospital.



Person Specification Registration


  • GMC registration and on specialist register & FRCA or equivalent



  • FRCA or equivalent Advanced Training in Paediatric Anaesthesia A minimum of 12 months advanced training in paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia is expected


  • Higher professional degree Advanced Life Support Provider Postgraduate ALS Instructor or equivalent

Clinical Skills/Experience


  • Training and experience requisite to meeting all aspects of the job plan, including on call work. Technical skills/competencies required for all aspects of the job plan. Ability to maintain clinical credibility and authority with a multi-professional team including senior trainees. Specific training and experience in anaesthesia for subspecialty work according to job plan and for emergency surgery. Evidence that relevant clinical skills/knowledge have been maintained.


  • Specific training in communication skills Specific training in patient safety and/or human factors Anaesthesia fellowship in anaesthesia for upper abdominal or thoracics surgery

Teaching, audit and research


  • Evidence of participation in Clinical Audit. Able to teach and support junior staff effectively. Commitment to training.


  • Original Research Publications Higher teaching degree or qualification or training Evidence of organising and delivering teaching at under-graduate and post-graduate level Demonstrable ability as a teacher with evidence of training for the role Diploma in Medical Education



  • Higher management degree or qualification or training Experience of change management Understanding of the current structure of the National Health Service and conversant with recent initiatives and changes Training in management Experience of management


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