Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital
Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist
Applications are invited for a Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist post.
This is an opportunity to be part of a forward thinking, friendly and supportive team of Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetists at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. This post is a whole time equivalent post with 8 Direct Clinical Care Programmed Activities and 2 Supporting Professional Activities. The post will contribute to the Paediatric Anaesthesia out of hours’ on-call rota with an on-call frequency of 1 in 8.5 with prospective cover.
Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital is a tertiary Paediatric centre providing high quality, acute and comprehensive care for children up to the age of 16 years from the Grampian region in the North-East of Scotland, as well as from the Orkney and Shetland Islands. Provision of Neonatal surgery supports the level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which is based in the adjacent Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. This will move to a new development, the ‘Baird Family Hospital’, expected to open in September 2024. Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital is a Paediatric Major Trauma Centre and part of the North of Scotland Trauma Network. It is the regional paediatric oncology provider for the North of Scotland. Additional clinical networks enable children from other parts of Scotland to receive their specialist care in Aberdeen.
A business case bid to expand children’s theatres in line with growing clinical demand has recently been successful. This exciting development will lead to an increase in operating sessions and workforce. The growing Paediatric Anaesthesia team is now funded for 8.5 whole time equivalent Consultants, giving rise to new clinical and non-clinical opportunities and a sustainable on-call out of hours’ rota with an attractive work-life balance.
Aberdeen is an affluent, friendly and vibrant city, combining all the amenities of a large city with easy access to spectacular surrounding countryside. This, along with a track record of excellent secondary and further education, makes it an attractive place in which to live and an ideal base for those with families. The city offers easy travel links to other UK and European cities with daily flights to London taking just over one hour.
Aberdeen has a large and supportive Anaesthetic department which covers a comprehensive range of clinical services and caters for well-structured undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training programmes. The department is recognised for its expanding research activity and for its support for a wide range of local, regional, and national professional activities.
The University of Aberdeen medical school, a state of the art clinical skills centre, and several renowned research institutes and centres are on site offering a unique opportunities for collaborative education and research developments.
Applications from candidates wishing to work on a part time basis will be considered. It will be possible to accommodate flexible working arrangements, including annualised job plans and job sharing.
Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. (licence to practise must be in place prior to starting in post). For more information visit: www.gmc-uk.org
Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry on the GMC Specialist R egister from date of interview. Alternatively, applicants should possess a CESR / CESR (CP).
Applications from doctors with appropriate specialist training and experience who are not listed on the GMC Specialist Register can be considered for a Locum Consultant post (up to 12 months) if no substantive Consultant appointment is made. Whilst in locum employment, an application to obtain a CESR / CESR (CP) and entry onto the Specialist Register can be made.
Enquiries should be made to: Dr Paul Bourke, Unit Clinical Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Kay Davies, Clinical Lead for Paediatric Anaesthesia, email@example.com
Please visit the our dedicated Paediatric Anaesthesia webpage at the following link: https://www.aberdeenanaesthesia.org/index.php/about/specialties/128-paediatric-anaesthesia and also our recruitment video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6osGl_dKKUw
Apply for this post by clicking the Apply button and search for the above Ref No. Closing date: 24th September 2023.
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