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Senior Locally Employed Doctors in Paediatric Anaesthesia

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 per annum
Closing date
7 Oct 2023

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The appointment based, at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, is a replacement post, which was created for a suitably experienced anaesthetist to gain experience in the field of paediatric anaesthesia in a tertiary referral centre. The post is aimed at a candidate who wishes to pursue an interest in paediatric anaesthesia. Please note that this post does not have educational approval from the Postgraduate Dean, but equivalent training will be provided as for trainees on the deanery based training programme. The post has been recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists as to fulfil the Advanced year in Paediatric Anaesthesia training requirements.

Main duties of the job

Duties will be based at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospitals as a member of the Anaesthesia Team. You will be exposed to the full range of specialities available at the children's hospital. The on-call duties are residential shifts. During this time you should try and see a wide range of children undergoing multiple different procedures. You must be pro-active to seek out opportunities within the theatre department. Your job is as an anaesthetist is to provide peri-operative care to patients in the safest way possible.

Individual patient care is required with a family centred approach. This includes pre-operative assessment, peri-operative anaesthetising and post operative pain management strategies.

As a senior locally employed doctor in paediatric anaesthesia there is flexibility to ensure both your learning needs and the service provision. Educational supervision and support will be provided using face-to-face teaching via a named educational supervisor who will help you determine your learning agreement for your placement. You will also have access to trained mentors and are expected to maintain the new RCoA e-portfolio for revalidation and career progression as well as the Trust appraisal process.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of 2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you'll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that you're even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you'll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you'll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification
Qualifications, Knowledge & Training

  • Registration with the General Medical Council
  • FRCA or equivalent examination
  • Previous appointments which provided professional training in General Anaesthetics equivalent to completion of at least ST5 RCOA 2010 curriculum

Experience Clinical Management/Audit

  • Experience of clinical audit i.e participation


  • Previous experience of paediatrics, neonatology or paediatric anaesthesia
  • Experience of undertaking a quality improvement project


  • Experience of teaching medical and other staff
  • Formal teaching qualification


  • Evidence of recent and current research with relevant publications

Professional Interests

  • Membership of appropriate professional society (ies)
  • Up to date knowledge of the literature
  • Undertaken relevant CME within paediatric anaesthesia

Interpersonal Skills

  • Organisation skills
  • Communication skills: Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with children, their parents and other relatives, with colleagues of all disciplines
  • Team work: Ability to work as a team with professional colleagues both medical and other non-medical disciplines

Personal Circumstances

  • Ability to undertake an active role within the department


  • Satisfactory medical clearance from Trust's occupational health physician
  • DBS clearance

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