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Specialty Doctor in Obstetric Anaesthesia

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

The Trust seeks to appoint a Specialty Doctor in Obstetrics Anaesthesia, this is a 24 months fixed term contract post and applicants will be expected to have suitable experience within Anaesthesia to be considered for this post.

The new appointee will share the case load, facilities and trainee grade support with the existing consultants and other consultant physicians. Requirements of the post holder are listed below.

The post is whole time and offers 9 programmed activities (PA's), and 1. SPA in conjunction with the existing Specialty Doctors, the appointee will lead developments in anaesthetic services within the trust.

The job advert will close early if sufficient applications are received.

Main duties of the job

o Contribute to the provision of a high quality, responsive anaesthetic service to Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust that assumes responsibility for the patients within the catchment area in co-operation with colleagues in critical care, surgery and other clinical departments.o Comply with the agreed job plan, which will be reviewed annually.o Participate in an emergency out of hours resident on-call cover for general anaesthetics or obstetric anaesthesia or critical care (if required).o Contribute to postgraduate and continuing education for medical, nursing, technical staff, GP's and other allied professions.o Deputise in the absence of departmental colleagues in cases of annual leave and (where practicable) short-term sickness.

Please see the attached job description and person specification.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Contribute (in co-operation with the Audit Committee) on a regular basis to the clinical audit process undertaken within the Trust, and where appropriate at a broader regional level.
  • Encourage and participate in appropriate research initiatives approved by the local Ethical Committee. Experience in research and audit is advantageous.
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of current anaesthetic practice.

Please see the attached job description and person specification.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Abi Fadero, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 4456.

Person Specification
Qualifications/ Experience

  • Full Registration with GMC with licence to practice
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Should have completed 3 years training in Obstetrics
  • Ability to practice anaesthesia in general specialties experience of high risk anaesthesia


  • Diploma in Anaesthesia Fellowship of the Royal College Anaesthetists or equivalent
  • Ability to motivate and develop junior medical staff
  • Evidence of Anaesthetic/Obstetric audits

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