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Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

of paediatric anaesthesia at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, this is a replacement post following a retirement.

The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children provides secondary and tertiary health services for the region, and is the site of regional and supra-regional services in paediatric oncology, bone marrow transplantation, cardiology, cardiac surgery, paediatric surgery, intensive care, neurology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, respiratory medicine, nephrology, neurosurgery, plastics and burns.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will join a welcoming department of 23 Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetists and provide anaesthetic care for patients having surgery under a wide range of surgical specialties (excluding cardiology and cardiac surgery which is staffed separately). The Children's Hospital is part of University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust, one of the largest foundation trusts in the country with strong links to the University of Bristol and University of the West of England.

Applicants are required to be on the GMC's Specialist Register (or to achieve it within 6 months of the time of interview by CCT or CESR) and have at least 12 months suitable Paediatric anaesthesia subspecialty experience in a recognised centre in UK or abroad.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust, committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South West offers. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

As an equal opportunities employer, actively working towards a diverse workforce, we aim to create a workforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

It is important that you are aware that you may need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, for all patient facing roles and roles within patient facing areas (unless there is a clear medical reason or where there are other exceptional circumstances such as no requirement for occasional patient contact).

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specifications for further details of this position.

Person Specification
Qualifications & Training

  • Full and specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) or
  • Holder of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or equivalent by date of interview


  • Additional Postgraduate qualification or higher academic qualification.


  • At least 12 months suitable Paediatric anaesthesia subspecialty experience in a recognised centre in UK or abroad.


  • Special interest and expertise compatible with those of the existing Consultants in the Department
  • Experience in paediatric cardiac anaesthesia and anaesthesia for interventional paediatric cardiology

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on a range of problems, both emergency and elective, within the speciality of Paediatric Anaesthesia.
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the clinical care of patients.

Clinical Governance & Audit

  • Understanding of clinical governance and the individual responsibilities it implies
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical audit and evidence of participation
  • Positive approach to evidence based practice
  • Participation in continuing professional development (CPD) scheme and, where relevant, evidence of participation


  • Demonstrate an interest in research.


  • Evidence of initiating and running research projects.
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals.

Management & Leadership

  • Ability to cope with and effectively organise the workload of a consultant
  • Ability to practice independently as a consultant
  • Ability to take on responsibility and show evidence of leadership
  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with setbacks


  • Attendance at a management training course and evidence of learning from it.

Teaching & Training

  • Demonstrate experience in, and a willingness to continue teaching medical undergraduates and postgraduates and other non-medical professionals with evidence of effectiveness.


  • Higher teaching qualification.
  • Background in medical education

Interpersonal, communication & team working skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, clinical colleagues, support staff and other colleagues
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English.
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi-professional basis with all levels of staff both within and across divisions
  • Ability to be a flexible team member

Any Other Personal Abilities & Aptitudes

  • Ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances
  • Awareness of personal limitations
  • Demonstrates the 4 Trust values
  • Evidence of entitlement to live and work in the UK.





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