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Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist

NHS Grampian
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
(£96,963 - £128,841)
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time

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Ref:  CI182205

Applications are invited for a Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist post at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. 

This is an opportunity to be part of a forward thinking, friendly and supportive team of Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetists. It 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 on-call out of hours’ 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’ once construction is complete. 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 has already led 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 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 unique opportunities for collaborative education and research interests. 

Applications from candidates wishing to work on a less than full time basis will be considered. It will also 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 

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 Register 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, or Dr Kay Davies, Clinical Lead for Paediatric Anaesthesia,

Please visit the our dedicated Paediatric Anaesthesia webpage at the following link:

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Closing date:  Sunday, 7th July 2024.


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