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Locum Consultant in Anaesthesia (Paediatric Anaesthesia)

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Applications are invited for a full time Locum Consultant in Anaesthesia with a special interest in Paediatric Anaesthesia for a fixed term of 6 months ending on 31/12/24. The successful applicant would join a team of 8 paediatric subspecialty anaesthetists who undertake a mix of paediatric and adult practice and cover a paediatric anaesthetic on call rota.

A candidate who is unable for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole-time post will receive equal consideration. If such a candidate is appointed the job content will be modified as appropriate in consultation with consultant colleagues and local management.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will take his/her share of clinical responsibilities within the Department of anaesthesia. This will include provision for peri-operative assessment.

In addition to duties within sub-speciality, the appointee will be required to provide anaesthesia for adult patients in all specialties as appropriate to his/her training and experience.

There is an on-call commitment of approximately 1:8. This provides a paediatric anaesthetic service for out-of-hours emergency surgical cases, and for the initial management and stabilisation of critically ill children (together with paediatricians and adult intensivists) prior to retrieval by the Paediatric Retrieval Service (PaNDRS).

All consultants, including the appointee, will be expected to be involved in implementing the Trust's Clinical Governance programme. This includes active participation in clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management.

The appointee will be a member of the Consultant Staff Committee and be expected to serve on this committee.

Further, the appointee will support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, whereby all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellenceand demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for the full details of the post and the person specification.

Full GMC with licence to practise required on application.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration
  • FRCA or equivalent
  • Advanced Training in paediatric anaesthesia or Equivalent


  • MD, PhD or other postgraduate qualification (PGCert, PGDip, MSc)
  • ALS/EPLS/ATLS instructor or equivalent
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register in Anaesthesia Via .CCT (Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) .CESR or .European Community Rights


  • Good communicator.
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.


  • Previous responsibility for service improvement
  • Management skills


  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty
  • Training and expertise in children's safeguarding


  • Experience in anaesthesia for scoliosis surgery
  • Experience in paediatric pain management
  • Experience in paediatric critical care
  • Experience in ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia.
  • Experience in neonatal anaesthesia
  • Experience in anaesthesia for major general surgery
  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest


  • Commitment to continue to develop an appropriate specialist interest.
  • Evidence of interest in education and training.
  • Evidence of engagement with research and audit


  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • PGCert in Medical Education or equivalent
  • Up to date GCP training


  • Flexible outlook on working hours.
  • Must live within a 15-mile radius of the base Trust or 30 minutes travelling time
  • Ability to travel across multi-sites whilst public transport may not be available.

Communications and Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries


  • Good presentation skills.

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