Consultant Anaesthetist (with an interest in Paediatric Anaesthesia)

London (South), London (Greater)
11 Jul 2017
04 Aug 2017
213- 933852-C
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Anaesthesia at King’s Denmark Hill is one of the busiest in the country giving approximately 43,000 anaesthetics per annum. The acquisition of the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) in 2013, including two theatres at Sidcup, and re-opening the orthopaedic hub at Orpington as a focused elective site has enlarged the department by over a quarter allowing for an increased diversity of ideas and opportunities.
It incorporates all major specialties including Liver, Paediatrics, Cardio-thoracic and Neurological Surgery, as well as Chronic and Acute Pain Relief. There is also an active Liver Transplantation Programme for which King’s is world famous. The Department is innovative and forward looking and has enjoyed considerable expansion in the past few years. There is a rotational programme for SHOs and SpRs within the South Thames Deanery. There are also a number of research posts (both medical and non-medical) associated with the Pain Research Group and the Liver Transplantation Programme.

Consultant in Anaesthetics (10 PA)

King’s College Hospital requires a full time Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist to support the delivery of the Anaesthetic services across the sites within the Trust. The remit of the post holder will be to work within the multi–disciplinary team providing and further developing care for anaesthetic patients from paediatric services, and to provide and develop anaesthetic services to King’s patients.

The Harris birth right Trust is based at King’s College hospital and provides an antenatal diagnosis service this leads to a large volume of neonatal surgery being undertaken at the hospital and represents a significant percentage of the paediatric anaesthetic work at King’s.

The paediatric anaesthetists work closely with the neonatologists and paediatric surgeons and are involved in regular multidisciplinary meetings. We also work closely with the Paediatric Intensivists as two of our number also works on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

We also cover orthopaedic, facio-maxillary, ophthalmology and general surgery. We run daily paediatric neuro imaging lists. Since the designation of King’s as a major trauma centre we have also been involved in the treatment of paediatric major trauma.

The postholder will also be required to play an active role in the general workload of the Anaesthetic Department while having a significant commitment to teaching and training of junior staff.

The postholder will be based mainly at the DH site but may work flexibly across the KCH sites.  There will be on average 8.5 Programmed Activities of Direct Clinical Care, with the remainder being allocated for Supporting Professional and/or other Activities. The postholder will join the on Call rota at DH which is moving to a 1 in 10 non-resident rota.

The post-holder is required to be fully registered with the General Medical Council and on the Specialist Register at the date of interview, or be on a recognised training programme and within six months of being eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register.

For further information please contact Dr Alison Goodwin, Clinical Lead for Paediatric Anaesthesia, or telephone 020 3299 4930.

To apply for this post please click the apply button quoting reference number 213- 933852-C.

Closing date: 4th August 2017.

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