Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia with a Cardiac Interest

Leicester, Leicestershire
£76,761 to £103,490
20 Jul 2018
31 Aug 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre (EMCHC) is entering an exciting period and this role plays a crucial part in its success. Following the fantastic news that EMCHC will continue to be commissioned to provide Level 1 surgical and interventional Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) services we can now look forward to the ambitious growth and development necessary to make our service the centre of choice for the patients in the East Midlands.

In order to meet the CHD standards on collocation of paediatric services we have an exciting plan to move from the Glenfield Hospital to our main Leicester Royal Infirmary site and create a new bespoke Children's Hospital by April 2020. The project for this work is well underway and this role will have the opportunity to help influence the facilities and protocols for paediatric anaesthetics to be delivered into the future.

EMCHC is home to the largest ECMO centre in the U.K. and the only mobile ECMO service.  We work hand in hand with this extraordinary team and are renowned for training and research in this area.

Joining now, you will be part of the team creating a 'Centre of excellence' within the East Midlands.

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Anaesthesia with a special interest in Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia. This is a replacement post in the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine based currently based at GH, with strategic plans to move the paediatric activity into a purpose-built Children’s Hospital at LRI by 2020

We are looking for a potential leader with exceptional abilities and vision to improve and expand our services. Team working skills will be essential as the successful applicant will become a key member of the multidisciplinary team of anaesthetists, surgeons, cardiologists and intensivists.

The successful candidate will be required to provide anaesthesia for elective and emergency paediatric cardiac procedures. Experience in paediatric diagnostic and interventional catheter laboratory work is desirable as is competency in transoesophageal echocardiography. There will be the potential to provide anaesthesia for non-cardiac surgery and adult surgery. Candidates who wish to work part of their job in paediatric intensive care will also be considered. The post will attract a minimum of 10 PA. On call duties will initially involve paediatric work on a 1 in 4 rota. It is the department’s aim to establish a one in five rota in the medium term. Initially 1.5 PA’s will be allocated to supporting professional activity (SPA).

Applicants must already be on the GMC specialist register or within 6 months of the interview date have a certificate of completion of specialist training.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 a DBS check will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

The successful appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate clinical supervision and clinical audit. They will be required to undertake relevant clinical management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of three acute teaching hospitals serving the population of Leicestershire. It is fully committed to Continuing Medical Education for consultants.

For further information about The East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre (EMCHC) please visit the website.

To apply, please click the apply button.

Closing date: 31st of August 2018


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