Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia with a Cardiac Interest
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 and Paediatric Critical Care. This is a replacement post shared between Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine and PICU. The service is 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 skilled clinician 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.
You 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. Candidates will work part of their job in paediatric intensive care, equivalent to approximately three PAs, plus on call. 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.
You 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.
For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Nick Harvey, Clinical Lead, Department of Anaesthesia (0116) 250 2315 or Dr Claire Westrope, Clinical Lead, Paediatric Intensive Care 0116 258 3481. Alternatively, please click the apply button.
Closing date: 1 October 2018.