Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist
A full-time Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist is needed for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. The paediatric surgical service is located on the Queens Medical Centre campus. There are two Theatres dedicated to children’s surgery in Main Theatres at QMC and two dedicated Day surgery Children’s Theatres. These theatres are used by a range of specialties. In addition at QMC there are Head and Neck/ENT theatres and ophthalmology theatres used also for children. There is an active paediatric Acute Pain Team and Children’s Intensive care Unit, High Dependency Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. There is a large Children’s Emergency Department and NUH is a Major Trauma Centre. The Nottingham Children’s Hospital has a separate identity at NUH. The Paediatric Surgery Unit has over 2,700 inpatient admissions a year and over 800 day case admissions per year. The specialties undertaking children’s surgery at NUH also include cleft lip and palate surgery, paediatric oncology, neurosurgery, spinal surgery including deformity correction, urology and renal transplantation, burns and plastics, ENT, ophthalmology, trauma and orthopaedics, maxillo-facial surgery and diagnostic and interventional radiology.
The job plan includes some fixed sessions and flexible sessions will be used to provide cover to all other paediatric areas as dictated by service need, including sessions providing cover for paediatric radiotherapy. There are sessions for pre-operative assessment which is an expanding area.
The post holder will be a part of the paediatric on call rota and will have regular exposure to neonatal anaesthesia. It is expected that the post holder will have received extensive training and experience in all areas of paediatric anaesthesia including neonatal anaesthesia.
The Divisional Director for CSD is Dr Mike Bennett, the Lead Clinician for Theatres and Anaesthesia is Dr Thea De Beer, the Specialty Lead at Queen’s Campus is Dr Hannah Sycamore, the Lead Paediatric Anaesthetist is Dr Suzanne Wake.
The Clinical Departments of Anaesthesia maintain close links with the University Department headed by Professor Ravi Mahajan. The Clinical and University departments collaborate to provide teaching for undergraduates in addition to all grades of anaesthetic trainees. Locally, specialty training in anaesthesia is managed by the East Midlands School of Anaesthesia, part of the East Midlands Deanery. The Anaesthetic departments are actively involved in the training of specialty trainees at all levels and the School of Anaesthesia has a strong reputation.
Applicants must be registered with the GMC and be on the GMC Specialist Registrar or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT at the time of the interview.
For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Hannah Sycamore and Dr Suzanne Wake: Tel via PA Kasia Stoinska 0115 970 9250.
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