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Consultant in Anaesthesia with a special interest in Paediatric Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia


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Anaesthesia and Paediatric Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia
Full Time - 10 PA
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
From £77,913 p.a excl. LZ
20/11/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant in Anaesthesia with a special interest in  Paediatric Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia
From £77,913 p.a excl LZ 
Full time- 10 PAs  

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London’s best-known teaching hospitals and employs over 13,000 staff and has over 2 million patient contacts a year. Our annual turnover is now £1.3 billion.

The Evelina London Children's Hospital opened on 31st October 2005 and is currently part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Our vision is to be a world leading centre of life-changing care for children, young people and their families. The Evelina London Children’s Hospital achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) with Children’s Community Services rated ‘Good’.

The paediatric cardiac unit at Evelina London Hospital has an international reputation and was the highest rated unit in the recent review of paediatric cardiothoracic units in England. We are proud to be the only unit able to provide care from fetal cardiology, through the neonatal and childhood years and join with a growing adult congenital heart disease service. This year will see a new dedicated paediatric cardiac unit on Sky ward with expanded ward and ICU capacity and updated imaging facilities.

The Department of Anaesthesia is seeking a full-time (10 PA) Consultant with a special interest in Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia to join our flexible, dynamic, enthusiastic and forward-thinking team.  The role is to cover a career break but we will be recruiting permanent staff to the team in the near future.

There are currently 6 dedicated paediatric cardiac anaesthetists plus 1 joint appointments with Paediatric intensive care (PICU). The on call is 1 in 8. We are responsible for all paediatric cardiothoracic on call emergencies including supporting the ECMO service in PICU. We also support our adult and general paediatric colleagues with children and adults with congenital heart disease who require emergency anaesthetic care.

We work closely within the  Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia which covers all surgical specialities except for neurosurgery and liver transplantation. The department has a special interest in teaching & training, regional anaesthesia, patient optimisation, enhanced recovery & difficult airway skills.  We have an active role in the Trust’s new high fidelity simulation centre. Our anaesthetic sites are equipped with Dräger Primus or Fabius (MRI) anaesthetic machines, Phillips monitors & GE and Sonosite ultrasound for nerve blocks. There is close liaison with the PICU. There is the possibility of increased collaboration with Intensive Care with projects such as development of overnight Recovery and HDU facilities.

You must be fully registered with the GMC, hold a License to Practice and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent at interview stage.

The post holder will have regular contact with children and therefore this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a first-class team in an active and progressive central London teaching hospital environment. 

As an organisation, we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift patter so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends. We regard this flexibility as essential if we are to continue to provide first class patient care in the future.  As a result, any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern of working in the future if required and in accordance with the provisions of the new Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust consultant contract. All new employment contracts include weekend working; which at present means one elective Saturday or Sunday list every 8 weeks. 

Closing date: 20/11/2018 midnight.

Interview date: AAC date 13/12/2018.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

General enquiries, about the job or for an informal discussion about this post should be directed to Dr Helen Harker, Service Lead for Paediatric Anaesthesia or Dr Dan Taylor, clinical lead Paediatric cardiac anaesthesia




The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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