Current vacancies at the Trust

Consultants in Anaesthesia


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Full Time - 10 PAs
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Hospital
From £76,761.00 pa. excl. of LZ
16/07/2018 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.

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Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust or Trust Wide
6 x Consultants in Anaesthesia (General)
From £76,761 p.a excl. LZ
Full Time – 10PAs

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London’s best known teaching hospitals and employs over 13,650 staff and have over 2 million patient contacts a year.  Our annual turnover is now £1.3 billion.

The Department of Anaesthesia is seeking up to 6 full-time (10 PA) Consultants to join a dynamic, enthusiastic team to continue to take the expansion of our department forward. The department now heads up the new TAP directorate which comprises Theatres Anaesthesia and Peri-operative medicine. There are now over 110 anaesthetic consultants along with the whole theatre nursing team and technicians. This new organisation will provide new opportunities for anaesthesia to be in the driving seat to take the peri-operative pathway forward. It is a time for adapting to change and innovation. We are therefore looking for individuals with appropriate skills to complement our team and help keep the service in the forefront of clinical and academic excellence. This Job is advertised as ‘general’ but specific areas of interest will be welcomed and accommodated. Expanding clinical areas include, Vascular, Renal transplant, Peri-operative medicine, Orthopaedics, Urology, Thoracics, and ENT Surgery along with roles in peri-operative care and interventional radiology. Consultants will initially have a fair degree of flexibility in their Job Plans and would contribute to clinical groups and cross-cover within their specialist areas. We are also keen to accommodate candidates with academic, IT, management and quality improvement experience. We are now a very large department and are very interested in seeing those with ‘niche’ interests

The Department covers all surgical specialities with the exception of neurosurgery and liver transplantation.  We anaesthetise over 50,000 patients per year.  The department has a special interest in teaching & training, regional anaesthesia, patient optimisation, enhanced recovery and difficult airway skills.  We have an active role in the trust’s high fidelity simulation center.

You must be fully registered with the GMC, hold a Licence to Practice and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent at interview stage. The interviews will take place in early September 2018. Candidates with a CCT in February 2019 will be eligible. We are especially interested in candidates who are able to join us before January 2019.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years) 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.

As an organisation, we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.  This includes asking certain groups of staff to work more flexibly so that we can offer services to patients in the evenings and 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.

For further information and to apply please visit our website quoting reference number: CON463

Closing date: 16/07/2018 midnight
Interview date: 13/09/2018 (AAC)


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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

For further information, please contact:

Dr Paul Kelly,, Clinical Director for Anaesthesia and Theatres
Dr Jonathan Watkiss, Clinical Specialist Lead for Workforce
Mr James Eales, General Manager, Perioperative Medicine, Critical Care and Pain

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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