Consultant Anaesthetist - Paediatrics

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Online applications are invited to apply for a full time consultant anaesthetist with an interest in paediatrics commencing asap. This post is permanent.

This is a full time post to support the workload in elective and emergency paediatric surgery. There will also be opportunities to deliver anaesthesia for adults in a wide range of surgical procedures, according to appointee’s skill set and interests. This will be subject to mutual agreement with the Care Group Lead and the needs of the Trust

This post supports the introduction of new services at UHS. It will also enhance robust year round Consultant delivery of existing anaesthetic services.

The appointee will join and expand an existing team of Consultant Anaesthetists to allow provision of anaesthetic cover across a full spectrum of Paediatric surgical specialities and also to support adult services where possible.  

The appointee will join the Paediatric on call rota, comprising 12 Consultants. The weekends are split between 2 Consultants. The on call paediatric Anaesthetist covers emergency surgery for children of all ages, including neonates.

This is a large department which offers flexibility in job planning. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to request lists in other sub-specialties according to the needs of the department and by mutual agreement with the Care Group Clinical Lead

The post will enhance robust year round Consultant delivery of existing anaesthetic services.

University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is the eighth largest Foundation Trust by income in the UK. It is the tertiary referral and teaching centre for a large area of the south of England and the Channel Islands and caters for most surgical sub specialties.

It has been completely redeveloped over the last 30 years with over 1100 beds for inpatient services, outpatient clinics and diagnostic facilities in modern accommodation.  The site also houses the Trust headquarters and most of the support services for the Trust. 

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) became a Major Trauma Centre (MTC) in April 2012. 

In the two years to the end of 2019, the Trust has opened/will open 3 new operating or procedure theatres which require Anaesthetic cover. One of these is a second neuro angiography suite to facilitate the development of a Mechanical Thrombectomy Service. The others are a new paediatric theatre, and an endoscopy suite.

UHS is currently working on a large extension of its theatre provision with a multi-storey extension planned to provide eight new operating theatres including one serviced by an MRI scanner. This complex is on track for opening in 2020.

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subjec...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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5 September 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £77,913 - £105,042 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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