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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/05/2019.

Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist

Job Reference: 411-SURGERY-2019-61019

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£77,913 - £105,042

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Jackson Rees department of Anaesthesia at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital . We are looking to appoint a number of Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetists in substantive and locum consultant posts. These posts have arisen as a result of retirements and continuing expansion of our surgical services.

The posts are for 10 PAs which consists of 8.5 Direct Clinical Care PAs, including 1PA for on call. The post holders will be expected to take part in lists allocated to general paediatric & neonatal anaesthesia. Lists are allocated 1.25 DCC PAs to allow for pre- and post-op visiting time. This post includes 1.5 PAs for supporting professional activities (SPA) in the first instance. Further allocation of SPAs is subject to negotiation for activities such as education, research, Trust management positions, service development and quality and safety improvement projects.

The Hospital

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a major teaching hospital of the University of Liverpool. It serves not only the children of Liverpool, but is the tertiary referral centre for children from Merseyside, Cheshire, parts of Lancashire, Cumbria, Shropshire and North Wales for many paediatric sub-specialties. The hospital has 270 beds, including a surgical daycase unit, a medical day care unit and observation beds in the Emergency Department.

The paediatric services and expertise within the hospital are considerable and include paediatric neurosurgery, with an intraoperative MRI capability, oncology , paediatric and adolescent gynaecology, 47 bed critical care floor, nephrology, respiratory medicine, rheumatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, cardio-thoracic surgery, neonatal surgery, neurology and disability, audiology and ENT, metabolic medicine, haematology, infectious diseases, immunology, clinical genetics, trauma and orthopaedics, burns and plastic surgery, Oral surgery, Craniofacial, paediatric radiology, paediatric pathology, paediatric emergency medicine, general surgery and general paediatrics all on a single site. A child and adolescent mental health service is also provided with an in-patient unit based at the Trust.

The Department

The Department of Anaesthesia at Alder Hey is the first paediatric Trust to achieve the ACSA accreditation from the Royal College of Anaesthesia in July 2018.

Approximately 20,000 children are anaesthetised at the hospital each year. There are currently twelve in-patient operating theatres including a cardiac catheter suite, a multispecialty hybrid theatre and an interventional radiology suite. There is a stand-alone day case surgery unit which has 4 operating theatres plus 2 treatment rooms. The Department of Anaesthesia provides anaesthesia for a wide range of surgical specialties including neonatal surgery, neurosurgery, craniofacial surgery, major orthopaedic surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, and cardiac surgery. The department is internationally recognised as a leader in the use of ultrasound techniques in paediatric anaesthesia. In addition increasing numbers of children undergo anaesthesia in the X-ray department for invasive radiological procedures, as well as CT and MR scanning.

Alder Hey currently has an integrated 47 bed critical care floor which accommodates general and cardiac intensive care patients, high dependency patients and a burns unit. It provides both cardiac and non-cardiac ECMO. There is a helicopter landing pad on site.

There is a comprehensive Pain Service: Acute Pain is co-ordinated by Dr Rishi Diwan with three full-time Clinical Nurse Specialists in Acute Pain. The Chronic Pain service is headed by Dr Helen Neary, who leads the multi-disciplinary Chronic Pain Clinic. The department also delivers a pre-operative service, co-ordinated by Dr Naveen Raj and Dr Alasdair Howie and supported by three specialist pre-operative nurses.


Informal visits to the department are welcomed. For further information, please contact:

Dr Rishi Diwan/Dr Naveen Raj Clinical Directors Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation TrustTel. 0151 252 2223 or email Service Manager

Closing date- 18th May 2019

Interview date- 31st May 2019

Previous applicants need not to apply

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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