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Locum Consultant in Anaesthesia with Paediatric Interest

Job Reference: 180-LOCON-3058

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge
£77,913 - £105,042

Applications are invited for the post of Locum Consultant Anaesthetist with Paediatric Interest, based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. This is to cover both maternity leave, and service expansion.

The successful candidate will join an expanding, innovative and dynamic department of 85 substantive Consultants, 32 trainees and 20 Senior Clinical Fellows/Clinical Fellows, providing anaesthetic services in this thriving modern teaching hospital. Addenbrooke's is the local hospital for people living in the Cambridge area and is a regional/supra-regional referral centre for a number of specialties, including cancer surgery, neurosurgery, transplantation, plastic surgery, vascular and paediatrics. In addition, this post will have involvement in the Major Trauma Centre, which is the hub covering the East Anglia.

As a successful teaching hospital, there is unparalleled capacity for teaching, including involvement in the high fidelity simulation centre, and research within the department as well as the wider biomedical campus. Notably development of a dedicated, stand-alone Children’s Hospital on the Campus is well under way with over £100 million secured, and fund raising continuing towards this goal.

We are the regional centre for paediatric surgery, with a 40 bedded neonatal unit (12 ICU, 16 HDU and 12 SCBU) and a 13 bedded PICU. Paediatric anaesthetists cover a large number of complex cases within a range of subspecialties including neonatal surgery, general paediatric surgery, neurosurgery, urology, plastics including clefts, ENT, maxillofacial and trauma. Paediatric cardiac surgery and paediatric transplantation are the only subspecialties not offered on site.

The successful candidate will cover primarily paediatric theatres with no on call commitment. A minority of time will be spent delivering adult sessions. All of our locum consultants also deliver one longer day involving an evening trauma session on a 1:10 basis, Monday - Friday.

Addenbrooke’s is the teaching hospital for the University of Cambridge and is a flagship NHS hospital having achieved NHS Foundation Trust status in July 2004. It has strong international links particularly through the University and it is a world-class centre for medical research.

Applicants should be fully registered with the GMC and have a CCT in Anaesthesia or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Full Registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at time of application is required.

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration 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.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Further information may be obtained from Dr Dean Frear, Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia or Dr Hemantha Alawattegama, Clinical Director, via the Anaesthetic Dept. on 01223 216292 or by e-mail, or

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here.

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and so is expected to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

Please be aware that once submitted via NHS Jobs, your application will be moved and handled through TRAC Systems and communication will be sent to you via TRAC Systems. You will be updated by email and/ or text regarding the progress of your application, however the vacancy will not be updated on NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are made an offer, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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