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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/12/2019.

Clinical Fellow in Anaesthesia and/Perioperative Medicine

Job Reference: 392-MS115

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Stanmore, Middlesex, Stanmore
£31,841 - £50,068 p.a. pro rata

The RNOH NHS Trust is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and a global leader in our field. We provide a dynamic working environment where we support frontline staff to implement improvements so that we can realise our vision of being a world leading neuro musculoskeletal hospital providing the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS, delivering world leading research, and offering a strong foundation of education, training and career progression. Our dedicated staff come from diverse backgrounds, and our patients benefit from the wide range of experience they bring to the Trust. The RNOH brings unrivalled expertise together in one place allowing us to deliver some of the world’s most complex and innovative care to our patients

  • Rated Good by the CQC
  • Two sites, one in central London and one in Stanmore - which has recently opened The Stanmore Building, a new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility
  • Our Research and Innovation Centre works closely with our main academic partner, University College London
  • Recognised as a centre of excellence, leading on national initiatives, such as the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme
  • Further major redevelopment underway across the Stanmore site – improving and modernising our facilities to maintain our position as the UK’s leading centre for orthopaedic medicine
  • In the NHS staff survey, over 90% of our staff were satisfied with the quality of care they are able to give to patients - the best result of any NHS Trust in the country
  • Our staff also indicated that they had the best experience of appraisals as compared to all other NHS Trusts.

This is a great time to join us and play a critical role in the next stage of RNOH’s journey to achieving an outstanding CQC rating.

Our aim is to remain a world-leading orthopaedic hospital with the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS.

Our annual staff survey results have been improving year on year, with our staff telling us that their experience of working at the Trust is getting better and better.

Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Fellow in anaesthesia at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore for the period of 6 months (with the possibility to extend) to commence as soon as possible.

The RNOH is a tertiary referral centre undertaking complex orthopaedic surgery. It is the largest centre for spinal surgery in the UK; is also one of the few centres in the world for peripheral nerve injury repair and has a spinal rehabilitation unit for spinal injury patients. There is a stimulating and challenging case mix including adults and children.

The post can be tailored to the educational needs of the post holder. You can expect to gain experience in all aspects of major orthopaedic surgery. Clinical experience includes exposure to high- risk assessment clinics and preoptimization, preoperative MDTs, anaesthesia for complex surgery including major blood loss, anaesthesia for chronic spinal injury patients, TIVA, postoperative pain management and stabilisation on HDU. You will be assigned an educational supervisor.

Training can be focused on any one area or a combination of orthopaedic anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, pain management and paediatric orthopaedic anaesthesia. There is plenty of opportunity for research and quality improvement with the department engaged in ACSA process; a quality driven acute pain team; GIRFT initiatives and PQUIP collaborative.

You will join a team of 26 anaesthetic consultants and 8 anaesthetic trainees and are supported by a fantastic anaesthetic department secretary and great team of nurses, ODPs and HCAs.

You will also participate in 1:8 on call rota for Intensive Care with internal cover.

This post is suitable for UK trainees who are ST4 and above. We also welcome applications from suitably qualified anaesthetists from other countries who have completed at least 5 years of anaesthesia training and are eligible for registration with GMC.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Mogera Chandra - Clinical Director via the Anaesthetic Co-ordinator OR

Dr Jyothi Sambhani - College Tutor VIA

Kirti Popat on 020 8909 5560 /

We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and offer a range of flexible working practices. Part-time and job share applications will be considered.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to RNOH transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system and other secure, internal NHS workforce systems.

Additionally, by applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers. Therefore we want you to complete your e-learning modules prior to joining our organisation.

RNOH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents; all prospective employees of RNOH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

The RNOH operates a Smoke-Free Policy. Smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s premises (including the grounds that those premises are sited on) or in any Trust owned vehicle.

Where applicable, in line with the 2018 framework agreement on the reform of Agenda for Change, the new system for pay progression will come into effect on 1 April 2019 for new starters or those promoted to a new role on or after 1 April 2019.

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

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