Locum Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in General and Trauma
At St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Applications are invited for a Locum Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in General and Trauma anaesthesia. The position attracts a total of 10 PAs (9 DCC& 1 SPA), has general and orthopaedic sessions, and the post-holder will provide prospective on-call cover across the Major Trauma on call rota (1.4 PAs).
The anaesthetic department at St George’s Hospital has received Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) in recognition of the excellent service it provides. ACSA is a unique and prestigious scheme run by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) that enables departments to demonstrate quality in key areas, including patient experience and safe care. It has received acclaim from national regulators including the Care Quality Commission. Lead ACSA reviewer, described the department at St George’s as “proactive and dynamic”, adding that “there was a clear emphasis on patient safety and noteworthy clinical leadership throughout the department”.
The scope of surgical practice at the hospital offers an exciting and varied clinical practice for its consultant anaesthetists and there is continued support for non-clinical professional activities both inside and outside the trust. The Trust provides general acute secondary care together with tertiary specialties including neurosciences, cardiothoracic (incl. echocardiography) and specialist obstetric and children’s services. It serves 1.3 million people across south west London and is one of the major trauma centres in London servicing a much larger population. It is one of the few sites in the UK to provide such diversity of anaesthetic experience on one site.
Applicants should have the FRCA or an equivalent qualification and have suitable experience in both general and trauma anaesthesia. They should be on the GMC Specialist Register or within six months of their expected CCT date at the time of interview. Applicants unable to work full time for personal reasons will be eligible to be considered for the post.
With nearly 8,500 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, we are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.
Our main site, St George’s Hospital in Tooting – one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals – is shared with St George’s, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George’s Hospital also hosts the St George’s, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.
As well as acute hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.
The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.
A number of our services are members of established clinical networks which bring together doctors, nurses and other clinicians from a range of healthcare providers working to improve the quality of services for patients. These include the South London Cardiac and Stroke Network and the South West London and Surrey Trauma Network, for which St George’s Hospital is the designated heart attack centre, hyper-acute stroke unit and major trauma centre.