Specialist in Paediatric Anaesthesia

  • £83,945 - £95,275
  • South East
  • Fixed

Are you an experienced Paediatric Anaesthetist?

A highly reputable NHS Hospital is excited to welcome applications for a Specialist position in Paediatric Anaesthesia. The hospital is committed to providing exceptional healthcare services to the community, and the Paediatric Anaesthesia team plays a vital role in ensuring the well-being of the youngest patients.

This will be a 12 PA job with an allowance of 1 PA for Supporting Professional Activity.  The average total number of hours each week is 48 hours.  There is a flexible rota including periods covering 2nd On Call, Paediatrics and general theatre lists.

The Department

There are 2 general paediatric wards with a total of 30 beds and an assessment unit through which most emergency admissions are channeled.
 The paediatric wards provide beds for general surgery, orthopaedics and ENT in addition to medical paediatrics. The team has three paediatric surgeons (2 joint appointments with a highly reputable NHS Trust in London) who provide general surgery to children including neonates. There are also paediatric patients in ENT, oral/dental and MRI lists.
The Paediatric Anaesthetic team also provide out of hours cover for all paediatric age groups for emergency surgery.

Main Duties of the job 

  • The post holder will have delegated responsibility for all the patients under care of the Consultants. He/she will refer to the Consultants when problems arise which are beyond his authority and/or experience.
  • Provide expert anaesthetic care to paediatric patients undergoing various surgical procedures, ensuring their safety, comfort, and well-being.
  • The post holder must maintain liaison with colleagues who are on duty immediately before and after.
  • The post holder will participate in the duty rota with other middle grade medical

staff in the Department.

  • The post holder will be required to actively participate in clinical audit and implement its results and relate these to the Trust and Directorate policies on Clinical Governance.
  • Contribute to the education and training of junior anaesthetists, medical students, and other healthcare staff, sharing your expertise in paediatric anaesthesia.
  • Collaborate closely with paediatric surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to deliver comprehensive and patient-centered care.

Opportunities for development  

The Hospital is recognised by London University as an Associated University Hospital. There is a sub-dean at the Hospital, an Academic Committee and representation through these on the Academic Board of the Medical Schools.
 As a Specialist in Paediatric Anaesthesia, you will have access to a range of continuing professional development opportunities, including:

  • *Training Programs:* Participate in specialized training programs to enhance your skills in paediatric anaesthesia techniques and procedures.
  • *Research Initiatives:* An objective of the Trust is to increase the level of research and development (R&D) undertaken by staff and to promote the adoption of evidence based medicine. There have been a number of collaborative initiatives undertaken in conjunction with surrounding universities and postgraduate centres. The Trust also encourages appropriate involvement in commercial trials.
  • *Collaborative Learning:* Benefit from regular departmental meetings, case discussions, and multidisciplinary team interactions, promoting a culture of shared learning and expertise.
  • *Educational Support:* Access educational resources and support to stay abreast of the latest developments in paediatric anaesthesia, ensuring you remain at the forefront of your field. All Trust employees have access to a comprehensive library and audio-visual aids service. This supports any training and educational programmes, self-directed learning or simply allows staff to keep abreast of the latest research developments in any specialty.  


  • GMC Registration: Hold a valid registration with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Completion of subspecialty Paediatric Anaesthesia fellowship or training program
  • CCT in Anaesthetics or Equivalent: Possess a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Anaesthetics or an equivalent qualification.
  • Proven Experience: Demonstrate a track record of experience as a Consultant Anaesthetist, showcasing your expertise in providing high-quality patient care.

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Document gathering and checking 
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this opportunity or if you would like to discuss your search for work and seek advice on other available posts then please send a copy of your most recent CV to apply@bdiresourcing.com and one of the Anaesthetics & ICU specialists will be in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the best with your job search!

Tyler Davies Executive Recruitment Consultant

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