King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with over 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 13,000 staff based across five main sites in South East London and Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.
The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.
King’s is a key partner in one of London’s foremost Academic Health Science Centres, King’s Health Partners (KHP). KHP is one of only six Department of Health-designated AHSCs in England. It brings together a world-leading research-led university – King’s College London – and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts: King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’, and South London and Maudsley.
This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our dedicated workforce and join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation for innovation and the desire to make a difference.
The Department of Anaesthesia at King’s Denmark Hill (DH) is one of the busiest in the country giving approximately 43,000 anaesthetics per annum. The acquisition of the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) including two theatres at Sidcup, and re-opening the orthopaedic hub at Orpington as a focused elective site has enlarged the department by over a quarter allowing for an increased diversity of ideas and opportunities.
It incorporates all major specialties including Cardio-thoracic, Liver, Paediatrics, and Neurological Surgery, as well as Chronic and Acute Pain Relief. There is also an active Liver Transplantation program for which King’s is world famous. The Department is innovative and forward looking and has enjoyed considerable expansion in the past few years. There is a rotational programme for Core and Specialist Trainee Registrars within the South Thames Deanery. There are also a number of research posts (both medical and non-medical) associated with the Pain Research Group and the Liver Transplantation Programme.
The Department is part of the Urgent and Planned Care Division which comprises: Acute & Emergency Care, Post-Acute & Planned Medicine + Outpatients, Therapy, Rehabilitation & Allied Clinical Services, Pharmacy, Dental, Planned Surgical, Ophthalmology & Optometry, Theatres & Anaesthetics and Women’s Health.
King’s College Hospital requires a full time Consultant Neuro Anaesthetist to support the delivery of the Anaesthetic services across the sites within the Trust. The remit of the post holder will be to work flexibly within the multi–disciplinary team providing and further developing care for patients requiring anaesthesia for major elective and emergency neurosurgical procedures, and neuro imaging anaesthesia. Candidates with an interest and additional experience of neuroanaesthesia are particularly welcomed i.e. post-fellowship or advanced experience in neuroanaesthesia. The individual will also be required to play an active role in the general workload of the Anaesthetic Department while having a significant commitment to teaching and training of junior staff.
The post holder will be based mainly at the DH site but may work flexibly across the KCH sites. There will be 7.5 Programmed Activities of Direct Clinical Care, with the remainder being allocated for On Call (1PA), Supporting Professional (CPD 1 SPA) and/or other Activities (0.5 SPA/PA). The post holder will join the Neuro Anaesthetic Consultant on Call rota at DH which is a 1 in 8 non-resident rota at weekends and 1 in 8 weekday on calls.
You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a Licence to Practice and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent to be eligible for interview.
The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years), therefore 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Name Dr Robin Kumar
Job title Clinical Lead for Neuroanaesthesia
Email address [email protected]
Telephone number 020 3299 3862