Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia


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10 Sessions/Week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Kings College
Denmark Hill
£78,923 - £105,652 pa inc hca
26/01/2018 23:59

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 Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia (10 PA) King’s College Hospital requires a full time Consultant to support the delivery of the Pain Medicine and General 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 pain patients, including interventional pain sessions in the Day Surgery Unit.Candidates with an interest in interventional pain medicine are particularly welcomed, as well as candidates with General Anaesthesia expertise that can provide the department with the flexibility to cover general sessions in Main Theatres and the Day Surgery Unit .while having a significant commitment to teaching and training of junior staff.

This is an excellent opportunity for an eligible candidate to join a supportive and experienced multidisciplinary consultant lead team who put patients at the centre of care. The post holder will join the group of 8 Consultant, 1 associate specialist and 6 specialist pain nurses. The Department covers different sites including Denmark Hill, Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital. To help the expansion of the service and provide multidisciplinary service for our patients, King’s runs pain management programs at 2 different sites.

This post can be both rewarding and demanding. There is a great expectation that needs to be met within the Department for the Pain Management at King’s to meet objectives and provide services while adhering to the King’s NHS Foundation Trust Values. We warmly welcome the introduction of new innovations within the field of Pain Medicine in order to constantly review and improve our service. The post holder will be based mainly at the DH site but may work flexibly across the KCH sites.There will be 8.53 Programmed Activities of Direct Clinical Care, with the remainder being allocated for Supporting Professional (CPD 1 SPA) and Teaching (0.5 SPA/PA).The post includes 13 weekend day lists per year alternating between pain and weekend trauma lists involving regional anaesthesia.Flexibility in work pattern is desirable in order to meet the requirements of the Department. The job plan for the post holder can be discussed and altered in line with both the requirements of the service and the applicant.

The post-holder is required to be fully registered with the General Medical Council and on the Specialist Register at the date of interview, or be on a recognised training programme and within six months of being eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register.

Interviews to be held 5thFebruary 2018. Closing date: 21 days after advertisement is live on NHS Jobs.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Fariborz Neirami, Lead Clinician in pain medicine for the anaesthetic department 07931 352031