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Locum Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthetics

Locum Consultant

Main area
Locum Consultant
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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NNUH Main Site
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum pro rata
Salary period
29/03/2023 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

Applications are invited for a Locum Consultant post with a Special interest in Paediatric Anaesthesia for a fixed term of 12 months.

A candidate who is unable for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole-time post will receive equal consideration. If such a candidate is appointed the job content will be modified as appropriate in consultation with consultant colleagues and local management.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working.

Main duties of the job

The appointment is to the Trust, not to specific hospitals.

The appointee will take his/her share of clinical responsibilities within the Department of anaesthesia. This will include provision for peri-operative assessment.

In addition to duties within subspeciality, the appointee will be required to provide anaesthesia for adult patients in all specialties as appropriate to his/her training and experience.

There is an on-call commitment of approximately 1:7. This provides a paediatric anaesthetic service for out-of-hours emergency surgical cases, and for the initial management and stabilisation of critically ill children (together with paediatricians and adult intensivists) prior to retrieval by the Paediatric Retrival Service (PanNDR).

All post-holders, including the appointee, will be expected to be involved in implementing the Trust’s Clinical Governance program. This includes active participation in clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management.

The appointee will be a member of the Consultant Staff Committee and be expected to serve on this committee.

Working for our organisation

The Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) is one of the busiest teaching trusts in England. We serve over 900,000 people across Norfolk, North Suffolk and surrounding areas for specialist services. In 2016/17 our 7,500 members of staff delivered 816,000 outpatient appointments, 90,000 day cases and 90,000 inpatient admissions from our two hospitals.

Our clinical services are structured across four divisions offering a wide range of careers to new staff of all disciplines. Our four divisions are Medicine, Surgery, Women’s and Children’s, and Clinical Support Services. We always strive to hit the highest standard in each of these areas, including pioneering treatments and the best career development for employees. In addition, the Trust provides a full range of more specialist services such as Oncology and Radiotherapy, Neonatology, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Rheumatology, Paediatric Medicine and Surgery.

Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, Our PRIDE values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do.

We want to recruit people who are looking for new challenges and opportunities, share our values and want to be part of our vision to provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for the full details of the post and the Person Specification. 

Full GMC registration is required. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • FRCA or equivalent.
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register for Anaesthesia, or equivalent experience and accreditation and an intention to be entered on the GMC specialist register in anaesthesia within 12 months of commencement of the post.
  • Advanced training in paediatric anaesthesia or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • MD, PhD or other postgraduate qualification (PGCert, PGDip, MSc)
  • ALS/EPLS/ATLS instructor or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Good communicator.
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching
  • Prepared to work in shared office space


Essential criteria
  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in anaesthesia for scoliosis surgery
  • Experience in paediatric pain management
  • Experience in paediatric critical care
  • Experience in ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia.
  • Experience in neonatal anaesthesia
  • Experience in anaesthesia for major general surgery


Essential criteria
  • Commitment to continue to develop an appropriate specialist interest.
  • Evidence of interest in education and training.
  • Evidence of engagement with research and audit.
Desirable criteria
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • PGCert in Medical Education or equivalent.
  • Up to date GCP training.


Essential criteria
  • Flexible outlook on working hours.
  • Must live within a 15-mile radius of the base Trust or 30 minutes travelling time.
  • Full Driving License.
  • Full registration with GMC including licence to practice.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Michael Irivine
Job title
Chief of Service (Theatres/Anaesthesia/CCC)
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