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Anaesthetic Specialty Doctor

Specialty Doctor

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Specialty Doctor
12 months, fixed term.
Full time, 40 hours per week
Job ref
Anaesthetics (255) L5
£39,060 to £72,840 per annum + LW
04/04/2019 23:59

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.

The RNOH provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of services is unique within the NHS.

As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions. 

Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained and are experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care. 

The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering.

The RNOH works closely with other hospitals and trusts, with whom we have joint appointments to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Our patients benefit from access to Aspire Leisure Centre which is located on site and hosts first-class facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.


We are delighted to be able to offer for 12 month, a full-time position for a highly motivated individual to join our well integrated team in a dynamic tertiary referral centre specialising in complex major orthopaedic surgery.

The Trust is a 220-bedded specialist hospital caring for predominantly tertiary referral patients with complex orthopaedic problems as well as some local secondary referrals. The work of the Trust includes spinal deformity correction, spinal injury treatment and rehabilitation, bone tumour, paediatric orthopaedics, peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injury and revision joint surgery, 25% of our referrals are paediatric patients.

The Anaesthetic Department currently has 26 consultants and 8 specialist trainees. There are 12 adult ICU/HDU beds and 4 Children’s HDU beds and we also provide an outreach service. We also run acute and chronic pain services, a long-term venous access service, and are involved in ventilatory weaning programmes and domiciliary ventilation. We have regular departmental educational and audit meetings as well as a formal hospital wide audit programme. Opportunities exist for audit and research and will be actively encouraged. Continuing medical education and appraisal are actively supported and the department is preparing for the introduction of revalidation.

Job plans will be developed with the successful candidate and will take into consideration any individual requirements.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Mogera Chandra, Clinical Director, via the Anaesthetic Co-ordinator, Kirti Popat, on 020 8909 5560,