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Consultant in Anaesthesia and Chronic Pain Medicine


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Medicine & Therapies
Full Time, 10PAs
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Stamore, Middlesex
£79,860 to £107,668 pa + LW £2,162
01/03/2020 23:59
Interview date

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and a global leader in our field.  We provide a dynamic working environment where we support frontline staff to implement improvements so that we can realise our vision of being a world leading neuro musculoskeletal hospital providing the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS, delivering world leading research, and offering a strong foundation of education, training and career progression. Our dedicated staff come from diverse backgrounds, and our patients benefit from the wide range of experience they bring to the Trust. The RNOH brings unrivalled expertise together in one place allowing us to deliver some of the world’s most complex and innovative care to our patients

  • Rated Good by the CQC
  • Two sites, one in central London and one in Stanmore - which has recently opened The Stanmore Building, a new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility
  • Our Research and Innovation Centre works closely with our main academic partner, University College London
  • Recognised as a centre of excellence,  leading on national initiatives, such as the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme
  • Further major redevelopment underway across the Stanmore site – improving and modernising our facilities to maintain our position as the UK’s leading centre for orthopaedic medicine
  • In the NHS staff survey, over 90% of our staff were satisfied with the quality of care they are able to give to patients - the best result of any NHS Trust in the country
  • Our staff also indicated that they had the best experience of appraisals as compared to all other NHS Trusts.

This is a great time to join us and play a critical role in the next stage of RNOH’s journey to achieving an outstanding CQC rating.

Our aim is to remain a world-leading orthopaedic hospital with the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS. To do this, we have four core values that underpin everything that we do. We use our values to help ensure that we are always focused on the things that our staff and patients believe are most important:

  • Patients first, always
  • Excellence, in all we do
  • Trust, honesty and respect, for each other
  • Equality, for all

Our annual staff survey results have been improving year on year, with our staff telling us that their experience of working at the Trust is getting better and better. They also indicate that our staff feel very loyal to the RNOH and committed to its role in providing the very best care to our complex patient group. We hope that we can welcome you to our growing team soon.

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Full Time Substantive Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia

Applications are invited for a new full-time substantive Consultant in Anaesthesia and Chronic Pain Medicine (10 PAs). 

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust is a 220-bedded specialist hospital caring mainly for patients with complex orthopaedic problems as a tertiary referral centre, with a few local secondary referrals. The work of the Trust includes spinal deformity correction, spinal injury treatment and rehabilitation, bone tumor, pediatric orthopaedic, peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injury and revision joint surgery.

The RNOH Chronic Pain Centre offers a range of interventional, pharmacological and rehabilitation treatments for the management of chronic pain. The Centre runs a Neuromodulation service, a residential Pain Management Programme and Paediatric chronic pain management clinics. The service collaborates closely with Rheumatology, Rehabilitation, and Psychiatry Services and has strong multidisciplinary ethos. The department has 4 Consultants (the majority occupy shared posts with Anaesthetics), 4 Clinical Nurse Specialists, a chronic pain specialist Pharmacist and an Advanced Pain Fellow.

The RNOH Anaesthetic Department runs an acute pain service, a long-term venous access service, imaging general anesthetic lists and is involved in the provision of weaning programmes and domiciliary ventilation for patients with spinal cord injuries. There is a 12-bedded ICU/HDU which also runs an outreach service. The department has 30 Consultants and 8 Specialty Trainees.

Opportunities exist for audit and research and will be actively encouraged. Job plans will be flexible and will take into consideration any individual requirements.

This post is available with immediate effect.

Closing Date:    1st March 2020

Interview Date:    25th March 2020 (pm)

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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

For further details / informal visits contact:

For enquiries and to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Dr Dan Mihaylov - Clinical Lead for the Chronic Pain Management Department.


Dr Mogera Chandra  - Divisional Clinical Director 

 Dr Jan Cernovsky  - Clinical Lead for the Anaesthetic Department


via Ms Kirti Popat -  Anaesthetic Coordinator

Tel:         020 8909 5560