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Senior Clinical Fellow in Obstetric Anaesthesia (ST5+)

Senior Clinical Fellow

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Obstetric Anaesthesia
Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed Term 6 months
40 hours per week
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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£31,217 - £49,086 pa
26/10/2018 23:59

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services.

With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.

Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.

Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.

We also provide services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.

As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth.









Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Fellow in Obstetric Anaesthesia to start ASAP, February 2019 and August 2019. All posts are for an initial 6 month contract, however following review can be extended to 12 months with the potential to combine with other fellowships.


This post is designed for an anaesthetist with the primary FRCA or equivalent (Final desirable), an interest in developing obstetrics as an ongoing career aim and provides opportunity to work at a senior level in a busy high-risk obstetric unit. The post-holder would be expected to work clinically on labour ward with opportunity for related projects and with a 1 in 8 on-call commitment to delivery suite. There is the opportunity to work in other theatre areas which may be of interest and a service commitment to the general theatres, usually 8 daytime shifts in 6 months. The post-holder will attend monthly meetings within the Obstetric Unit on various aspects of Risk Management, Education and High Risk Obstetric Clinics.


St George’s Hospital is a tertiary referral centre with well over 5,000 deliveries per annum and a significant number of pregnant women present with complex medical disorders. St George’s Hospital offers excellent facilities to care for women with complex medical disorders in pregnancy and/or anaesthesia-related problems in the South West Thames region. The Obstetric Unit comprises both low-risk midwifery and consultant led units, an Obstetric HDU and well regarded Fetal Medicine Unit. There are 18 Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetists, with subspecialty expertise in Cardiac Anaesthesia, Education/Simulation, Ethics/Law, Head & Neck Anaesthesia and Quality Improvement.


The High-Risk Obstetric Anaesthetic Clinic has been established for over six years and provides a service to all women with medical disorders and/or anticipated anaesthesia-related problems in pregnancy. The range of conditions you will see at this clinic range from anaesthesia-related referrals, maternal cardiac disease, morbidly adherent placents, haematological disorders of pregnancy and increasing numbers of morbidly obese mothers.


The successful candidate will also have opportunity to participate and develop experience in multi-disciplinary Obstetric Simulation through St Georges GAPS Simulation centre, ward based simulation skills & drills and involvement in our midwifery mandatory training programme. St George’s is a well-established audit unit, with the expectation you will produce a major audit or research project during your placement. Previous fellows have successfully submitted work for presentation at major meetings; with prize winners at OAA Bournemouth 2013, OAA Torquay 2015 and OAA Brussels 2017 (we are good at odd years).


Enquiries about the post may be directed to Dr A Shonfeld (Module Lead for Obstetric Anaesthesia) on 0208 725 0051 or . To apply for the post please visit and complete an online application form.  Please be aware that only online applications will be accepted and the post may be closed when sufficient applications have been received.

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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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Dr A Shonfeld (Module Lead for Obstetric Anaesthesia) on T: 0208 725 0051 or E:


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