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Vacancy / Pain Management

Vacancy ID: LASE/18-19/PWY/0123515028/T03-6-R1A 
Training Programme: PAIN MANAGEMENT
Staff group: Medical
Grade (Places): Sub-Spec (1)
Post type: Sub Specialty
Post commencing from:
August 2018 
Recruiting for: Health Education England - London and South East
Recruitment model:
Regionally Led and Operated 
Opening date: Friday 02 February 2018 17:00
Closing date: Friday 02 March 2018 17:00
Vacancy closed Vacancy is closed

Advanced Pain Medicine ST6+

Applications are invited for appointment to subspecialty training placements in Advanced Pain Medicine on the Anaesthetics Training Programme at:

Hillingdon Hospital and Imperial College Healthcare (split Site) - (6 months Hillingdon & 6 months Imperial – with Imperial being split site) - 2 posts

Chelsea and Westminster (split site) and The Royal Marsden (12 months across both trusts) - 1 post

St Bart’s and the London (6 months at St Barts & 6 months at the London) – 2 posts

Stanmore RNOH and University College London Hospital (6 months at Stanmore RNOH & 6 months at UCLH)   - 1 post

Ashford & St Peter's Hospital (Split Site) and St George’s Hospital - (6 months at Ashford St Peter's & 6 months St George’s Hospital) - 1 post

Medway Maritime Hospital (Split Site) and King’s - (6 months Medway Maritime & 6 months King’s) - 1 post

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells (Split Site) and St Thomas - (6 months Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells & 6 months St Thomas) - 1 post

 ** Applicants will be asked to rank their preferred posts as part of the application process **

These posts commence on 1st August 2018 and offer extensive training opportunities for clinicians wishing to pursue a career in Pain Medicine.

 A National Training Number (NTN) is not available for this appointment.

These posts are Specialty Training posts where daytime activity is spent in Advanced Pain training. Subject to satisfactory completion, training in these posts may count towards CCT.  The training follows the Royal College of Anaesthetists guidelines and providing the post-holder has the British fellowship they will be eligible to apply to become a fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine.  Training will be provided in all aspects of acute and chronic pain and palliative care.  Involvement in the active pain research programmes will be expected.  In particular, there will be considerable opportunity to practise interventional techniques and, by arrangement, the opportunity to train in neurobehavioral / pain management programmes and implantable stimulator techniques.

 The post is open to trainees who have completed intermediate training years (ST3/4) in an Anaesthetics Specialty Training Programme, or equivalent, and a minimum of 12 weeks Higher Pain Training (in accordance with RCOA curriculum), or equivalent, by time of appointment. Trainees must also have the ability to deal with the demands of an anaesthetics on-call rota (including obstetric emergencies, ITU issues and paediatrics). Please refer to the Person Specification.

For applicants who will need to take time out of programme (OOP) to access one of these posts, if successful, will need to discuss this possibility sufficiently early with your Anaesthetic TPD to ensure you have permission to start at the intended commencement date. Applicants will need to apply for an OOPT from their host region in order to train in these posts, bringing their NTN with them. If invited to interview, these applicants will need to bring a letter supporting the period of OOPT from their host region

For information about PAIN training centres  

Reasonable adjustments and Guaranteed Interview Scheme

For more information regarding reasonable adjustments and guaranteed interview scheme please refer to London and South East support portal via https://lasepgmdesupport.hee.nhs.uk/support/home

All applicants applying to medical specialties are required to have essential competences or equivalent depending on the level they are applying for. For more information on competences please refer to the  resource bank on Oriel via www.oriel.nhs.uk/Web/ResourceBank

 Please upload all required evidence of competences to your online application form when completing the application form online. For those experiencing difficulties when uploading evidence, please ensure you contact the Applicant Enquiries  team prior to submitting your application.

Eligibility Criteria for recruitment to Specialty Training – Immigration Requirements

 Health Education England (HEE) is responsible for the sponsorship of Medical and Dental trainees for their Tier 2 visa application in England.  Health Education West Midlands administers the process on behalf of HEE. For more information please visit their website, as well as the Applicant Handbook which can be found on the Oriel Resource Bank.

Evidence of immigration status should normally consist of a biometric residence card, date stamped passport, and accompanying letter from the Home Office. Please visit their website for more information.


Key dates & information
Interview dates:           23 March 2018 TBC
Interview venue:          London Events Centre
Posts commence from: 1st August 2018

 Interview process

 Document checking: A list of documents required for interview is available under the downloads on document section of the website.


Length of interview:  40 minutes.

Interview structure:  To be confirmed

Preferencing Posts: Preferencing will be made available via Oriel, more information will follow at a later stage.


Contacts / Enquiries

Please visit the London and South East Support Portal where you will find a series of FAQs, and you will be able to submit an enquiry to the London and South East Recruitment Team.

If you have made a positive declaration in the FTP section, you must contact London and South East recruitment office via support portal by the close of the application window.  Please refer to the supplementary FTP guide for the information you must include. Failure to provide the outlined information by the close of application may result in your application being withdrawn.


 Programmes will be confirmed directly with the candidate by the appropriate HEE local office should applicants be successful at interview.


Indicative number of posts available


Please note that post numbers and post information are subject to change.


** Applicants will be asked to rank their preferred posts as part of the recruitment process **


Please note that there is currently an agreement between the three Health Education London regions and their neighbouring regions of Health Education East of England and Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex, which may mean that applicants are placed into a neighbouring region in order to fulfil the requirements of their training programme. The number of trainees that this involves is small, but significant enough that applicants should be aware of this when selecting programmes.


Please note that there is currently an agreement between Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex and the three Health Education London regions, which may mean that applicants are placed into a London post in order to fulfil the requirements of their training programme. The number of trainees that this involves is small, but significant enough that applicants should be aware of this when selecting programmes. Successful applicants will remain KSS managed trainees during time spent out of region.