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East Midlands NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Anaesthesia – Obstetrics Anaesthetist United Kingdom

East Midlands NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Anaesthesia – Obstetrics Anaesthetist United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***Location: East Midlands – United Kingdom
***Speciality: Anaesthesia – Obstetrics Anaesthetist
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £79,860 to £110,465 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** GMC Registration Required ( General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 month of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.


Our East Midlands NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

You are warmly invited to apply for this post of consultant anaesthetist with an interest in general and obstetric anaesthesia. The successful candidates will have a broad-based training in anaesthesia and will have the ability to care for complex patients having major surgeries. The job plan will also include sessions in obstetric anaesthesia. The role involves a commitment to both the weekend obstetric rota and the general first on call rota.

Our clients University Hospital is a large teaching hospital and is the Major Trauma Centre for the Central England Trauma Network. They have a large Department of Anaesthesia which delivers perioperative care to around 44,000 elective and emergency patients. The hospital provide anaesthesia and perioperative care for all major sub-specialties including cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, vascular surgery and renal transplant services. Our Obstetric unit is a busy unit with about 6000 deliveries per year and we have recently extended our consultant cover to include weekend working.


The successful candidate will join a well-established Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management, with a strong educational reputation. It has a national and international profile in the management of difficult airways, including workshop education and simulation based training

The Department delivers perioperative care to around 44,000 elective and emergency patients, as well as providing a specialist chronic pain management service. The hospital is the Major Trauma centre for the Central England Trauma Network and offers tertiary surgical services to cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, vascular surgery and renal transplant services. The General Critical Care Unit has 27 funded beds and manages over 1600 admissions per year. Our Critical Care team also has input into the separate Cardiothoracic Critical Care unit which has 14 funded beds.

The NHS facility are committed to establishing our Trust as an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research, education and training. We do this through supporting our staff, working in worldclass facilities, conducting leading-edge research focused on the needs of our patients’ and delivering a first class education and training programme. Appointed consultants will beencouraged to undertake appropriate research and teaching activities, following agreement on recognising this within the job plan

The department runs regular release courses for primary and final FRCA. Our external FRCA courses attract both national and international candidates and receive excellent feedback. Details of these, and other courses. Consultants are encouraged to take a full part in course and other teaching, as part of their supporting professional activities. Newly-appointed consultants are a vital part of the support for these courses.

There are well established links to a local Medical School, Many consultant anaesthetists and intensivists have commitments to the undergraduate teaching programme at the Medical School, in module delivery and examining. PA time is available for suitable candidates who wish to take on a regular teaching commitment.

The department currently has seventy-two consultants with a full range of professional interests which include; cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and trauma, pain management and critical care.

General Duties– guideline only

  • To take on going responsibility for patients under his/her care.
  • To provide a consultation service and advisory service to other clinical colleagues in other specialties within the Trust and primary care.
  • To participate in the development of the anaesthesia, pain and critical care treatment protocols and guidelines.
  • To develop and maintain collaborative relationships with medical colleagues in other specialties and participate in regular clinical meetings and other postgraduate activities.
  • To take responsibility for the professional supervision and development of trainee doctors within the specialty.
  • To develop and maintain good communications with general practitioners and appropriate external agencies.
  • To demonstrate a firm involvement in clinical governance, risk management and clinical audit – this will include the development and maintenance of appropriate systems and practices to ensure continued safe clinical practice
  • To ensure that practice is up to date; this will necessitate the consultant taking responsibility for their clinical professional development, participating in the Trust’s performance and annual review system, and engaging fully with the General Medical council revalidation process.
  • To share responsibility for data protection, and to maintain good practice in the handling of confidential information.
  • To be accountable for improving and complying with infection control practices

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates.

Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust’s requirements and the individual’s particular expertise.

Appointees will be expected to agree a job plan which includes (on a full time basis and subject to job planning) at least 8.5 direct clinical care PAs. A standard anaesthesia list is assessed as taking 1.25 PAs for its completion, including preoperative and postoperative work as necessary, or 2.5 PAs for a whole day. This is increased to 3.125 PAs for some neurosurgical, urology, orthopaedic and gynaecology lists. It should be noted that the Trust is working towards 2.5 session lists (3.125 PA) throughout theatres. In two to three years, it is anticipated that most theatre lists will follow this pattern and job plans will be expected to evolve and include evening sessions.


This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £79,860 to £110,465 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.


The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

  • To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements
  • To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities


All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:


*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT – Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals.

We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

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