Fixed Term (12 Months) Consultant Anaesthetist

East Anglia

31 May 2021 Permanent

£82,096 - £110,683


The Position

Full Time (10.25) Locum Consultant Anaesthetist

This post will not involve consultant on call but will involve some job planned daytime weekend working. There may be opportunities for substantive posts in the near future

This new post has been developed as we expand our workforce. We are a strong and supportive department and are looking for a new colleague, who can bring their own skills and attributes to the department.

Proposed job plans contain flexible lists as departmental needs arise.

This will typically contain a minimum of 8.75PA scheduled DCC delivering anaesthesia and 1.5SPA, totalling 10.25PA.

Core SPA time –

The job plan contains 1.5 PA for supporting professional activities (SPA).This is the minimum requirement outlined by the RCoA for revalidation, and additional responsibilities will be remunerated with additional SPA time. SPA work can be undertaken flexibly in time and place to suit the individual, with the exception of providing trainee teaching on site at the agreed time and attending mandatory training and departmental governance/ consultants meetings.


It is envisaged that the successful applicant will liaise with the College Tutor to specifically engage in a teaching programme for trainees undergoing the Primary Fellowship. In addition, the appointee will share in the teaching and supervision of rotating anaesthetic staff, medical students on secondment, student nurses, operating department personnel and paramedical staff. This is recognised and remunerated through core SPA time.

Quality Improvement, Research and Continuing Medical Education

The department is actively involved in quality improvement work and achieving ACSA status, the appointee will be expected to take his/her equal share in the programme and in continuing medical education. Research is encouraged and may be undertaken by personal decision or as part of a corporate decision with colleagues, but the prior approval and support of the Medical Ethics Committee must always be obtained.


Annual appraisals are mandatory for all consultants. Appropriate time and assistance will be provided for preparation.

Health Service

19 operating theatres in five suites and undertake all usual DGH work, with the addition of major gynae-oncology, the tertiary spinal surgery service and visiting tertiary specialties (e.g. paediatric orthopaedics, urology and plastics). Our regional tertiary referral centre for spinal surgery provides 2 lists per day and a wide variety of interesting spinal operating including posterior cervical surgery, ALIF/XLIF and scoliosis surgery. We have a very proactive regional block ethos, across all specialties with ultrasound machines in each suite and access to the latest NRFit block needles, catheters and elastomeric pumps. The continuous regional block service is well supported by the acute pain team, with continuous blocks now first line for patients with pain from laparotomies, multiple rib fractures and lower limb amputation

The department currently has 38 Consultant Anaesthetists. Of these 38 consultants, 29 “generalist” consultants are theatre based and cover the out of hours general rota, including general and trauma theatres and obstetrics (supported by 2 tiers of resident on call doctors). 3 senior consultants are part-time and do not contribute to on call cover. 9 ICM/Anaesthesia Consultants cover the 12 bedded Critical Care Unit on a separate rolling rota (supported by a further 2 tiers of resident on call doctors/ACCPs). The department of anaesthesia is currently staffed by: 7 permanent SAS grade doctors And a rotating mix of up to 25 anaesthetic core and specialty trainees, ACCS, IMT and F1 trainees. The training posts within the Anaesthetic Directorate are recognised for Core and Specialist Registrar training. The department enjoys accommodating CT level trainees for their first 2 years in anaesthetics, plus a number of rotating specialty trainee level doctors, who rotate within the East Anglian School of Anaesthesia.

The Location

East of England

Essential Criteria

FRCR/EDIC/EDIAC or equivalent

GMC registered

• Team worker

• Optimistic

• Appreciative of others

• Kind

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

The Package

£82,096 - £110,683 Per Annum

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