Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Transplant Anaesthesia

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
07 Aug 2020
04 Sep 2020
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Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Transplant Anaesthesia, based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

The successful candidates will join an expanding, innovative and dynamic department of 85 substantive Consultants, 40 trainees and 20 Senior Clinical Fellows/Clinical Fellows, providing anaesthetic services in this thriving, modern teaching hospital. Addenbrooke’s not only provides a broad range of medical services for people living in the Cambridge area but is also a regional/supra-regional referral centre for a number of specialties including cancer surgery, neurosurgery, transplantation, plastic surgery, vascular surgery and paediatrics. As a world-renowned teaching hospital, there is unparalleled capacity for teaching and research including involvement in the high fidelity simulation centre, and research projects within the department as well as the wider biomedical campus.

Addenbrooke’s is the teaching hospital for the University of Cambridge and is a flagship NHS hospital having achieved NHS Foundation Trust status in July 2004. It has strong international links particularly through the University and it is a world-class centre for medical research.

The successful candidate will join a team of 11 Transplant Anaesthetists covering a dedicated 24/7 transplant rota. Our transplant numbers have seen a year on year increase for the last five years. At present we perform 100-120 liver, 10-15 multivisceral, 10-15 pancreas and >100 kidney transplants per year. Our 1 year and 5 year risk adjusted survival rates for adult elective deceased donor first liver transplant are 95.2 % and 88.1% respectively. We are actively involved in the research program into organ optimisation using normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) and normothermic regional perfusion (NRP). This post will include sessions in other surgical subspecialties according to mutually agreed job planning. At present, the on call commitment will be on the transplant rota only.

Applicants should be fully registered with the GMC and have a CCT (or equivalent) in Anaesthesia or be within six months of receiving a CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

As part of our commitment to supporting the medical workforce in the part they play in delivering an excellent caring service to patients, all newly appointed Consultants attend our five-day Consultant Development programme within a year of joining the Trust. Leadership is a key requirement of doctors’ professional work and this innovative programme is designed to support Consultants to hone the leadership and management skills they need to succeed at CUH.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013).

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Further information, in the first instance, may be obtained from Dr Anand Sardesai, Lead for Transplant Anaesthesia, Dr Brock Andreatta, Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia or Dr Hemantha Alawattegama, Clinical Director for Perioperative Services , via the Anaesthetic Dept. on 01223 216292 or by e-mail,, or

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