Consultant General Anaesthetist
Applications are invited for a Consultant General Anaesthetist at the James Paget University Hospital. This modern District General Hospital has approx. 500 beds and is situated in a coastal holiday area of East Anglia. It serves a population of 250,000 that increases considerably in the summer months.
There are 10 theatres including a new Day Care Unit with 3 theatres. There is a Delivery Suite with an adjacent maternity theatre and recovery area. Intensive care Unit has 12 ITU/HDU beds. The theatres accommodate a wide choice of theatre lists including all the usual district general hospital activity. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide a flexible anaesthetic service to a variety of surgical specialties, with an opportunity to develop a particular interest in a sub-speciality e.g. regional anaesthesia, peri-operative medicine. The Consultant on-call for general anaesthesia is a 1/10 to 1/12 rota depending on overall numbers. There is a separate ICU consultant rota and a 3 tier junior rota.
We have anaesthetic trainees from the East of England deanery and are a partner University Hospital for medical students from The University of East Anglia. The James Paget University Hospital is a research active trust, Participation in education & research is actively encouraged and supported.
The hospital is situated in Gorleston, 200 metres from the beach and picturesque countryside, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border close to the towns of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft and within commuting distance from several small villages with affordable housing and local amenities. Residents enjoy a good quality of life with easy access to the Norfolk Broads and unspoilt coastline with opportunities for wildlife, walking, cycling and sailing. The historic city of Norwich is only 20 miles with excellent schools, rail links to London and an international airport, for easy access to the Continent and beyond.