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Consultant Anaesthetist -Preassessment, Upper GI & General Anaesthesia

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Closing date
7 Sep 2022

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Hospital, Anaesthesia
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Full Time, Part Time
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Job overview

Applications are invited for the position of Consultant Anaesthetist to join the existing team of 66 Consultant Anaesthetists. This is a new post to accommodate increase in theatre activity.

The advertised post gives an opportunity for a session in pre-assessment clinic.

We have a well-equipped CPEX testing suite with nursing support to run the clinic.  Successful candidates will have an opportunity to choose a session and expected to run clinics, sorting out problems identified by nurse led assessments and good communication with referral teams. If interested they can start doing CPET clinics depending on their level of experience and there is an opportunity to learn.

We are pleased to develop a recent pre- assessment project where the service has been unified under one leadership with changes including standardisation and electronic records for pre-assessment.

The post involves providing Anaesthetic services to Upper Gastrointestinal surgery and to theatre lists flexibly on either Trust sites in Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary.

The Upper GI services are based at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham. The anaesthetic provision is for laparoscopic interventions including Rou-en-Y gastric bypass, cancer resections, cholecystectomies, hiatus hernia repair. Castle Hill Hospital is a tertiary referral centre for Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery such as Oesophagectomies, Gastrectomies, Whipple’s procedure.

Main duties of the job

The Consultant Anaesthetist will provide Anaesthetic services with sessions in Pre-assessment, Upper GI and flexibly in other theatre areas in the Trust.

The post holder will also provide 1 in 18 on call cover for CEPOD Theatres in Hull Royal Infirmary.

SPA time of 1.5 PA is included in the job plan.

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a University Teaching Hospital with 1293 beds and an annual budget of circa £500 million. The Trust supports a variety of tertiary services and is both a Major Cancer Centre and Major Trauma Centre. The East Riding of Yorkshire is a very popular place to live. It extends to several well-known East Coast resorts as well as containing the Yorkshire Wolds and Yorkshire Moors. The cost of living is significantly lower than elsewhere in the country making it an excellent place to achieve a good work/life balance.

Please include in the additional information section of the application form; the name of your current responsible officer, their contact details and your date of revalidation.

This position has been defined as 'difficult to recruit to', in accordance with our HUTH Trust Relocation Policy; therefore the successful candidate may be eligible to claim up to £8,000 in relocation expenses, subject to individual circumstances. Further information is available on request.

Working for your organisation

At HUTH we agree that COVID-19 vaccinations are safe, effective and have been extensively studied.  The best way to protect yourself, your family, our patients and our colleagues is to be fully vaccinated.

On this basis, HUTH have decided if you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 you cannot be employed by us. If you believe that you are medically exempt from receiving COVID-19 vaccinations please contact our Employee Service Centre Helpdesk on: for further information before completing an application.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000  staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name Dr Ganesh Gopalakrishnan Job title Clinical Director for Anaesthesia Email address Telephone number 01482 674542

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