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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
15 Oct 2022

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Hospital, Anaesthesia
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

We are looking for an individual to fill this replacement post within the Adult Critical Care Department at the Leeds General Infirmary.

Adult Critical Care in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) is one of only 5% of all Critical Care services in the country to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission in its report published 15 February 2019.

The LTHT Critical Care service is pivotal to the successful delivery of many of the in-patient pathways delivered by the Clinical Service Units across the Trust. In the local and regional area there continues to be growing demand from specialist cardiac, neurosciences, major trauma, cancer and transplantation specialties (to name but a few). The specialist medical and surgical services are located at both of the main sites (LGI and SJUH). The successful delivery of critical care services directly impacts on the outcomes for patients suffering from a range of illnesses and conditions including the top 5 causes of premature death: cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease and liver disease.

Our service vision is to achieve the best outcomes in the safest environments, providing outstanding patient and staff experience, sustainably now and in the future. Our vision is branded as #OutstandingCriticalCare.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will also join a large and successful team in Anaesthesia, with opportunity to explore a wide range of subspecialties offered across the Trust estate. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in all aspects of anaesthesia. Excellent communication and team working skills, a strong commitment to teaching and service development are essential. An interest in obstetric anaesthesia would be welcomed to support in the development of a tertiary obstetric critical care service, which is planned as part of the centralisation of the LTHT maternity service in the new wing of the LGI, opening in 2025/26.

Successful applicants should possess FFICM (or equivalent) and FRCA (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:

The Future of Intensive Care Medicine in the Tertiary Setting

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe, a regional and national centre for specialist treatment with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself.

Leeds offers every opportunity for a happy work-life balance. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the North, and is the regional centre for leisure and culture. You can be in the Yorkshire Dales in less than an hour and London in just over two. Leeds has excellent schools and universities and offers young families all they could need.

Job description
Job responsibilities

1. To work with other consultant colleagues in the provision of a comprehensive critical care service within the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.

2. To maintain and expand the excellence of teaching and research already established within the Trust.

3. To support the Trusts clinical business strategies for all medical and surgical specialties, taking account of the changes in clinical practice and new technologies available.

4. To participate with other colleagues in the provision of comprehensive medical training.

5. To participate in, and progress, the delivery of clinical governance and business strategies within critical care medicine.

6. To work with other members within the Department of Adult Critical Care and Anaesthetic Department in providing a highly effective and efficient clinical service to the Trust.

7. To work in a multi- disciplinary team in the provision of a Critical Care Outreach service.

Person Specification

  • MB BS (or equivalent).
  • FRCA or equivalent qualification.
  • FFICM or equivalent qualification.
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely.


  • Relevant higher degree.

Other Criteria

  • *Hold full GMC Registration with a license to practice.
  • *Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via:
  • -CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) CESR (or) international applicants should comply with the GMC specialty registration process:


  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia.
  • Specifically, they must demonstrate higher training in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia.
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances.

Training, Research & Teaching

  • Should have completed a recognised training programme in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia.
  • Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research.
  • Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.


  • Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff.
  • Previous attendance on Appraisal Techniques and Small Group Teaching Workshops.

Audit, Management & Interpersonal Skills

  • Experience of participation in regular clinical audit.
  • Understanding of current issues in the NHS.
  • Well organised and skilled in good time management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team.


  • Attendance at recognised management course.

BMJ Ref: BMJ-92733/298-C9298-CON-753




Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one of the biggest NHS trusts in the country, offering a range of both general and specialist hospital services, with excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We have an international reputation for excellence in specialist care, research and academic training.

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0113 2433144
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West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
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