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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 two individuals to fill these replacement posts within the Anaesthetic Department at the Leeds Teaching Hospital.

The successful applicants should possess FRCA (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or 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.

Applicants should have established skills in anaesthesia and its related specialties. Candidates should be able to demonstrate adequate training and additional experience within the subspecialty areas represented in each of the proposed posts. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

Main duties of the job

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 role of ERAS in cardiac surgery

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, 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. The Trust has a budget of 1.1 billion. Our 20,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat over 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A&E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.

Our vision is based on The Leeds Way, which is a clear statement of who we are and what we believe, founded on values of working that were put forward by our own staff. Our values are to be:






We believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:

1. The best for patient safety, quality and experience

2. The best place to work

3. A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation

4. Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care

5. Financially sustainable

Job description
Job responsibilities

1. To work with other consultant colleagues in the provision of a comprehensive cardiacanaesthetic service in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

2. To develop and/or consolidate expertise in cardiac anaesthesia.

3. To maintain and expand the excellence of teaching and research already establishedwithin the Trust.

4. To service plans for the specialty, taking account of the changes in clinical practice andnew technologies available.

5. To participate in and progress Clinical Governance.

Person Specification
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.


  • FRCA 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.


  • Relevant higher degree.

Training, Research & Teaching

  • Should have completed a recognised training programme in anaesthetics
  • and intensive care medicine.
  • 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.


  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and
  • competence in cardiac anaesthesia, cardiac critical care and transoesophageal echocardiography.
  • Willingness to develop skills and experience in anaesthesia for patients with adult congenital heart disease.
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal
  • circumstances.

BMJ Ref: BMJ-92593/298-C9298-CON-752




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.

Find Us
0113 2433144
Beckett Street
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
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