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Consultant Anaesthetist

NHS Grampian
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
£96,963 - £128,841
Closing date
22 Oct 2023

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Hospital, Anaesthesia
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are invited for a whole-time equivalent, Consultant Anaesthetist, replacement post based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The post is being advertised with a general interest.

Located in the Northeast of Scotland, Aberdeen is an affluent, friendly and vibrant city, combining all the amenities of a large city with quick, easy access to its beautiful surrounding countryside and coastline.  

Aberdeen has a large Anaesthetic department which covers a comprehensive range of clinical services and caters for well-structured undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training programmes. The department is also recognised for its expanding research activity and for its support for a wide range of local, regional, and national professional activities. 

The medical school, a state-of-the-art clinical skills centre, and several renowned research institutes and centres are also on site which offers a unique opportunity for collaboration and for the development of strong research and teaching interests. 

The post is being advertised at an exciting time for NHS Grampian with so many recent and planned developments including the Baird Family Hospital and the new National Treatment Centre. Moreover, with Aberdeen becoming the first major trauma centre in Scotland and the establishment of a new hub for emergency medical retrieval services, there are excellent opportunities for an enthusiastic appointee to develop interests in a wide choice of areas.

The 10 Programmed Activities job description will comprise 8 Direct Clinical Care and 2 Supporting Proofessional Activities. On call duties will be approximately 1:8 and on a non-resident basis.

Applications from candidates wishing to work on part time basis will be considered. It will also be possible to accommodate more flexible working arrangements including annualised job plans and job sharing.

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. (licence to practise must be in place prior to starting in post).  For more information visit 

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry on the GMC Specialist Register from date of interview. Alternatively, applicants should possess a CESR / CESR (CP).    
Applications from doctors with appropriate specialist training and experience who are not listed on the GMC Specialist Register can be considered for a Locum Consultant post (up to 12 months) if no substantive Consultant appointment is made.  Whilst in locum employment, an application to obtain a CESR / CESR (CP) and entry onto the Specialist Register can be made. 

Enquiries should be made to:  Dr Paul Bourke, Unit Clinical Director or Dr Colin Patterson, Chair of the Anaesthetic Senior Staff Committee, (01224) 553144.

Please visit our department website at 

Apply for this post by clicking the Apply button and search for the above Ref No.  

Closing date:  Sunday, 22 October 2023.


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