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Consultant Cardio-thoracic Anaesthetist

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
£93,666 - £126,281
Closing date
24 Oct 2023

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Hospital, Anaesthesia
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job overview

Applications are invited for the position of 2 posts as a Consultant Cardio-thoracic Anaesthetist with Special interest in Thoracic Anaesthesia. The Cardio-thoracic Unit is based at the Castle Hill Hospital site.


The package includes recruitment and retention premia of £20,000 which will be paid in 2 equal instalments of £ 10,000 each. The first instalment of £10000 will be paid in the 13th Month salary and the second instalment will be paid in the 25th month salary after commencement of the post. There is also up to £8000 relocation allowance on provision of the relevant expense receipts.

The newly appointed consultant will join 8 Consultant Cardio-thoracic Anaesthetists to provide Anaesthetic services with sessions in Cardio-thoracic theatres, Robotic,Interventional Cardiology and General Surgical Theatres.


The post holder would be providing anaesthetic services for comprehensive range of procedures including robotic surgery and minimally invasive thoracic surgical procedures.


We are expanding thoracic surgical services for Major Trauma patients and the newly appointed consultant will have a role in implementing pain management and rib fixation pathways for major trauma patients.


The post is full time and offers 9.625 Direct Clinical Care programmed activities (PAs) (which includes on-call PAs), and 1.5 Supporting Professional Activities (SPA).


Main duties of the job

This is a substantive post wherein the post holder will provide theatre cover for CTS and general theatres with 4 fixed sessions and other flexible sessions.

The flexible sessions will be provided in the cardio-thoracic/ cardiology theatres as a priority. The post holder will provide an Anaesthetic Service in accordance with the agreed timetable and subsequent job plan and supervise trainee Anaesthetic staff within the Trust.

The Consultant Cardio-thoracic Anaesthetist will also provide 1 in 8 weekly cover for Cardio-thoracic ICU. The on-call will cover Cardio-thoracic Intensive Care, Cath Lab and Cardio-thoracic theatres along with other Consultant colleagues.


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.


Further Information is available from Dr Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Clinical Director for Anaesthesia, Dr A Ananthakrishnan, Medical Director SHG , Dr Sarah Raut, Clinical Lead, Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia. (01482 674542)


Working for your organisation

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £800 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 Email address


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