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Consultant - Anaesthesia

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia
Contract Type
Full Time

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Consultant Anaesthetist - General Interest

The general anaesthetic consultant and SAS body deliver elective and emergency anaesthesia and fulfil the following operational and governance and quality improvement roles: Rota coordination, both on-call, sessional, and long-day trauma and CEPOD rotas. Colleagues represent RCHT Anaesthesia nationally in their roles as College examiners, British Society Echocardiography examiner, AAGBI council member, VASGBI Committee Council member, Faculty Pain Medicine Professional Standards Committee members and on the RCOA National CD Executive Committee.RCHT is well represented in the Deanery with both College Tutors but also the Head of School, College CPD advisor and Pain Regional Advisor within the department

Main duties of the job

As a general rule, the post holder can expect the post to include:- Four to five elective anaesthetic lists per week.- The department also utilises fixed flexi sessions and annualised flexi sessions to provide the post-holder and the department with flexibility and to maintain and increase exposure to previous or new competencies for the post-holder.- A share of the emergency CEPOD and Trauma 12 hour lists, at a frequency of approximately one list every 4 weeks, with internal cover from an average pool of eight anaesthetists for that session.- A 1:30 on-call for anaesthesia, or as may be required to meet departmental needs. The postholder will not be rostered for elective work immediately following any on-call.- 2.5 SPAs (in the first year)- 1.25 PAs per list to include pre and post op care. All day lists count as 2.5 PA- On call is remunerated as a result of bi-annual diary exercise, currently about 1PA.- Negotiable - 1.25 PAs: Participation in the Trauma Transfer Consultant on call rota for those who express an interest and have the required training. This PA allocation is annualised and whose rota is written flexibly well in advance based on individuals' availability

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of 380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description
Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:

  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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  • We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.
  • Agency interest will not be considered until this advert has closed.

Person Specification

  • GMC registration
  • GMC Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining CCT (or equivalent) in Anaesthetics at time of interview.
  • FRCA or equivalent
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on a broad range of problems in Anaesthesia.
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.
  • Emergency CEPOD and Trauma experience
  • Experience in pre-assessment to Higher competency
  • Paediatric Anaesthesia in accordance with Royal College expectation of Adult General Anaesthetist with Certificate of Completion of Training


  • ETC
  • APLS
  • ICM / PHEM subspecialty qualifications
  • Advanced and/or blue-light driving
  • Management of Multi-Disciplinary Teams
  • Advanced Bariatric Anaesthesia
  • Advanced Vascular Anaesthesia


  • GMC registration


  • Audit and Governance




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