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Consultant - Obstetric 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 in Anaesthesia - Obstetric Interest

Applications are invited for the post(s) of Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is situated in the City of Truro. We have a broad range of elective services, with a diverse emergency workload, and a changing demographic with an increasing obstetric population, in arguably the best place to live and practice medicine in the UK.

The Hospital is a major District General Hospital a major trauma unit, a vascular centre, with comprehensive cancer services, providing over 30000 anaesthetics per year, and over 4000 births, with over 570 beds. We have 27 operating theatres and anaesthesia delivery areas and 18 critical care beds, and further expansion planned. We have recently opened an Enhanced Perioperative Care Unit to look after high-risk surgical cases. We operate to a budget of 470 million, with approximately 6000 staff.

We are looking for Consultants in Anaesthesia with a broad range of skills to become an active member of a flexible team of 55 consultants and 5 SAS anaesthetists.

Main duties of the job

The requirements of application for the post in Obstetric Anaesthesia include experience at an Advanced Obstetric level. Wider skills in audit and governance, and management and leadership would be particularly desirable.

Each job plan within the department is designed to deliver a balanced opportunity to enable professional and relationship development, to ensure quality anaesthetic provision and successful revalidation. Opportunities exist for all consultants within the fields of teaching, academia, research, education and management and leadership. We endeavour to introduce all colleagues to these areas to ensure a collaborative and cohesive department.

We are committed to balance well-being and professional interest throughout a career in Anaesthesia at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. We are delighted to offer an interesting yet life-style compatible 1:30 general anaesthesia night-time on call and a consultant delivered CEPOD and TRAUMA service with excellent national outcomes.

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is notable for its excellent, national database surgical outcomes, across several specialties leaders in GI surgery and innovation in orthopaedic delivery, with outstanding interventional radiology. RADAR - a bespoke state of the art real time clinical and operational data analysis system complements our IT modelling systems and underpins this success. Environmental Sustainability remains core to our strategy, including novel volatile anaesthetic recycling.

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 developing 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.

Job description
Job responsibilities

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  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
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  • Right to work checks

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  • Agency interest will not be considered until this advert has closed.

Person Specification

  • GMC Registration with a licence to practice
  • FRCA or equivalent
  • On GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of interview date
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.
  • Experienced in Clinical Audit and Clinical Governance and the benefits of how this improves the quality of care provided to patients and ensuring this is embedded in clinical practice.


  • Experience in Anaesthesia Antenatal Assessment and Maternity High Risk MDT Planning Professional Management and Leadership
  • Obstetric Anaesthesia at Advanced level
  • Post-Anaesthetic Level 1.5 Care experience


  • Completed Higher Training Obstetric Anaesthesia
  • Experience in clinical audit and governance
  • Paediatric Anaesthesia in accordance with Royal College expectation of Adult General Anaesthetist with certification of completion of training
  • Emergency CEPOD and trauma experience


  • Completed Advanced Training Obstetric Anaesthesia
  • Completion Obstetric Fellowship
  • Specialist expertise in audit and governance, leadership and management or other areas spoecific to Anaesthesia





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