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Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

NHS Lothian
St John's Hospital, Edinburgh
Consultant (£96,963 - £128,841)
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

NHS Lothian

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

St John’s Hospital

Reference : 177470

Closing Date : 12/03/2024


NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Applicants must have full GMC Registration, a license to practise and eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register. Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from the date of interview. CESR (Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration) route doctors are only eligible to apply for a substantive consultant post once CESR is awarded. Non-UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training. 

This is a full-time post created through reorganisation. It is available immediately and will be based at St John’s Hospital (SJH), although daytime critical care work and out of hours critical care on call will take place at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh (WGH).

The Consultant will be responsible for the continued care of patients in their charge and for the proper functioning of the department. The posts will have 10.0 Programmed Activities

(PA). 8 PA of DCC (Direct Clinical Care) and 2 SPA (Supporting Professional Activity), it may be possible to re-organise PA in order to accommodate specialist interests. 1 EPA may be available.


More detailed departmental and specialty information can be found in the job description available via email address / link below.

 For an informal discussion please contact:

Dr Murray Geddes, Clinical Director, Anaesthetics and Theatres, St John’s Hospital.

Tel:      01506 623064, 01506 523060



Dr Jennifer Service, Clinical Lead, Critical Care, St John’s Hospital



Dr Murray Blackstock, Clinical Lead, Critical Care, Western General Hospital



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We cannot accept CV’s as a form of application and only a completed online application form will be accepted.  Personal information will not be sent with the application for short listing. The application form will be identified by the candidate number only to ensure that all applicants are treated equally. 

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

Interview Date: 26/03/2024



NHS Lothian is the second largest health board in Scotland serving the fastest growing population. We cover four local authority areas, including the city of Edinburgh. As one of the largest healthcare organisations in the UK, we invest approximately £1.6 billion a year in protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of our communities. Our permanent workforce of over 28,000 delivers a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services to a population of over 850,000 people. We have 21 hospitals, 119 GP practices, 182 community pharmacies, 173 general dental practices and 127 optometry practices. As a regional centre, we also provide some services for patients in neighbouring areas and we are a national centre of expertise for other specialties, serving people across Scotland.
We have recently invested in a brand-new children’s hospital, the Royal Hospital for Children & Young People, and a new state of the art Department for Clinical Neurosciences. Now is also an exciting time to join our ophthalmology and oncology teams as we embark on plans to invest significant capital into building leading treatment and research centres.

Living in the Lothians

Edinburgh and the Lothians are all home to ample amenities, beautiful countryside and rich history. With museums, castles, beaches, markets, plenty of activities for the family, shops, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife – all on your doorstep – there truly is something for everyone here.
Edinburgh, home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is consistently named one of the best cities in the UK to live in and people come from all over the world to visit. The city hosts the annual Festival Fringe and world-famous Hogmanay events and has great transport links, being home to Scotland’s busiest airport and the UK’s second largest train station.

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