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Specialty Doctor in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Whitehaven, Cumbria
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

Job Details

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Trust is seeking to appoint a Specialty Doctor in Anaesthetics based at the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven. (on a full-time or part-time basis). An element of cross site work to the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven is anticipated.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop a special interest to complement the other members of the department and will participate in the provision of services to the population of North Cumbria. This is an opportunity to join an organisation in which Clinicians are at the forefront of management.

The post currently attracts a discretionary recruitment premium of up to 15% (based on basic salary) per annum. This is payable for up to 4 years and is reviewed by the Trust on an annual basis.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicants will join the current specialty doctors to provide elective anaesthesia sessions and contribute to a resident full shift rota not expected to exceed 1in 8. Two 1:8 rotas are in place, one to support theatres and obstetrics and one to support ICU, both supported by a separate Consultant on-call.

For daytime work the successful applicant will be encouraged to work across a range of anaesthetic areas and develop areas of interest. There will be the expectation of working at both hospital sites to encourage greater experience.

The successful candidate will be experienced and highly motivated. They will be expected to participate fully within departmental activities, including teaching and audit. The job plan will remain flexible to allow for skills in all anaesthetic specialities to be maintained. The Trust will support Specialty Doctors who demonstrate that they have met the necessary criteria to pass through threshold 2 in the Speciality Doctor contract.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.

  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our policy for eligible vacancies?

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Person Specification

  • MB ChB or equivalent registerable qualification
  • Has Full registration with the General Medical Council


  • FRCA part 1





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