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Consultant General Anaesthetist

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Barnstaple, Devon
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia
Contract Type
Full Time

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Enjoy an outdoor lifestyle in stunning North Devon with the ability to shape your own career

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

Consultant in General Anaesthesia

Enjoy an outdoor lifestyle in stunning North Devon with the ability to shape your own career.

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant General Anaesthetist at North Devon District Hospital, part of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Northern Services). The acute hospital in Barnstaple provides a full complement of secondary care services including emergency care, robotic surgery, tertiary abdominal wall reconstruction surgery, maternity and paediatric services.

The successful applicant will join the growing Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain. They will provide a mixture of theatre lists and participation in the out-of-hours service - providing anaesthetic support to theatres, maternity and pain management. They will have the opportunity to grow their career alongside living in one of the most beautiful places in the UK. This post would be ideally suited to both those who have just finished training and those who are further on in their careers, looking for a new challenge. Many of our team have interests outside Anaesthetics, including radiology, retrieval medicine and technology, and we are supportive as a department in making sure that everyone has their own perfect work life balance.

Devon is consistently voted as one of the best places to live in England. North Devon has some of the best beaches in the UK, is the UKs only World Surf Reserve and has the nearby National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor. Please look at our YouTube video Whats it like working at NDHT for more information.

Working Pattern: 10 PAs

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact Rob Conway, Lead Clinician, on 01271 322756 and

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

For questions about the job, contact:

Lead Clinician Dr Rob Conway Tel: 01271322756


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