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Consultant in Anaesthesia

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a substantive appointment. This post is being offered within the Royal Devon University Hospital NHS Trust, which includes Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital and the North Devon District Hospital. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD& Es track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the University with NDHTs innovation and adaptability. The base hospital, on call requirement and residency requirement for this post is for the Eastern Service, based at RDE (Wonford). There are currently no cross-cover arrangements for anaesthetic services between the hospitals. If this were necessary in the future, the expectation is that work would be equitably distributed within the anaesthetic department and would not involve newly appointed Consultants.

Main duties of the job

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.

More detail about the role

The appointee will be a member of the Department of Anaesthesia. The Anaesthetic Department, Theatres and Intensive Care in combination make up the Critical Care Cluster, one of the four Clusters that form the framework for the Surgical Services Division. The department provides anaesthetic services primarily to the Wonford Hospital site in Exeter, but also to the Heavitree Hospital site and three-day case satellite theatres in Tiverton, Exmouth and Axminster. Most speciality areas are covered by the department, apart from neurosurgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery. Cover is provided for 260 theatre lists each week with approximately 50,000 cases per annum receiving anaesthetic care. We also provide anaesthesia services to the South West Ambulatory Orthopaedic Centre.

Working Pattern: 10 PA's

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact: Sue Oldfield (Cluster Manager) 01392 402454 Email:

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

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.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

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.

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Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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