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Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Regional Anaesthesia

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is a 10 Programmed Activities (PA's) post including on call duties and 1.5 Supporting Professional Activities (SPA's). With mutual agreement it can be extended to 12 PAs. At The Royal Wolverhampton Hospital there is also extensive elective and emergency theatre activity, so wide experience in general anaesthesia for a variety of surgical disciplines is essential. Full specialist registration with the GMC and possession of the FRCA (or equivalent) are requirements of the post.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is expected to participate in the general on call anaesthesia service covering both New Cross Hospital and Cannock Chase Hospital.

About us

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust also provides clinical services to Cannock Chase Hospital with seven theatres where elective orthopaedic surgery is carried out. The Directorate is known for its support of and participation in educational activities within the West Midlands region and welcomes those wishing to develop the next generation of consultants.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  1. To assist the lead in the development of regional anaesthesia services according to those agreed in the job plan
  2. Have the expertise to take lead in decision making about the suitability of high-risk patients
  3. Have the skills required to manage regional anaesthesia services, ensuing that they are delivered is safe and timely, benefiting both patients and the organisation
  4. Lead in developing and showcasing regional anaesthesia modules in line with the RCoA curriculum
  5. To provide anaesthetic services according to those agreed in the Job Plan and to take on-going responsibility for patients under your care
  1. To co-operate with the other (general) consultant anaesthetists to cover for annual, study and professional leave
  1. To deputise for absent colleagues (such as for sickness leave), as far as is practicable
  1. To ensure that there are adequate arrangements for hospital staff involved in the care of your patients to be able to contact you when necessary
  1. To actively engage in planning and delivering developments in the Critical Care Services Directorate for the Trust
  2. To develop & maintain such special skills and interests appropriate to the agreed overall development of the necessary anaesthesia skills as agreed at job planning & appraisal (Personal Development Plan)

Person Specification
Educational Qualifications

  • CCT in anaesthesia (within 6 months of interview. FRCA or equivalent. At least 6 months advanced training in Regional Anaesthesia or equivalent


  • MRCP or equivalent. ALS certification (or equivalent).


  • Comprehensive experience in anaesthesia for DGH-type surgical specialties.


  • Comprehensive, recent experience in anaesthesia relevant to job plan e.g. advanced airway/ regional blocks.





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