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Locum Consultant Anaesthetist with interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£93,666 - £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time, Part Time

Job overview

Applications are invited for the post of Locum Consultant Anaesthetist with interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia, based at The Rosie Hospital, Cambridge.

This post is available ASAP for 12 months.

Main duties of the job

Based on the same site as Addenbrooke’s, The Rosie Hospital is a Level 3 maternity and women’s hospital and is the regional centre of excellence for maternity and newborn care. This would be an opportunity to work with a group of 13 Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetists in The Rosie Hospital, which sees over 5,500 deliveries per year.

You will be fully registered with the GMC and have a CCT in Anaesthesia or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview or have submitted paperwork for Specialist Registration via CESR. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

Working for your organisation

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

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

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Our caesarean section rate is 38% and we have an epidural rate of around 35%. We run 7 elective caesarean section lists per week. As a tertiary centre and Maternal Medicine Hub, we see a high proportion of high risk maternity cases and are seeing increasingly complex cases from across the region including women with medical comorbidities, including complex cardiac disease and obstetric complications including abnormally invasive placenta. We have a three bedded obstetric close observation unit, staffed by a dedicated high risk midwifery team, which admits over 60 women per month for Intensive Care Society Level 1 and 2 care. There are currently 6, soon to expand to 8, antenatal anaesthetic high risk clinics per month and a twice monthly multidisciplinary clinic for women with cardiac disease. We have recently started a monthly anaesthesia follow up clinic in line with the recommendations of the Ockenden report.

As part of the obstetric anaesthesia group the successful candidate will undertake one to two half day (1.25PA) obstetric sessions per week in the first instance on average, cover ad-hoc extra obstetric sessions as required and be part of the obstetric anaesthesia on-call team.

As a successful teaching hospital, there is unparalleled capacity for teaching, including involvement in the high fidelity simulation centre, monthly in-house PROMPT courses since 2019, and for participation in research within the department as well as the wider biomedical campus.

Please refer to the Job description and Person specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Dr Richard Haddon Job title: Lead Obstetric Anaesthetist Email address: Additional contact information Further information, in the first instance, may be obtained from Dr Richard, Lead Obstetric Anaesthetist, Dr Brock Andreatta, Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia or Dr Muhilan Kanagarathnam, Clinical Director for Theatres and Anaesthetics, via the Anaesthetic Dept. on 01223 216292 or by e-mail, or

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