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Locum Consultant in Neuroanaesthesia

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Locum Consultant Anaesthetist with a special interest in Neuroanaesthesia, based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge for a period of 12 months.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join an expanding, innovative and dynamic department of 85 substantive Consultants, 44 trainees and 15 Senior Clinical Fellows, providing anaesthetic services in this thriving modern teaching hospital.

You will be part of a team of 15 neuroanaesthetists and will be expected to undertake neuro and general anaesthesia lists along with on call in neuroanaesthesia on a 1 in 14 prospective cover. The trust currently provides stroke thrombectomy service to the whole of East Anglia covering all 7 days of the week till 10 pm. The successful candidate will be expected to take part in providing day time and oncall cover for this evolving stroke thrombectomy service, in addition to covering neuro theatres.

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

Addenbrooke’s is the teaching hospital for the University of Cambridge and is a flagship NHS hospital, having achieved NHS Foundation Trust status in July 2004. It has strong international links particularly through the University and it is a world-class centre for medical research.

Addenbrooke’s is the local hospital for people living in the Cambridge area and is a regional/supra-regional referral centre for a number of specialties, including cancer surgery, neurosurgery, transplantation, plastic surgery, vascular and paediatrics. We are also the Major Trauma Centre for the East of England. As an internationally prominent teaching hospital, there is unparalleled capacity for teaching, including involvement in the high fidelity simulation centre, and research within the department as well as the wider biomedical campus.

The Neurosciences unit at Addenbrooke’s is the regional referral centre for adult and paediatric Neurosurgery and a quaternary referral centre for advanced neurosurgical and neuroradiological interventions with up to 6 neurosurgical areas per day. The department provides anaesthetic expertise for complex and innovative neurosurgical, major spinal and neuro-radiological procedures. The unit is also planning to build an intraoperative MRI suite. There is an active proposal to have 2 interventional neuroradiology suites to accommodate the increasing referral for stroke thrombectomy.

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


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Vaithy Mani, Lead for Neuroanaesthesia  - (

Dr Brock Andreatta, Specialty Lead (

or via the Anaesthetic Dept. on 01223 216292.

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