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Anaesthetics Consultant

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
£93,666 to £126,281 Per Annum
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to recruit a Consultant in Anaesthesia

This vacancy has arisen due to a combination of retirements and service expansion. The successful applicant will join an existing team of 43 consultants, 6 speciality doctors and 37 junior doctors.

Main duties of the job

It is expected that successful applicants will work in theatres with at least one day a week dedicated to surgical specialities involving complex major surgeries including but not limited colorectal, urology and gynaecology. Other direct clinical care areas will include trauma and orthopaedics, day case anaesthesia and pre-operative assessment sessions The indicative job plan is shown in the job description. Once appointed the exact job plan will be agreed between the appointee and the Clinical Director on behalf of the Medical Director.We are a regional vascular and major head & neck cancer unit. We will support successful candidates to develop expertise in these areas based on the service requirements and your interests.The normal working day is 08:00 to 18:00.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values

o Compassion o Accountability o Respect o Integrity o Courage

We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds. This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details and information.

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Eligibility for entry or entered the GMC specialist Register in Anaesthesia
  • FRCA or Equivalent
  • CCT or CESR in Anaesthesia or within 6 months of the interview


  • Membership of specialist societies
  • Further postgraduate qualifications in or allied to anaesthesia

Clinical Experience

  • Anaesthetic management of a wide range of head and neck, vascular, obstetric, general, orthopaedic, emergency, trauma, and major surgery with the completion of higher training module set out by the RCOA old curriculum or Level 3 of the current curriculum.


  • Advanced training module or Specialist Interest area module of the new curriculum in Regional Obstetric anaesthesia for Job Plan 1
  • Vascular Anesthesia \ Higher or advanced module or SIA equivalent for Job plan 2

Interpersonal Skills

  • Commitment to team working
  • Good organisational skills and punctuality
  • Good written, verbal, and aural communication skills
  • Caring attitude towards colleagues


  • Appropriate leadership development courses and structured activities


  • Willingness to work as a member of the wider trust
  • Awareness of current service development opportunities and challenges
  • Willingness to share administrative responsibilities


  • Desire to further develop in the appointed post and contribute to the service development

Audit & Research

  • Experience of audit and quality improvement project
  • Willingness to actively in the departments audit and quality improvement


  • Presentation at recognised national and or international meetings.
  • Published or ongoing relevant research


  • Experience of and commitment to postgraduate teaching
  • Experience of and commitment to undergraduate teaching
  • Understanding of current education processes and requirements for training in Anaesthesia and ITU
  • Evidence of attendance at anaesthesia meetings


  • Medical education qualification
  • Evidence of training in teaching
  • Evidence of achieving GMC standards Educational Supervisor role

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