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Consultant in Anaesthetics with an interest in Vascular Anaesthesia

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia, Vascular surgery
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We have an exciting new post available in our Anaesthetics department, could you be next for this Vascular Consultant post? This is an excellent opportunity to join the Anaesthetics department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. The successful candidate will join a service that prides itself in effective leadership, innovative thinking, and excellent teamwork. We strive to challenge our existing working practices and to constantly improve our service to deliver best practice guidance and to ensure that our patient outcomes are successful, and they feel valued during their visits to the Trust. We have 1 WTE post that is available based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage, comprising 10 programmed activities (PAs), 0.96 additional programmed activities and an on-call commitment. The new Vascular Hybrid theatre is due to open in early summer '24 and we will be providing the vascular service for our region, both elective and emergency. This post is suitable for those with an interest in vascular anaesthesia but also keen to remain part of the general anaesthetic team. An interest in pre-operative care and pathways, including CPET is desirable. The successful applicant will be part of the general on call team, which includes obstetric care.

Main duties of the job

The post is suitable for a consultant with an interest in General Anaesthesia, Vascular Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine.

The post-holder will be expected to work-up complex surgical patients in the perioperative period and be familiar with the use and interpretation of CPET. The post-holder is required to be skilled in all aspects (elective and emergency) of vascular anaesthesia undertaken at ENHT to include, endovascular & open anaeurysms, carotid endarterectomy, limb revascularization procedures and renal access surgery. The post-holder should be confident in regional anaesthetic techniques to facilitate surgery if this is of benefit.

The post holder will be expected to be flexible in their approach to working patterns, undertaking clinical work on any site when required. A strong commitment to the training and education of trainees and other staff members is also expected.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now. We run the following hospitals: oThe Lister Hospital, Stevenage oNew Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City oHertford County, Hertford oMount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda. We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description
Job responsibilities

In the paragraphs above you have read an overview about the role we would like to offer and general information about main duties of the post holder. Please see attached job description which describes in full details the duties, responsibilities and reporting relationships of the advertising role.

Person Specification
Previous Experience

  • Broad range of experience in Anaesthesia for various specialties
  • Experience in delivering anaesthetic, general and/or regional, for the range of vascular procedures undertaken at ENHT
  • Pre-assessment of complex, high risk patients for surgery
  • Ability to offer and be accountable for full and independent expert diagnostic opinion
  • Can evidence leading on patient safety issues and achieving a change in practice
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of audit, evidencebased practice and clinical quality improvement initiatives


  • Confident with the clinical interpretation of CPET
  • Demonstrable experience in a consultant role
  • Experience of supervising undergraduates, doctors in training and other colleagues
  • Published papers and original work in peer reviewed journals
  • Demonstrable experience and participation in research


  • Able to evidence engagement with clinical governance and the identification of errors and the learning from errors.
  • Evidence engagement with appraisal and revalidation

Qualifications / Training

  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register or, be within 6 months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview or, provide GMC confirmed eligibility for entry on the Specialist Register
  • FRCA or qualification of an equivalent level
  • Higher Anaesthesia (or equivalent) training


  • Postgraduate degree (or equivalent)
  • M.R.C.P or equivalent

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