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Specialty Doctor - Anaesthetics

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

These Speciality Doctor posts involve providing Anaesthetic Services

Anaesthetic services are provided for routine and emergency surgical, orthopaedic, urological, gynaecological, ENT and Ophthalmology lists, as well as to the Accident and Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit, Delivery Suite and Maternity unit, as well as the Acute and Chronic Pain Service. Involvement may also be required in the initial resuscitation and stabilisation of the critically ill child.

The post has a resident on call duties, primarily within the maternity and critical care units, although may occasionally involve resident on-call duties for the emergency list(1st on-call).

The post includes being part of a shift rota to cover out of hours services on the ICU, and maternity units, and attracts 10 + 3.5 PA's of which 1.5 are for SPA.

The post includes being part of a shift 1:8 rota, to cover out of hours services on the ITU Department and maternity unit.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to:1. Participate as a member of the team of dedicated medical and nursing staff, to provide anaesthetic services as needed, across the trust2. Participate in the supervision and education of doctors in training, allocated to the department3. Participate in clinical governance, audit, quality improvement and research activity within the department4. Support the department in making the most efficient use of the resources available, thus be prepared to work flexibly and deputise, if appropriate, for absent colleagues and undertake additional duties in occasional emergencies or unforeseen circumstances5. Be available, exceptionally, for irregular commitments outside the normally rostered duties, which are essential for the safety and continuity of patient care.6. Be familiar with and comply with the principles expected by the GMC, as outlined in Good Medical Practice. Thus, agree to maintain their professional responsibilities, including full and active participation in the trust appraisal process.

The successful candidates will need at least 2 years experience of anaesthesia and have passed basic competencies including for Obstetrics.

They will have worked recently in the NHS.

They should also have experience in working on the ICU, Maternity Unit and will be expected to run lists without direct supervision.

About us

The Secretary of State has approved the partnership between St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals and Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.

From 1st July we have come together as a single organisation under the name Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Trust delivers acute hospital care, intermediate care, community, and primary care services to a population of over 600,000 people with a combined workforce of around 9000 dedicated and skilled staff from 17 locations including Whiston, Southport & Formby, St Helens, Ormskirk and Newton hospitals.

The Trust provides regional services for burns, plastic surgery and spinal injuries to more than 4 million people across Mersey and West Lancashire, Cheshire, the Isle of Man and North Wales.

Our Vision is to deliver 5 Star Patient Care:

  • CARE that is evidence based, high quality and compassionate
  • SAFETY that is of the highest standards
  • COMMUNICATION that is open, inclusive and respectful
  • SYSTEMS that are efficient, patient centred and reliable
  • PATHWAYS that are best practice and embedded, but also respect the individual needs of patients

Our achievements include:

  • Trust rated Outstanding by CQC Inspection August 2018
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers & Health Service Journal)
  • Awarded National Preceptorship Accreditation (2023) for our Nursing & AHP Preceptorship Programme

Please see our Wellbeing & Benefits booklet for more information on our staff benefits.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description for full details

Advertising date: 23rd May 2024

Closing date: 13th June 2024

Shortlisting date: 14th June 2024

Proposed Interview date: week of 17th June 2024

Please note this vacancy may close early if a sufficient number of applications is reached.

Person Specification

  • Full registration with General Medical Council (GMC) with a licence to practise
  • MB ChB (or equivalent)


  • Primary FRCA or Full FRCA (or equivalent)
  • BSc


  • Minimum of 6-months recent experience of working in anaesthesia within the NHS
  • Successful completion of UK Foundation Programme or demonstration of Foundation Programme competencies
  • Core training in anaesthesia (or equivalent)
  • Initial Assessment of Competency in Anaesthesia (or equivalent)
  • Initial Assessment of Competence in Obstetric Anaesthesia (or equivalent)
  • Basic training in Intensive Care Medicine (or equivalent)
  • Ability to undertake the initial resuscitation and stabilisation of the critically ill child


  • Clinical experience/ training in specialties other than anaesthesia and critical care

Resuscitation Skills

  • ILS/ BLS


  • PLS / APLS
  • ATLS


  • Evidence of active and consistent engagement with clinical audit and/or QIP(s)


  • Evidence of involvement in a QI Project
  • Formal training in Research Methodology
  • Evidence of recent and current research with relevant publications





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