Consultant Anaesthetist with an Interest in Pain Management

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£77,913 - £105,042
20 May 2019
18 Jun 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Southmead Hospital

Full time 10PAs

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Anaesthetics, with a specialist interest in Pain Management to join the Anaesthetics Department at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, part of North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT).

NBT is a progressive and ambitious provider of health services, delivering for a large local population and with specialist regional services for major trauma, neurosciences, vascular, urology, plastics and burns, orthopaedics and renal services. With a turnover of over £550m and 9,000 staff, our clinical teams have built a strong reputation for exceptional healthcare.

This role will have a sub-specialist interest in pain management, joining a team of 4 consultants. We see 2400 patients a year in outpatient pain clinics and the service is recognised for advanced pain training. Last year over 60 stimulation devices were inserted. We have strong links with our orthopaedic and neurosurgical colleagues and the neuromodulation service is run jointly by pain and neurosurgery. There are pain MDT meetings and there is a plan to include neurosciences, orthopaedics and triage services in this.

The post holder will also work in the Anaesthetic Department, including on-call, at Southmead Hospital which consists of around 80 Consultant Anaesthetists and Intensivists, 20 junior and 15 senior trainees as well as 10 Specialty Doctors and Associate Specialists. Our theatre complex is located over 2 levels with 25 operating theatres and 4 interventional radiology suites. We provide anaesthesia for all the NBT surgical specialties, staff a 42 bedded ICU and support a busy ED and our Major Trauma Service.

Through annual job planning the post holder will have the opportunity to become involved in other areas of expertise in services provided at NBT.

To discuss the post and arrange an informal visit please contact Dr James Nickells, Lead Clinician Anaesthetics ( or Dr Janine Mendham, Pain Medicine Lead ( or phone 0117 414 5114.

Applicants should hold CCT (or equivalent) or be within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview.

The Trust has teaching status and is linked with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. The appointee will be required to reside no more than 30 minutes travelling time (by road) from the Southmead Hospital site for on-call purposes. The successful candidate will be employed under Terms & Conditions of Service for Consultants (England) 2003.

If you are shortlisted we will contact you by email with details of your interview of which you will need to confirm your attendance.

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Salary Range: £77,913 - £105,042. Interview date: 20 August 2019

Closing date: 16 June 2019.