Consultant Anaesthetist x 2 Posts

Crewe, Cheshire
£79,860 - £107,668
04 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Leighton Hospital

Applications are invited for two Consultant Anaesthetists at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. These are replacement posts and will be based at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. The successful candidates will join a team of 26 Consultant Anaesthetists. 

Duties will include anaesthesia for elective and emergency cases including paediatrics, obstetrics, orthopaedics and general surgery. 

Service Overview 

There is a new ‘state of the art’ theatre and critical care complex together with an associated reception, recovery rooms and supporting facilities. This theatre complex comprises of a surgical admission lounge, 8 theatres, and 4 day case theatres. There is a 24 hour a day emergency theatre and a trauma list each day, with morning trauma lists at the weekend covered by Consultants. 

The Critical Care Unit is an integrated 11 bedded area with 2 isolation rooms and a suite for visiting relatives. There are 9 Consultants who provide 16 session cover per week for the unit.

There is a nurse-based Outreach Service led by a Consultant nurse, and staffed out of hours by the nurse in charge of the Critical Care Unit. 

The Maternity Department contains 6 rooms on the Labour Ward and 3 rooms with pools on the Midwifery-Led Unit. There are 2 integrated fully equipped maternity theatres and a 2-bedded recovery area. There are 10 Consultant anaesthetic sessions per week. The hospital cares for more than 2,500 deliveries per annum, with a 10% epidural rate. 

There is an acute pain service, (2 acute pain nurses and a Consultant Anaesthetist) the anaesthetic department cover acute pain out of hours. There are 2 Consultants with an interest in chronic pain. 

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice, and be on the Specialist Register (or be within six months of obtaining their Certificate of Completion of Training).

The posts are offered on a full-time basis; however, the Trust would welcome discussion with individuals looking for a more flexible working pattern to support a different work life balance. 

For an informal discussion and further details please contact: 

Dr Clare Hammell, Clinical Lead for Critical Care & Interim Deputy Medical Director, Division of Medicine and Emergency Care. Email: Tel No: 01270 612162

Mrs Michelle Huxley, Service Manager, Anaesthesia & Critical Care, Division of Medicine and Emergency Care. Email: Tel No: 01270 273361/3938

Dr. Shirley Hammersley, Associate Medical Director/ Consultant Acute Physician, Division of Medicine and Emergency Care. Email: Tel: 01270 273584

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to visit the department prior to interview. 

Please click the apply button to apply for this post. For further details please contact the Medical Resourcing Department on 01270 273541 or alternatively email: 

Closing date: 29 September 2019.

Interview date: 30 October 2019.

Equal Opportunities

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