Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

Yeovil, Somerset
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum (Salary based on 10 PA's)
06 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

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We are looking for a Consultant Anaesthetists to join us in the department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. This is a replacement post and is available from 1st November 2019.

  • The working pattern is typically 6 weeks in the operating theatre and one full week in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 
  • The contract will be for a 11 PA’s per week. This includes a very favourable 2.5 (10 hours) per week of SPA activity.
  • Consultants take part in a general non-resident on-call rota. This will be at an extremely favourable frequency of 1 in 15, and could change further in the future.
  • The department is relaxed and friendly. There are 18 Consultants, 14 Specialty Doctors (Middle Grade doctors), 5 Core Trainees, 4 ITU/Teaching Fellows and a F1.
  • Around 18,000 operations are performed per year, with over 750 Critical Care admissions.
  • We actively encourage personal and professional development and funding for study leave is available.
  • We are big on work-life balance.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must have the FRCA (or equivalent), have completed intermediate training in ICM (stage 1) or equivalent, be fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise.   Applicants must have entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview date), CESR or European Community Rights.

We really value the impact that you as a Consultant will have on our patients and services; we therefore offer an enhanced benefits package (subject to criteria) which includes:

  • Welcome to Yeovil payment
  • A generous relocation package
  • 10 hours of paid time for professional development every week (SPA)
  • £700 personal budget for training and development every year

About Yeovil Hospital:

  • Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a modern hospital surrounded by stunning countryside with good transport links to cities such as Bath, Bristol, Exeter and is just over two hours from London, with a 40minute drive to the coast.
  • We are an ambitious Trust with a family feel and our vision is to care for our patients as if they are one of our family. Our aim is for our Trust to be a fundamental part of a vibrant, sustainable, and collaborative healthcare community; patients’ first choice for acute health care, founded on a reputation of quality, safety and compassion. Running a highly-successful quality improvement initiative, we aim to drive innovation with patient-centred thinking.
  • Serving a population of approximately 220,000, the Hospital has enjoyed a successful history; trusted and respected by our patients, staff and commissioners. Our successful nurse recruitment campaign has put us in a strong position to care for our patients and our highly-regarded, active Research and Development department is involved in a wide range of local, national and international research studies, with record numbers of patients recruited onto trials this year.
  • Our iCARE model, which has established the principles of exemplary patient care and patient experience, has attracted national interest and is embedded in everything we do.

About Yeovil:

  • Yeovil is a vibrant market town on the Somerset/Dorset border surrounded by beautiful countryside and villages. It is an attractive area to live with a wide array of leisure, cultural and sport activities.
  • Within the highly desirable South-West of England, house prices in the area are very favourable compared to other parts of the region, and the post holder may wish to purchase a large rural property. There are excellent state and private schools nearby.
  • It is very easy to go to London for the day, as it is 2 hours away by train. It’s easy to go to the south-coast beaches, as they are 30 minutes away.

Please refer to the job description and persons specification for further information. To apply please complete an online application form and attach a copy of your CV. Your application will only be considered if accompanied by a CV.  

AAC Interview and Assessment day will be Wednesday 16th October 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Nick Craw, Clinical Director, on 01935 384544 or

It is recommended that candidates shortlisted to attend the assessment day should arrange a pre-interview visit to Yeovil Hospital to meet the Anaesthetics team and the AAC panel members. Where a visit cannot be accommodated you should undertake a telephone call with the Clinical Director and Medical Director.

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