Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Anaesthetist with an Interest in Pain Management

Swindon, Wiltshire
17 Sep 2019
17 Oct 2019
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Full Time

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Consultant Anaesthetist with an Interest in Pain Management

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Anaesthetist to join the Anaesthetic Department at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon. A sub-specialty interest in Pain is essential. The successful candidate will cover a broad spectrum of anaesthetic cases in keeping with a district general hospital, and take part in the on call rota for anaesthetics.

The Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the biggest employers in the South West and we are proud to have a team of 5,200 highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff. We are a high performing, ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to providing safe, effective and high quality healthcare to around 1.4 million people a year.  The Great Western Hospital in Swindon is our best known hospital, but we also provide community healthcare services and healthcare in people’s homes across Swindon.

There are modern Postgraduate and Undergraduate schemes and well stocked libraries with internet access.

The successful candidate will join a team of 27 existing consultants, eight of whom provide on-call cover for the ICU, the rest the general on-call rota; plus 3 associate specialists, 12 specialty doctors and there are currently 20 trainee doctors made up of ACCS trainees and both senior and junior anaesthetic trainees.

The Great Western Hospital opened in December 2002 with the Brunel Treatment Centre added in March 2005. This modern development includes fifteen operating theatres and a well-equipped Critical Care Unit comprising 12 single rooms, 8 of which are equipped for mechanical ventilation. There is a well established outreach service and a developing follow up clinic. The Pain Service is a fully integrated acute and chronic pain team with clear strategic goals for long term service development. It is currently staffed by one consultant and two associate specialists with the back up of a full multidisciplinary team encompassing Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Physiotherapy and Psychology.

The main hospital, The Great Western, is an attractive modern building set on the outskirts of a busy and popular town of Swindon. The hospital has excellent travel links: 5 minutes by car to junction 15 of the M4. The town is on the main rail line between Bristol and London Paddington with travel time of less than an hour to both cities. The hospital has excellent on-site facilities such as nursery and purpose built accommodation. The Great Western Hospital benefits from progressive relationship between management teams and clinical staff.

Consideration will be given to candidates interested in pain sessions only. Please contact to discuss.
To discuss the post and arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Lucy Williams, Clinical Lead for Pain ( or phone 01793 605230.

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

To apply please complete the on line application form and submit a copy of your CV.

The closing date is 18th October 2019.