Consultant Anaesthetist with interest in General or Obstetric Anaesthesia

West Midlands Region
YC72 £79,860-£107,668
02 Oct 2019
07 Nov 2019
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This is an exciting opportunity to apply for a substantive post as Consultant Anaesthetist at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust. We feel extremely proud to have received the prestigious “Anaesthetic and Perioperative Team of the year” award at this year’s BMJ awards and we would like to welcome motivated colleague to join our team. Critical Care service at the trust was rated as “outstanding” in the most recent CQC report.

These posts are new posts which have been created to support our expanding surgical workload. The posts are ideally suited for consultants with a specialist interest in ‘Obstetric Anaesthesia’ or ‘Generalists’ with subspecialist interests in anaesthesia for major surgery, perioperative medicine or anaesthesia for Orthopaedic surgery. Obstetric posts consist of regular sessions on labour ward and maternity theatres. Other sessions are negotiable to suit the applicant’s sub-specialty interests. Options include sessions in Gynae-oncology, ENT, Colo-rectal, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Pre-assessment and Peri-operative Anaesthesia.

The successful applicants will join the current department of 44 existing highly motivated and respected anaesthetic consultants, including 13 obstetric anaesthetists supported by a team of 16 experienced specialty doctors and trainees from both Birmingham and Stoke school of Anaesthesia.

All consultants at the Trust work cross-site at both City and Sandwell Hospitals, with theatre services at both hospitals. Maternity services are based exclusively at the City site. The appointee will be expected to work flexibly at both locations, depending on the needs of the service and the appointee’s sub-specialty interests. We currently provide an on-call cover for each site on a 1 in 12 frequency. Initially posts are for 10PAs with additional sessions available if mutually agreeable.

The applicant must be on the GMC specialist register for Anaesthesia or, if currently in training, must be eligible to be on the specialist register within six months of the interview date. The successful applicant will have FRCA (or equivalent). The appointees will have wide training and experience in various anaesthetic sub-specialties. In addition to the clinical responsibilities the department is looking for enthusiastic candidates who will bring new skills, knowledge and techniques to the department. It is essential that Consultants joining the department are flexible, forward-looking and committed. All new consultants join the Trusts well established New Consultants Leadership Programme.

The new 670 bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital is expected to be completed in 2022. The new state of the art acute hospital in Grove Lane, Smethwick will bring together all acute services onto one site, including a 30-bed critical care unit, promoting better patient safety and patient experience. It will provide state-of-the-art treatment and care for patients from Sandwell and across the region and will become the civic heart of the area and a point of pride for the community. The new electronic patients record project “Unity” is now live.

If you would like to discuss the posts in more detail please contact Dr Jay Susarla, Clinical Director or Dr KP Krishnan Specialty lead for anaesthetics or Dr Hannah Bawdon Sub-Specialty Lead for Obstetrics on 0121 507 4343/3415. For additional information or to organise informal visit please email the Anaesthetic Secretary on

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