Locum Consultant Anaesthetist

  • £88,364- £119,133
  • South East
  • Fixed

The Job

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join this department and facilitate service expansion, continuation and providing a valuable opportunity for growth. Initially, they offer 10 PA, although there is room for negotiation. The team boasts a thriving research portfolio, including nationally recognized studies. They also collaborate closely with other specialties, opening doors for combining different areas of expertise.

In addition to their innovative and flexible approach to work, they embrace portfolio careers, allowing individuals to explore diverse professional paths. Within the team, you'll find a strong sense of unity and shared values. Your colleagues will be supportive, experienced, and knowledgeable, fostering a collaborative and nurturing environment.

They prioritize work-life balance and value the importance of time off. With this in mind, they offer 32-34 days of annual leave (dependent on your grade and experience). They also actively encourage and support further education, quality improvement initiatives, patient safety work, and research as part of their ongoing commitment to improvement and their "We care" journey.

If you join their team, you'll have access to abundant opportunities for medical education and research, ensuring your professional growth and development.  

The Department

The hospital in question stands as a dynamic district general hospital and a specialized centre for gynaecological cancer care. Situated amidst a serene coastal and rural setting, it offers comprehensive services, encompassing emergency and elective care, trauma and orthopaedics, obstetrics, general surgery, and paediatrics.

Boasting state-of-the-art operating theatres and an Intensive Care Unit (ITU), it houses a Cardiac Catheter Laboratory, a Renal satellite service, and a dedicated Cancer Unit. Alongside these facilities, the hospital provides nearby adult and elderly mental health services. Remarkably, it features a well-equipped postgraduate teaching centre and convenient on-site staff accommodation. Notably, the hospital is the designated future host for the Clinical Trials Unit.

With substantial national investments, the hospital has expanded its bustling emergency floor. The surrounding coastal towns and villages, including charming historic landmarks and scenic countryside, add to the area's allure. Offering excellent schools, abundant leisure options, and accessible family outings, this location ensures an appealing work-life balance. Affordable and attractive housing options further contribute to the appeal of the area.    

Main Duties of the job

  • As part of the Consultant body, you will have clinical, teaching and organizational duties to attend to ·        
  • Providing anaesthetic services for elective and emergency services        
  • Minimizing risks and maintaining patient safety       
  • Co-operation with other departments          
  • Supervising junior staff as appropriate         
  • Providing leadership and health-management skills     
  • Encourage effective multi-disciplinary team working   
  • Provide training, supervision and career development to junior doctors         
  • Contribute to the education of medical and nursing students, paramedics and trainees in other specialties as required.

Opportunities for development

The Trust encourages all consultant staff to take advantage of the study leave program offered. You will be allocated a leave quota of 30 days every 3 years for the purpose of study and professional leave for your own development.

The Department runs an active postgraduate training programme in house. This takes the form of journal clubs and other meetings. On Friday during the academic term, there is a hospital postgraduate teaching programme covering all aspects of clinical medicine with speakers invited local, national and international speakers. 4 days are put aside per year for departmental education and audit presentations. The Department has an excellent record with exam successes and the placement of trainees into high training positions.

The department is part of the Post-graduate School of Anaesthesia, Health Education East of England whose have a handful of regional teaching centres. The department is also actively involved in the Joint Regional Course set up to provide structured teaching for the new primary and final FRCA examinations.  


In order to apply for this role, you will need: ·        

  • GMC Registration complete (or awaiting ID check)
  • Recognized post graduate degree (EDAIC, EDIC, MRCP, FRCA, USMLE)
  • Language test (OET or IELTS)
  • ECFMG verification
  • Experience in a similar position overseas or locally (Consultant/Locum Consultant)       
  • Preferably having experience in the NHS at middle grade/consultant level           

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this opportunity or if you would like to discuss your search for work and seek advice on other available posts then please send a copy of your most recent CV to apply@bdiresourcing.com and one of the Anaesthetics & ICU specialists will be in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the best with your job search!

Tyler Davies Executive Recruitment Consultant

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