Locum Consultant Anaesthetist

  • West Midlands
  • West Midlands
  • Fixed

The Job

A large Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust with an ‘Outstanding’ CQC has an available Consultant position for a highly motivated Anaesthetist.

This is a full-time post with 11 PA’s offering an exciting opportunity for a consultant to join a dynamic, rapidly expanding team delivering multidisciplinary acute care in the West Midlands.

The Department

Whilst the Trust has four individual hospitals, you will have the choice of working at two. The departments offered boast emergency services, intensive care, maternity care, children’s services and a range of other medical/surgical specialties. As an Anaesthetist you will have access to a variety of theatre lists and subspecialties, which include:

Regional Anaesthesia – the department boasts multiple high spec ultrasound machines for the performance of ultrasound guided nerve blocks, with training in place for anaesthetic assistants to safely administer the local anaesthetic.

Colorectal – The surgical department routinely perform both laparoscopic and open colorectal procedures, which are managed using enhanced recovery pathways.

Orthopaedics – multiple upper and lower limb orthopaedic procedures are undertaken in department, often accompanied by regional anaesthesia

Trauma – The trust delivers a trauma list 7-days a week.

Ophthalmology – usually undertaken as day-cases.

ENT - usually undertaken as day-cases (including paediatric)

Dental - usually undertaken as day-cases (including paediatric)

Urology – Day case, minor and intermediate urological procedures as well as emergency urology cases are undertaken at both hospital sites.

Obstetrics – There are currently 6 Consultant Anaesthetists specialising in Obstetrics’. The maternity unit has approx. 2400 deliveries per year.

Paediatrics – the Trust A&E work with the inhouse paediatric team to stabilise and initially manage critically ill children. The regional team are usually then responsible for transfer to a tertiary children’s centre but occasionally the anaesthesia department are required to undertake the transfer of these patients. Paediatric trauma lists, dental and ENT are done within the Trust.

Critical Care – providing Level 2 and Level 3 care for general ICU population. Admissions number 550 per annum.

Main Duties of the job

  • 7.5 PA’s are direct clinical duties, with over 6 half day sessions per week for pre-operative assessment and postoperative care
  • 2 clinical PA’s to cover on-calls
  • 1.5 supporting professional activities
  • Participation in the consultant on-call rota (1 in 8)
  • Provide out of hours cover for the emergency surgical list, a consultant led obstetric unit, the ICU unit and for Paediatric stabilization
  • Provision of a combination of services, split between the two hospital sites
  • Provision of anaesthesia for children above three years of age
  • Administrative work relative to professional commitment
  • Teaching of undergraduate students, post graduate doctors and other allied healthcare professionals
  • Active participation in local, regional and national audit and QIP’s
  • Attending MDT’s and M&M meetings

Opportunities for development

  • The Trust encourages all consultant staff to take advantage of the various subspecialties on offer at the Trust and therefore support specialist interests.
  • The department offers regular on-going training sessions in Regional anaesthesia techniques, and most of the Consultant body are experienced in performing blocks. The department has a strong link to the internationally renowned Alder Hey ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia course.
  • You will be actively encouraged to take a role in department audit and research for local, regional and national requirements.
  • The department hold regular multidisciplinary training sessions, going through essential skills and drills.
  • The team are a dedicated and sociable group offering opportunities to develop and progress as a specialised anaesthesia consultant.
  • CESR applications are well supported, with level 3 competencies being signed off annually for paediatrics, obstetrics, trauma, ICU and general
  • Critical care governance programme


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!

Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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