Locum Consultant in Anaesthetics

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

The Job

The team has created this exciting job posting to expand and continue their services. They are offering a 10 PA contract, which is negotiable. The company has a growing research portfolio that includes high-profile national studies, and they work closely with other specialties, offering opportunities to combine specialisms. They take a forward-thinking approach to flexible working and portfolio careers. The team has a strong ethos and culture that is evident in their supportive, experienced, and knowledgeable colleagues. The company offers 32-34 days of annual leave and active support for study, quality improvement, and patient safety work as part of their 'We care' improvement journey, as well as medical education and research.

Key Details

  • Job Title: Locum Consultant in Anaesthetics
  • Location: Kent
  • Salary: £88,364 - £119,133
  • Contract: 12 months (with a view to extend)

The Department

In the operating theatre complex, elective and emergency surgery patients receive anaesthesia. The complex comprises of 6 main theatres, 3 day surgery theatres, and 1 obstetric theatre. The obstetric theatre and CEPOD theatre are available 24 hours a day. A resident anaesthetic consultant is available for CEPOD from 8 am to 6 pm on weekdays and for a part of the day on weekends. On weekdays, there are ten consultant sessions for maternity, and dedicated trauma lists are available seven days a week. The department also has consultants with sessional commitments for acute pain, and specialist preoperative assessment is scheduled where appropriate. Monthly audit and educational days are organized that are free from elective commitments. Trainees attend a teaching half-day on Thursday afternoons, and all consultants take turns teaching. There is a departmental office with IT facilities and secretarial support. Consultants and permanent staff have their work time-tabled onto the CLW rota, ensuring that they are working to an agreed contract.

Main Duties

The advertised position is a 10 PA role (8DCC, 2SPA), but the number of PAs is open to negotiation. The post holder will be able to work in various surgical disciplines, including obstetrics, orthopaedics/trauma, ENT, maxillofacial surgery, trauma, and general surgery with high-risk colorectal/breast cancers. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to develop their own subspecialty interests, and candidates with an interest in peri-operative medicine and gynae oncology are particularly welcome. The allocation of sessions will be discussed regularly to meet the needs of the Trust and the individual, and the post holder is expected to contribute to the development and delivery of all aspects of the service. The department has flexible working practices, and the successful candidate may be rostered at times for alternative lists than those in the existing timetable. On-call arrangements are 1 in 16 frequency for general on-call on weekdays and weekends, which are split. Post on-call days are free of clinical commitments. The department will work with the post holder to shape the ideal job plan upon successful appointment and will review it after three months and then annually. The essential resources, including administrative support, will be provided to support the post holder in their duties.  

Role specific duties:

  • Provide safe, evidence-based care, anaesthesia, and analgesia.
  • Maintain and improve standards and quality of anaesthetic services.
  • Supervise and train junior staff including Doctors in training
  • Maintain skills and update knowledge base meeting the Continuing Education and Professional development requirement of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Participate in the Audit programme of the Department
  • Lead tutorials and Department meetings, in rotation with other consultant staff.
  • Participate in the Consultant on-call rota
  • The successful candidates will inevitably have responsibility for resource utilisation and would be expected to be aware of and take part in Directorate business planning process which governs new development.

The department works flexibly to provide support across the three acute sites and to provide the best possible care for patients in the region and support colleagues.


The Trust is passionate about teaching, and the successful candidate will have a role in teaching the next generation of doctors, nurses, and other clinical staff. They will be responsible for helping to recruit junior staff and supervising their education, including their educational contracts, regular appraisal, study leave, annual leave, and rotas. Additionally, they will need to keep up-to-date on educational development. For newly appointed consultants, they will need to enroll in an approved educational supervisor accreditation course by the medical educational department. 


In order to apply for this role you will need:

  • Full GMC Registration (or you have been invited to the ID check stage) 
  • Recognised post graduate degree (e.g. EDAIC, EDIC, MRCP, FRCA, USMLE)
  • English Language Test (OET or IELTS)
  • EPIC verification (via the ECFMG) of your primary and post-graduate medical qualifications
  • Experience in a similar position overseas or locally (Consultant/Locum Consultant)

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

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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