Locum Consultant in Anaesthetics

  • £98,897
  • Wales
  • Fixed

Are you a passionate, innovative and enthusiastic Anaesthetist striving for a fulfilling career and flexible work life balance? Why not make that a reality in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK?
We have over 70 Consultant Anaesthetists delivering excellent clinical services in a range of specialities including regional and tertiary services. These posts are a mixture of replacement and new posts which will help support the expansion of the range of services we currently offer, which include development of a new Thoracic Centre, a Post Anaesthetic Care Unit as part of the Theatres redesign and modernisation programme and the COVID recovery programme. The Department offers many varied opportunities to capture all career aspirations within Anaesthetics including the EMRTS air ambulance service, perioperative medicine, Burns and Plastics and Cardiothoracic tertiary services. Research and Development and teaching are fundamental to the service a result of close working links with the local Medical School, currently ranked 4th in the UK.
Should you be a new consultant we will support you to participate in the Consultant Development Programme and offer you a bespoke multi-professional senior leadership training opportunity.
This opportunity is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Offering stunning beaches and coastlines whilst the Brecon Beacons National Park is less than an hour away. Local communities are welcoming with many highly ranked independent schools and colleges within the locality. Rail and road links are excellent with all our hospitals being situated along the M4 corridor.

Key Details

Job Title: Locum Consultant in Anaesthetics

Location: South Wales

Salary: £98,897

Contract: 12 months (with a view to extend)

The Department

The chosen candidate will join a team of 73 Consultants responsible for providing Anaesthetic services throughout the Health Board.

The position will primarily be based at the main site of the health board, but will also require regular sessions at both sister sites, as per the COVID-19 recovery plan development. The Anaesthetic Department is a component of the Clinical Support Services Directorate within the University Health Board, which encompasses Anaesthetics, Critical Care, Sterile Services, and Radiology. The department comprises 73 Consultant Anaesthetists, supported by 45 training-grade doctors and a total of 23 Associate Specialists, Staff Grades, and Specialty Doctors. In addition, Critical Care offers 8 Anaesthetic Consultant joint posts.

The service is led by the Clinical Director for Anaesthetics and the Anaesthetic Clinical Leads. Furthermore, the Anaesthetic Department offers an Acute Pain Service, Pre-operative Assessment Service, Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing, and is supporting the upcoming development of a Post Anaesthetic Care Unit for the Health Board.

Main Duties

As a healthcare professional, your role will involve providing clinical services that encompass the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses. You will collaborate with consultant colleagues and a multi-professional team to ensure the well-being of all patients under your care, while also delegating responsibilities to and training staff members as needed. In collaboration with clinical and managerial colleagues, you will be responsible for ensuring the safe, efficient, and effective functioning of the services you provide, in accordance with the values, operational policies, and integrated medium-term plan (IMTP) of the Health Board.

It is encouraged that you consider ways to improve services and report any safety concerns. Your adherence to the principles of good medical practice, as outlined by the General Medical Council, is essential. Additionally, you will need to participate in the Health Board's risk management process, clinical governance, and other healthcare governance activities within the department, the Clinical Support Services Directorate, and the Health Board, while adhering to the Caldicott Principles of information governance.

You will undergo a job plan review annually, agree on service outcomes, and make a significant contribution to the service and clinical support services directorate planning process through active participation in the clinical support services directorate structure. You will participate in the General Anaesthetic on-call roster, with prospective cover, and may also undertake duties at other locations within the Health Board if necessary, requiring travel between hospitals/clinics as required. 


Our university status is highly valued, and we have established strong educational partnerships with the Colleges of Medicine in Swansea and Cardiff, as well as the College of Human and Health Science in Swansea. As part of your responsibilities, you will be expected to conduct training, teaching, and examination of healthcare staff, as well as accreditation duties as required. Additionally, you will contribute to and participate in postgraduate and continuing medical education activities, both locally and nationally.

You may also be named in the contracts of junior medical staff as the person expected to act as the Educational Supervisor for those assigned to you. In this role, you will oversee their training and be the initial source of advice for doctors regarding their careers, within the guidelines of the specialist bodies and medical royal colleges. You will participate in the specialty's postgraduate teaching sessions and have opportunities to teach and train medical undergraduates in line with the Undergraduate training program. This may include welcoming medical students into learning environments with the approval of any involved patients, engaging and involving medical students in your clinical activities where appropriate, providing informal and "bedside" teaching to undergraduate medical students, giving feedback to medical students, participating in undergraduate examinations, and being responsible to the honorary lecturer and honorary senior lecturer for the purpose of undergraduate medical education.

Furthermore, you will have opportunities to develop a specific teaching interest, develop, and take up formal, remunerated clinical teaching sessions, which will be integrated into your job plan.


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)
  • 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
  • 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 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:

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:

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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