Locum Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

  • £99,532 - £131,964
  • London
  • Fixed

We are thrilled to announce an exceptional opportunity for a fixed-term Consultant at one of the largest NHS Cardiac Centres. This position is designed for a skilled and dynamic Anaesthetist eager to advance their career in Cardiothoracic Surgery. In this role, you will deliver anaesthetic care to both local and regional patients, managing innovative and complex cases. Beyond your clinical responsibilities, you will be instrumental in driving service development through active involvement in teaching, research, and audit initiatives.

You will become an integral part of a supportive team of 48 anaesthetists and intensivists providing cardiothoracic, general anaesthesia and critical care.

This opportunity is ideally suited for a doctor who has completed an advanced fellowship or specialized training program in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia.

The Hospital

This hospital is a fantastic opportunity for any doctor – one of the largest cardiovascular centres in the country, combining clinical care, research, and education for cardiovascular conditions.

  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • 10 theatres
  • 10 catheter labs (including 2 hybrid rooms)
  • 255 general cardiac beds
  • 98 higher acuity care beds, including 58 Level 3 critical care beds

It hosts one of the busiest surgical programmes in Europe and performs more HAC PCIs, cardiac MRIs, and CT scans than any other centre globally. The hospital has a well-established ECLS programme for respiratory and cardiac support.

The Main Requirements of the Job

  • The job rota will initially be structured around a 10 PA (40-hour week).
  • Responsibilities include preoperative evaluation and postoperative care in both the ward and the cardiac intensive care unit.
  • Theatre sessions will be scheduled according to the job plan, to be agreed upon with clinicians prior to your start date.
  • Actively participate in teaching junior staff, cardiothoracic fellows, subspecialty nurses, and MDT staff.
  • Participate in the on-call rota for cardiac services.
  • Engage in professional audits and continuing professional development activities.

Professional Development

  • The hospital offers exceptional professional development opportunities.
  • Providing training experiences across different hospitals along the entire patient pathway.
  • Enhancing career progression opportunities to retain talented staff.
  • Attracting top global doctors and researchers to share their knowledge and experience.
  • Joining forces with other partners in an Academic Health Science System will enable staff to secure funds and pool their talents more effectively.


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

  • GMC Registration complete (or awaiting ID check)
    1. Recognized post graduate degree (EDAIC, EDIC, MRCP, FRCA, USMLE)
    2. Language test (OET or IELTS)
    3. ECFMG verification
  • Experience in a similar position overseas or locally (Specialty Doctor/Specialist/Senior Resident)
  • Experience working as a Fellow or an Advanced Trainee in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia
  • Independent TOE skills

How BDI Resourcing can help

When you choose to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you will receive comprehensive support from our expert recruitment team. Our services include:

  • CV Preparation: Benefit from our bespoke guidance to craft a standout CV.
  • Application Support: Leverage our in-depth knowledge of specialisms, NHS protocols, and local resources to enhance your application.
  • Video-based Interview Preparation: Prepare with tailored example questions specific to your desired role.
  • Contract and Offer Negotiations: Receive assistance with salary discussions, relocation packages, tenure agreements, and more.

Upon accepting your new position, one of our dedicated relocation executives will assist you through every step of your transition, including:

  • Document Gathering and Verification: Ensure all necessary paperwork is collected and checked.
  • COS and Visa Application Support: Receive guidance on the Certificate of Sponsorship and visa applications if needed.
  • Accommodation Sourcing: Find both short- and long-term housing options.
  • Travel Arrangements: Get help coordinating your travel plans.
  • Family Support: Assistance with locating schools and other aspects of pastoral care to support your family’s move.
Zana Beka Associate Recruitment Consultant

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