Locum Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

  • £88,364- £119,133
  • West Midlands
  • Fixed

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work within one of the leading NHS Heart Centres as a fixed-term Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia. The post has been created for an experienced and proactive Anaesthetist who is looking to pursue a sub-specialist career in Cardiothoracic Surgery. You will be serving local and regional patients and providing anaesthetic care for cutting edge and complex cases including Aortovascular work, mitral clips, TAVI and minimal invasive cardiac bypass surgeries.

You will be joining a welcoming team of 11 established Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists, working within the integrated cardiology services at the Trust. As well as your clinical duties you will also be expected to encourage service growth through teaching, research and audit activities.  

The job itself would be very well suited to any doctor who has completed an advanced fellowship or training program in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia (either in the UK or overseas).

Key Details

  • Job title: Locum Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: £88,364- £119,133
  • Contract: 12 months (with a view to extend)

The Hospital

Working within this hospital would be a really fantastic opportunity for any doctor – not only is it in a great location, it also boasts excellent facilities for staff and patients alike. As a large hospital campus this organisation hosts a Major Trauma Centre and Emergency Centre which receives major trauma patients from across the region, serving more than three million people. The size of the Trust paired with the regional nature of the services, make it a fast paced and exciting place to work. As an established employer of international staff, the department are well equipped to support those aiming to complete a CESR/CCT portfolio with all major subspecialties and tertiary services under one roof. These services include:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Neurosciences
  • Metabolic/GI
  • Women’s & Children’s
  • Musclo-Skeletal Services
  • Trauma
  • Oncology

The Trust’s surgical directorate boasts 25 active operating theatres which provide a variety of subspecialty services – Cardiothoracic Surgery being just one of these. The integrated Heart Centre is currently rated as one of the top units for the delivery of Cardiac and Thoracic Care in England, offering a range of highly specialised services.

Main Duties

  • The job rota will initially be based on a 10 PA contract (an average of 40 hours per week)
  • Preoperative evaluation and postoperative care on the ward as well as within the cardiac intensive care unit
  • Theatre sessions as per the job plan, which will be agreed with the clinicians prior to starting in post
  • Active participation in teaching junior staffing, cardiothoracic fellows, subspecialty nurses and MDT staff
  • Participation in the on-call rota for cardiac services
  • Participation in both professional audit and continuing professional development activities

Professional Development

  • The hospital has a thriving department with a major focus on research and development. You will be encouraged to participate in and take ownership of high-quality projects at every stage of patient care. This is an opportunity for you to maintain and improve your professional knowledge and competencies
  • From the day you join the Trust, you will be encouraged to participate in teaching activities
  • You will also be able to access several educational or clinical mentors who will assist you in progression towards the completion of CCT/CESR
  • You will be able to participate in personal objective setting and review, including the creation of a personal development plan and the Trust’s appraisal process alongside your educational supervisor
  • You will also have the opportunity to present findings and research at national and international cardiothoracic meetings


In order to apply for this role you will need:

  • Full GMC Registration (or have been invited to your ID check in the UK)
  • A recognised post graduate qualification (e.g. EDAIC, EDIC, MRCP, FRCA, USMLE)
  • Great English language skills (evidenced via an OET or IELTS exam)
  • Experience in a similar position either overseas or domestically (Specialty Doctor/Specialist/Senior Resident)
  • Experience working as a Fellow or an Advanced Trainee in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia
  • Independent TOE skills

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 regrading this exciting opportunity!

Tyler Davies Executive Recruitment Consultant

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