Locum Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia | BDI Resourcing

Locum Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia

  • £98,897
  • Wales
  • Fixed

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Consultant Anaesthetist to support Anaesthetic provision across Critical Care and Theatres
You will work across Critical Care and Theatre locations, which includes an on-call commitment. You will require a specialist interest in intensive care medicine to join our driven team in the delivery high quality Critical Care.
The job itself would be very well suited to an experienced overseas Consultant with prior experience.

Key Details

Job Title: Locum Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia

Location: South Wales

Salary: : £98,897

Contract: 12 months (with a view to extend)

The Department

The Hospital has just over 400 Inpatient beds, providing acute surgical and medical services to the area. It also provides all consultant led obstetric care and paediatric services for the south of the region and all ENT surgery for the Health Board.

The ICU in the hospital has 6 beds with approximately 200 admissions per year. The unit is covered by SAS doctors during 24 hrs with the majority of admissions being medical emergency cases combined with some elective surgical admissions.

The Anaesthesia department runs the Critical Care Unit and accepts admissions from all the other associated acute specialties in consultation with the on-duty Critical Care Consultant. It has responsibility for the pre-operative assessment unit and provides cover for ECT and X-ray lists, as well as running the acute and chronic pain services.

Main Duties

  • You will be expected to deputise for absent colleagues and in exceptional unforeseen circumstances may have to perform additional duties to ensure the safe running of the department. Where such duties take place outside your normal contracted duties, you will receive either an equivalent off duty period or will be remunerated appropriately.
  • There is currently a 1:10 consultant on call rota in place with the intention of expanding to 1:11 following this appointment.
  • Cover for theatres at both hospitals includes surgical, trauma, obstetric and paediatric emergencies
  • You will be required to participate in the HB’s Appraisal Scheme in conjunction with your Supervising Consultant, to identify training and development needs. You will be expected to participate in personal and professional development to fulfil Royal College CME requirements.
  • Provide leadership, develop teaching, supporting and training multidisciplinary teams, participate in CPD as well as developing and delivering a comprehensive service 
  • Participating and contributing to Clinical Audit


The Department of Anaesthetics and Intensive Care has active training and research programmes and maintains strong links across Wales through the various clinical networks relevant to the department, allowing effective development of areas of subspecialty, managerial or academic interest.

The Department is supportive of opportunities for individuals seeking employment with the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS Cymru), or Adult Critical Care Transfer Service (ACCTS Cymru) (subject to separate competitive recruitment)

Regular FICM, FRCA teaching, simulation and journal club is provided. The department has recently introduced a Critical Care outreach team as well.


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)
  • Experience of NHS
  • Employment at consultant level in Critical Care 
  • ATLS or equivalent
  • Advanced Training In Critical Care
  • Accredited Training in Echocardiography and/or ultrasound (e.g. FICE, FUSIC)
  • 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!


Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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