Specialty Doctor in Anaesthetics & ICU

  • £51,000 to £80,000 - Dependent on years of experience at equivalent grade and above
  • South East
  • Fixed

The Job

This Anaesthetics team are actively seeking dynamic and innovative individuals to join their team of dedicated medical professionals. They’re a prominent district general hospital serving the diverse population of Kent. Their comprehensive services include surgical care for various specialties, such as gynae oncology, colorectal cancer, gynae, ENT, trauma surgery, paediatrics, breast cancer with reconstruction, and cardiology.

The Department

They operate a bustling obstetric unit, facilitating approximately 3000 deliveries annually. Additionally, one of their sister sites house chronic pain, vascular, and urology services. Most elective orthopaedic services for the trust are now centralized at the state-of-the-art Elective Orthopaedic Centre in Canterbury, offering the opportunity to work across multiple hospital sites.

They pride themselves on providing a well-established preassessment service and maintaining 9 ICU beds to support their expanding range of services. The anaesthetic department places a strong emphasis on education and research, conducting simulation training across the trust. Regular departmental monthly audit/educational half days are scheduled, free from clinical commitments.

Their team fosters a sociable, friendly, and supportive environment, making it a great place to work and grow professionally. If you are a forward-thinking clinician eager to contribute to their mission, we invite you to join them in delivering exceptional patient care. 

Main Duties

This post offers a flexible job plan that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of both the department and the individual. It is a 12 Programmed Activity (PA) position, where the successful candidate will have the opportunity to run lists independently, while occasionally collaborating with consultants or trainee doctors. They value the special interests of their staff and will endeavour to accommodate them whenever possible.

To support continuous professional development (CPD), appraisal, and revalidation, there is a 1 PA allocation for Supporting Professional Activities (SPA). Additionally, mandatory training completion is accounted for within this time. Candidates who take on additional responsibilities can negotiate for further SPA time.

Upon successful appointment, they will work closely with you to shape the ideal job plan, and after three months and annually thereafter, they will conduct reviews to ensure the plan remains a perfect fit for you. As you take on your role, you can rest assured that they will provide the necessary resources and administrative support to assist you in your duties.

This post entails full-shift on-call duties, ranging from 1 in 7 to 1 in 8. On-call responsibilities include coverage encompassing critical care, obstetrics, or emergency theatre cases, based on mutual agreement.

The on-call team consists of a consultant, a resident until 18:00, transitioning to on-call status from home, a CT trainee for CEPOD cover, a CT or similar cover for ICU, and an experienced middle-grade resident for obstetric cover. As a post holder, you may have opportunities to engage in teaching and instructing doctors, medical students, nurses, and other paramedical staff within the team.


They’re passionate about teaching, so you’ll have the option to play your part in teaching the next generation of doctors, nurses and other clinical staff. We will also give you the opportunity to make sure you keep up-to-date on educational development.


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 (Specialty Doctor/Specialist/Senior Resident)

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!

Tyler Davies Executive Recruitment Consultant

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