Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Critical Care Medicine

Crewe, Cheshire
27 Sep 2017
23 Oct 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Nestled in the heart of Cheshire, with green fields bordering the site on
every side, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff benefit from
great work, home, education and leisure opportunities.

The Trust has three sites, including its headquarters at Leighton Hospital in Crewe – 35 minutes from Manchester or Liverpool and less than an hour away from Birmingham, yet only half an hour away from the Peak District.

There are some excellent day nurseries and schools in the local area,
including 22 Ofsted “Outstanding Providers”.

The Trust has a formal clinical partnership with its nearby University Hospital
and benefits from local universities in Crewe (Manchester Metropolitan
University) and in Chester.

The Trust was rated as ‘Good’ by the CQC from its October 2014 full inspection, has a good reputation for research and benefits from some of the very latest clinical facilities; these include Critical Care, neonatal intensive care, a new suite of state-of-the-art theatres and a dedicated day case Treatment Centre.

The Trust has invested significantly in recent years in clinical expansion and
hospital mortality is ‘as expected’ across the range of indicators.

Applications are invited for a Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in
Critical Care Medicine at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
You will join a team of 24 Consultant Anaesthetists (8 with an interest in
Critical Care Medicine) based at Leighton Hospital in Crewe.

There is a new ‘state of the art’ Theatre and Critical Care complex together
with an associated reception, recovery rooms and supporting facilities.
This theatre complex comprises of eight theatres including a barn theatre
for orthopaedics and two fully integrated theatres for endoscopic and
laparoscopic work. The adjoining Treatment Centre Day Surgery Unit
provides four theatres and five endoscopy rooms. The Surgical Admissions
Lounge opened in August 2015.

Critical Care Unit
The Critical Care Unit was opened two years ago and is an integrated 14 bedded area with two isolation rooms and a suite for visiting relatives. Currently, 11 beds are commissioned and all level 2 and 3 patients within the Trust are cared for in this facility. The unit is well equipped with a full range of critical care therapies including cardiac output monitoring, haemofiltration and intravascular cooling device. There are around 500 admissions per year, 40% of which are ventilated and 15% of which require renal replacement therapy.
There is a nurse led Outreach Service and a Consultant led Follow Up Clinic.
The unit actively participates in NIHR portfolio studies.

You must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice,
and be on the Specialist Register (or be within six months of obtaining their
Certificate of Completion of Training).

The post is offered on a full-time basis; however, the Trust would welcome
discussion with individuals looking for a more flexible working pattern to
support a different work life balance.

For an informal discussion and further details please contact: Dr Clare Hammell, Clinical Lead for Critical Care, Division of Medicine and Emergency Care at or 01270 612162.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to visit the department prior to interview.

For more information and to apply for this position, please click the Apply button

For further details, please contact either the Medical Resourcing Department on 01270 273541 or

Closing date: 23rd October 2017.

Interview date: 29th November 2017.


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