Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Oncology Pain

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
23 Feb 2018
23 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, situated in south Manchester, is the largest cancer treatment centre of its kind in Europe, and an international leader in cancer research and development. On 18th November 2016 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust was rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

We are seeking to improve provision of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Services across a range of oncological specialties in our large single site cancer centre. The post holder will initially provide sessions in Anaesthesia at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust. However depending on skillset, other subspecialty roles and out-of-hours cover for the Anaesthesia & Critical Care may be possible.

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, situated in south Manchester, is the largest cancer treatment centre of its kind in Europe, and an international leader in cancer research and development. The Christie serves a local population of 3 Million within the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Network, providing surgery, radiotherapy and complex chemotherapy services. Satellite radiotherapy sites in Oldham, Salford and a mobile chemotherapy service enable the majority of care to be delivered close to the patient’s home.

The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has continued a program of major investment at the main hospital site; with the recent development of an eight bedded Critical Care Unit, two new operating theatres, a second Da Vinci robotic surgical system, Clinical Trials Unit, Oak Road Treatment Centre chemotherapy suite (the largest in the UK), Brachytherapy unit, expanded Young Oncology and Haem-oncology unit, Maggie’s Centre, Manchester Cancer Research Centre and Proton beam therapy (opening 2017).

This post is one of a total of 12 Consultant Anaesthetists supporting the development of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Services at The Christie.

You will have:

  • CCT or within 6 months' of achieving CCT
  • Experience in oncological surgery and paediatric anaesthesia
  • Possession of advanced training in the sub-specialty or a higher qualification is desirable
  • Commitment to improving the services provided
  • Excellent communication skills.

In addition there are nine speciality doctors, 3 specialist pain nurses, as well as administrative and support staff already in post. In order to support this development, the Trust is steadily increasing infrastructure and staffing so as to provide comprehensive pain and symptom support for cancer patients as part of its 20/20 vision.

All applicants are encouraged to make an informal visit to the department. For an informal discussion contact Dr John Barnes at

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It is now a requirement for candidates to have completed Specialist Training and to be entered on the GMC Specialist Register or be eligible to be listed within 6 months of interview. The successful applicant(s) will be required to apply for an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure.

Interviews will be held on 16th May 2018. 

The closing date for this post may be extended if there are insufficient applicants or brought forward if there is a high volume of applicants.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy

All positions within the Christie are subject to the receipt of satisfactory written references, medical clearance, and evidence of your Right to Work in the UK. Some roles will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. Applicants invited to attend for interview will again be made aware of this at the point of invitation. Please note if you are successfully appointed to a post with this Trust, you will be required to pay for your own DBS Disclosure.

If you are shortlisted for a post and you are invited to attend an interview we will make contact with you via NHS jobs so please check your messages regularly. Should you be successful following your interview our conditional offer along with all documents will be sent directly to the email address given on your application form. 

If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, I regret that on this occasion your application will have been unsuccessful.

The Inter-Authority Transfer (IAT) process is a critical and beneficial component of ESR and will form part of the recruitment process. In the event that you are successful following interview your previous NHS employment data, if applicable will be transferred from your current / most recent employer.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply for this position and who would require immigration sponsorship, may wish to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UKBA website. 

You should be aware the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy and therefore employees are not permitted to smoke at work.

As an employer, The Trust values equality, diversity and inclusion.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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