Consultant in Anaesthetist

£76,761 - £103,490
05 Mar 2018
02 Apr 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Our trust manages three hospitals in Worcestershire: the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch; Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital. We also manage a surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.

We provide acute services to a population of over 500,000 and our staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care.

Our vision is about taking pride in our healthcare services, and our 4WARD values are important in our everyday work.

Proposals to improve local health services in Worcestershire have recently been approved.

The three Governing Bodies of NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove, NHS South Worcestershire and NHS Wyre Forest – who are responsible for buying healthcare services for Worcestershire residents – made the decision to support a clinical model which will bring stability and certainty to the local acute hospital service.

The model, which has taken over five years’ to develop, will see the:

  • Centralisation of emergency surgery to Worcestershire Royal Hospital with skilled staff which will improve outcomes and patient experience

  • Creation of centres of excellence for planned surgery at the Alexandra Hospital

  • Retention of emergency and urgent care services at the Alexandra Hospital

  • Centralisation of inpatient care for children at Worcestershire Royal Hospital with the majority of children’s care remaining local

  • Centralisation of births at Worcestershire Royal Hospital with ante-natal and post-natal care remaining local

  • Day-case and short-stay surgery increased at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre.

In addition they made a number of recommendations on future staffing levels, transport, maternity services and the quality of services.

The decision follows an extensive consultation process.

For further information visit the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire website.

We are committed to making changes that ensure all of our hospitals thrive, and it’s an exciting time for you to join us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Directorate of Anaesthesia

Consultant in Anaesthetist

We are seeking to appoint a Consultant Anaesthetist to our countywide directorate. The successful candidate will join our team of 53 consultants and 7 SAS doctors in providing anaesthetic services at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, Worcestershire Royal Hospital and Kidderminster Treatment Centre.

The precise nature of the sessions and theatre list covered will be subject to negotiation between the post holder and Clinical Directors and will reflect the post holder’s interests and experience.

The successful candidate will join the general consultant on call rota across the three sites on a 1:15 commitment.

We would be happy to discuss the posts in greater detail and interested candidates are encourage to contact;

Dr David Whitelock, Clinical Director of Anaesthetics, or 01905 763333.

To apply, please click the apply button and quote reference number 365-A-18-67568.

Closing date for applications: 2nd April 2018. Interview date: 4th May 2018.

Important information about your application

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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