Consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
11 May 2018
04 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We seek to appoint a whole time (10 PAs) Consultant in Adult Cardiac Anaesthesia. This is a replacement post following retirement. Cardiac Anaesthetists based at the Bristol Heart Institute.

The successful candidate will contribute to the adult cardiac anaesthetic team and provide an on-call service for adult cardiac surgery and the 24 bed cardiac intensive care unit on a 1:12 basis. The post holder will be expected to work in close collaboration with the consultant cardiac surgeons and cardiologists. The candidate should possess, or be in the process of obtaining, certification in Trans-oesophageal Echocardiography.

We would welcome applications from candidates with Intensive care accreditation or higher academic training.

The Bristol Heart Institute performs 1500 surgical cases per annum. It is a designated centre for ACHD, cardiology and cardiac surgery. It provides the regional PCI and trans-catheter valve implantation services, as well as tertiary services for arrhythmia intervention.

By negotiation additional sessions in General Anaesthesia may be undertaken.

The contract will be held with the University Hospitals Bristol NHS FT.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Martin Platt – Lead Cardiac Anaesthetist (, or Dr James Hillier – Lead Doctor for Cardiac Surgery (

To apply, please click the apply button.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With 8,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.


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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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