Consultant Anaesthetist (General – with Interest in Obstetrics)

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£76,761 - £103,490 Per Annum
29 Aug 2018
20 Sep 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are entering an exciting period here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH).  We have been guaranteed more than £312 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state - of- the- art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities. It will make SaTH a better place to work, in turn making it a better place to receive care. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic Consultant anaesthetist with a special interest in Obstetric anaesthesia to join us at SaTH.

This post will include at least one day a week sessional commitment to the maternity suite in the Women and Children’s centre at the Princess Royal Hospital. The successful applicant will be expected to join with 5 other Consultants with an interest in obstetric anaesthesia.

There are around 5000 deliveries undertaken a year. The unit has a low epidural (21%) and section rate (16%).

There are currently 3 elective caesarean section lists a week, as well as daily labour ward and emergency maternity theatre cover. There is a business case in the pipeline to increase the elective section sessions. There is also a weekly high risk ante natal clinic. The unit runs regular MDT obstetric emergency course and the Prompt course, both of which have an important anaesthetic input. There are 6 middle grade anaesthetists who are resident on the labour ward to cover emergencies after hours. 

The on call commitment will be at the Princess Royal Hospital, 1 in 16 covering theatres ITU and Obstetrics. In addition there is a 1 in 17 weekend commitment mornings only. With the development of our services we are actively recruiting more intensivists in order to split this rota in the near future.  

Theatre sessions will take place at either hospital, Princess Royal Hospital or the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, depending on the interest of the successful applicant.

The post is full time and will consist of 10 PA’s plus the opportunity to take up further clinical duties if you wish to be in line with other colleagues in the department.  At present there are 2.5 SPAs allocated of which 1 is for revalidation. 

The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust serve the total population of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales, nearly half a million people. The Trust has Associate Teaching School status and has medical students attending from Keele University. 

Shropshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty and offers extensive outdoor recreational facilities and easy access to North Wales and the Welsh Coast.  Housing standards are high in the county both in Town and Country with good local state and private Schools. The M54 motorway starts just outside Telford and provides quick access to the national motorway network.

You must possess full registration with the General Medical Council with a license to practise and it is essential that you hold Specialist Registration in Anaesthesia, or be eligible for CCT within 6 months of the interview, CESR or European Community Rights.

For an informal discussion and to make arrangements to visit the Unit please contact: 

Dr Lorien Branfield, Clinical Lead for Obstetrics, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Tel 01743 261196 or
Dr Angie Schirge, Consultant Anaesthetist, Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. Tel: 01952 64122 – extension 4522

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Closing Date: Thursday 20 September 2018 (midnight)

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