Consultant Anaesthetist(s)

NHS Lothian
£80653.00 to £107170.00
22 Oct 2018
24 Nov 2018
CG 1479
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Western General Hospital

We are looking for 3 consultant anaesthetists to join a dedicated, supportive and professional team at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. The Western is a large acute hospital situated in central Edinburgh providing tertiary services in oncology, colorectal surgery and infectious diseases. It also provides a range of acute medical specialties including cardiology, respiratory, endocrinology and neurology. Surgical specialties include colorectal, breast and urology. 

The anaesthetic department consists of 16 consultants, 1 associate specialist and up to 12 trainees from Southeast Scotland Deanery. There are also three acute pain nurses and a dedicated departmental administrator. The hospital has a 10-bedded surgical HDU and 10-bedded Critical Care Unit.

Successful applicants would be part of a team delivering high quality care to the largest colorectal unit in the UK and regional cancer services for breast and urology Subspecialty interests in perioperative medicine, anaesthesia for colorectal surgery, acute pain or preop assessment would be advantageous but other interests e.g neuroanaesthesia could be accommodated within NHS Lothian.

The post consists of 10PAs per week with 7PAs DCC and 2SPAs plus 1PA for on call. There are 2 non-resident consultant-on call rotas at the WGH: general and critical care. This post would provide on call commitments to the general rota.
Our department has a wide training remit and current consultant teaching interests include national difficult airway teaching, a simulator programme, FRCA exam preparation courses and a perioperative medicine programme.

Edinburgh is a vibrant, beautiful, cultural city with spectacular coastal and mountain regions on our doorstep.

Applicants are required to be on the GMC specialist register or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of CCT at the time of interview. Full registration with a licence to practice with the GMC is essential.

Informal enquiries are welcome and interested applicants should contact Dr Clair Baldie, Clinical Director for discussion on 0131 557 1652 or email

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Closing Date:  24th November 2018

Interview Date:  7th January 2019

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