Locum Consultant in Anaesthetics and Critical Care

Yeovil, Somerset
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum
18 Jan 2019
17 Feb 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

We are looking for a Locum Consultant to join our Anaesthesia and Critical Care department at Yeovil District Hospital.  This position is available from 1st April 2019 for 6-12 months to cover a service gap.  

Any special interest could be accommodated for the right candidate, but we would be especially interested in appointing a colleague with an interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia.

The contract will be for a 11 PA’s per week. This includes 1 PA (4 hours) per week of SPA activity. Consultants take part in a general non-resident on-call rota. This will be at approximate frequency of 1 in 14, subject to service requirements.  

The department is relaxed and friendly. There are 18 Consultants, 13 Middle Grade Doctors, 5 Core Trainees, 2 ITU/Teaching Fellows and a F1. Around 18,000 operations are performed per year, with over 750 Critical Care admissions. We actively encourage personal and professional development and funding for study leave is available.

Yeovil is a vibrant market town on the Somerset/Dorset border surrounded by beautiful countryside and villages. It is an attractive area to live with a wide array of leisure, cultural and sport activities. Within the highly desirable South-West of England, house prices in the area are very favourable compared to other parts of the region.  There are excellent state and private schools nearby.

We are big on work-life balance. It is very easy to go to London for the day, as it is 2 hours away by train. It’s easy to go to the south-coast beaches, as they are 30 minutes away.

Applicants must have the FRCA (or equivalent), have completed intermediate training in ICM (stage 1) or equivalent and be fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise.  Ideally applicants will have entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT, CESR or European Community Rights, however it is not essential for a locum consultant position. 

Applicants must have passed the necessary English Language Test (IELTS, OET, PLAB) accepted by the GMC and the UKVI before applying for this role, where applicable to your individual circumstances.  The pass rates must be clearly stated on your application form and CV, where required, in order for your application to be put forward for review. 

Please refer to the job description and persons specification for further information, to apply please complete an online application form and attach a copy of your CV.  


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Nick Craw, Clinical Director for Anaesthetics.  

Telephone: 01935 384544

Email: nicholas.craw@ydh.nhs.uk

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