Consultant Anaesthetists (3 Obs Anaes 2 Gen Anaes)

Birmingham, West Midlands
YC72 (£77,913-£105,042)
11 Mar 2019
02 Apr 2019
Career Level
Contract Type

Dr Jay Susarla

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SUBSTANTIVE CONSULTANT ANAESTHETIST with interest in General Anaesthesia x 2

SUBSTANTIVE CONSULTANT ANAESTHETIST with interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia x 3

This is an exciting opportunity to apply for a substantive post as Consultant Anaesthetist at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. Four posts are new posts which have been created to support our expanding surgical workload and one is a replacement post. Three posts are for consultants with a specialist interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia and the other two are ideally suited to general anaesthetists with subspecialist interests in anaesthesia for major surgery, perioperative medicine or anaesthesia for Orthopaedic surgery. Obstetric posts consist of regular sessions on labour ward and maternity theatres. Other sessions are negotiable to suit the applicant’s sub-speciality interests. Options include sessions in Gynae-oncology, ENT, Colo-rectal, Orthopaedics, Pre-assessment and Peri-operative Anaesthesia.

The successful applicants will join the current department of 42 existing highly motivated and respected anaesthetic consultants, including 12 obstetric anaesthetists supported by a team of 15 experienced speciality doctors and trainees from both Birmingham and Stoke school of Anaesthesia.

All consultants at the Trust work cross-site at both City and Sandwell Hospitals, with theatre services at both hospitals. Maternity services are based exclusively at the City site. The appointee will be expected to work flexibly at both locations, depending on the needs of the service and the appointee’s sub-speciality interests. We currently provide an on-call cover for each site on a 1 in 12 frequency. Initially posts are for 10PAs with additional sessions available if mutually agreeable.

The applicant must be on the GMC specialist register for Anaesthesia or, if currently in training, must be eligible to be on the specialist register within six months of the interview date. The successful applicant will have FRCA (or equivalent). The appointees will have wide training and experience in various anaesthetic sub-specialties. In addition to the clinical responsibilities the department is looking for enthusiastic candidates who will bring new skills, knowledge and techniques to the department. It is essential that Consultants joining the department are flexible, forward-looking and committed. All new consultants join the Trusts well established New Consultants Leadership Programme.

The new 670 bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital is expected to be completed in 2022. The new state of the art acute hospital in Grove Lane, Smethwick will bring together all acute services onto one site, including a 30-bed critical care unit, promoting better patient safety and patient experience. It will provide state-of-the-art treatment and care for patients from Sandwell and across the region and will become the civic heart of the area and a point of pride for the community. The new electronic patients record project “Unity” is expected to go live in July 2019.

If you would like to discuss the posts in more detail please contact Dr Jay Susarla, Clinical Director or Dr KP Krishnan Specialty lead for anaesthetics or Dr Hannah Bawdon Sub-Speciality Lead for Obstetrics on 0121 507 4343/3415. For additional information or to organise informal visit please email the Anaesthetic Secretary on or zoe.o’

Colleagues in management team would be able to meet you and organise visit to the expanding MMH site, update you about the new EPR project and the exciting projects currently happening in the trust and in anaesthetics.

Any candidate who, for personal reasons, is unable to work whole-time is eligible to be considered for the post. The Trust offers a competitive relocation package. Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and is a no smoking organisation.

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CLOSING DATE: 2nd April 2019

 INTERVIEW DATE: 16th April 2019

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