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Specialty Doctor - Anaesthetics

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

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NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
Full time - 40 hours per week (Proposed 8 week work plan in job description)
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£50,373 - £78,759 Per annum
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

The post is for a Speciality doctor in anaesthetics who in conjunction with 69 Consultants, 1 specialist and 15 SAS colleagues will provide a comprehensive anaesthetic service to the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust.  

Main duties of the job

Routine work to actively engage and participate in the delivery of a safe and effective Anaesthetic Service at the University Hospital of North Midlands (Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital).

Your role will include out of hours work on any of the rotas that you are deemed competent to provide cover for with a frequency of 1:8.

To actively participate in clinical governance and quality improvement activities in the department.

To actively participate in teaching, training and supervision of anaesthetic trainees and medical students from Keele Medical School.


Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands provides full range of general acute health services to over 800,000 people living in Staffordshire through its two main hospitals, Royal Stoke University Hospital (RSUH) at Stoke on Trent and County Hospital at Stafford. Our specialised services cover a population of around three million people in neighbouring counties and Wales.

The RSUH has a new PFI building with over 1000 beds and many services are provided through community hospitals. Our specialised services include clinical and laboratory Haematology, autologous stem cell transplant unit,  haemophilia centre, intensive care unit, cancer centre, major trauma centre, maternity unit, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, renal and dialysis services, neonatal intensive care and paediatric intensive care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The selected candidate will be responsible for providing and maintaining a safe, robust service and will have a wide knowledge in all aspects of anaesthesia.  Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us. We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part time hours and bank hours. We are also committed to offering flexible working wherever we can and where relevant to the role and the service, agile working. You can select your preferences upon application.

A flexible approach will be required to work for our Trust, due to multiple site working as UHNM covers Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital, Stafford.

Person specification

Grade / experience

Essential criteria
  • MBBS
  • Full GMC registration with licence to practice
  • Completed at least 2 years as full time anaesthetist after the primary medical qualification
  • Ability to provide safe and effective immediate care for critically ill patients of all ages
Desirable criteria
  • Primary FRCA or equivalent
  • Current ALS certification
  • APLS/ATLS or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • GMC Registration

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Charles Baker
Job title
Clinical Director
Email address
Telephone number
01782 679237