Doctors - Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in ENT

  • Department Anaesthetics
  • Salary £82,096 - £110,683
  • Closing Date 10/12/2020
  • Location Shrewsbury and Telford
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC429G
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts



Are you a Consultant Anaesthetist with a special interest in ENT/difficult airway looking for an exciting new challenge this year? Are you looking for an interesting and rewarding job in a stunningly beautiful rural location within easy reach of the West Midlands conurbation?  If so, we would like to welcome you to join our friendly, supportive, expanding team supporting 520,000 people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid-Wales.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has Trauma Unit status, is the Regional Paediatric Trauma Centre, the Regional Head and Neck Centre and offers support across a broad range of specialties which work in close collaboration with our forward thinking team of Anaesthetists/Intensivists. It has a new £4.8m state of the art Cancer & Haematology Centre providing dedicated facilities to patients at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The Trust has been a well-established Teaching Hospital for medical students since August 2017 in conjunction with Keele University Medical School.  The Medical School consistently achieves a very high rating in the National Student Survey being placed second amongst Medical Schools in the UK in 2018 and 2019, and joint first from 2014 to 2017.

The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic Consultant with a special interest in ENT/difficult airway and general anaesthesia to join our friendly, expert and energetic team and to actively contribute to the redevelopment of services. The successful applicant will be mainly based at the Princess Royal Hospital. Theatre sessions may be based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital depending upon your special interest.

We currently have two vibrant hospital sites each with a varied range of services available.   Our hospitals are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals. Both hospitals  will be further enhanced in the future due to a significant investment  that will see the creation of one acute hospital site (The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital) which will include a 30 bed Critical Care Unit and one planned care hospital site (The Princess Royal Hospital) for most elective surgery.

Whilst the redevelopment is on-going, the successful applicant may be expected to provide elective sessions at both hospitals, with on call at the Princess Royal Hospital. The on call commitment will be a 1 in 12 covering out of hours for Theatres, ITU and Obstetrics.


The post is full time and will consist of 10 PAs plus the opportunity to take up further clinical activity. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be given full consideration.  Candidates for this role must have GMC registration and recent experience within the NHS.


There are currently 2.5 SPAs allocated for supporting professional activities, 1 of which is for revalidation.

The Department

The Head and Neck service at the Princess Royal Hospital encompasses the full remit of Ear, Nose and Throat and Maxillofacial work, except for lateral and anterior skull base. It is a vibrant and developing centre with recent appointments on the surgical side seeking to further expand the service to include transoral tracheal work. It is a recognised oncology centre and regional centre for Head and Neck Cancer. Major resection and reconstruction work, with free flap surgery which is undertaken on a regular basis. Major facial trauma is managed at Telford.

The Paediatric Head and Neck service in general caters for 2 years and upwards, and down to 1 year for specific clinical conditions.

The Princess Royal Hospital takes all the emergency Head and Neck work for Shropshire – adult and paediatric, so the candidate must have an enthusiasm for both the difficult airway and Head and Neck emergency work. Trainees undertake modules in Head and Neck and the Difficult Airway at Telford so an interest in teaching these skills would be helpful.

Our Hospitals

It is a particularly exciting time to join the Trust as we have developed through 5 years collaboration with the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle known as the SaTH Transforming Care Production System (TCPS). We are one of only 5 UK hospitals to receive this support, from what is regarded as the safest hospital in the world.  For our Trust, this is about having a single management system as part of a journey of cultural change.

TCPS is a system of tools based on lean principles, designed to help deliver continuous improvement. The Kaizen Promotion Office (KPO) team teach and coach staff in the use of the TCPS management system

- Showing tools & methods that can be used at every level of the organisation

- Developing teams who can frame problems

- Empowering staff to come up with ideas and sustain locally led improvements


We are very proud of our achievements to date and are looking for ways to engage with all of our staff through our Transforming Care team. There will be many opportunities for you to become involved in our KPO and improvement streams of work and we will be able to provide you with help and guidance independent of your level of expertise. We have a unique opportunity to make a difference and we hope that you will want to be a part of our journey.


Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hills it is anything but sleepy. The county is bustling with idyllic towns including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, with plenty to do regardless of your interests. More information can again be found under further links.

We are ideally located between the north and the south making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.

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

To discuss the role or arrange an appointment to visit the Trust please contact:

Dr Jane Wright  Consultant Anaesthetist PRH 01952 641222 extn 4522 or

Dr Chris Mowatt, Clinical Director SaTH  Tel 01743 261196.

We look forward to hearing from you.



The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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