Doctors - Consultant Anaesthetist with an Interest in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthetics

  • Department Anaesthetics
  • Salary 84,559 - 114,003
  • Closing Date 04/02/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC3990A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 40

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust



We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly driven Consultant Anaesthetist with a passion for Critical Care to join our expert and energetic team.

Are you a Consultant with a special interest in Critical Care 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 500,000 people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid-Wales.

This is a department for ambitious Consultants in a beautiful part of the world with incredible scenery and fantastic schools. We have fewer admissions than many big centres but work is varied with emergency and elective work. We are the busiest centre for emergency laparotomies in the West Midlands. We value family life and recognise the balance that we need to strike between work and home. We measure success in a sense of happiness and fulfilment at work. Property is affordable and very varied. Our cross-site department is flexible, inclusive and friendly.

The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic Consultant with a special interest in Critical Care. The successful applicant will cover Critical Care at both hospitals, alongside a dedicated team of consultant colleagues that work across sites. Theatre sessions may be based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital depending upon your special interest.

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.

We offer a relocation package up to £8k. Bespoke remuneration packages are also available for the right candidate.

The Department

We have a progressive and dedicated team in which you will have the opportunity to develop. Several consultants have regional or national responsibilities; we have an FICM board member, regional clinical lead for organ donation, AAGBI board member, and Training school programme director. 

We currently have two vibrant hospital sites each with a varied range of services available. 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 32 bed Critical Care Unit and one planned care hospital site (The Princess Royal Hospital) for most elective surgery. The successful candidate will be able to actively contribute to the redevelopment of the service.

The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has 14 physical Critical Care beds. These can be used flexibly to accommodate level 2 and level 3 patients to a dependency of 8.0. The Princess Royal Hospital currently has 11 physical bed spaces across Critical Care that can be used flexibly to accommodate level 2 and level 3 patients to a dependency of 6.0.

We have a team of 11 Consultant Intensivists that work Cross County. On call commitments are based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital on a 1 in 9 basis.

We are in the process of redeveloping our service to enable a 1 in 10 rota at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and full 7-day cover for The Princess Royal Hospital and we invite you to play an active role in this.


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.

If you would like to find out more about the department and our hospitals, or arrange a visit, we invite you to contact us on 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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