Doctors - Consultant Anaesthetist (ITU)

  • Department Anaesthesia and Critical Care
  • Salary £77,913 - £105,042 Per Annum
  • Closing Date 31/05/2019
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital / The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC399B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time 40 Hours
  • Contact Anaesthesia Dr Louise Sykes, Consultant Anaesthetist, the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital / ICU: Dr James Moon, Clinical Lead for Intensive Care, the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
  • Email
  • Telephone 01743 261196

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Anaesthetist with a specialist interest in Intensive care to join the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust. Although this post is based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, there are 2 intensive care units across the trust with 9 ITU Consultants at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and 3 at the Princess Royal Hospital (Telford). With the expansion of numbers of ITU Consultants there will be sessions offered at both hospitals.

The government has recently announced a capital injection of £312 million for the transformation of the health services in Shropshire. This will include two vibrant hospitals: a planned care site and an acute care site, where a single 30 bedded ITU will be created.

The post currently attracts 10 Programmed Activities with the opportunity to take on more clinical sessions if desired. The majority of the Consultants in the department are currently working at least 11PA’s.

The on call rota is a 1 in 8 for Intensive Care only. There is a separate general on call rota.

You must possess full registration with a licence to practice with the General Medical Council and it is essential that you are eligible for entry onto the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview), CESR or European Community Rights.

The Department

The Anaesthetic Department currently services the following specialties: Vascular, Colorectal, Bariatric, upper GI, Trauma, Urology as well as some day case Gynaecology, Max fax / ENT and Ophthalmology.  Women’s and children’s services are based at The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. 

The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has 13 Critical care beds staffed to a dependency of eight. There is a very busy Medical and Surgical take and a well-supported outreach service working closely with the ITU team. The ITU offers comprehensive monitoring and support, including haemofiltration, cardiac output monitoring (Doppler, LiDCO), and there is good access to radiology and cardiology services. 

There are Accident and Emergency Departments at both Hospitals.

Our Hospitals

Our Hospitals are located in Shrewsbury and Telford and are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals.

We are entering an exciting period here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. We have been guaranteed more than £300 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state of the art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities. It will make SaTH a better place to work, in turn making it a better place to receive care.

Over the last two years we have been building the foundations of a better future through our work with Virginia Mason and our own transforming care institute (TCI). We have introduced a leadership academy with more opportunities for development so all our leaders support, coach and perform at the highest levels, celebrate the hard work of our staff and recognise the wonderful improvements that are being made each and every day. This is a vital stepping stone to ensure we are equipped for our better future and realising our vision of providing the safest and kindest care for our patients. Leadership is about supporting teams to be the best they can be. As we move forward together it is vital all our teams understand their important role in delivering this brighter future for everyone.


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 with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.

We want you to find out more about the department and our hospitals, and we invite you to contact us with any questions you may have:

  • Anaesthesia:   Dr Louise Sykes, Consultant Anaesthetist, the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital,
  • ICU: Dr James Moon, Clinical Lead for Intensive Care, the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

To arrange a visit please call the Anaesthetic department at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital:  

01743 261196.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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