Doctors - Locum Consultant Anaesthetist (Interest in Vascular Surgery)

  • Department Anaesthetics
  • Salary £77,913 - £105,042 Per Annum
  • Closing Date 10/03/2019
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MLC037A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed Term
  • Hours Full Time 40 Hours

The Role

Applications are invited for a Locum Consultant General Anaesthetist to The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. The post attracts 10 Programmed Activities. This post is available from 01 June 2019 for a period of 12 months and will be based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital although the successful applicant may be asked to provide some sessions at our sister hospital the Princess Royal in Telford.

Candidates for this role must have full GMC registration with a licence to practise and recent experience within the NHS.

The Department

You will join a department of 18 Consultant Anaesthetists, nine of whom have a commitment to Intensive Care Medicine. There is an on-call commitment 1 in 8 covering CEPOD theatre.

There is a busy vascular surgical department with 5 Consultants supported by interventional radiology. This post would offer a weekly vascular list.

Candidates for this role must have full GMC registration with a licence to practise and recent experience within the NHS.

Our Hospitals

The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has a total of five ICU beds and six HDU beds, although flexible staffing allows for different levels of dependency to suit clinical need. The ICU serves a busy general Surgical Centre with large vascular and colo-rectal service. There is also a busy Medical take. Additional surgical services are – upper GI surgery including bariatric, gynaecology, urology, orthopaedic trauma and eye surgery.

The Princess Royal Hospital Telford has Critical care beds to a dependency of five. All general surgical activity has moved to Shrewsbury. Maxillo-facial lists, ENT, Paediatrics and elective Orthopaedic Surgery are based here. Telford also retains a busy medical take. Womens and Childrens services moved to The Princess Royal Hospital in September 2014. There are Emergency Departments at both Hospitals.

The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust serves the total population of Shropshire and Powys which numbers approximately 600,000. The Trust has Associate Teaching School status and has medical students attending from Keele University.

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 invite you to contact

Dr Louise Sykes, Clinical Director in Anaesthesia on 01743 261196 with any questions you may have and if you wish even arrange a visit.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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