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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/12/2020.

Consultant Anaesthetist

Job Reference: 384-KN-EMF6990

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£82,096 to £110,683 pa

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with our Maternity services deemed 'Outstanding'. We also received a rating of 'Outstanding' for medical care and end of life care. We are investing in our colleagues through our new health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Post – Two Consultant Anaesthetist positions 

We have positions for two Consultant Anaesthetists based at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford.  The jobs are full time post comprising 10 Programmed Activities (PAs).  Additional PAs are subject to three months notice.

Candidates who wish to work a different number of programmed activities to that specified in the current job plan will be considered for this post, with negotiation on the content of the job plan on an individual basis. Candidates who wish to apply as part of a job share arrangement will also be considered.

These posts have arisen to expand and strengthen the Consultant Anaesthetic team. The successful candidates will have a background in High Risk, Cancer, Airway or Paediatric anaesthesia with a strong interest in quality improvement - the department is keen to reach ACSA (Anaesthetic Clinical Service Accreditation) status. The current Cancer Network is also growing, bringing increasing numbers of patients to the established specialties of oesophagogastric, colorectal, Gynae-oncology, HPB, robotics and Head & Neck cancer surgery. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop their own subspecialty interests, but are required to retain competencies across a broad range of surgical specialties. 

In addition to the clinical responsibilities of the post the department is looking for a candidate who will bring to the department new skills, knowledge and techniques. This may include patient safety, quality improvement, management or research. Possession of proven capabilities in the candidate’s chosen area of expertise together with high training would be advantageous.

 Each post will be a 10 PA contract, which will be split between 8 PAs of direct clinical care and 2 PAs of supporting professional activities.  This will be translated into 7PAs in theatres per week with 1.0 PAs for a 1:16 general on call rota. Some of these lists per week may be worked as an evening list, which runs until 19.30 or at the weekend. If this is the case, these sessions will be timetabled in the job plan and subject to the usual annual review. The department utilises the CLW Rota system and this allows annualisation of elements of the job plan. This may be offered to the successful candidate, subject to mutual agreement.

Applicants should hold a CCT or CESR in anaesthesia, or be on the GMC
Specialist Register in anaesthesia (or be exempt as a result of current employment).

The post-holder will comply with the recommendations of the Royal College of Anaesthetists with respect to continuing medical education and professional development. The post-holder will promote and comply with the recommendations contained in “Good Practice; a guide for Departments of Anaesthesia” published by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists.        

For further information or for informal visit please contact Dr Bhavesh Patel, Clinical Director for Anaesthetics on 01483 464116.


If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links provided to access the full job description/person specification and apply online.

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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