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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/04/2021.

Locum Consultant General Anaesthetist

Job Reference: 415-MP509-21

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust - Medical & Dental
415 Med Staff Anaesthetics : 01001
£82,096 to £110,683 pa

Locum Consultant General Anaesthetist – 6 months

Applications are invited for a Locum Consultant General Anaesthetist at the North Devon District Hospital. The opportunity is available pending substantive recruitment to expand the consultant body within Anaesthetics.

The successful candidate will join the current general anaesthetic rota 1:10 with a view to expand to 1:12 with future substantive appointment. The department also have nine Intensive Care Consultants and six Associate Specialists, six Specialty Grades and eleven core training/ACCS doctors. The department provides an anaesthetic, pain and critical care service to the residence of North Devon and North Cornwall, approximately a population of 165,000.

Day to day role includes cover for routine operating lists in typical District General practice, including some children (over 3), as well as on call duties (non resident) for Maternity Service, General theatres, & pain issues on the wards, alongside a resident SAS doctor. A second on call Consultant covers ITU, with a resident ITU doctor.

North Devon is a beautiful place to live offering a variety of outdoor pursuits, good schools and an excellent quality of life. The North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) represent a stunning section of the coast which is nationally protected to preserve the beauty of its landscape (

Applicants should be eligible for full registration with the GMC and must hold their Certificate of Completion of Training/CCT or be within 6 months of obtaining it, or hold equivalent qualifications/experience.

For further information about this post and to make arrangements to visit the department, please contact Dr Dave Beard, Clinical Lead on 01271 322756.

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Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

According to many clinical targets, we rate as one of the best performing non-foundation trusts in England, because we treat patients in line with national waiting time standards, have very few hospital-acquired infections and meet our four-hour waiting times for urgent care. We have a huge range of clinical expertise that we share across professional spheres to ensure people get world-class care when they need it.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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