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Consultant in Anaesthesia

Job Reference: 386-TW1446848-A

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum

I’m delighted that you’re thinking about joining the team here at Yeovil Hospital, recently rated the best Trust in the NHS for staff health and wellbeing.

Working in the NHS is both challenging and rewarding. That’s why we’re committed to giving our staff the best possible balance between a stimulating career and a relaxing personal life, enabling you to make the most of our picturesque surroundings and arrive at work energised each day.

Looking after you helps you look after our patients, and enables us to achieve some of the best performance in the NHS. For instance, we are regularly one of the top-three hospitals in England for emergency care, and we have a global reputation for research and development, and innovative partnerships with primary care.

If this is your first role in the NHS, we’ll show you why we’re one of the most respected healthcare systems in the world. And if you’re joining us from another Trust, we’ll remind you why you wanted to work in healthcare in the first place.

I look forward to working with you


Jonathan Higman, Chief Executive

Make a smart choice of what’s important.

We are looking for a Consultant Anaesthetists to join us in the department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care. This is a replacement post to cover retirement and is available from 1st April 2019.

This is a general post, and any DGH sub-specialty interest could potentially be accommodated. Sub-specialty areas which would be particularly welcome include Obstetrics + Gynaecology, Pre-Assessment, Peri-Operative Medicine, and Trauma.

The contract will be for a 11 PA’s per week. This includes a very favourable 2.5 (10 hours) per week of SPA activity. Consultants take part in a general non-resident on-call rota. This will be at an extremely favourable frequency of 1 in 15, and could change further in the future.

Anyone with a special interest in Intensive Care could readily be accommodated. The job plan would then be adjusted, to typically include 1 week in 7 of a dedicated daytime ICU block.

The department is relaxed and friendly. There are 18 Consultants, 13 Specialty Doctors (Middle Grade doctors), 5 Core Trainees, 2 ITU/Teaching Fellows and a F1.

Around 18,000 operations are performed per year, with over 750 Critical Care admissions. We actively encourage personal and professional development and funding for study leave is available.

Yeovil is a vibrant market town on the Somerset/Dorset border surrounded by beautiful countryside and villages. It is an attractive area to live with a wide array of leisure, cultural and sport activities. Within the highly desirable South-West of England, house prices in the area are very favourable compared to other parts of the region, and the post holder may wish to be able to purchase a large rural property. There are excellent state and private schools nearby.

We are big on work-life balance. It is very easy to go to London for the day, as it is 2 hours away by train. It’s easy to go to the south-coast beaches, as they are 30 minutes away.

Applicants must have the FRCA (or equivalent), have completed intermediate training in ICM (stage 1) or equivalent, be fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise. Applicants must have entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview date), CESR or European Community Rights.

Please refer to the job description and persons specification for further information. To apply please complete an online application form and attach a copy of your CV. Your application will only be considered if accompanied by a CV.

Please ensure you include the names and contact details of your referees that should cover your last three years of employment. This should include references from your Clinical Director and Medical Director from your current or last employer.

The assessment and interview date: to be confirmed.

Agency CV's will not be accepted for this role.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Nick Craw, Clinical Director for Anaesthetics.

Telephone: 01935 384544

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 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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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