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Consultant Anaesthetist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Permanent: 1:14 on-call rota
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
10 sessions per week (1:14 Consultant on call rota)
Job ref
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£88,364 - £119,133 additional PA's available above 10 PA contract
Salary period
14/12/2022 23:59
Interview date

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Applications are welcomed for both full and part time Consultant Anaesthetists based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, part of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust. One post is for a consultant with a specialist interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia. Consultants at Lancaster also provide daytime theatre cover of Westmorland General Hospital, our green-site operating centre.

You will join a well-established team of 24 Consultants, 14 trainees and 10 SAS Doctors supporting all general services of the hospital including a busy Emergency department. Surgical subspecialties include Colorectal, Breast, Endocrine, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Trauma, Maxillo-facial, Ophthalmology, Urology and ENT. Consultant-led Obstetric services are provided in a dedicated Women’s unit.

The Trust comprises 5 sites, of which Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital offer Intensive Care facilities. These ICUs are covered by a separate resident and consultant team out of hours.

Applications for this substantive post will be accepted if you have, or are within 6 months of obtaining your CCT/CESR.

Interviews are scheduled for 23rd January 2023

Main duties of the job

Assessment and preparation of patients for theatre and provision of peri-operative and immediate post-operative care at Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Westmorland General Hospital, Kendal.

· On-call, non-residential cover of emergency theatres and the obstetric unit, supervising two dedicated resident anaesthetists.

· Contribute to service development in areas of special interest and expertise.

· Undertake and participate in the appraisal process and job planning.

· Satisfy the criteria for revalidation.

· Involvement in undergraduate and post-graduate medical education.

· Undertake personal appraisal and job-planning as part of revalidation.

· Demonstrate evidence-based practice where appropriate.

· Participate in clinical audit, governance and quality improvement.

· Involvement in undergraduate and post-graduate medical education is strongly encouraged and well supported.

· Maintain mandatory training requirements.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre. 

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/  


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Appropriate Medical Qualification in Speciality
  • Full Registration and Licence to practice with General Medical Council
  • Demonstrable amount of experience in speciality
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of effective leadership skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage risk
  • Evidence of good team working collaboratives
  • Knowledge of systems and processes within the NHS
  • Evidence of publication and or research

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Step into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Lisa Winn
Job title
Clinical Service Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01524 586117
Additional information

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Dr K Boothroyd, Clinical Lead for Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine,

01524 586117