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Specialist Doctor in Obstetric Anaesthesia

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to offer an opportunity for high-calibre and highly skilled candidates to join the anaesthetic team within University Hospitals of Derby & Burton.

We are seeking to appoint 2 Specialist Anaesthetist (Specialist Doctor 2021 grade) with an interest and experience in Obstetric Anaesthesia to join our progressive Obstetric Anaesthetic team.

The roles present the suitable applicants with an opportunity to join a bright and dynamic Department of over 160 anaesthetists across the Trust, and you will be mentored and supported to flourish in your career.

Main duties of the job

The 2 posts are to be initially based at the Royal Derby Hospital but cross-site working at other Hospitals within UHDB is possible and would be supported and encouraged. The main area of working would be in Obstetric anaesthesia but remaining sessions would be delivered in non-Obstetric theatre lists to fulfil departmental need whilst being supportive of candidates' non-Obstetric interests.

As experienced and senior members of the anaesthetic team, involvement in managerial aspects and roles within the anaesthetic department will be encouraged and supported.

Example job plans are included within the advert job description.

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4thbusiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants must hold full GMC Registration with a licence to practice at time of application, and be able to demonstrate a wide range of experience in all aspects of anaesthesia and have:

Minimum of 12 years medical experience since primary medical qualificationMinimum of 6 years as SAS grade or equivalent in anaesthesiaMinimum 3 years recent experience in Obstetric anaesthesiaPrevious experience working in the NHS.

The Trust is an equal opportunities Employer and operates Employee Friendly Policies, including Job Share.

Person Specification



  • MBBS/MBBCh or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration with a license to practice at time of application
  • Shall meet the criteria set out in the Specialist Grade Generic Capabilities


  • Additional higher medical / scientific degree relevant to the specialty
  • Membership examination with the relevant UK Royal College
  • Postgraduate Qualification in anaesthesia or associated discipline.



  • Minimum of 12 years medical experience since primary medical qualification
  • Minimum of 6 years as SAS grade or equivalent in anaesthesia
  • Minimum 3 years recent experience in Obstetrics anaesthesia
  • Previous experience working in the NHS.



  • Undertaken training in management and or team working



  • Critically assesses learning requirements for self and others
  • Meets the requirements of a sessional supervisor as defined by the RCoA


  • Plans and provides effective teaching and training activities
  • Meets the requirements of a clinical/ educational supervisor, as defined by the GMC
  • Formal educational qualification
  • Life support instructor.

Research and Audit


  • Undertakes significant involvement in clinical research

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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