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Consultant Anaesthetist Pain Management

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year On-call availability supplement where applicable
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking to recruit a Consultant in Anaesthetics. The post will have a special interest in Pain Management. The Directorate provides services across 3 hospital sites within the county of Worcestershire.

As a Trust we are actively involved in developing the training program for students from the Three Counties Medical School based in Worcester which opens in September 2023. We look forward to establishing links with the new Medical School in addition to well-established relationships with the University of Birmingham and the University of Warwick.

Interested candidates are invited to contact the department via

Planned AAC date: Monday 9th September 2024.

Main duties of the job

The Anaesthetic department provides services to three sites - Worcestershire Royal Hospital (WRH), Alexandra Hospital, and Kidderminster Treatment Centre (KTC), encompassing all major specialities with a strong countywide working ethos. Recent surgical reconfiguration means most elective surgery will be delivered on the Alexandra Hospital site, while the majority of emergency, trauma and obstetric work will be on the WRH site. KTC functions as a day-case and short-stay surgical unit. Applicants will be required to contribute to the general and obstetric on call rota.

On call: 1.5 PA on call and category A 3% on call availability supplement. Rota frequency is anticipated to be 1:14, however may be subject to change.

The Anaesthetic department is renowned for providing a highly supportive working environment both for consultant colleagues and for trainees, for whom we endeavour to provide the highest quality training opportunities. The trust runs a cross specialty mentoring scheme for new consultants, provides monthly well-being webinars, and has open access to Occupational Health support. In addition, the successful applicant will be provided with a mentor from within the anaesthetic department.

Potential applicants are encouraged to visit and to seek further details on the operational aspects of the department.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This job description, together with the job plan, will be reviewed annually and agreed with the Clinical Director and Divisional Director, on behalf of the Chief Medical Officer, to ensure that it continually reflects the areas of work, clinical responsibility of the post and purchaser requirements.
  • A suitably experienced post-holder will be expected to provide a clinical service in the relevant specialty to patients of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and to General Practitioners.
  • The post-holder will be expected to provide a service to patients of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, General Practitioners and to attend multi-disciplinary meetings. The successful candidate will be expected to work within multi-disciplinary teams in providing high quality clinical care. It is anticipated work will be undertaken on three sites and closer to the patients home. The Trust is seeking to extend services to GP surgeries/health centres etc and job plans may be revised in due course.
  • The post-holder will provide support to the A& E department and acute medicine to ensure timely appropriate care and patient flow through the hospital.
  • The post-holder will provide consultation and advisory service to clinical colleagues in the Trust and Primary Care.

For further details please visit the Job Description under Supporting Information.

Person Specification



  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining (UK) CCT in Anaesthesia / Pain Management (preferably Advanced Pain Management training).
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on range of problems both emergency and elective within specialty.
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.
  • Expertise in sub-specialty.


  • Advanced training in General, Urology, Gynaecology surgery.
  • Advanced training or significant experience in Peri-operative medicine.
  • Fellowship or significant experience in regional anaesthesia.
  • Experience in robotic surgery.

Management and Administrative Experience


  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively.
  • Ability to advise on efficient and smooth running of specialist service.
  • Ability to organise and manage outpatient priorities.
  • Ability to manage and lead the specialty firm and multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of audit management and conducting clinical audit.
  • Clear understanding of local/wider NHS management structures.


  • Ability to manage and lead specialist unit and working parties as appropriate.
  • Ability to use the evidence based and clinical audit to support decision making.
  • Management/leadership roles in training or previous posts.
  • Management/leadership qualification.
  • Implementing evidence-based change to improve patient care.

Teaching Experience


  • Ability to teach clinical skills to medical, nursing staff and other disciplines.
  • Experience of teaching clinical skills to undergraduates and postgraduates.
  • Evidence of achieving GMC standards to be recognised as a clinical supervisor.
  • Active regular participation in teaching and training of medical and para-medical colleagues.


  • Ability to supervise postgraduate research.
  • Formal educational qualification.
  • Life support course instructor.

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Enquiring, critical approach to work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies.
  • Commitment to Continuing Medical Education.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • High professional standards.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Commitment to team working.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Flexibility in a changing work environment.


  • Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local regional or national levels.
  • Potential for wider hospital leadership roles

Other requirements


  • An understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the job and return to the hospital within 30 minutes when on call


  • Member of medical indemnity organisation



  • Full GMC Registration with a Licence to practise.
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register in Anaesthesia (or expected within 6 months of interview date) via
  • o CCT or CESR (CP)
  • o CESR or
  • o European Community Rights
  • Success in Intercollegiate Specialty Examination or overseas equivalent
  • FRCA or equivalent diploma.
  • Advanced Pain training or equivalent clinical experience.


  • Higher degree.
  • FFPMRCA or equivalent qualification.
  • Additional degree or post-graduate qualification (MRCP, MD, etc).
  • Postgraduate prizes.
  • ALS, ATLS, APLS, EPLS provider status

Research Experience


  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems.
  • An awareness of current specialty specific developments and initiative


  • Publications in relevant peer- reviewed journals in the last 5 years.
  • Evidence of having undertaken original research

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Charles Hastings Way



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