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Main area
Anaesthetics & Pain Management
NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant
Permanent: Not applicable
Full time - 10 sessions per week (On-call rota)
Job ref
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Employer type
Royal Stoke
£93,666 - £126,281 Per Annum
Salary period
17/10/2023 23:59
Interview date

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Consultant Anaesthetist with special interest in Pain

NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for a General Consultant Anaesthetist with a special interest in Pain Management to actively engage and participate in the development of anaesthesia services at the University Hospital North Midlands.  You will provide clinical leadership and service improvement activities in anaesthetic department at Royal Stoke University Hospital.  UHNM is a state of the art teaching hospital providing a full range of medical and surgical specialties. Facilities include more than 35 operation theatres and other peripheral area for anaesthetic interventions. The annual turnaround is more than 40,000 anaesthetic interventions.

There are opportunities to take part in research and/or to become involved in teaching at the Keele Medical School.


**Job description is still awaiting full approval from the RCOA**

Main duties of the job

The post is for a General Consultant Anaesthetist with interest in Pain Management.  You will be required to participate in the on-call rota.  Sessions include theatre work and sessions within the  Pain Service. The right candidate will be responsible for providing and maintaining a safe, robust service and will have a wide knowledge in all aspects of anaesthesia.


**Job description is still awaiting full approval from the RCOA**

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands has two sites: Royal Stoke University Hospital, located in Stoke-on-Trent, and County Hospital, located in Stafford. From these hospitals we provide a full range of general acute hospital services for people living in and around Staffordshire and beyond. The Trust also provides specialised services for three million people in a wider area, including neighbouring counties and North Wales.

Our specialised services include cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, renal and dialysis services, neonatal intensive care and paediatric intensive care. We are recognised for our particular expertise in trauma, respiratory conditions, spinal surgery, upper gastro-intestinal surgery, complex orthopaedic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and the management of liver conditions. The Trust has some of the most modern operating theatres in Europe.

Flexible working requests will be considered.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

A detailed job description and the main responsibilities can be found within the job pack attached under supporting documents


**Job description is still awaiting full approval from the RCOA**

Person specification

Professional Values and Behaviours, Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration
  • FRCA or equivalent
  • Completed specialist training in anaesthetic (CCT or CESR)
  • Fellowship in Chronic pain.
Desirable criteria
  • Postgraduate or Higher Degree
  • Additional qualifications in medical education, simulation, ethics, management, law or any other relevant discipline
  • Evidence to support the experience of independently managing chronic pain clinics, in-patients consultations and conducting chronic pain intervention sessions.
  • Research and experience of securing a publication in a peer review journal

Leadership and team working

Essential criteria
  • Develop effective relationship across teams and contributes to work and success of these teams – promotes and participate in both multidisciplinary and interprofessional team working

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Essential criteria
  • Takes prompt action to ensure a high standard of safety and quality of patient care
  • Ability to collaborate with hospital teams to manage risk
  • Understanding of clinical governance systems
  • Active and consistent engagement with local quality improvement projects.
Desirable criteria
  • Participates in quality improvement activities


Essential criteria
  • Evaluates and instigates initial management of safeguarding concerns

Education and training

Essential criteria
  • Critically assesses learning requirements for self and others
  • Evaluates, reflects and acts on the effectiveness of education and learning
Desirable criteria
  • Plans and provides effective teaching and training activities
  • Meets the requirements of a clinical/ educational supervisor, as defined by the GMC.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Charles Baker
Job title
Clinical Director - Anaesthetics
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01782 679237
Additional information

Dr R Sundararajan,  Lead in Pain Management & Dr P Nalwaya, Deputy Clinical Director  01782 679244.

If you have problems applying, contact

2nd Floor, Springfield Building
Royal Stoke University Hospital
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent
01782 674783
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