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Consultant in Anaesthesia with an interest in Vascular

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 PAs per week)
Job ref
Royal Preston Hospital
£84,559 - £114,003 Based on 10 PA's
Salary period
03/11/2021 23:59

Job overview

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide wide ranging anaesthesia for specialised services. This includes working flexibly within the job plan to maintain skilled consultant cover for emergency service provision. The department provides support to develop wider range of anaesthetic experience and interests.

In addition, upon appointment, a selection of theatre sessions is available from which to choose set theatre lists. The adoption of the duty (floating) anaesthetist role by the department also allows support for colleagues when necessary. As a Trust covering many tertiary services a wide breadth of surgical specialties and varying interests is also highly desirable for this post. The consultant anaesthetist will be expected to provide pre-operative assessment, anaesthesia and follow-up. He/she will be expected to introduce and apply new techniques as appropriate and to take a share of the general work of the department, including cover for consultant colleagues where practical.

Main duties of the job

Assume a continuous commitment for the care of patients even if employed less than full-time and ensure, in consultation with colleagues, that adequate arrangements are made for leave and off duty periods.

Promote high professional standards of clinical care for patients, both through direct patient care, supporting professional activities and by the maintenance of continuing professional development.
Promote and develop the perioperative care services across the trust.

(a) Provide an anaesthetic service as a member of the Department of Anaesthesia. This will be across both Preston and Chorley sites depending on Directorate service requirements.
(b) Undertake pre-operative assessment of patients as appropriate, together with post-operative management and follow-up of patients in appropriate cases.
(c) Undertake weekly theatre sessions as allocated of which a proportion will be delivered flexibly over each week, to maintain the high level of anaesthetic service delivery required by the Trust. These may include evening sessions, or, rarely, a weekend session (by mutual agreement).
(d) Undertake administrative duties involved with the care of his/her patients.
(e) Promote high professional standards of clinical care of patients and the health and safety of the theatre environment.
(f) Maintain continuing education and professional development at least to the requirements of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.


Working for our organisation

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1 April 2005 as a public benefit corporation authorised under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003. We are registered with the Care Quality Commission without conditions to provide the following regulated activities:

  • Diagnostic and screening services
  • Maternity and midwifery services
  • Surgical procedures
  • Termination of pregnancies
  • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
  • Management of supply of blood and blood-derived products
  • Assessment or medical treatment for persons detained under the Mental Health Act 1983



Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Vascular Centre was launched in January 2015, centralising all major arterial services into the Centre based at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust with support of the three arterial partner hospitals at Blackpool, Morecambe Bay and Wigan Trusts. The Vascular centre covers a population of approximately 1.5 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

There is a large but well integrated team with 10 vascular surgeons, 7 Vascular Interventional Radiologists and a core of approximately 15 consultant anaesthetists doing regular sessions. The workload of the anaesthetists involves Aneurysm surgery both Open and EVAR, Carotid Endarterectomy, Limb revascularisation involving both endovascular and bypass techniques, amputation and renal vascular access.

The Vascular Anaesthetists are also very active in the perioperative period, providing CPEX testing, preop counselling and assessment and a regular involvement in MDT decision making. The team provides separate daily emergency and elective surgery lists for vascular patients and work closely with interventional radiology colleagues. We have modern theatre facilities built in 2014 with a state of the art Hybrid Theatre as well as a recently refurbished IR suite.

As the regional Hospital, we serve a local population of around 390,000 and provide a number of specialised services to around 1.5 million people across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Most of our clinical services are provided on our two hospital sites – Chorley and South Ribble Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital. We also have a specialist mobility and rehabilitation service in Preston, the Broadoaks child development centre in Leyland and we provide dialysis units in various locations in Lancashire.

Please see the Job Description for additional information. 

We would be happy to answer any queries you may have regarding this post and any enquiries should be made with  Dr Thomas O'Neill, Clinical Director of Anaesthetics. Tel: 01772 523481 or via email: Thomas.O'

Informal enquiries and requests to visit the Hospitals are welcome and should be made, following shortlisting, with Dr. Geraldine Skailes, Medical Director and Kevin McGee, Chief Executive (01772) 522692.

Our team is our work family. At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, you will be working as part of a collaborative, friendly and caring team of incredible people who are committed to providing excellent care with compassion. We celebrate diversity, encourage everyone to contribute, and you are valued for who you are.

Our mission is to provide excellent care with compassion.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMCs Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service for an Enhanced DBS check is £48.20.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible.

As we often have many applicants for jobs at LTHTR, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are short-listed for interview.  Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then please assume that you have not been short-listed for interview on this occasion.

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.      

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Medical Workforce Team        





Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • FRCA or equivalent
  • CCT or equivalent (or within six months at the time of interview) OR entered on the GMC specialist register
  • Certificate of Postgraduate education
Desirable criteria
  • Higher Medical Degree (MD or MSc)
  • ALS/APLS/ATLS qualified
  • Evidence of working within MDT's

Experience and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Wide experience in undertaking anaesthesia in the UK.
Desirable criteria
  • Some experience of departmental management
  • Computer skills


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of Clinical Leadership
  • Evidence of commitment to audit and improving clinical practice/service development
Desirable criteria
  • Management course/certification
  • Demonstration of improving departmental clinical practice

Research and Development

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of interest in personal development e.g. through research and/or publications
  • Involvement in audits
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of Peer reviewed publications


Essential criteria
  • Works well within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Resident within 30 minutes travel time to Chorley/Preston
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of relevant societies
  • Car owner/driver
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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

Thomas O'Neill
Job title
Clinical Director
Email address
Telephone number
01772 523481