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General Anaesthetic Consultant


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Full time - 10 PA's
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£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
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Job overview

Located on rolling hills and dissected by river valleys, Sheffield is one of the greenest and most wooded cities in Europe. More than a third of the city lies inside the beautiful Peak District National Park and it is virtually surrounded by open countryside. Known as “The Outdoor City”, it’s enough to take your breath away.

We have an outstanding Anaesthesia and Operating Services department which employs 800 staff including in excess of 120 consultant anesthetists.

The successful candidate will join our friendly and highly supportive team of general anesthetist’s working across both the Northern General (NGH) and Royal Hallamshire (RHH) Hospital sites. 

Should any further vacancies arise, shortlisted candidates may be considered.

Any candidate who is unable for personal reasons to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post; if such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Clinical Director.

Main duties of the job

This post includes direct clinical care sessions (DCC) split across the NGH and RHH sites. Both offering a good opportunity to deliver first class clinical care in a large university teaching hospital.

The role will include DCC sessions in both the main theatre complex and day surgery unit.    One of the DCC sessions is an all-day major robotic urology list at the RHH.

The successful candidate must be registered with the GMC with a valid licence to practice. You will also have completed Specialist Training (or equivalent) and be entered on the Specialist Register of the GMC, or have a CCT date within six months of the date of interview.

Working for our organisation

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an award winning and internationally recognised team, with a focus on innovation, research and high quality care, as well as family friendly working, and we are keen to discuss with individuals about how we can support their ambitions.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the supporting job description and person specification which will outline the duties of the role including an indicative job plan which may be subject to change dependant on service need.

Non-UK/EEA applicants should ensure they are aware of the recent changes to the Immigration rules. For further information on how this may affect your application visit the UK Government website.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust promotes Equality of opportunity and Diversity within the workplace.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full and Specialist registration (with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC), or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.
  • Name on the specialist register for relevant specialty or eligible within 6 months of the date of interview
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists or equivalent
  • If an applicant is UK trained, they must also be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview
Desirable criteria
  • MD or PhD or equivalent

Clinical experience

Essential criteria
  • Appropriate training and experience in anaesthesia
  • Experience in other aspects of patient care e.g. pre-op assessment, acute pain, PACU


Essential criteria
  • Ability to critically assess published research and incorporate it into clinical practice where appropriate
Desirable criteria
  • Publications in Peer reviewed journals.

Teaching and training

Essential criteria
  • Experience of teaching student doctors and doctors in training at all levels


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of participation in CME/CPD in the last 12 months
Desirable criteria
  • Maintenance of a CPD diary or portfolio

Management and Administration

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of the understanding of the systems and structures of NHS Management

Clinical Governance and Audit

Essential criteria
  • Experience in performing clinical audit
Desirable criteria
  • Completion and publication of a substantive audit project or service improvement project

Personal attributes

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates behaviour consistent with PROUD values
  • Good written communication skills
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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 Karl Brennan
Job title
Clinical Director
Email address
Telephone number
0114 271 2703
Additional information

 Mr Nathan Timmis, Operations Director on telephone number (0114) 2714802.

If you have problems applying, contact

Medical HR Department
8 Beech Hill Road
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