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Specialty Doctor - Anaesthetics

Specialty Doctor

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Specialty Doctor
Full time: 40 hours per week (10 PA's)
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Southport and Ormskirk
£40,037 - £74,661 per annum
Salary period
06/12/2020 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.



Job overview

Specialty Doctor

Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals



2 Full-Time positions

MC46 (£40,037 - £74,661)

This post involves providing anaesthetic services for a wide range of surgical specialties, including general surgery, orthopaedics, gynaecology, urology, ENT, obstetrics. The post includes being part of a shift rota to cover out of hours services on the ICU, and maternity units.

The successful candidate will have at least 2 years experience of anaesthesia and have passed basic competencies including for Obstetrics. They will have worked recently in the NHS. They should also have experience in working on the ICU and will be expected to run lists without direct supervision.

All principal duties are usually undertaken under the local and distant supervision of a Consultant Anaesthetist at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust. 

Main duties of the job

The post has a resident on call duties, primarily within the maternity and critical care units, although may occasionally involve resident on-call duties for the emergency list (1st on-call). The post includes being part of a shift rota to cover out of hours services on the ICU, and maternity units, and attracts 10 + 3.5 PA’s of which 1.5 are for SPA.

The department covers a wide range of surgical specialties including General and Vascular Surgery, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Day Case ENT Surgery, Dental Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery and Intensive Care. There is a Supra Regional Spinal Injuries Unit at the Southport Hospital site and an acute and chronic pain service exists on both sites.

Working for our organisation

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean, and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff

The Department of Anaesthesia consists of 17 Consultants, 3 Associate Specialists, 13 Specialist Doctors, 3 ST trainees, 3 CT2’s, 3 CT1’s and 1 ACCS trainees providing an Anaesthetic service to the Trust which is based on two main sites at Southport & Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Anaesthetic services are provided for routine and emergency surgical, orthopaedic, urological, gynaecological, ENT and Ophthalmology lists, as well as to the Accident and Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit, Delivery Suite and Maternity unit, as well as the Acute and Chronic Pain Service. Involvement may also be required in the initial resuscitation and stabilisation of the critically ill child.

Please see job description for full details

Advertising Date: 18th November 2020

Closing Date: 6th December 2020

Shortlisting Commences  : 7th December, 2020

Proposed Interview Date: w/c 14th December 2020

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MB ChB
  • GMC Registration and License to Practice
Desirable criteria
  • FRCA (Primary or Full)
  • BSc


Essential criteria
  • A breadth of demonstrable experience in an acute hospital setting including 2 years experience post full registration.
  • At least 2 years experience of clinical anaesthesia.
  • The ability to anaesthetise lists with distant supervision
  • Experience of working in a critical care unit
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working as an obstetric anaesthetist

Resuscitation Skills

Essential criteria
  • LS/ BLS
Desirable criteria


Essential criteria
  • Completed at least 1 audit topic
Desirable criteria
  • Research Publication
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Bourke
Job title
Directorate Manager
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Additional information

Arrangements to visit the hospital and informal enquiries may be made direct with Dr Simeon Kehinde, Clinical Director - Telephone Secretary on 01704 547471

Please note such visits do not form part of the interview process.