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Locum Consultant Anaesthetist

Locum Consultant

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Locum Consultant
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 6 sessions per week (plus on-call 24 hrs)
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Southport and Ormskirk
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
Salary period
30/06/2022 23:59
Interview date

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

Locum Consultant Anaesthetist

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust 

Fixed Term - 12 months

£82,096 - £110,683 per annum

Main duties of the job

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.


Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


12 months fixed term

 Applicants are invited for Locum posts within the Anaesthetic Department at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust. The posts have arisen due to retirement, service development and recent relocation.

These are full time posts fixed term for 12 months, based at both Southport and Ormskirk hospital sites. On call duties include providing anaesthetic services for emergency surgery, maternity, paediatric emergencies for stabilization and transfer, ICU cover on a 1 in 8 basis

The department covers a wide range of surgical specialties including General, Urology – with Day Case Holmium Laser Prostectomy, 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 we provide elective surgery to this patient group also. The Trust has an acute and chronic pain service available across both sites.

There is a new 4 bedded POCCU area within our Critical Care template (at the Southport site) and this has assisted the development of a rectus sheath catheter service such that we can offer this analgesic modality to both elective and emergency abdominal surgery patients.

The successful candidates should be willing to integrate into an established and supportive Anaesthetic department and to meet the challenges involved.

All applicants must be either on the GMC Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT award at the time of interview. The posts are due to commence with the Trust as soon as possible.

You will be joining an enthusiastic Anaesthetic Team. The Departments of Anaesthesia and Critical Care consist of 20 Consultants, 1 Associate Specialist, 17 Specialty Doctors, 6 Anaesthetic Core trainees, 1 ACCS trainee, 4 Anaesthesia Associates and 2 ACCP’s 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. In addition to this, the Critical Care department has 2 ACCPs, 3 Clinical Fellows and 2 Internal Medical Trainees to provide support to the anaesthetic critical care cohort. The trainee feedback both locally and via the GMC survey over the last 2 years had shown we provide excellent training for junior trainees.

The Trust is happy to consider flexible working arrangements and extended days to deliver a desirable work life balance, support professional goals and personal development.
Please see individual job descriptions and specifications for more details

Arrangements to visit the hospital and informal enquiries may be made directly to Dr S Kehinde, Clinical Director of Anaesthetics or Dr J Haines Consultant Anaesthetist, contactable via their secretary on 01704 704201 or 01695 656421.

We look forward to hearing from you


Advert Date: 06-Jun-2022

Closing Date: 30-Jun-2022

Shortlisting Date:  01-Jul-2022

Proposed Interview Date: 21-Jul-2022 - am

Person specification

Professional Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Full registration with General Medical Council and Licence to Practice
  • MB ChB or equivalent.
  • FRCA or equivalent.
  • Inclusion on the GMC Specialist Register or within six months of receiving CCT at the time of interview.
Desirable criteria
  • MD/MSc or equivalent
  • Fellowship of Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FFICM) or eligible for FFICM, or equivalent

Clinical Knowledge &Training

Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience of working in pain medicine/ anaesthesia within the NHS
  • Successful completion of Higher Training, or equivalent, in General Duties, including the following non-essential Units of Training: General, urological and gynaecological surgery
  • Successful completion of Higher Training, or equivalent, in General Duties, including the following non-essential Units of Training: Obstetrics
  • Successful completion of Higher Training, or equivalent, in Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • Successful completion of Higher Training, or equivalent, in intensive care medicine.
  • Evidence of advanced training, or equivalent, preferably in at least one of the General Duties Units of Training.
  • Ability to stabilise and provide initial management of the critically ill and/or emergency anaesthetic patient.
  • Current ALS Provider
  • Ability to manage respiratory and cardiac arrest in adults and children
  • Current PLS/ APLS Provider
Desirable criteria
  • Advanced training or equivalent in Obstetric anaesthesia
  • Advanced training or equivalent in general, urological and gynaecological surgery
  • 6-month attachment for Higher Training in Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • Knowledge, skills and/ or experience of developing a maternal critical care service

Management/ Leadership / Audit

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of NHS management and leadership responsibilities of a consultant.
  • Evidence of active and consistent engagement with clinical audit and/ or QIP(s)
Desirable criteria
  • Good IT and computing skills.
  • Completion of appropriate management/ leadership course(s)
  • Previous participation in a management/ leadership role.


Essential criteria
  • Recognition by the GMC as a Clinical Supervisor
  • Evidence of delivering teaching to undergraduate students, postgraduate doctors and/ or allied healthcare professionals
Desirable criteria
  • Recognition by the GMC as an Educational Supervisor
  • Formal training/ qualification in Teaching and/or Learning
  • Life support course instructor


Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of recent and current research, with relevant publications.
  • Formal training in Research Methodology

Professional Interests

Desirable criteria
  • Membership of appropriate professional society (ies). Knowledge of the up-to-date literature.
  • Knowledge of the up-to-date literature.

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, approachability and ability to motivate and develop others
  • Ability to lead change and the development of services and promote excellence and best practice
Desirable criteria
  • Caring and responsible attitude to colleagues

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyAge positiveDisability confident employer

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

Lesley Enright
Job title
Operational Service Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01695 65 6152
Additional information

Arrangements to visit the hospital and informal enquiries may be made directly to Dr S Kehinde, Clinical Director via his secretary on 01704 704201 or 01695 656421

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