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Consultant Anaesthetist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£75,881 - £98,515 per annum
27/01/2020 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.



Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Medical & Dental Recruitment

Full Time (10 Sessions)

Consultant Anaesthetists

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Based at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny and the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport. Cross-site work is expected of applicants.

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 27th Janaury 2020

These posts are a mixture of replacement and new posts to cover expanding surgical activity. The posts will have a primary base at NHH or RGH but cross site working will be expected by the directorate to meet service. With the current reconfiguration of services across the health Board, including the new Grange University Hospital which is due to open in 2021, the post holder may be required to work at any site across the health board.

The departments in Nevill Hall Hospital and the Royal Gwent Hospital provide an anaesthetic service for both elective and emergency theatre lists in more than 30 theatres across sites. As well as undertaking elective theatre lists, anaesthetists provide 24 hour cover for emergency surgery, trauma and obstetrics. They also participate in resuscitation training and the cardiac arrest team. Total deliveries on the labour wards are around 6700 per year supported by elective lists and an epidural service. The directorate has an active acute and chronic pain management service. Critical Care is present on both RGH and NHH.

The post holders will undertake 7 DCC and 3 SPA sessions per week. Applicants are expected to take part in the on call rota at the site specified to successful candidates after interview. Rota frequency can change with appointments and attract a banding intensity supplement appropriate to service which will be agreed via job planning processes. Candidates are reminded of the Clinical Futures Programme and should expect agreed changes in their working patterns over forthcoming years. ABUHB is looking for capable applicants with skills to support the future health care models in ABUHB.

The Health Board actively supports consultant doctors to undertake funded 3 month formal sabbaticals through an annual application process.

Facilities: shared office accommodation and secretarial support with full IT facilities will be provided. 

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites. 

This position involves Regulated Activity with children and adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer: 

  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including;

       - an adults and children’s barred list check

Applicants must hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC.

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

This post is not included on the current UK Shortage Occupation List and is subject to the rules outlined in the attachment ‘Resident Labour Market Test Guidance’. 

Vacancy Ref: 040-CON352-R-B                                   

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 27th January 2020

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 30th December 2019

Published in BMJ: 1st January 2020

Interview Date: 25th February  2020 

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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

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Dr Mike Byrne, Associate Clinical Director Anaesthetics Nevill Hall Hospital, (Tel 01873 732375) & Dr Seema Sindhakar , Associate Clinical Director Anaesthetics Royal Gwent Hospital, (Tel 01633 234164).