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Consultant Anaesthetist with an Interest in Chronic Pain Management

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Anaesthetics with a Special Interest in Chronic Pain Management
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£79,957 to £103,806 per annum pro rota
10/03/2021 23:59
Interview date

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.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process


CONSULTANT IN ANAESTHETICS  with an interest in Chronic Pain Management

Based at the Aneurin Bevan University Hospitals (ABUHB), South East Wales

 Full Time (10 Sessions)

Closing Date for Applications:  Midnight on  10th March 2021

 Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Chronic Pain Management. This replacement post aims to provide cover for Anaesthetics and Pain Management Services. Cross-site working will be expected by the Directorate to meet service demands and the post holder may be required to work at any site across the Health Board.

The Anaesthetic Directorate provides a service for more than 30 theatres across the Health Board. The newly opened Grange University Hospital has been designed as a specialist critical care centre where the emergency department, all critical care services, all emergency surgery including vascular and trauma, and the 6000 delivery obstetric unit is based. This is supported by the local general hospitals of the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny and Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr in Ystrad Mynach.

The Chronic Pain Service has 2.6 WTE consultants supported by psychologist and clinical nurse specialists. The ethos of the service is in line with WAG guidance to facilitate self –management of chronic pain with multidisciplinary, patient centred care. Chronic Pain Services are provided across ABUHB sites and include face to face/remote consultations, interventional therapy, psychology and pain management programme. Teaching opportunities are available for intermediate, higher and advanced trainees in pain medicine. COVID-19 has led to significant changes in service delivery and there is an exciting opportunity for developing the service in line with local and national guidance.

The post holders will undertake 7 DCC and 3 SPA sessions per week split approximately 50:50 between Chronic Pain and Anaesthetics. Applicants are expected to take part in the Anaesthetics on-call rota at the Grange University Hospital. Rota frequency is currently 1 in 16 but can change with appointments and attracts 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.

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.

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Dr Mandar Joshi, Interim Clinical Director Tel: 01873 732375

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 barred list check and children’s barred list check

Applicants must hold or be eligible to 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.


Vacancy Ref: 040-CON445                       

Closing Date for Applications:  Midnight on  10th March 2021

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac:  16th February 2021

Published in BMJ:      20th  February 2021                               

Interview Date:                    8th April 2021                    





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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.

Welsh language skills are not necessary

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Mandar Joshi
Job title
Clinical Director, Pain Services
Email address
Telephone number
01873 732375