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Locum Consultant in Critical Care/Anaesthetia

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Critical Care/Anaesthetia
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Fixed Term up to 12 months
10 Sessions
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Royal Gwent Hospital
Full time £85,488
24/07/2018 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.

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



We are looking for enthusiastic candidates to apply for a Locum consultant post in Intensive Care Medicine & Anaesthesia based at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, Wales. The post holder will be expected to participate in the daytime and out-of-hours on-call rota work at the Royal Gwent Hospital in conjunction with 10 other Consultant Intensivists.


The adult critical care unit at the Royal Gwent hospital is a 15 bedded unit that is commissioned for 9 level 3 beds and 6 level 2 beds that are used inter-changeably within its 17 available physical spaces. There is also a 3-bedded Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) that works as a higher-level ward for elective high-risk surgical patients needing post operative care and monitoring. The PACU unit is staffed by the critical care nursing staff and the anaesthetic department.


The unit admits more than 1000 patients every year for level 2, level 3 and PACU care. The elective surgical cancellations have been significantly lower with the opening up of the PACU in 2015.

The clinical futures plan for the health board will see the 2 critical care units within the health board merging to form a 30-bedded critical care unit at the Grange University Hospital site. This brand-new hospital is under construction and is scheduled to be open in spring 2021.


The anaesthetic department at the Royal Gwent Hospital consists of 56 consultants in Anaesthetics, Chronic Pain and Intensive Care Medicine. The Royal Gwent Hospital is a busy DGH admitting patients requiring surgery in Trauma & Orthopaedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Urology, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics. We also provide a consultant-led service to patients requiring anaesthesia for radiological and endoscopic interventions. We look after surgical patients in 2 peripheral hospital sites; Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr and St Woolos Hospital. In addition to this, we have a well established pre-assessment, acute and chronic pain service. We also have a full complement of office staff to support our services. We pride ourselves in providing high quality teaching and training.






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

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-LCON302-R                  

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 24/07/2018

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 10/07/2018




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Applicant requirements

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 visit the department should contact Dr Babu Muthuswamy, Clinical Director for Critical Care on 01633 234164