Consultant Anaesthetist - St Helena Island, South Atlantic
3 month contract – flight departs UK 21st June
Salary £85,000 per annum plus allowances which cover accommodation, utilities, insurance
A short-term contract is available for an experienced Anaesthetist to work on the outstandingly beautiful island of St Helena, located in the South Atlantic Ocean. This post is to last 3 months and you must be available to fly on the departing flight on 21st June. The post is offered on an unaccompanied basis, it may be possible to book family to travel with you, at your own cost.
St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, a sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500. The 30-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.
You will deal with adult and paediatric patients alike which would include general anaesthesia (LMA or intubation), neuraxial blocks and axillary plexus blocks. Neonatal cases may also arise. Assisting the SMO in collection of health information data as required you will also participate in and contribute to the clinical governance committee.
Managing Acute teams, you will offer pain relief in labour and obstetric anaesthesia, post-operative pain, acute pain medicine and chronic and cancer pain management. You will provide sedation and anaesthesia for patients undergoing various procedures including endoscopic procedures, interventional radiology and dental surgery. Responsibilities will also cover the transport of acutely ill and injured patients.
- Full G.M.C. registration or equivalence and good standing with that body;
- Employed at Consultant level or at Senior Specialist Registrar with at least 7 years’ post graduate experience;
- Intensive care experience of at least 5 years;
- FRCA or DESA or equivalent;
- ATLS, APLS or equivalent;
Please get in touch as soon as possible to discuss the full job details and your availability.