About the Job


Working as part of a skilful multi-discipline team, Head Medical are seeking a Consultant Anaesthesia (General) to come to work for a leading private hospital in the UK. 

Based in the city of Plymouth, Devon as part of this professional, friendly and compassionate team you will do everything you can to ensure the patient’s treatment is of the highest standard.  This organisation focuses on ensuring that our patients receive high-quality treatment quickly, in clean and comfortable surroundings. 

As the successful appointee in this key role, you'll be anaesthetising patients for all kinds of procedures – from ophthalmology to orthopaedics, and from gynaecology to general surgery. Alongside your clinical responsibilities, you'll also have the chance to get involved in the administrative and managerial aspects of the department, and in the development of less experienced colleagues.

This is on an elective basis except where a postoperative patient requires a return to theatre. You additionally will be required to attend OPD on a rota basis to help in the preassessment of patients prior to surgery.

The post holder will be required to have completed a substantial number of procedures identified above independently.  Applicants will be expected to have an excellent clinical quality record and be able to demonstrate the ability to perform efficiently in theatre.

It’s a chance to be part of an agile and innovative healthcare company that’s determined to help its partners introduce new ideas and new ways of working. It’s an opportunity to pursue a rewarding career as a key member of a caring team as this role has clinical, teaching and staff development responsibilities

A typical job plan will comprise of 40 hours of clinical activity per week, including Saturdays on occasions, with flexible elements. Five hours for SPA is given per week, but employees are expected to work flexibly where necessary when colleagues are on leave - rotas are planned months in advance.

What's on offer?

  • Salary Up to £140,000 per annum
  • Extensive training courses accessible
  • Access to private health Insurance
  • 10-days study leave
  • Great development and career progression opportunities.
  • An extensive range of wellbeing and lifestyle benefits
  • Flexible shifts that enable you to work around other commitments
  • The support you need to grow in your role and continue your professional development
  • Work within a relaxed, clean and modern hospital

The Hospital

  • CQC rated good
  • Medium-sized hospital, features three operating theatres, a day surgery theatre, and an endoscopy suite, along with diagnostic imaging and physiotherapy departments.
  • Currently has 30 in-patient beds
  • As the third largest county in England, Devon covers a lot of ground. Serving a population of around 803,000 people.

Requirements to apply?

    • UK registered Medical Degree.
    • Past record of FRCA academic achievement or equivalent specialised training
    • Full and Specialist GMC Registration in Anaesthesia 
    • ALS
    • Wide training and experience in anaesthesia.
    • Able to offer expert clinical opinion on range of problems in anaesthesia.
    • Able to take full and independent responsibility for delivering service without direct supervision.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Stuart today.

stuart@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1096

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