Specialty Doctor Anaesthetics


Posted: 2 weeks ago

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£45,124 - £77,519 pro rata per annum plus addition


Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

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Anaesthetics Department

Speciality Doctor in Anaesthetics - Full Time Contract

The Anaesthetics Department at Dorset County NHS Foundation Trust has a vacancy for a Speciality Doctor.

The successful applicant will join an established, successful, enthusiastic and ACSA accredited team in delivering quality anaesthetic, perioperative and critical care services to the local West Dorset population and adjoining areas. This includes anaesthetic support for the hospital’s surgical teams including theatre sessions for Orthopaedics, Vascular Surgery, Ophthalmology, Maxillo-facial, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Urology, Colorectal, and General Surgery. Anaesthetic support is also provided in the radiology suite and endoscopy unit. The post will also include working on the Intensive Care Unit at DCH.

The Trust is located close to the Centre of the county town of Dorchester and is a modern hospital. It provides the full range of general, acute hospital services, including an emergency department. The Trust is a recognised trauma unit affiliated with the Southampton Trauma Centre.

As a department we value all of our staff and recognise that appraisal and support for career progression are important. The successful candidate will be supported by a mentor from within the consultant body and we actively encourage and support our SAS staff to look towards CESR application if they wish to take this route.

Dorchester is a popular market town with easy access to Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline in an area of outstanding beauty, served by frequent direct rail services to London Waterloo and Bristol. There are excellent recreational amenities and good educational facilities are available in both the public and private sectors. The popular seaside holiday resort of Weymouth with its golden beaches and picturesque harbour, water sports and the Weymouth Olympic sailing academy is only 8 miles away.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJonathan ChambersJob titleConsultant AnaesthetistEmail addressjonathan.chambers@dchft.nhs.ukTelephone number01305 254804Additional contact information

For further information please contact Clinical Lead for Anaesthetics Jonathan Chambers – jonathan.chambers@dchft.nhs.uk or Senior Business Manager for Anaesthetics Georgina Randall on 01305 254804 georgina.randall@dchft.nhs.uk


Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

The closing date/interview date is subject to amendment; this vacancy may expire at short notice. All correspondence with applicants will be via email. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please contact us on recruitment@dchft.nhs.uk to find out whether you have been shortlisted

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Job Reference

Reference: 405-MD21052ANAES-A

Closing Date: 2021-08-14

Interview Date: 24/08/2021

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