Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care


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Cardiac Anaesthesia
11.5 PA'S
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£76,761 to £103,490
28/02/2018 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This post has arisen due to expansion of services. This is a fantastic and exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic consultant to join our well integrated team of forward thinking anaesthetists and work in our state of the art cardiothoracic intensive care unit at Lancashire Cardiac Centre. This is a new position expanding our existing eleven Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists to provide Anaesthetic and critical care cover for cardiothoracic surgery and rapidly expanding cardiology programmes based in the Lancashire Cardiac Centre at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. This position would be suitable for both newly qualified and existing consultants in search of a new opportunity.


We provide a comprehensive range of adult cardiothoracic surgical and cardiology procedures to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria. The Lancashire Cardiac Centre has 4 cardiothoracic operating theatres, 4 Cardiac Catheter Laboratories and 20 critical care beds, with the plans for expansion with a state of the art hybrid theatre. We operate on approximately 1200 cardiac surgical and 500 thoracic cases per year and the applicant should preferably have experience in transoesophageal echo and cardiothoracic critical care.


Blackpool and its surrounding areas offer excellent housing, educational and recreational facilities, as well as close proximity to areas of outstanding natural beauty including the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. There is also easy access to the national motorway and rail network.


Applicants must hold full registration with the GMC and be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of attaining CCT at date of interview.

Interview Date: 3rd May 2018

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Dale Watson (Head of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia) or Dr P Saravanan (Lead Anaesthetist for Cardiothoracic Intensive Care) to make arrangements for an informal visit to the hospital via Anaesthetic Secretary, Ann Nolan on (01253) 957785.

If you have problems applying, contact

01253 957015