Locum consultant cardiothoracic anaesthetist

This is a locum appointment to join a dynamic team of specialised Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists at our tertiary centre. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver anaesthesiology for a wide range of cardiology and cardiothoracic procedures; trans-oesophageal echocardiography and will give direct care in the integrated cardiothoracic intensive care unit.

The successful application will be part of a 1:10 24/7 cardiothoracic on-call rota serving a population in excess of 1 million. We are ideally looking for an applicant with a wide range of anaesthetic and intensive care skills.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the West Midlands. The purpose-built Heart and Lung Centre, which opened in October 2004, is the fourth Cardiothoracic Unit in the region, and the first in the UK to deliver an integrated Cardiothoracic and Cardiology service. As the most productive unit in the West Midlands, the Centre delivers approximately 1,000 adult cardiac surgical cases, 500 thoracic surgical cases, 1,400 PCIs and 1,300 diagnostic angiograms. It has provided a 24/7 Primary PCI programme since April 2007 and more recently commenced a TAVI programme, with more than 200 patients successfully treated to date. We have a large device implant programme and our Electrophysiology service is rapidly growing treating approximately 300 cases per annum. Our facilities comprise three Catheter Laboratories and a dedicated Pacing Theatre supported by a 16-bed Day Ward, 37-bed Cardiology Ward and 27-bed surgical ward with 14-bed ICCU and 3 dedicated cardiothoracic theatres.

The successful candidate must have full GMC registration. This post will be offered in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Service (England) for the new Consultant contract.

For further information and informal discussions about the post, applicants are invited to contact: Mr Billing, Clinical Lead for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart & Lung Centre, tel: ; email:

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Alex Ng, Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist. Telephone

Reference: 40884976

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