Consultant Anaesthetist

Consultant Anaesthetist - Reference [None]

Role Information:

Tired of your current role and looking for a change? What about a new challenge developing a sedation service in the largest private endoscopy practice in London? Available as a full or part-time role with no on-call and no weekends with a competitive remuneration package including private healthcare cover, this role sits in our Digestive Health centre.

  1. Salary: Experience dependent
  2. Location: OneWelbeck Digestive Health Centre, Welbeck Street, London, UK
  3. Full Time

The Role

OneWelbeck Digestive Health are seeking to build a team of dedicated Consultant Anaesthetists to lead and deliver the administration of intravenous anaesthesia and sedation and provision of peri-procedural care. You will work is a team of Consultant Anaesthetists to lead and deliver the administration of intravenous anaesthesia and sedation, and in provision of peri-procedural care. As a team you will manage the coverage of our 4 procedure rooms operating 5 days a week. You will also be participating in the performance improvement and quality assurance activities (QAPI).

Essential Requirements

  • Full registration with the GMC with a licence to practice
  • Evidence of qualifications as a Consultant Anaesthetist including evidence of primary medical degree (MBBS or equivalent)
  • FRCA or equivalent with evidence of completion of higher specialist training
  • Admission to the Specialist Register for Anaesthesia
  • At least 2-years’ experience working as a Consultant within the UK’s National Health Service
  • Adult Life Support certification (current)
  • Evidence of malpractice indemnity to cover scope of practice for OWDH
  • Evidence of experience administering local anaesthesia, conscious sedation and general anaesthesia

Training and audit:

  • Experience of audit
  • Participation in audit and quality improvement
  • Experience teaching multidisciplinary team in acute medical/emergency scenarios
  • Maintains CPD and able to present appropriate evidence for yearly appraisal

Interpersonal skills:

  • Organisational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Positive attitude towards multidisciplinary team members and support team led services

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and the skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient
  • Demonstrates ability to administer anaesthesia as approved by Governing Body of Centre
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality
  • Performs all aspects of anaesthesia care in an environment that optimises patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors
  • Interviews patient and performs pre-anaesthesia and airway assessment prior to the surgery/procedure
  • Demonstrates efficient medication management per established protocols and Centre policies and procedures
  • Strictly adheres to Centre infection control policies and safe injection practices
  • Maintains attendance with patient as required by the patient’s condition relative to his/her anaesthesia status and until responsibility for proper patient care can be assumed by other qualified individuals
  • Provides effective communication related to patient’s condition and ongoing requirements for continuum of care
  • Accurately records all aspects of anaesthesia/sedation provided and airway management techniques utilised on all patients that have received anaesthesia care
  • Performs a post-anaesthesia patient assessment, records post anaesthetic visits, including at least one note describing the presence or absence of anaesthesia related complications
  • Acts as patient’s advocate for the safe delivery of care
  • Assists with appropriate patient selection, discusses anaesthetic plan of care with appropriate parties in the instance where he/she feels the anaesthesia may pose a threat of loss of life or undue and/or unwarranted risk to the patient
  • Discharges or releases the patient from the recovery area according to established criteria and regulatory requirements and documents appropriately
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patient and family
  • Documents all narcotic usage and waste, as required by organisational policies and procedures
  • Responds to emergency situations requiring anaesthesia services, knowledge or technique
  • Checks all resuscitative equipment prior to the beginning of the first surgery/procedure of the day. Reports malfunctioning or missing equipment to the Centre Director immediately
  • Documentation meets current standards and follows Centre policies and procedures
  • Follows the bylaws of the Medical Staff of the Centre

Language Skills

  • Fluent in English (comprehension, reading and writing)
  • If from abroad, evidence of that you have passed the English language exams is required and evidence of provisional GMC registration is required.

Salary & benefits

Competitive salary (experience dependent), Private Healthcare Cover & other employee benefits and performance linked incentives.

How to apply

To apply, please email your current CV, GMC registration and cover letter to