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Consultant in Adult Critical Care & Anaesthesia

Job Description

Be part of an award-winning and innovative NHS Foundation Trust that is at the forefront of clinical technology and patient care. As Wirral’s largest employer, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the thriving heart of the local community. Comprising Wirral’s only Emergency Department, it is one of the biggest and busiest acute NHS trusts in the North West.

With state-of-the-art facilities based within a fast-paced and ever-developing environment, this forward-thinking Trust is on an exciting journey of transformation. We are enormously proud that we continue to have low mortality rates, impressive results in national audits such as for stroke, children’s inpatient services and maternity and breast services as well as some outstanding patient feedback. The Trust has been recognised by numerous national awards over the past 12 months in areas including dermatology, dementia, patient experience, patient safety, scientific innovation and staff engagement to name drop just a few.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is also really important to us, and our latest NHS Staff Survey reflects this. It’s great to know our engaged staff are feeling even more positive and enthusiastic by recommending the Trust as a place to work.

Why not see what Wirral has to offer yourself by applying to join our #proud global workforce at our award-winning organisation.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest and busiest acute trusts in the North West of England. We operate from two main sites (Arrowe Park Hospital and Clatterbridge Hospital), while also providing a range of services in community settings. Providing a comprehensive range of high quality acute care services, our 5,600-strong workforce serves a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North-West footprint.


(minimum 10 PA CONTRACT including On Call commitment)

The Wirral area, with a population of 380,000 is served by Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge hospitals (sited 5 miles apart), which provide most of the acute hospital services in the locality. The successful applicant will join our team of 11 consultants based at Arrowe Park.

The Wirral peninsula is home to 350,000 people, and offers a superb work-life balance. Flanked by the rivers Dee and Mersey, the peninsula is a combination of semi-rural and urban areas, with attractive housing, educational and recreational opportunities. There is an excellent transport infrastructure, with links to Liverpool, Chester, Manchester, and North Wales. The hospital is within 20 minutes’ drive of nearly all popular residential areas.

This substantive opportunity has arisen due to the re-location of an existing colleague. The Job Plan is adult critical care orientated, with applications considered for Intensivists from an Anaesthetic background, with facility to provide duties within the parent specialties.

To discuss the post or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Craig Cowan, Clinical Service Lead, Critical Care. (Telephone:  ( Phone number removed ) , or email: ( Email address removed )).

WUTH runs an in house Consultant Development Programme for Consultant that are new to the Trust.

It is essential that a full CV is uploaded along with your completed application form.

All referees will be contacted prior to interview if shortlisted for the post.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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UK Registration

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