Consultant Anaesthetist in General Anaesthesia and Periop Medicine – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Consultant Anaesthetist in General Anaesthesia and Periop Medicine

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Job overview

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Anaesthetist with a General Interest, based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. Applicants with a specialty interest or experience in perioperative medicine are particularly encouraged to apply.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join an expanding, innovative and dynamic department of 85 Consultants, 50 Trainees/Clinical Fellows and 16 Senior Clinical Fellows, providing anaesthetic services in this thriving, modern teaching hospital. 

Applicants should be fully registered with the GMC and have a CCT (or equivalent) in Anaesthesia or be within six months of receiving a CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

As part of our commitment to supporting the medical workforce in the part they play in delivering an excellent caring service to patients, all newly appointed Consultants attend our modified Consultant Development programme within a year of joining the Trust. Leadership is a key requirement of doctors’ professional work, and this innovative programme is designed to support Consultants to hone the leadership and management skills they need to succeed at CUH.

Working for our organisation

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Addenbrooke’s not only provides a broad range of medical services for people living in the Cambridge area but is also a regional/supra-regional referral centre for a number of specialties including cancer surgery, neurosurgery, transplantation, plastic surgery, vascular surgery and paediatrics. As a world-renowned teaching hospital, there is unparalleled capacity for teaching and research including involvement in the high fidelity simulation centre, and research projects within the department as well as the wider biomedical campus. 

The successful candidate will join a team of 20 General Anaesthetists, who cover a wide range of specialties within general anaesthesia. Together the group support on call cover of general adult anaesthesia and anaesthetic support of other departments in the hospital. The group is also involved in our post-operative care unit for patients who have undergone major and complex surgery.

Please refer to the Job description and Person specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post.

Person specification


Essential criteria



Clinical Skills

Specialty Specific skills

Commitment to Clinical Governance

Communication Skills

Personal Skills

Understanding of the NHS

Commitment to ongoing Prof Dev

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Andrea Ortu
Job title
Consultant Anaesthetist
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01223 216292
Additional information

Further information, in the first instance, may be obtained by contacting Dr Andrea Ortu, Subspecialty Lead for General Anaesthesia, Dr Brock Andreatta, Speciality Lead for Anaesthesia or Dr Hemantha Alawattegama, Clinical Director for Perioperative Services , via the Anaesthetics Department on 01223 216292 or via e-mail at [email protected],  [email protected] [email protected]

If you have problems applying, contact

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road
01223 256264


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