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East Midlands NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ General Anaesthesia United Kingdom

East Midlands NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ General Anaesthesia United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***Location: East Midlands – United Kingdom
***Speciality: Anaesthetics – General Anaesthesia Anaesthetist
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £79,860 to £110,465 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** GMC Registration Required ( General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 month of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.

Overview

Our East Midlands NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

Applications are invited for enthusiastic and highly motivated Locum Consultants in Anaesthesia to join our expanding team at the General Hospital. This is a full time post for 12 months initially with a view of becoming a substantive position. (2 posts).

The successful applicant will be joining University Hospital at a time of major rebuild. The Government has announced that the hospital will be getting £450m of capital investment over the next 5 years to complete our investment and reconfiguration plans. The £450m programme includes two ‘super’ intensive care units with 100 beds in total, almost double the current number with modernised of wards, operating theatres and imaging facilities.

The scope of surgical practice at the hospitals offers exciting and varied clinical opportunities for Consultant Anaesthetists and there is continued support for non-clinical professional activities both inside and outside the trust.

The hospital is one of three hospitals in the Trust, and is the site of elective orthopaedics and hand surgery, general surgery, renal transplant, urology & hepatobiliary services. There will be an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of ambulatory orthopaedic patient pathways over the next 12 months. The successful candidate will support the current establishment of NHS and academic staff contributing to the on-call rota, and provide senior anaesthetic cover for elective and emergency surgery.

The work pattern offered is designed to give the appointee the best opportunity to develop their clinical and non-clinical interests whilst most effectively supporting the department. All previous holders of this post have progressed to substantive positions, having developed expertise and leadership skills in their field of interest.

The successful candidates will support the current establishment of NHS and academic staff contributing to the on-call rota, and provide senior anaesthetic cover for elective, emergency and trauma surgery.

The Trust is fully committed to continuing medical education for consultants. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to departmental quality improvement activity and the clinical supervision of postgraduate trainees in anaesthesia. The Department of Anaesthesia is committed to working towards the Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation scheme of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

General Duties– guideline only

  • To provide Consultant Anaesthetic cover for anaesthesia, elective and emergency surgery at the hospital including preoperative assessment and postoperative care.
  • To participate in an Anaesthetist On-Call Rota dependent upon site.
  • Deliver a high quality anaesthetic service, supporting the department with a positive attitude towards flexible working.
  • Supervise and train junior anaesthetic and intensive care medical staff.
  • Work with the acute pain team to provide safe and effective postoperative analgesia to patients.
  • Take part in multidisciplinary case conferences.
  • Teaching Post-graduate and under-graduate, research and administration.
  • Develop the Anaesthetic Service along with the other Consultants at the trust.
  • Work with the Clinical Governance team to enhance patient safety.
  • To work with the Quality and Safety team to enhance patient safety.
  • To work flexibly to help cover the workload of the CMG.

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates.

Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust’s requirements and the individual’s particular expertise.

A draft job plan is provided below. The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.

Outline Job Plan – Example only (DCC Direct Clinical Care, SPA Supporting Professional Activity)

Theatre Lists – including pre and postoperative assessment and follow up and clinical administration (DCC) 7.5 PAS = 6 Flexible sessions
On Call General Duty 1.0
SPA: CPD, Audit, Teaching, Clinical supervision, Trust Induction, Mandatory Training, Administration 1.5
TOTAL PROGRAMMED ACTIVITIES 10

8.5 PA’s are allocated to direct clinical care. 1.5 PA’s are allocated as a minimum to all consultants for SPA in order to support the requirements of revalidation, which include activities such as participating in audit, CPD and mandatory training and to support clinical supervision of undergraduates and postgraduate speciality trainees.

Salary

This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £79,860 to £110,465 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.

Teaching/Research

The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

  • To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements
  • To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities

Confidentiality

All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT – Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals.

We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

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