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Lancashire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Anaesthesia Pain Management United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***Location: Lancashire - United Kingdom
***Speciality: Anaesthetics- Pain Management Anaesthesia
*** 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.


Our Lancashire 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.

We invite applications for a substantive Consultant in Chronic Pain and Anaesthetics at a NHS Foundation Trust for candidates with a broad range of skills to become active members of our clients flexible team in Lancashire.

The hospital are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in all aspects of Chronic pain and would welcome applicants with wider skills in service improvement, audit and governance, research, teaching, management and leadership would be desirable. The on-call commitment has evolved to provide the highest quality consultant delivered service whilst responsive to work-life balance. The general anaesthetic rota is a 1 in 20 non-resident on call. The on-call Consultant must have the necessary expertise to cover Obstetric Anaesthesia. Consultants also contribute on a 1:20 basis to Saturday trauma.

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register, or within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT/EU equivalent certification at the time of interview.

Lancashire is an attractive area to live and has many facilities available locally. The cities of Manchester and Liverpool are within easy reach. Recreational facilities are many and varied, with the Lake District, Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales and Fylde Coast nearby.


Pain Management

Inpatient pain management service is consultant and nurse delivered care. There are 3 inpatient pain nurses providing a weekday service. Weekend support is provided by the general anaesthetic emergency team. The Chronic Pain Team consists of 4 Consultants and is part of the Anaesthetic Department

Pre-assessment and enhanced recovery

There is a nurse led pre-assessment clinic for elective patients.  High risk patients are seen by consultant anaesthetists in dedicated clinics and appropriate patients undergo cardiopulmonary exercise testing. This forms the back bone of planning postoperative care including high dependency and critical care for the high risk surgical patient.

The Trust is committed to the concept of ‘enhanced recovery as standard’ for all elective surgical patients.

Day Surgery Unit

We are proud to have a national leading Day Surgery Unit. Our success comes from high quality staffing, well developed patient pathways and comprehensive data systems which enable ongoing quality improvement and assurance.

Obstetric Anaesthesia

The Obstetric service achieved CNST level 3 in 2012. There are between 2500 and 3000 deliveries per annum. The department provides senior anaesthetic care for labour ward every weekday morning and separately for elective caesarean section lists. We have a recently opened dedicated obstetric theatre situated within the labour ward complex.

Inpatient theatres

There are 9 inpatient operating theatres including a purpose built interventional radiology suite. The Trust provides a 24/7 interventional radiology service.

General Duties- guideline only

  • Patient safety, dignity and care are the highest priority and at the centre of all that we do.
  • To provide high quality consultant delivered care to patients including clinical leadership and supervision of junior medical staff, ensuring the highest standards of clinical care are provided to all patients attending the hospital.
  • To be proactive in ensuring that all patients receive rapid assessment, treatment and clinical decision making, whilst ensuring our standard to deliver safe quality and performance are delivered and sustained.
  • To provide teaching and training at undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervised and train the juniors and specialty doctors. To be proactive in the department’s clinical governance agenda and take on leadership roles to support continuous learning and improvement, thereby abiding by the clinical and corporate governance policies of the Trust.
  • To liaise with clinicians and managers within and outside the department to address any issues arising that may affect the services.
  • To participate in relevant audit and quality assurance processes.
  • To communicate with local GPs

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 theoverall 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.

For a 10 pa contract 10X20 pa must be worked every 20 week rota

Anaesthesia / Pain Medicine

Number of lists DCC 6.5  sessions per week, 50% Anaesthetics and 50% Pain   (@ 1.25pa)


Pain Clinic

Acute Pain Lead Session

MDT (0.5)

Interventional Session (0.5)

3 sessions in anaesthetics

All day Weekend Trauma (DCC) 0.2 4
On call (DCC) 0.75pa per week 15
Total DCC 7.5 per week 150.25
Total SPA 2.5 per week 50
Total PA’s 10.01 per week 200.25


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.


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


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:


*** 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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