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Lancashire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Anaesthetics – ICU/ ITU United Kingdom

Lancashire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Anaesthetics – ICU/ ITU United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***Location: Lancashire – United Kingdom
***Speciality: Anaesthetics – ICU/ ITU Intensive Care 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.


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.

There are opportunities for Consultants in Anaesthesia with a special interest in Intensive Care Medicine to join an established, enthusiastic team mainly based at the Hospital in Lancashire. The hospital will aim to accommodate specialist interest within Intensive Care and Anaesthesia.

10PA jobs are available with 1.5 SPA. Additional sessions are available on request.

On call is currently TU only with a 1:6 frequency with ambitions to reduce this frequency to 1:8. The unit is well supported by middle grade & trainee cover both in and out of hours.

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.


The Intensive Care Department forms part of the Anaesthetics & theatres departments.

The post holder will join the existing team of consultants providing anaesthetic and critical care support to a wide range of surgical specialties.

The Anaesthetics Department co-ordinates the provision of a comprehensive anaesthetic and intensive care service to all hospitals across both sites. The Anaesthetic Department is a part of the Surgical Services Directorate comprising Anaesthesia, Surgery and Trauma & Orthopaedics.

The main hospital provide services for Trauma and Orthopaedics, ENT, Faciomaxillary Surgery, General surgery, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, General, Orthopaedic and Urological surgery and Ophthalmic surgery. At the main hospital there are 35 operating theatres including a busy daycase surgery department. There is a 16 bedded level 2/3 Intensive Care unit and a 16 bedded post surgical step down unit.

The hospital has a strong management structure based on the pillars of Clinical Governance. The hospital have a Multi-Disciplinary Ethos, and are pleased to work closely with other hospital consultants and allied health professionals to deliver patient centered care.

They are a part of the Regional Critical Care Network, which also encompasses Lancashire. This is a well-developed managed Network and is recognised as being at the forefront of Critical Care Modernisation.

Consultants take an active interest in the education and training of medical staff and the examination record of the department is excellent.

All members of the department are actively encouraged to take part in monthly audit/teaching days and other tutorial/seminar groups.

Consultants take an active interest in the education and training of junior staff and the examination record of the department is excellent.

General Duties– guideline only

In addition to any specialist interests all consultants will be involved in providing a general clinical service to the Trust.

  • Provision with consultant colleagues of a service to Lancashire & surrounding areas with responsibility for diagnosis & treatment of patients at the hospitals & clinics at which you have duties.
  • Responsible for the continuing care & treatment of patients in your charge & personal performance of clinical duties as agreed in your job plan, allowing for all proper delegation to & training of your staff.
  • Provision of an out-of-hours service with consultant colleagues including on-call rota commitments.
  • Active participation in undergraduate & post graduate education, including training sessions for Foundation Years, Specialty Registrars and medical students.
  • Provision of cover for your consultant colleagues during reasonable periods of leave including care of patients & supervision of doctors in training.
  • Responsible for the professional supervision, training & management of junior medical staff, carrying out teaching, examination & accreditation duties as required & contributing to postgraduate & CPD activity locally & nationally as appropriate.
  • Participate in clinical audit under local arrangements.
  • Commitment to entering patients into MRC trials where appropriate (if the appointee has an interest in research this would be supported by the Trust & the Division).
  • Commitment to taking part in annual appraisal process which will be undertaken by the Assistant Clinical Director for Intensive Care Medicine.
  • Responsible for compliance with personal continuing professional development requirements with the support of the Trust. It is mandatory for all Consultants to keep up to date with evidence based practice.
  • Responsible for maintaining awareness of & acting in accordance with professional guidelines such as “Duties of a Doctor”, “Good Medical Practice”, & the “GMC Performance Procedures” .
  • Exceptional requirements to undertake additional duties for limited periods within geographical area specified above or undertake duties at other hospitals in the event of a major disaster or incident.

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.

The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.


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.

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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.

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