Locum Consultant Anaesthetist

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

This post is to provide, develop and expand services including High Dependency Care, Maternal Critical Care, and Gynaecology including Reproductive Medicine, Gynecological Oncology & Robotic Surgeries and Obstetrics provided at the Liverpool Women's Hospital.

Main duties of the job

A core component of this post is a clinical commitment to the Trust's Main Delivery Suite and is intended to provide the appointee with the opportunity of continuing and expanding the obstetric anaesthetic services already established at the Liverpool Women's Hospital. The work on delivery suite encompasses elective and emergency obstetric anesthesia in supporting the busy unit.

It is envisaged that twilight sessions may become necessary in the future and this will be under review.

Close teamwork with anaesthetic, obstetric and midwifery colleagues are essential, as this is a tertiary referral center for complicated obstetric problems. Taking part and developing the high dependency care along with routine obstetric anaesthesia and analgesic tasks is a pleasant and challenging field to teach trainees and develop research active in the department and Trust.

About us

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm newborns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes usthe specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving it's services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:

Video: https://vimeo.com/556197652

Online brochure: https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/media/4121/recruitment-pack-great-place-to-work-16pp-v4-final.pdf

Date posted

26 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per Annum (dependant on experience)

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

159-LWH-219-24

Job locations

Liverpool Women's Hospital Trust

Crown Street

Liverpool

L8 7SS


Job description

Job responsibilities

There is a whole day (2 sessions) Gynaecology Oncology list working in a busy and vital area of Gynaecology. Patients of wide age range and fitness require surgical assistance and anaesthetic cares.

Commitment includes a further 2 sessions made up of theatre lists or Preoperative assessment clinic in Gynaecological Surgery at the Liverpool Womens Hospital.

The department expects and promotes good teaching and training for junior anaesthetic staff and the successful appointees will contribute in this area along with providing training for other groups of staff within the Trust.

The on-call commitment will be shared with Consultant Colleagues at LWH, and will be equivalent to 1:12 and attract an availability supplement of 3%.

Supporting professional activity time (SPA) is offered initially as 1.5 PA (6hrs) (I PA on site and 0.5 PA flexible) for purposes of, among others, continuing professional development, enhanced appraisal and revalidation, with further SPAs granted after agreement of a job plan with the Clinical Director and Medical Director.

Job description

Job responsibilities

There is a whole day (2 sessions) Gynaecology Oncology list working in a busy and vital area of Gynaecology. Patients of wide age range and fitness require surgical assistance and anaesthetic cares.

Commitment includes a further 2 sessions made up of theatre lists or Preoperative assessment clinic in Gynaecological Surgery at the Liverpool Womens Hospital.

The department expects and promotes good teaching and training for junior anaesthetic staff and the successful appointees will contribute in this area along with providing training for other groups of staff within the Trust.

The on-call commitment will be shared with Consultant Colleagues at LWH, and will be equivalent to 1:12 and attract an availability supplement of 3%.

Supporting professional activity time (SPA) is offered initially as 1.5 PA (6hrs) (I PA on site and 0.5 PA flexible) for purposes of, among others, continuing professional development, enhanced appraisal and revalidation, with further SPAs granted after agreement of a job plan with the Clinical Director and Medical Director.

Person Specification

Skills, Knowledge and Aptitudes

Essential

  • Able to work within the existing directorate framework and compatibility with all existing consultant staff
  • Committed to specialty and enthusiastic about the role of anaesthetists
  • Commitment to team working Good communication and interpersonal skills Good organisational skills Leadership qualities Excellent written and spoken English Ability to cope under pressure Enthusiastic and motivated

Desirable

  • Experience of supervising anaesthetic trainees
  • Experience of teaching non-medical professionals
  • Evidence of: Caring and responsible attitude to colleagues

Qualifications

Essential

  • MBChB or equivalent FRCA or equivalent Full GMC registration CCT (or equivalent) with entry on Specialist Register for anaesthesia or within six months of anticipated CCT date on the date of interview
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in anaesthesia
  • Minimum of 1 year worked within the NHS

Desirable

  • Additional postgraduate training (MRCP, MD etc)
  • Post-Graduate prizes

Experience

Essential

  • Smooth progression through training consistent with personal circumstances
  • Higher level training in obstetric anaesthesia with recent, wide knowledge and experience of high risk obstetric anaesthesia
  • Higher training in general, urological and gynaecological surgery
  • Higher training in day case anaesthesia
  • Minimum of 6 months training in intensive care at ST level
  • ALS

Desirable

  • Advanced level training in obstetric anaesthesia or Evidence of managing Anaesthetic services on a labour ward - including elective/emergency section lists and input into the care of complex parturient
  • Experience with anesthesia for the Robotic Surgeries
  • Advanced level training in general, urological and gynaecological anaesthesia
Person Specification

Skills, Knowledge and Aptitudes

Essential

  • Able to work within the existing directorate framework and compatibility with all existing consultant staff
  • Committed to specialty and enthusiastic about the role of anaesthetists
  • Commitment to team working Good communication and interpersonal skills Good organisational skills Leadership qualities Excellent written and spoken English Ability to cope under pressure Enthusiastic and motivated

Desirable

  • Experience of supervising anaesthetic trainees
  • Experience of teaching non-medical professionals
  • Evidence of: Caring and responsible attitude to colleagues

Qualifications

Essential

  • MBChB or equivalent FRCA or equivalent Full GMC registration CCT (or equivalent) with entry on Specialist Register for anaesthesia or within six months of anticipated CCT date on the date of interview
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in anaesthesia
  • Minimum of 1 year worked within the NHS

Desirable

  • Additional postgraduate training (MRCP, MD etc)
  • Post-Graduate prizes

Experience

Essential

  • Smooth progression through training consistent with personal circumstances
  • Higher level training in obstetric anaesthesia with recent, wide knowledge and experience of high risk obstetric anaesthesia
  • Higher training in general, urological and gynaecological surgery
  • Higher training in day case anaesthesia
  • Minimum of 6 months training in intensive care at ST level
  • ALS

Desirable

  • Advanced level training in obstetric anaesthesia or Evidence of managing Anaesthetic services on a labour ward - including elective/emergency section lists and input into the care of complex parturient
  • Experience with anesthesia for the Robotic Surgeries
  • Advanced level training in general, urological and gynaecological anaesthesia

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Liverpool Women's Hospital Trust

Crown Street

Liverpool

L8 7SS


Employer's website

https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Liverpool Women's Hospital Trust

Crown Street

Liverpool

L8 7SS


Employer's website

https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant

Charlene Grassman

charlene.grassman@lwh.nhs.uk

01517024132

Date posted

26 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per Annum (dependant on experience)

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

159-LWH-219-24

Job locations

Liverpool Women's Hospital Trust

Crown Street

Liverpool

L8 7SS


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