Consultant in Anaesthesia
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
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We are seeking recruit full-time consultants in anaesthesia (with or without an interest in critical care or obstetrics) to join our dynamic and inclusive team at The Rotherham Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The post-holder will work alongside the existing team of 28 consultants, 20 associate specialist and specialty doctors, clinical fellows and 12 doctors in training from Health Education England (HEE).
The anaesthetic and critical care department serves a modern and recently expanded theatre and day surgery complex with adjacent ITU and HDU facilities. The department has an excellent reputation and enthusiasm for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and would welcome applicants with a teaching interest. The Trust has Associate Teaching Hospital status within the University of Sheffield Medical School
Main duties of the job
Surgical specialties in the Trust: general surgery (inc laparoscopic colorectal surgery), orthopaedics and trauma, gynaecology, urology, ENT, maxillofacial, breast surgery, ophthalmology and obstetrics. We run a busy pre-operative assessment service including cardiopulmonary exercise testing. We specialise in day case surgery and regional anaesthesia.
The critical care unit consists of 6 funded ITU beds and 8 funded HDU beds (although our bed base has increased temporarily with COVID in keeping with national changes). There are currently 11 consultants with a special interest in critical care medicine. We have also appointed an Associate Specialist in intensive care to support the expanding department.
There are many research opportunities within the anaesthetic department and the Trust as a whole. An anaesthetic consultant colleague is a professor with an active research portfolio and we make a significant contribution in terms of recruitment to prominent trials.
Applicants with an interest in critical care, wanting to undertake regular critical care sessions would need a dual CCT in ICM and anaesthesia or equivalent.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the department. For an informal discussion, more information about the posts or to arrange a visit, please contact:
Dr Clare Smith Clinical Lead for Anaesthetics: 01709 424559 (sec) Clare.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Rob Charles Service organiser : 01709 424550 (sec)email@example.com
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community provider delivering a range of health care services to people in Rotherham and across South Yorkshire.
We are ambitious about our future and the part we will play in meeting the health and social care needs of the local community and the wider region. Our innovative and forward thinking approach means we are at the forefront of care delivery for people at home, in the community and in hospital.
At the heart of the Trust are more than 4,500 members of staff who are working out of the main Rotherham Hospital site and a number of community locations. A range of specialist services are delivered across the South Yorkshire region and nationally.
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Medical Recruitment Team to discuss.
11 May 2023
Hospital medical and dental staff
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Full-time, Flexible working
The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust
We currently have a 28 substantive Consultant Anaesthetists. In addition, there are 14 Anaesthetic Specialty Doctors and two Associate Specialists. The trainee establishment consists of eight stage 1 trainees, together with four stage 2 or 3 trainees all rotating from the South Yorkshire Anaesthetic Training Rotation. The department also has one Foundation Year 2 doctor on a 4-month rotation within critical care.
Elective surgical lists are either half or full day and run for either 4 or 8 hours. Anaesthetists are allocated an extra hour per half day for pre-op assessment and post-op care. Surgical specialties include: general surgery (including laparoscopic colorectal surgery), orthopaedics and trauma, gynaecology, urology, ENT, maxillofacial, breast surgery, ophthalmology. We have an excellent Day Surgery Unit and one of our colleagues is the Past-President of the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS).
We have an excellent regional anaesthesia service with higher and advanced training modules.
We have an excellent Paediatric exodontia anaesthesia service and a community dental sedation service. In addition to the above we are the referral centre for ECT and we also provide a regular cardioversion service.
We have a resident Professor and a strong anaesthesia and critical care research portfolio participating in many international and national portfolio studies with input from funded trust research nurses.
Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Rotherham has a busy obstetric unit. In 2018 there were approx. 3000 deliveries. 15 sessions per week are currently covered by nine Consultant Anaesthetists. Weekday consultant cover is from 07:40 21:00. Overnight cover is provided by the Registrar on-call and the General Anaesthetic Consultant on call. The weekend days have anaesthetist covering Labour Ward and helping in theatres and ICU if needed.
An enthusiastic and dynamic team of nursing staff run our nationally renowned acute pain service throughout the Trust. There is a well-established ward-based epidural service for Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Urology and Gynaecology with on-going developments focusing on enhanced recovery, management of acute pain in the patient with chronic pain and analgesia for fractured necks of femur. The Pain team has particular expertise in the management of rib fractures and our protocols have been published and presented nationally. The pain team also provide an acupuncture service which has reduced the incidence of post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV).
Training & Teaching
In addition to service commitments, there are excellent opportunities for the appointee to become involved in anaesthetic training, module development, educational supervision and appraisal. The Department has an excellent reputation for teaching and training. The department offers training modules in all the surgical specialities available at the Trust, as well as Critical Care Medicine. All consultants are encouraged to participate in teaching and tutorials, in addition to practical aspects of training in the operating theatres and intensive care
The Critical Care Unit is recognised for basic, intermediate level RCoA training and Stage 1 of the FICM training program. One of our ICU Consultants is FICE accredited and all the remaining ICU Consultants are working towards FICE accreditation.
There is an established teaching programme within the department, with an afternoon of tutorials on topics relating to Anaesthetics and Critical Care Medicine. A lunchtime ICU journal club and a mortality and morbidity meeting is held once a month at the ICU Clinical Governance meeting.
Unit We admit around 630 patients a year, of which 35% are Level 3. Approximately 60% are emergency medical admissions, and around 15% are elective surgical patients. Our mean APACHE II score is 15.2, with a unit mortality of 12%, which is in keeping with other similar units in the ICNARC Case Mix Programme, and we have a risk-adjusted acute hospital mortality of 0.91 (2018-2019 ICNARC data).
There are currently 6 funded Level 3 (ICU) bed spaces and 8 funded Level 2 (HDU) bed spaces. The ICU and the HDU are co-located to make a Critical Care Unit. Theatres, radiology and the brand new Urgent Care Emergency department are in close proximity.
There are currently nine Consultants and one associate specialist, who have a special interest in Critical Care and provide consultant cover for the unit. Two Critical Care consultants cover the unit each weekday, providing a total of 20 clinical sessions. These new posts were approved to help meet the GPICS standards for critical care.
For more information please see job pack attached.
Research and Audit
- Trained in research methodology.
- Committed to evidence based practice.
- Evidence of audit and the implementation of change following the audit
- Relevant research published in peer review journal
- Satisfactory completion of ARCP process or equivalence.
- Subspecialty training Advanced ICM training or equivalent if applying for ITU post
Education and Teaching
- Demonstrates a commitment to the delivery of high quality teaching and training to junior colleagues and multidisciplinary team
- A qualification in teaching or instructor status relevant to anaesthesia e.g. ATLS, APLS
- MBChB or equivalent.
- Full registration and a licence to practise with the GMC.
- On the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT from the date of interview.
- Hold FRCA or equivalent.
- For applicants applying with an interest in Critical Care FFICM by examination and/or a CCT in Critical Care must be confirmed.
- Please enter GMC number.
- Higher Medical Degree
- Demonstrate effective team working skills
- Time management/organisational ability. An example may be they have developed and run training programmes.
- Proven knowledge of systems and process of NHS or equivalent
- Sense of understanding and commitment to corporate responsibility
- An understanding of and ability to demonstrate your ability to: Empower others, Lead through change Influence strategically, Collaborative working, Drive for improvement, Integrity
- Ability to consolidate and organise change.
- Knowledge of the implementation of Clinical Governance within the directorate.
- Familiarity with issues of service
- Demonstrate innovation and problem solving abilities
- Clear, fluent and articulate in verbal and written presentation
- IT Skills
- Further experience in specialist areas pertinent to post applied for.
- Some knowledge of the utilisation of IT in clinical practice
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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