North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
The closing date is 14 December 2023
Do you have a passion for delivering high quality General Anaesthetic services within a team of experienced and innovative professionals?
This is an excellent opportunity for you to join our team and become part of the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. As a General Anaesthetist, you will have the chance to develop your skills and subspecialty under the guidance of an inspiring team. You will be based at Peterborough City Hospital, however, cross site working at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon will be required.
Located in the western part of Cambridgeshire, the historic towns of Peterborough and Huntingdon have been transformed by town development schemes bringing improvements in housing, education, and employment opportunities. Both hospital sites are accessible by road or train within easy commute distance from London, Cambridge, Leicester or Birmingham.
Along with the team of 46 Consultants, you will be responsible for the provision of Emergency Anaesthetic and Obstetric services and the supervision of trainees. We are collaborating with medical students from the University of Cambridge and the University of Leicester who are completing their Peri-Operative Medicine experience here. There will the opportunity to teach the medical students.
We are committed to ensure flexibility in working patterns for a better work-life balance to all our staff. We would also welcome applications from Consultants wishing to work less than full time.
Main duties of the job
The weekly sessional commitments are based on 10 PAs (8.5 DCC+ 1.5 SPA), and any additional PAs will be subject to negotiation. The predictable and unpredictable DCC work of this post is annualised and will consist of a combination of fixed (at least one day per week) and flexible clinical sessions (planned sessions 4-8 for Theatre/Obstetrics) to an agreed annualised total. You will take part in the General/Obstetric Consultant on-call rota.
Each week will be finalised four weeks in advance and will incorporate an agreed fixed non-clinical day. The rest of the time will be spent on administration, continued development of Anaesthetic services, attendance at planned departmental meetings, teaching, audit and mandatory training.
A typical week will consist of a fixed day and a mixture of surgical specialty sessions such as ENT, Upper GI, Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Colorectal or Gynaecology but, could also include Trauma or Emergency Anaesthesia.
The Inpatient Trauma Service is currently based at Peterborough City as a single site for both patients from Peterborough and Hinchingbrooke hospitals. To accommodate the extra trauma capacity there are weekend Trauma lists on Saturday and Sunday as well as Bank Holidays and these are included in everyone's job plans.
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust provides acute care to our local communities via two District General Hospitals in Peterborough and Huntingdon, and a community hospital in Stamford.
We are promoting flexible working and a health work/home life balance. Agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates from our local communities.
Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:
- Relocation allowance in line with the Trust policy
- Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
- Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
- Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
- In-house Physiotherapy Services
- Career development and training opportunities
- Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
- Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
- Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card
If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.
A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee and the Divisional Director, Division of Surgery. This will be signed by the Medical Director and will be effective from the commencement date of the appointment.
The Job Plan may be reviewed after three months.
There may be a requirement for activities to be carried out at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, located a 25 minute car journey away from Peterborough City Hospital.
For more details on this role and the main responsibilities, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.
Education & Qualifications
Academic and Research Skills
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