Consultant General Anaesthetist
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The closing date is 06 December 2023
Applications are invited for a Consultant General Anaesthetist at the James Paget University Hospital. This modern District General Hospital has approx. 500 beds and is situated in a coastal holiday area of East Anglia. It serves a population of 250,000 that increases considerably in the summer months.
This post will attract a reward payment of up to £20,000 for joining the Trust within this post.
There are 10 theatres including a Day Care Unit with 3 theatres. There is a Delivery Suite with an adjacent maternity theatre and recovery area. Intensive care Unit has 12 ITU/HDU beds. The theatres accommodate a wide choice of theatre lists including all the usual district general hospital activity. There is a plan to start robotic surgery; business case for which is approved and the preparations are in progress. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide a flexible anaesthetic service to a variety of surgical specialties. There will be an opportunity to develop a particular interest in a sub-speciality e.g. regional anaesthesia, peri-operative medicine, pain medicine. The Consultant on-call for general anaesthesia is a 1/10 to 1/12 rota depending on overall numbers. There is a separate ICU consultant rota and a 3 tier junior rota
We strongly advise a visit to the hospital prior to interview if invited to meet with the panel.
Main duties of the job
- Share with consultant colleagues the general Anaesthetic work loadincluding participation in general anaesthetic on call including maternitycover on call.
- Provide a flexible anaesthetic service to a variety of a surgical specialties.
- Provide with the other Consultants a system of mutual out-of-hourscover and cover for annual, study and professional leave.
- Give a consultation and advisory service to medical colleagues in otherspecialities in the Trust.
- Liaise with medical staff in other specialities and participate in theregular clinical meetings and other post-graduate activities of thehospital.
- Take part in the Royal College of Anaesthetists continuing medicaleducation programme. The Trust will provide study leave expenses inline with national terms and conditions of service.
- Play a full part in the teaching and Quality improvement activities of thedepartment.
- Develop and promote an interest in research in anaesthesia.
- Participate in the rolling process of clinical governance.
- Contribute to development of the services.
(See Job Description for full duties).
We have anaesthetic trainees from the East of England deanery and are a partner University Hospital for medical students from The University of East Anglia. The James Paget University Hospital is a research active trust. Participation in education & research is actively encouraged and supported.
The hospital is situated in Gorleston, 200 metres from the beach and picturesque countryside, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border close to the towns of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft and within commuting distance from several small villages with affordable housing and local amenities. Residents enjoy a good quality of life with easy access to the Norfolk Broads and unspoilt coastline with opportunities for wildlife, walking, cycling and sailing. The historic city of Norwich is only 20 miles with excellent schools, rail links to London and an international airport, for easy access to the Continent and beyond.
There are various employee benefit schemes that can be availed of. The Trust has many wellbeing initiatives which are easily accessible.
Our Trust is on the path towards developing a new hospital over the coming years, working closely with the Department of Health and Care to deliver a modern, innovative health and care campus on our current site as part of the national New Hospital Programme.
The post holder will be responsible to the Clinical Lead, Anaesthesia.
- Provide a flexible anaesthetic service to a variety of surgical specialties e.g. General surgery, colo-rectal surgery, orthopaedic, trauma, gynae, urology, ENT, dental, emergency surgery. Regular lists in a variety of surgical specialties will be accommodated in the job plan with an opportunity to develop a special area of interest
- Be supported for their Continual Professional Development, within the Trust as well as externally by providing study leave and funding
- Be expected to actively participate in the Clinical governance within the department and the Trust
- Participate in the departmental Quality Improvement programmes under the direction of the Clinical Lead
- Be expected to fulfil criteria for Clinical supervision and encouraged for Educational supervision to participate in training and teaching of post-graduate and undergraduate trainees
- Be encouraged to show leadership qualities to develop services
Education and Qualifications
Experience and Knowledge
Certificate of Sponsorship
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