Locum Consultant anaesthetist

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

The closing date is 28 July 2024

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for six 12 month fixed term positions as Consultant Anaesthetists to join our team working across two sites at the University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich.

We are keen to attract motivated hard-working colleagues who shares our vision to maintain a cohesive department, focused on excellent patient care and outstanding multidisciplinary team working.

Main duties of the job

These are fixed term consultant posts for 12 months in anaesthetics at Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust (LGT). We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic colleague, who is committed to maintaining the highest standards in patient care, and who shares in the team vision to develop the Anaesthetic services at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

Initially the 10 PA plan would comprise of 8.5 PA of direct clinical care (DCC) and 1.5 PA of supporting professional activity (SPA). One programmed activity of DCC is included for non resident on call activity which will be base at the UHL site. This post is expected to involve cross site daytime sessions and weekend direct clinical care. The overall commitment in the job plan will be annualised with regard to sessions worked.

The job plan outlined in Appendix 1 is intended to demonstrate what a typical week will look like with on call commitments, an example plan is given. The weekly layout of the job plan may ultimately change slightly depending on workforce review, but the substance of the sessions and the DCC/SPA split will not.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:

  1. Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  2. Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  3. Improving the experience of staff with disability
  4. Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  5. Making equalities mainstream

Date posted

04 July 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year Per Annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

197-AA5506

Job locations

University Hospital Lewisham

Lewisham High Street

London

SE13 6LH


Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the provision of a safe, effective and efficient Anaesthetic service, and with the proper functioning of the Anaesthetic Department. This will include some flexibility of fixed commitments.
  • Participate in the anaesthetic consultant on call rota
  • Be prepared to work on both sites of the Trust. Although on call duties will be undertaken solely at one of the two sites, some elective theatre sessions do occur cross site when necessary.
  • Assist when required in the provision of Critical Care services.

Clinical Management & Teaching:

  • Participate in the professional supervision, management, support and teaching of Anaesthetic trainees.
  • Be familiar with the Royal College of Anaesthetists curriculum for Junior Doctor training, and contribute to their training requirements, including tutorials and educational supervision
  • Organise and participate in teaching sessions for undergraduate students and post-graduate medical staff and other health professionals.

Clinical Audit and Clinical Governance:

  • Participate fully in Clinical Governance, including reporting of incident, investigation of serious incidents, and the effective handling of any complaints
  • Participate in the Clinical Audit programme of the department
  • Comply with the Trusts Clinical Governance processes as stipulated by the Divisional and Medical Directors
  • The post holder is responsible for data quality and complying with the policies, procedures and accountability arrangements throughout the Trust for maintaining accuracy and probity in the recording of the Trusts activities.

Continuing Professional Development:

  • Participate in continuing professional development at local and national level
  • Implement audit and research findings as appropriate in clinical practice
  • Prepare and participate in an annual appraisal in accordance with Trust policy, and meet the requirements for revalidation
  • Demonstrate willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels

Policy, Planning and Management:

  • Contribute to the development of clinical and organisational protocols.
  • Review and develop policies for clinical practice and effectiveness.
  • Support the Trust in its aim to provide the best possible care to patients.
  • Participate in all aspects of the Directorate and Hospitals affairs, including attendance at relevant Consultant and Directorate meetings and to represent the department on appropriate committees/working parties when required.
  • Monitor, with appropriate managers, performance indicators for the service, and implement action as necessary.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the provision of a safe, effective and efficient Anaesthetic service, and with the proper functioning of the Anaesthetic Department. This will include some flexibility of fixed commitments.
  • Participate in the anaesthetic consultant on call rota
  • Be prepared to work on both sites of the Trust. Although on call duties will be undertaken solely at one of the two sites, some elective theatre sessions do occur cross site when necessary.
  • Assist when required in the provision of Critical Care services.

Clinical Management & Teaching:

  • Participate in the professional supervision, management, support and teaching of Anaesthetic trainees.
  • Be familiar with the Royal College of Anaesthetists curriculum for Junior Doctor training, and contribute to their training requirements, including tutorials and educational supervision
  • Organise and participate in teaching sessions for undergraduate students and post-graduate medical staff and other health professionals.

Clinical Audit and Clinical Governance:

  • Participate fully in Clinical Governance, including reporting of incident, investigation of serious incidents, and the effective handling of any complaints
  • Participate in the Clinical Audit programme of the department
  • Comply with the Trusts Clinical Governance processes as stipulated by the Divisional and Medical Directors
  • The post holder is responsible for data quality and complying with the policies, procedures and accountability arrangements throughout the Trust for maintaining accuracy and probity in the recording of the Trusts activities.

Continuing Professional Development:

  • Participate in continuing professional development at local and national level
  • Implement audit and research findings as appropriate in clinical practice
  • Prepare and participate in an annual appraisal in accordance with Trust policy, and meet the requirements for revalidation
  • Demonstrate willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels

Policy, Planning and Management:

  • Contribute to the development of clinical and organisational protocols.
  • Review and develop policies for clinical practice and effectiveness.
  • Support the Trust in its aim to provide the best possible care to patients.
  • Participate in all aspects of the Directorate and Hospitals affairs, including attendance at relevant Consultant and Directorate meetings and to represent the department on appropriate committees/working parties when required.
  • Monitor, with appropriate managers, performance indicators for the service, and implement action as necessary.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Medical degree, MBBS or equivalent
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists or equivalent
  • Full and Specialist registration for Anaesthesia; (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC) or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.
  • Applicants that are UK trained, must also be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview.
  • Applicants that are non-UK trained, they will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT and be on the GMC Specialist Register/Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) application in a non-CCT specialty awaiting approval

Desirable

  • Higher degree or qualification such as MSc or PhD

Clinical Skills & Experience

Essential

  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in Anaesthesia (or equivalent)
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of adult, maternity and paediatric patients
  • ALS, ATLS provider

Desirable

  • Broad experience of working within the NHS

Teaching Experience

Essential

  • Experience of teaching and training of undergraduates, medical and allied health professionals
  • Ability to teach clinical skills to anaesthetic trainees of all levels, and achieving GMC standards to be recognised as a clinical supervisor

Desirable

  • Evidence of formal experience in medical education including regional/national teaching Higher teaching qualification
  • An understanding of current issues in medical education and training
  • Evidence of achieving GMC standards to be recognised as an educational supervisor
  • Formal educational qualification
  • ALS/ATLS instructor, and PALS or APLS provider or instructor

Clinical Governance

Essential

  • Understand the principles of Clinical Audit
  • Evidence of participation in audit projects with specific relevance to subspecialty interest
  • Regular commitment to relevant Continuing Medical Education
  • Understanding of research principles and scientific method
  • Evidence of reflective practice
  • Awareness of the current organisation of the Trust and the NHS, and the proposed changes to the service

Desirable

  • Evidence of implementing evidence-based change to improve patient care
  • Evidence of leadership in anaesthesia
  • Evidence of attendance at a management course aimed at senior trainees or consultants
  • Significant involvement in clinical research in obstetric anaesthesia
  • Presentations at regional and national meetings
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Evidence of involvement and /or experience in risk processes such as Serious Incident reviews and patient safety systems

Management and Administrative Experience

Essential

  • Understands the management structure of the NHS Evidence of risk management

IT skills

Essential

  • Ability to use Microsoft office packages, e.g., MS Word, Excel, Access & PowerPoint
  • Ability to use patient information systems

Other Attributes

Essential

  • Effective communicator - verbal and written
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates leadership and organisational skills
  • Enquiring, critical approach to work and a commitment to the practice of evidence-based medicine
  • Recent experience/familiarity of UK hospital systems and practices
  • Enthusiasm, resilience and flexibility in a changing work environment

Desirable

  • Has experience of committee work and prepared to undertake committee work
  • Evidence of leadership and team building, and potential for wider hospital/Trust leadership roles
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Medical degree, MBBS or equivalent
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists or equivalent
  • Full and Specialist registration for Anaesthesia; (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC) or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.
  • Applicants that are UK trained, must also be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview.
  • Applicants that are non-UK trained, they will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT and be on the GMC Specialist Register/Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) application in a non-CCT specialty awaiting approval

Desirable

  • Higher degree or qualification such as MSc or PhD

Clinical Skills & Experience

Essential

  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in Anaesthesia (or equivalent)
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of adult, maternity and paediatric patients
  • ALS, ATLS provider

Desirable

  • Broad experience of working within the NHS

Teaching Experience

Essential

  • Experience of teaching and training of undergraduates, medical and allied health professionals
  • Ability to teach clinical skills to anaesthetic trainees of all levels, and achieving GMC standards to be recognised as a clinical supervisor

Desirable

  • Evidence of formal experience in medical education including regional/national teaching Higher teaching qualification
  • An understanding of current issues in medical education and training
  • Evidence of achieving GMC standards to be recognised as an educational supervisor
  • Formal educational qualification
  • ALS/ATLS instructor, and PALS or APLS provider or instructor

Clinical Governance

Essential

  • Understand the principles of Clinical Audit
  • Evidence of participation in audit projects with specific relevance to subspecialty interest
  • Regular commitment to relevant Continuing Medical Education
  • Understanding of research principles and scientific method
  • Evidence of reflective practice
  • Awareness of the current organisation of the Trust and the NHS, and the proposed changes to the service

Desirable

  • Evidence of implementing evidence-based change to improve patient care
  • Evidence of leadership in anaesthesia
  • Evidence of attendance at a management course aimed at senior trainees or consultants
  • Significant involvement in clinical research in obstetric anaesthesia
  • Presentations at regional and national meetings
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Evidence of involvement and /or experience in risk processes such as Serious Incident reviews and patient safety systems

Management and Administrative Experience

Essential

  • Understands the management structure of the NHS Evidence of risk management

IT skills

Essential

  • Ability to use Microsoft office packages, e.g., MS Word, Excel, Access & PowerPoint
  • Ability to use patient information systems

Other Attributes

Essential

  • Effective communicator - verbal and written
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates leadership and organisational skills
  • Enquiring, critical approach to work and a commitment to the practice of evidence-based medicine
  • Recent experience/familiarity of UK hospital systems and practices
  • Enthusiasm, resilience and flexibility in a changing work environment

Desirable

  • Has experience of committee work and prepared to undertake committee work
  • Evidence of leadership and team building, and potential for wider hospital/Trust leadership roles

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

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Lewisham

Lewisham High Street

London

SE13 6LH


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Lewisham

Lewisham High Street

London

SE13 6LH


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Director for Anaesthesia and Pain

Dr Beenu Madhavan

bmadhavan@nhs.net

02083333413

Date posted

04 July 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year Per Annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

197-AA5506

Job locations

University Hospital Lewisham

Lewisham High Street

London

SE13 6LH


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