Locum Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Cardiac Anaesthesia

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Applications are invited for a committed and enthusiastic Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist to join the South West London specialist Cardiothoracic Medical and Surgical Service based at St George's University Hospital.

The post holder will carry out their duties as a full-time Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia. The main clinical duties will be in Cardiothoracic Theatres and Cardiac Catheter Labs. The role will also offer the opportunity to deliver Anaesthetic sessions in a wider teaching hospital environment and to maintain skills outside Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia.

Main duties of the job

The main clinical duties will be in cardiothoracic anaesthesia and cardiac catheter labs. The role will also offer the opportunity to deliver anaesthetic sessions in a wider teaching hospital environment and to maintain skills outside cardiothoracic anaesthesia.

Cardiac theatre days start at 07:30am until 19:30 (3.17PA). Thoracic theatre days start at 07:30 am and run until 19:00 (3.0 PA). All other day sessions start at 08:00 until 18:00; 10 hours which equates to 2.5PA. Half day sessions are 5 hours which equates to 1.25PA. The flexi cardiac sessions, work on a rotation with all cardiac anaesthetist through cardiac, thoracic and cath lab or general lists. The post holder is expected to work these sessions on a flexible annualized basis

The consultant on-call rota is a 1 in 7 with prospective cover and is for cardiothoracic anaesthesia only. The post holder is expected to liaise with their Consultant colleagues in providing internal cover for annual, study and professional leave, sick leave and this may require some flexibility in the post holder's hours.

The post holder is expected to be flexible both in terms of session and day of the week. The above job plan may be subject to change depending upon the needs of the service

The consultant will be required to undertake the clinical, educational and management duties specified below. The demands of the anaesthetic department mean that close and on-going collaboration with consultant colleagues is required.

About us

With over 9000 staff, St George's Hospital is the largest healthcare provider in Southwest London. In 2022 St George's became part of the George's Epsom St Helier group (GESH) with neighbouring Epsom St Helier Trust to form one of the largest hospital and healthcare groups in the country, providing high quality healthcare for the population of South West London and Surrey borders. Our main site, St George's Hospital - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research.

The Atkinson Morley wing at St George's boasts state of the art facilities for Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care, and the Trust opened 5 new world-class Cardiac Cath Labs in 2022. Following the pandemic, the Trust is actively rebuilding Cardiac Surgical services in collaboration with the South London Cardiac Surgery Network. With approximately 950 cases projected in the next 12 months, the Cardiothoracic surgery service is committed to further developing the existing minimally invasive surgery programme in 2024. The Trust also participated in the South London aortic dissection service in collaboration with South London partners.

Date posted

20 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year Per Annum

Contract

Locum

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

200-SNCT6370863- JT

Job locations

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Blackshaw Road

London, Tooting

SW17 0QT


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see main job description and person specification.

Enquiries about the post may be directed to Dr Ibrahim Ibrahim (Lead Cardiac Anaesthetist) or Dr Christina wood (Care Group Lead) on 0208 725 0051.

The job description and person specification is subject to change.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see main job description and person specification.

Enquiries about the post may be directed to Dr Ibrahim Ibrahim (Lead Cardiac Anaesthetist) or Dr Christina wood (Care Group Lead) on 0208 725 0051.

The job description and person specification is subject to change.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Full registration (or within 3 months of) and license to practice with GMC or eligible if currently working overseas in Cardiac Anaesthesia
  • MBBS and FRCA or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a cardio-thoracic centre/Fellowship
  • Competent in intraoperative TOE as applied to cardiac surgery. TOE accreditation achieved or accreditation in progress
  • Previous experience of working in NHS
  • Competent in thoracic anaesthesia and regional blocks applicable to the speciality

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the clinical care of patients
  • Wide experience and a high level of competence in a broad range of anaesthetic procedures and techniques
  • Wide experience and active pursuit of anaesthetic sub-specialty work in cardiothoracic anaesthesia
  • Undertaken clinical or non-clinical service improvement initiatives including audit
  • Implementing change and monitoring compliance
  • An understanding of the principles of Clinical Governance
  • Understanding and involvement in Risk Management
  • Incident reporting and M&M review

Desirable

  • Higher Degree (MD/PHD/Diploma relevant to job)
  • Academic distinction or prizes
  • Further postgraduate qualifications

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to organise, prioritise, delegate and manage
  • Ability to take a lead role in Service Development
  • Willingness to work flexibly to accommodate demands of clinical and non-clinical work
  • Ability to work productively in multidisciplinary teams both as team leader and as team member
  • Have an ability to develop rapport with and discuss treatment options in a way they can understand
  • Have an ability to build rapport, listen, persuade, and negotiate widely.
  • Under-graduate, post-graduate and non-medical staff

Desirable

  • Evidence of excellent presentation skills
  • Evidence of training in teaching or higher teaching qualification
  • Course attendance, recognised training or post graduate qualification in management
  • Working as part of a management team or experience of committee work

Knowledge

Essential

  • Awareness of own personal development needs
  • Ability to organise own learning and time - keep up to date with CPD (e.g. course attendance)
  • Understand principles and applications of clinical research
  • Ability to perform comprehensive literature search
  • AAGBI/RCoA standards and guidelines
  • Measuring outcomes after cardiac surgery in the UK

Desirable

  • Interest and participation in research in anaesthesia
Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Full registration (or within 3 months of) and license to practice with GMC or eligible if currently working overseas in Cardiac Anaesthesia
  • MBBS and FRCA or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a cardio-thoracic centre/Fellowship
  • Competent in intraoperative TOE as applied to cardiac surgery. TOE accreditation achieved or accreditation in progress
  • Previous experience of working in NHS
  • Competent in thoracic anaesthesia and regional blocks applicable to the speciality

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the clinical care of patients
  • Wide experience and a high level of competence in a broad range of anaesthetic procedures and techniques
  • Wide experience and active pursuit of anaesthetic sub-specialty work in cardiothoracic anaesthesia
  • Undertaken clinical or non-clinical service improvement initiatives including audit
  • Implementing change and monitoring compliance
  • An understanding of the principles of Clinical Governance
  • Understanding and involvement in Risk Management
  • Incident reporting and M&M review

Desirable

  • Higher Degree (MD/PHD/Diploma relevant to job)
  • Academic distinction or prizes
  • Further postgraduate qualifications

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to organise, prioritise, delegate and manage
  • Ability to take a lead role in Service Development
  • Willingness to work flexibly to accommodate demands of clinical and non-clinical work
  • Ability to work productively in multidisciplinary teams both as team leader and as team member
  • Have an ability to develop rapport with and discuss treatment options in a way they can understand
  • Have an ability to build rapport, listen, persuade, and negotiate widely.
  • Under-graduate, post-graduate and non-medical staff

Desirable

  • Evidence of excellent presentation skills
  • Evidence of training in teaching or higher teaching qualification
  • Course attendance, recognised training or post graduate qualification in management
  • Working as part of a management team or experience of committee work

Knowledge

Essential

  • Awareness of own personal development needs
  • Ability to organise own learning and time - keep up to date with CPD (e.g. course attendance)
  • Understand principles and applications of clinical research
  • Ability to perform comprehensive literature search
  • AAGBI/RCoA standards and guidelines
  • Measuring outcomes after cardiac surgery in the UK

Desirable

  • Interest and participation in research in 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

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Blackshaw Road

London, Tooting

SW17 0QT


Employer's website

https://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/work-with-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Blackshaw Road

London, Tooting

SW17 0QT


Employer's website

https://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/work-with-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant

Ibrahim Ibrahim

Ibrahim.Ibrahim@stgeorges.nhs.uk

02087250051

Date posted

20 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year Per Annum

Contract

Locum

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

200-SNCT6370863- JT

Job locations

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Blackshaw Road

London, Tooting

SW17 0QT


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