Consultant in Critical Care Medicine
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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The successful candidate will receive a bonus recruitment premium of £20,000, of which £10,000 to be paid upon starting with a further £10,000 on completion of 12 months employment plus we also offer a competitive relocation package of up to £8000.
This is an exciting role within the department of Critical Care. The appointed candidate(s) will join an existing team of nine Consultants.On joining the department, you will become part of a well-established, friendly team and will help us continue to drive forward improvements in the service that we provide to our patients. As a senior member of the team, you will become a key part in the delivery of training and supervision to our junior colleagues.
The Department of Critical Care houses 12 beds each in individual side-rooms. Ostensibly these are split as 8 level 3 (ICU) beds and 4 level 2 (HDU) beds, however, given pressures produced by the COVID pandemic, each has now been equipped to allow flexibility to accommodate either. In addition, there are plans to increase the footprint of the department to accommodate an additional 4 level 2 beds.
We are a friendly department and welcome any interested to get in touch to ask any questions that you might have. We are open to discussing job plans that include a CCT in a second specialty, or other sub-specialty interests. To discuss the role, or arrange a visit, please contact Dr Mark Yeates via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 01793 607106.
Main duties of the job
The Duties outlined below are not definitive and may be changed in accordance with the needs of the service.
- Multidisciplinary team working is key component of the working within the Trust and involves regular MDT discussions with colleagues. A regular MDT meeting takes place each Wednesday to discuss patients that have been resident on the critical care unit for 1 week or more.
- A regular follow up clinic is run on the second Tuesday of the month, and is led by the MDT with consultant support.
- Providing evidence-based care for patients in a multidisciplinary setting.
- Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in your charge, including all administrative duties associated with patient care (with secretarial support).
- Development of sub-specialty interests that fit in with SWC Division needs and the strategic direction of the Trust.
- Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties are required, and for contributing to undergraduate and post-graduate and continuing medical education activity.
- Provision of cover for Consultant colleagues' periods of leave in accordance with arrangements agreed within Trust policy.
- Participation in clinical audit and in continuing medical education.
- Conducting suitable duties in cases of emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.
- The post holder will participate in an out-of-hours consultant rota, detailed within the job plan section.
Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are. We will expect your values and behaviours to reflect the STAR Values of the organisation:
Service We will put our patients first
Teamwork We will work together
Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service
Respect We will act with integrity
Management and Leadership Responsibilities:
All staff in each Division are managerially accountable through their Lead Clinician to the Associate Medical Director, who has overall responsibility for the services within the Division. Consultants are key members of the Division and are accountable and responsible for leading changes to service that will improve the patient experience.
- To support the Clinical Lead in policy and strategy development as a senior member of the Division Management Team.
- To contribute to the leadership and development of Services under the direction of the Clinical Lead and Associate Medical Director and in line with the Trusts business plans.
- The post holder will ensure effective communication and involvement of staff across the Division including support to the Divisional Director to achieve their objectives.
- Work in partnership with colleagues in other Divisions within the Trust.
- As part of the Division Management Team, assist in the cost effective utilisation of resources, including pay and non-pay items such as equipment and drugs, within budgets.
- Work within the Trusts framework for Clinical Governance and Risk, including the development of clinical policies and adherence to standing orders, standing financial instructions and financial procedures.
- Undertake direct supervision of junior colleagues and participate in departmental/trust wide teaching programmes.
- Undertake investigations and report writing for incidents and participate in clinical risk management
- Appointed candidates will embody the STAR values and use the principles of the NHS Constitution for England to guide decisions.
Clinical Governance and Audit
All consultants are expected to participate in clinical effectiveness activities. They are expected to maintain and foster improvements in the quality and standards of clinical services. Consultants lead the safeguarding of high standards of care by participating in the creation of environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.
Consultants are expected to support the Clinical/Medical Leadership teams within their division to achieve the following:
- Production of a Division annual clinical governance plan.
- Production of a Division quality strategy.
- Production of a Division quarterly report to the Trusts Clinical Governance and Risk Committee.
- Ensuring targets within the plan are met, including:
- Adoption of evidence based practice including compliance with government guidance, e.g. NICE
- Establishment and implementation of a Division clinical audit programme
- Completion of risk assessments as required and compliance with the Trusts risk management policies and strategies including controls assurance standards
- Encouraging research and development
- Ensuring, through the Divisional Director, in association with the Division of Workforce and Education, that Division staff meet the education and training targets agreed within the Trusts annual plan.
- Ensuring through the Divisional Director that complaints management is timely and effective including implementing action plans relating to individual complaints.
- Contributing to work force planning to ensure timely availability of appropriate clinical skills to maintain excellence in patient care.
Further details can be found on the attached Job Description
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