Barts Health NHS Trust
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Who we are
Barts Health NHS Trust has a vision to be a high performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond.The role Newham Hospital Department of Anaesthetics is undergoing significant expansion, driven by the reopening of elective theatres and the new Barts Health Surgical Strategy. This strategy seeks to improve clinical outcomes through the development of a high-volume low acuity surgical hub catering for a range of specialties. We are seeking colleagues who share our values and vision to join our team of consultants to enable this to happen. You will need to be committed and keen, able to work collaboratively with diverse groups, and to be able to show leadership and integrity. You will be expected to take a role within the managerial structure of the department and you will demonstrate a commitment to education, supporting the junior staff in their professional development. Above all else you will be and excellent clinician who delivers great care to your patients. The current specialist areas we are looking for is orthopaedics and regional anaesthesia. This post would be suitable for a clinician who is a leader in their field and who wants to make a meaningful impact on the health of a local population in new and innovative ways. Sub-speciality interests can be accommodated as part of the job plan.
Main duties of the job
- Provide safe, effective, responsive and caring anaesthetic services
- Participate in the anaesthetic consultant on call rota at Newham Hospital
- To ensure that standards are maintained and developed through clinical audit, quality improvement, and evidence-based research
- Participate actively in clinical governance, including reporting of incidents, investigation of serious incidents and any complaints.
- To be familiar with the Royal College of Anaesthetists' curriculum for Junior Doctor Training and contribute to their training requirements, including tutorials and educational supervision.
- Agree a job plan with the Clinical lead in Anaesthetics and participate in a rota to deliver a consultant led service.
Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our We Care values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.We strive to live by our We Care values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.
Newham Hospital was awarded University status in July 2004 in recognition of the significant amount of research and medical education that is undertaken here. Research remains central to the core Trust strategy, and research activity is focused on clinical areas like infectious and communicable disease (TB, HIV), long term conditions (diabetes, coronary artery disease, chronic airway disease, stroke) and maternal and childhood health (pre-eclampsia, foetal growth restriction, pre-maturity and gestational diabetes).
Clinical staff have developed innovative local service models which are delivered in a culturally appropriate way to deal with these challenges and the Trust therefore has expertise in health service-based research.
Funding is received from a number of grant giving organisations including the Department of Health and its associate research bodies, MRC, Kings Fund and Charities. Commercial trials are also carried out here.
The local R&D office supports the development of research projects, manages research governance and supports staff with training in research skills and organised local research events to raise awareness.
Candidates with an interest in research will be encouraged to participate and may have an opportunity to work in collaboration with the Academic Department for Anaesthetics based at The Royal London Hospital. The Central and East London CLRN currently leads recruitment nationally for Anaesthesia. This work has a growing impact on both the profession and the wider healthcare system.
Teaching and training
The Trust is committed to sustaining and advancing the provision of medical, dental, nursing and other professional education and to the delivery of high quality postgraduate and undergraduate training.
The post-holder will be expected to participate fully in the following scheduled academic activities:
- Regular theatre teaching
- Weekly departmental teaching
- Journal Club
- Monthly morbidity and Mortality meetings
- Simulation sessions and other development courses
- Induction and in-house teaching of Medical students from QMUL and overseas students and trainees
For the majority of consultants this will involve specific timetables and regular teaching commitments agreed with the College Tutor and will be part of SPA activity.
Life Support qualifications
Certificate of Sponsorship
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