Consultant Anaesthetist

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 30 April 2024

Job summary

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Anaesthetist from those who are on the Specialty Register or within 6 months of being eligible for entry onto the Register.

The post holder will join a team of 29 consultants. The proposed job plan consists of 11 PA including 2 SPA and 1.5 PA for on-call duty. The post will include general anaesthetic sessions and general peri-operative clinics. General anaesthesia at KGH includes; orthopaedics, major general surgical lists, ENT, maxillo-facial, ophthalmology, gynaecology, urology and plastic surgery. This is a post that has arisen due to retirement.

The job involves joining an on-call rota to provide cover for theatre emergencies including obstetric theatresJD /PS pending Royal College Approval

Main duties of the job

There is a weekly job plan associated with this post. The appointee is expected to be flexible in these sessions. The theatre rota will be produced up to 4 weeks in advance using CLW electronic rota system. The exact theatre sessions and anaesthetic subspecialties will be negotiated with successful candidate depending on their areas of interest.

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire. Our Excellence Values: Compassion Respect Integrity Courageous Accountable

Kettering General Hospital is a defence positive trust, supporting veterans, reservists, spouses and their partners, and cadet armed forces volunteers, utilising their unique skills and experiences within the hospital workforce. We provide exceptional support to our employees who serve as reservists, ensuring they can balance their civilian and military responsibilities effectively.

Date posted

02 April 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

264-6170222-SUR

Job locations

Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road

Kettering

NN16 8UZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

An indicative job plan is shown below:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

0800 -

1300

Theatre Session

1.25 DCC

1 SPA

Clinic 1.25 DCC

(shared among 4 people)

Theatre Session

1.25 DCC

1300 -

1800

Theatre Session

1.25 DCC

1 SPA

Theatre Session

1.25 DCC

Theatre Session

1.25 DCC

Routine Direct Clinical Care

7.5 DCC

Supporting Professional Activities

2.0 PAs

On Call Work

1.5 PA and 3% supplement

On Call

The successful candidate will take part in the 1:10 on-call service including weekday nights, weekends and bank holidays. The on-call consultant is expected to take an active role in managing theatre emergencies. Trauma lists on weekends are covered by a separate consultant rota. On-call work is calculated at 1.5 PA per week. Consultants are expected to maintain a workload diary.

The Core, Specialist and ACCS trainees together with the trust grades form a full shift system to cover general theatre emergencies and the Intensive Care Unit. The consultant cover for ICU is provided by consultant anaesthetists with a special interest in critical care. The 3rd oncall tier is provided by Associate Specialists to cover obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia.

Teaching

There is a modern well-equipped Post Graduate Medical Educational Centre with excellent library facilities and tutorial rooms for large and small group tuition. The appointee is expected to be actively involved in teaching.

The weekly programme within the department including: Sponsored lunchtime meetings; Trainee tutorials organised by the College Tutor; Journal clubs presented by trainees; Scan clubs organised by interested consultants.

In addition, there are monthly departmental meetings, during which all elective work is cancelled for a session. These meetings comprise a combination of governance issues together with continuing professional development.

Kettering General Hospital is linked closely with Leicester and Nottingham Medical School, and the Anaesthetics Department has regular medical student attachments.

Audit

The appointee will be expected to take an active role in the audit and research activities of the department.

Job description

Job responsibilities

An indicative job plan is shown below:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

0800 -

1300

Theatre Session

1.25 DCC

1 SPA

Clinic 1.25 DCC

(shared among 4 people)

Theatre Session

1.25 DCC

1300 -

1800

Theatre Session

1.25 DCC

1 SPA

Theatre Session

1.25 DCC

Theatre Session

1.25 DCC

Routine Direct Clinical Care

7.5 DCC

Supporting Professional Activities

2.0 PAs

On Call Work

1.5 PA and 3% supplement

On Call

The successful candidate will take part in the 1:10 on-call service including weekday nights, weekends and bank holidays. The on-call consultant is expected to take an active role in managing theatre emergencies. Trauma lists on weekends are covered by a separate consultant rota. On-call work is calculated at 1.5 PA per week. Consultants are expected to maintain a workload diary.

The Core, Specialist and ACCS trainees together with the trust grades form a full shift system to cover general theatre emergencies and the Intensive Care Unit. The consultant cover for ICU is provided by consultant anaesthetists with a special interest in critical care. The 3rd oncall tier is provided by Associate Specialists to cover obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia.

Teaching

There is a modern well-equipped Post Graduate Medical Educational Centre with excellent library facilities and tutorial rooms for large and small group tuition. The appointee is expected to be actively involved in teaching.

The weekly programme within the department including: Sponsored lunchtime meetings; Trainee tutorials organised by the College Tutor; Journal clubs presented by trainees; Scan clubs organised by interested consultants.

In addition, there are monthly departmental meetings, during which all elective work is cancelled for a session. These meetings comprise a combination of governance issues together with continuing professional development.

Kettering General Hospital is linked closely with Leicester and Nottingham Medical School, and the Anaesthetics Department has regular medical student attachments.

Audit

The appointee will be expected to take an active role in the audit and research activities of the department.

Person Specification

Education, Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • Full registration with GMC and licence to practice
  • CCT in Anaesthesia (or within 6 months at time of interview) or equivalent

Desirable

  • Minimum 6 month (Special Interest Area)
  • Additional relevant postgraduate qualifications

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Experience of management and leadership

Desirable

  • Publications in recognised journals
  • Active involvement in research activity

Skills

Essential

  • Effective participation in clinical audit or quality improvement
  • Experience of postgraduate and undergraduate teaching and training at an appropriate level

Desirable

  • Instructor for Life Support Course (s)
  • Implemented a quality improvement change within an organisation

Key Competencies/ Personal Qualities & Attributes

Essential

  • Effective communication skills
  • Good organisational skills and punctuality
  • Good team working skills
Person Specification

Education, Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • Full registration with GMC and licence to practice
  • CCT in Anaesthesia (or within 6 months at time of interview) or equivalent

Desirable

  • Minimum 6 month (Special Interest Area)
  • Additional relevant postgraduate qualifications

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Experience of management and leadership

Desirable

  • Publications in recognised journals
  • Active involvement in research activity

Skills

Essential

  • Effective participation in clinical audit or quality improvement
  • Experience of postgraduate and undergraduate teaching and training at an appropriate level

Desirable

  • Instructor for Life Support Course (s)
  • Implemented a quality improvement change within an organisation

Key Competencies/ Personal Qualities & Attributes

Essential

  • Effective communication skills
  • Good organisational skills and punctuality
  • Good team working skills

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

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road

Kettering

NN16 8UZ


Employer's website

https://www.kgh.nhs.uk/working-for-us (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road

Kettering

NN16 8UZ


Employer's website

https://www.kgh.nhs.uk/working-for-us (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Lead Anaesthesia

Dr Asif Mahmood

asif.mahmood9@nhs.net

01536492000

Date posted

02 April 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

264-6170222-SUR

Job locations

Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road

Kettering

NN16 8UZ


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