Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Applications are invited for the position of substantive Consultant in Anaesthesia at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust.

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) is a large university teaching hospital and tertiary referral centre with a stimulating and challenging case-mix. Liverpool Women's NHS Trust (LWH) is a standalone tertiary obstetric and gynaecology unit with over 8000 deliveries a year.

A contribution to teaching, education and training of both undergraduates and postgraduates is expected at both trusts.

Main duties of the job

LUHFT provides a mixture of elective cancer, benign, orthopaedic, trauma and emergency care and LWH provides care for over 8000 deliveries including tertiary referrals from outside of the catchment area as well as providing a range of gynaecology services.

The job description demonstrates an example of the work pattern including on call commitments at LWH but this will be discussed in more detail at pre interview meetings and upon successful interview.

Your role is primarily in delivering care for these areas including dedicated obstetric sessions.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click here https://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdf

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Date posted

21 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

287-RSUR-102-24

Job locations

Liverpool University Hospital

Prescot Street

Liverpool

L7 8XP


Job description

Job responsibilities

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist. The outline of the working week is given below, and applicants will be expected to participate in the departments on-call rota. Further clinical sessions are available for applicants wishing to undertake an 11th PA in line with other department members. 1.5 core SPA are initially included in the job description for newly appointed consultants. This can be increased if additional roles or responsibilities are agreed, up to a total of 2.5 SPA. Applicants will be expected to undertake appropriate pre- and post-operative visits.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist. The outline of the working week is given below, and applicants will be expected to participate in the departments on-call rota. Further clinical sessions are available for applicants wishing to undertake an 11th PA in line with other department members. 1.5 core SPA are initially included in the job description for newly appointed consultants. This can be increased if additional roles or responsibilities are agreed, up to a total of 2.5 SPA. Applicants will be expected to undertake appropriate pre- and post-operative visits.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MB ChB or equivalent
  • FRCA, MRCP or equivalent
  • Full registration with GMC
  • Have CCT in Anaesthesia or be expected to attain such within 6 months of interview date, or be included on the Specialist register

Experience and Skills

Essential

  • High standard of clinical skills and expertise in anaesthesia
  • Experience in the perioperative management of high-risk patients undergoing complex surgery
  • Clinical experience and knowledge (equivalent to higher training) in: Orthopaedics
  • Clinical experience and knowledge (equivalent to higher training) in: Trauma
  • Clinical experience and knowledge (equivalent to higher training) in: General, urological and gynaecological surgery
  • Clinical experience and knowledge (equivalent to higher training) in: Transfer medicine
  • Clinical experience and knowledge (equivalent to higher training) in: Non-theatre anaesthesia
  • ALS training
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary ain team
  • Interest and experience in critical care medicine
  • Clinical experience and knowledge (equivalent to advanced training) in: Obstetrics

Desirable

  • ATLS training or equivalent
  • Expertise in difficult airway Management e.g. Advanced training in Airway Management.
  • Interest and training in echocardiography (TTE)
  • Expertise in ultrasoundguided regional anaesthesia for upper and lower limb surgery, e.g. Advanced training (or equivalent) in general, urological and gynaecological surgery)
  • Evidence of managing anaesthetic services on a labour ward

Audit and Research

Essential

  • Evidence of life-long learning
  • Participation in clinical audit and/or service improvement projects.
  • Participation in reflective practice and incident reporting processes.

Desirable

  • Involvement in research projects relevant to anaesthesia, critical care or pain medicine.
  • Commitment to continue research towards higher qualification.

Teaching

Essential

  • Evidence of participation in bed-side and class-room teaching.
  • Evidence of achieving GMC standards to be recognised as a Clinical Supervisor.

Desirable

  • Experience of teaching nonmedical professionals
  • Evidence of achieving GMC standards to be recognised as an Educational Supervisor.
  • Educational qualification.

Ability Motivation Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on anaesthetic problems for planned procedures and emergencies
  • Initiative and ability to co-ordinate teams
  • Leadership potential.
  • Punctual
  • Committed to speciality and enthusiastic about the role of anaesthetists.

Desirable

  • Experience of supervising core trainees and registrars, with feedback.

Management Ability

Essential

  • Evidence of involvement in the management of an anaesthetic department
  • Ability to organise and advise on efficient anaesthetic services.

Desirable

  • Management Training

Presentations and Publications

Essential

  • Presentations at regional and/or national meetings

Desirable

  • Publications relevant to the post

Networking

Essential

  • Membership of relevant societies

Desirable

  • Attendance at meetings

Other

Desirable

  • Overseas experience/experience in other UK regions.

Personality

Essential

  • Evidence of the ability to take responsibility and cope with stressful situations and work in a team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confident without arrogance.
  • Enthusiasm to support others
  • Positive approach to lessons learnt
  • Flexibility, embraces change.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MB ChB or equivalent
  • FRCA, MRCP or equivalent
  • Full registration with GMC
  • Have CCT in Anaesthesia or be expected to attain such within 6 months of interview date, or be included on the Specialist register

Experience and Skills

Essential

  • High standard of clinical skills and expertise in anaesthesia
  • Experience in the perioperative management of high-risk patients undergoing complex surgery
  • Clinical experience and knowledge (equivalent to higher training) in: Orthopaedics
  • Clinical experience and knowledge (equivalent to higher training) in: Trauma
  • Clinical experience and knowledge (equivalent to higher training) in: General, urological and gynaecological surgery
  • Clinical experience and knowledge (equivalent to higher training) in: Transfer medicine
  • Clinical experience and knowledge (equivalent to higher training) in: Non-theatre anaesthesia
  • ALS training
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary ain team
  • Interest and experience in critical care medicine
  • Clinical experience and knowledge (equivalent to advanced training) in: Obstetrics

Desirable

  • ATLS training or equivalent
  • Expertise in difficult airway Management e.g. Advanced training in Airway Management.
  • Interest and training in echocardiography (TTE)
  • Expertise in ultrasoundguided regional anaesthesia for upper and lower limb surgery, e.g. Advanced training (or equivalent) in general, urological and gynaecological surgery)
  • Evidence of managing anaesthetic services on a labour ward

Audit and Research

Essential

  • Evidence of life-long learning
  • Participation in clinical audit and/or service improvement projects.
  • Participation in reflective practice and incident reporting processes.

Desirable

  • Involvement in research projects relevant to anaesthesia, critical care or pain medicine.
  • Commitment to continue research towards higher qualification.

Teaching

Essential

  • Evidence of participation in bed-side and class-room teaching.
  • Evidence of achieving GMC standards to be recognised as a Clinical Supervisor.

Desirable

  • Experience of teaching nonmedical professionals
  • Evidence of achieving GMC standards to be recognised as an Educational Supervisor.
  • Educational qualification.

Ability Motivation Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on anaesthetic problems for planned procedures and emergencies
  • Initiative and ability to co-ordinate teams
  • Leadership potential.
  • Punctual
  • Committed to speciality and enthusiastic about the role of anaesthetists.

Desirable

  • Experience of supervising core trainees and registrars, with feedback.

Management Ability

Essential

  • Evidence of involvement in the management of an anaesthetic department
  • Ability to organise and advise on efficient anaesthetic services.

Desirable

  • Management Training

Presentations and Publications

Essential

  • Presentations at regional and/or national meetings

Desirable

  • Publications relevant to the post

Networking

Essential

  • Membership of relevant societies

Desirable

  • Attendance at meetings

Other

Desirable

  • Overseas experience/experience in other UK regions.

Personality

Essential

  • Evidence of the ability to take responsibility and cope with stressful situations and work in a team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confident without arrogance.
  • Enthusiasm to support others
  • Positive approach to lessons learnt
  • Flexibility, embraces change.

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

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Liverpool University Hospital

Prescot Street

Liverpool

L7 8XP


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Liverpool University Hospital

Prescot Street

Liverpool

L7 8XP


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Lead - Anaesthesia

Dr Delve

peter.delve@liverpoolft.nhs.uk

01517062430

Date posted

21 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

287-RSUR-102-24

Job locations

Liverpool University Hospital

Prescot Street

Liverpool

L7 8XP


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