Consultant Anaesthetist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

The closing date is 07 March 2024

Job summary

We are seeking to recruit 5 Consultant Anaesthetists to join our department at Charing Cross Hospital.

2 of the roles will be cross-site working at both Charing Cross Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital.

3 posts will be based solely at Charing Cross Hospital.

Charing Cross Hospital includes a busy Neurosurgical unit, Interventional Radiology service, specialist Head and Neck surgery, as well as a regional cancer service for major Urology, Breast cancer and colorectal cancer cases. There is also the Riverside Day Surgery unit, major elective orthopaedic surgery and a regional Plastic Surgery/Reconstructive Surgery service. The on call rota currenlty set at 1:15

St Mary's Hospital is the site where the majority of acute care happens within the Trust, as well as orthopaedics, trauma, neurosurgery, bariatric and general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, paediatrics and maxillofacial surgery. It is one of the four London Major Trauma Centres, with the anaesthetics service fully involved in all stages of the trauma pathway for adults and children. It has an adult on-call rota set at 1:12; this on-call rota attracts 1 PA and a 3% on-call supplement.

Applicants should be on the Specialist Register with a CCT (or equivalent) in Anaesthesia, or within 6 months of gaining a CCT.

Main duties of the job

The jobs are paid as 10 PA per week for a whole-time contract - 8.5 DCC and 1.5 SPA.

8.5 PA per week of clinical activities including - pre-operative assessment clinics, elective and emergency theatre work, peri-operative medicine including acute pain management and MDT meetings and on-call activity (0.5 PA).

1.5 PA per week of Supporting Professional Activities - including audit, clinical governance, teaching, research, educational supervision of junior staff and CPD.

For the cross-site posts (of which there are 2) the on-call rota will be set at 1:12; this on-call rota attracts 1 PA and a 3% on-call supplement.

For the Charing Cross posts (of which there are 3) on-call will be at the Charing Cross site and is on a 1:15 rota. This is remunerated as 0.5PA with an on call supplement of 3%.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career. Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

The statutory requirement to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated as a condition of employment from April 2022 is subject to legislative review. At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. The successful applicant may have contact with patients and service users and as part of our pre-employment checks and risk assessments, we will ask all candidates to confirm whether or not they have been fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually. We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview.

Date posted

08 February 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

Depending on experience £93,666 to £126,281 per annum WTE

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

290-CONB260

Job locations

Charing Cross Hospital

London

W6 8RF


Job description

Job responsibilities

The 2 post holders for the cross-site roles will work a 10 PA contract based at Charing Cross Hospital and St.Marys Hospital, joining an on-call rota set at 1:12.

We are looking for outstanding anaesthetists with subspecialty interests in neuroanaesthesia and/or major robotic surgery, together with significant experience in our other sub-specialties including urology, regional anaesthesia, orthopaedics, perioperative medicine, head and neck, trauma, neurosurgery, bariatric and general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, paediatrics and maxillofacial surgery.

The 3 post holders for the Charing Cross posts will work a 10 PA contract based at Charing Cross Hospital, joining an on-call rota set at 1:12.

For these posts we are looking for outstanding anaesthetists with subspecialty interests in neuroanaesthesia and/or major robotic surgery, together with significant experience in our other sub-specialties including urology, regional anaesthesia, orthopaedics, perioperative medicine, head and neck.

The successful applicants will become part of our busy department. The workload demands a flexible and responsive service to both emergency and elective work within the operating theatre environment, emergency department and in remote sites including MRI, CT and interventional radiology.

In addition to a broad range of both elective and emergency clinical work, the post-holder will have ample opportunity to be involved in research, teaching and training, governance and leadership opportunities, as well as QI projects.

For a full job description and person specification please see the supporting documents.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The 2 post holders for the cross-site roles will work a 10 PA contract based at Charing Cross Hospital and St.Marys Hospital, joining an on-call rota set at 1:12.

We are looking for outstanding anaesthetists with subspecialty interests in neuroanaesthesia and/or major robotic surgery, together with significant experience in our other sub-specialties including urology, regional anaesthesia, orthopaedics, perioperative medicine, head and neck, trauma, neurosurgery, bariatric and general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, paediatrics and maxillofacial surgery.

The 3 post holders for the Charing Cross posts will work a 10 PA contract based at Charing Cross Hospital, joining an on-call rota set at 1:12.

For these posts we are looking for outstanding anaesthetists with subspecialty interests in neuroanaesthesia and/or major robotic surgery, together with significant experience in our other sub-specialties including urology, regional anaesthesia, orthopaedics, perioperative medicine, head and neck.

The successful applicants will become part of our busy department. The workload demands a flexible and responsive service to both emergency and elective work within the operating theatre environment, emergency department and in remote sites including MRI, CT and interventional radiology.

In addition to a broad range of both elective and emergency clinical work, the post-holder will have ample opportunity to be involved in research, teaching and training, governance and leadership opportunities, as well as QI projects.

For a full job description and person specification please see the supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications

Essential

  • On GMC registered Medical Practitioner
  • GMC specialist registration or within 6 months of being admitted to the GMC's specialist register
  • Minimum 6 months experience in Anesthesia in the UK
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists or equivalent.

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Higher training/Stage 3 or equivalent in subspecialty areas relevant to job plans
  • Able to take responsibility for clinical care of complicated patients for major surgery
  • Training and or significant experience in the management of patients for emergency surgery in the sub-specialty areas undertaken by the Trust

Leadership/ Management Skills

Essential

  • Able to take responsibility, show leadership, make decisions, exert appropriate authority
  • Have proven skills in leading, motivating, developing and managing the performance of Colleagues
  • Management of staff

Teaching & Training

Essential

  • Evidence to allow accreditation as a Consultant Clinical Supervisor for trainee doctors with the GMC

Audit

Essential

  • Understanding of principles of clinical audit, QI project delivery and governance structures

Communication

Essential

  • Able to speak and write English to the appropriate standard necessary to fulfil the job requirements
Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications

Essential

  • On GMC registered Medical Practitioner
  • GMC specialist registration or within 6 months of being admitted to the GMC's specialist register
  • Minimum 6 months experience in Anesthesia in the UK
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists or equivalent.

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Higher training/Stage 3 or equivalent in subspecialty areas relevant to job plans
  • Able to take responsibility for clinical care of complicated patients for major surgery
  • Training and or significant experience in the management of patients for emergency surgery in the sub-specialty areas undertaken by the Trust

Leadership/ Management Skills

Essential

  • Able to take responsibility, show leadership, make decisions, exert appropriate authority
  • Have proven skills in leading, motivating, developing and managing the performance of Colleagues
  • Management of staff

Teaching & Training

Essential

  • Evidence to allow accreditation as a Consultant Clinical Supervisor for trainee doctors with the GMC

Audit

Essential

  • Understanding of principles of clinical audit, QI project delivery and governance structures

Communication

Essential

  • Able to speak and write English to the appropriate standard necessary to fulfil the job requirements

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

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Charing Cross Hospital

London

W6 8RF


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Charing Cross Hospital

London

W6 8RF


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Deputy General Manager- TAPP

Arrun Shridhar

Arrun.shridhar@nhs.net

Date posted

08 February 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

Depending on experience £93,666 to £126,281 per annum WTE

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

290-CONB260

Job locations

Charing Cross Hospital

London

W6 8RF


Supporting documents

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