Locum Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthetist
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
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This is a 10PA locum appointment for a Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthetist. This post will be offered with a six-month contract and is to commence as soon as possible.
This post will deliver 10PAs supporting the paediatric cardiac anaesthetic team at the Leeds General Infirmary at Leeds.
The successful applicant should hold accreditation in the FRCA in the Royal College of Anaesthetics or equivalent, and should be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of being admitted to the Register for trainees if currently in a training programme within the UK or have references which have been authorised by the Deputy Medical Director and Clinical Director.
Applicants should have established skills in paediatric cardiac anaesthesia and have undertaken advanced training in this area. Excellent communication and team working skills, a strong commitment to teaching and service development are essential.
Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting:
Dr Nalini Malarkkan
Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia,
Leeds Childrens Hospital
Tel: 0113 3926672
Main duties of the job
- Supervision of paediatric cardiac patients following anaesthesia
- Contribute to Specialist Multi-disciplinary team meetings.
- To link with consultant colleagues in other relevant site specialist teams within the congenital services across the Trust.
- To contribute to research, teaching, and new developments within the Trust.
- To work with other consultant colleagues in the provision of a comprehensive paediatric cardiac anaesthetic service in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.
- To develop and/or consolidate expertise in paediatric cardiac anaesthesia.
- To maintain and expand the excellence of teaching and research already established within the Trust
- To support service plans for the specialty, taking account of the changes in clinical practice and new technologies available.
- To participate in and progress Clinical Governance.
- The post-holder will be required to participate in the undergraduate teaching programme for the school of Medicine, University of Leeds, which is organised on a speciality or clinical area basis.
- The appointee will be expected to contribute and, where appropriate, take the lead in the following:
Mortality and morbidity meetings.
Clinical audit programmes.
Development and application of agreed clinical guidelines
This is a 10 PA locum appointment for a Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthetist.
This post will deliver 10 PAs supporting the paediatric cardiac anaesthetic team. This is a locum post within the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The base for this post is at the Leeds General Infirmary site where the Leeds Childrens hospital is situated. The successful applicant will join an existing paediatric team of 29 consultant paediatric anaesthetists and 6 paediatric cardiac anaesthetists. These 2 teams are part of a larger Trust team of over 150 consultant anaesthetists who have a wide range of subspecialty interests and responsibilities.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.
THE LEEDS WAY VALUES
Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:
All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.
By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.
WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnerships ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each individual trust, supports that ambition.
3.REQUIREMENTS OF THE POST
3.1General Training and Qualifications
The appointee must hold accreditation in FRCA in the Royal College of Anaesthetists or equivalent and have completed higher specialist training (or equivalent) if currently in a training programme within the UK.
Applicants must be on the Specialist Register and have completed at least a year of higher training in paediatric anaesthesia. Applicants must be able to demonstrate further training in paediatric/congenital cardiac anaesthesia.
Applicants must provide information regarding their status from the GMC and/or relevant Royal College at the time of application, for their application to be progressed further.
The appointee must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in all aspects of anaesthesia and appropriate experience in paediatric anaesthesia and appropriate experience in paediatric cardiac anaesthesia. It is desirable that the candidates have experience in the conduct of clinical trials.
3.3 Person specification
See person specification document.
The appointee will be expected to contribute and, where appropriate, take the lead in the following:
Mortality and morbidity meetings.
Clinical audit programmes.
Development and application of agreed clinical guidelines.
This is to be included in allocated time in the individuals job plan as a supporting programmed activity. It would be expected that the time allocated for this would include attendance at the relevant departmental audit meeting(s) and that such attendance would be recorded (in accordance with the Trusts clinical audit policy).
In the discharge of these responsibilities the candidate will be expected to maintain and update his/her skills and knowledge through appropriate continuing medical education.
The Trust as a teaching hospital recognises the importance of links with the University of Leeds, School of Medicine for the undergraduate teaching and all Consultant and medical staff are required to provide an appropriate contribution to the undergraduate teaching programme.
The post-holder will be required to participate in the undergraduate teaching programme for the school of Medicine, University of Leeds, which is organised on a speciality or clinical area basis.
The post-holder will be required to collaborate with clinical colleagues to deliver appropriate undergraduate teaching in accordance with the Trust contract with the NHS Executive in association with the University of Leeds.
The appointee will be expected, with colleagues to also contribute to the teaching of postgraduates, including the teaching programme for SpRs in anaesthesia in the Local Education and Training Board.
5.JOB PLAN AND WORKING ARRANGEMENTS
The job plan review will take place annually, normally with the Clinical Director or Lead Clinician for Anaesthesia. The annual job plan review may result in a revised job plan. There may be an interim review of the job plan where duties, responsibilities, accountability arrangements or objectives have changed or need to change significantly within the area.
5.1Proposed Job Plan
The post consists of 10 PAs with 8.5 PAs of direct clinical care (DCC) and 1.5 PA of supporting professional activity (SPA). These 10 PAs will be delivered in anaesthesia.
This job plan will fit together with colleagues job-plans with a careful rota of clinical sessions, to ensure robust cover.
The post-holder is managerially accountable for the use of resources to the Chief Executive and professionally accountable to the Chief Medical Officer through Clinical Directors. This may be amended in the light of the Trusts management arrangements.
5.3Standards of Conduct and Behaviour
He/she will be required to work to the standards set out by the General Medical Council in Good Medical Practice. This includes protecting patients when you believe that a doctors or other colleagues conduct, performance or health is a threat to them.
If, after establishing the facts, it is necessary, you must follow the Trusts procedures in this matter and inform your Clinical Director or Medical Director in the first instance.
Your general conduct at work should comply with the standards set out in the Trusts document on Appraisal, in particular the section on Core Behaviours.
Appraisal will be a contractual requirement for all consultant staff and the Trust attaches considerable importance to this approach intended to be of benefit to individual consultants and to achieve the highest possible standards in the delivery of healthcare and services. Arrangements for annual appraisal will be managed through the Clinical Director.
All leave should be applied for in accordance with the Trusts Leave Policy, normally giving six weeks notice of any leave, other than in exceptional circumstances.
During the course of your employment, you agree to undergo whatever training the Trust deems necessary. You will undertake all mandatory training required for the role. This may include, but is not limited to, induction training, professional development and safe working practices. Funding of such training will be in accordance with the Trusts Staff Development Policy.
5.7Continuing Medical Education
The Trust fully supports the requirement for CME by the relevant Royal College and acknowledges that it is an essential component of a consultants professional activities that will be reviewed during the appraisal process and revalidation. Time and financial support for these activities will be granted in accordance with the Trusts Leave Policy.
As part of the resource commitments to enable the post-holder to fulfil their job plan, the appointee will have access to such secretarial assistance as is required. An office with IT facilities (PC, email etc) will be provided.
5.9Health & Safety
The Trust has a responsibility to provide a safe working environment for all staff.
As an employee/supervisor/manager you are responsible for your own safety and that of others. This will require you to comply with the Trust arrangements for Health & Safety and Risk Management, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures, and reporting incidents using the Trust Incident Reporting system. As a supervisor/manager, you will be responsible for ensuring your team work in a safe manner and are competent to do so.
5.10Equality & Diversity
The jobholder must comply with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment and that services are delivered in ways that meet the individual needs of patients and their families. No person whether they are staff, patient or visitor should receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.
The Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy ensures that barriers to employment for disadvantaged groups are identified and removed, and that no person is treated less favourably on the grounds of their race, ethnic group, religion, impairment, age, gender, sexual orientation or mental health status. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants and post holders where required.
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust recognises the serious hazards to health caused by smoking and has adopted a strict no smoking policy. Under the terms of our No Smoking Policy, staff, visitors and patients will not be permitted to smoke at any time or in any part of Trust property, whether inside or outside the hospital buildings.
5.12 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act & DBS Check
This position involves access to patients during the normal course of duties and is therefore subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975. As such you must reveal any information which you may have concerning convictions which would otherwise be considered as spent.
An offer of appointment to this post would be subject to the express condition that the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust receives a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) Disclosure which will check the existence and the content of any criminal disclosure received. The Trust has the right to withdraw an offer or employment if not satisfied of a candidate's suitability for this position by reason of criminal record or antecedents, especially in cases where no declaration of criminal proceedings has been made on a candidates application form or Criminal Declaration Form.
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Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills
Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills
Certificate of Sponsorship
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