Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 23 June 2023

Job summary

This is a substantive post for a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain. It is a full time post to cover sessions made available as a result of job plan changes in the department.

It is based around 6 anaesthetic and pain sessions per week (3 days), with 1:12 on call making a 10PA contract. Sessions will be decided upon consultation with the speciality director.

The successful applicant will join the existing team of 65 consultants working for the trust in the two main sites of Gloucester and Cheltenham, and peripheral community hospitals.

As a senior employee of the Trust the post-holder will work in close co-operation with, and support other, clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Trust's patients.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicants will join a cohesive and enthusiastic department of over 120 anaesthetists, including 68 Consultants and 20 SAS doctors providing a full range of elective and emergency anaesthetic services delivered across the Trust's two acute sites (Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals) as well as the county's smaller peripheral hospitals.

They will also become part of the chronic and inpatient pain teams within the Trust providing support to both teams and helping to integrate the services into a cohesive team.

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital provides specialist services including upper & lower GI surgery, vascular surgery, trauma, renal medicine/haemodialysis, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics, paediatric oncology, neurology, rheumatology, dermatology, maxillo-facial surgery and ENT.

Cheltenham General Hospital specialises in lower GI surgery, gastroenterology, urology (incl robotic surgery), ophthalmology, gynaecological cancer surgery as well as interventional radiology and cardiology. It is the haematology/oncology cancer centre for three counties.

About us

We are a large organisation providing acute services from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester and Cheltenham General Hospital to a population of 652,475 in Gloucestershire as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and beyond.

Our workforce is almost 8,000 strong and our caring and dedicated staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred, high quality emergency, elective and specialist care across a range of clinical areas.

The anaesthetic department is an integral part of the hospital involved in many aspects of clinical care.

Date posted

26 May 2023

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

318-23-R10933A

Job locations

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western Road

Gloucester

GL1 3NN


Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical responsibilities

The post holder will provide:

  • Maximum 4 clinical Anaesthetic sessions a week and share responsibility for the delivery of high quality care to patients presenting for surgery.
  • Inpatient session 1x weekly as including lead role for this service
  • Chronic pain sessions in additional to make up a full time job plan of 10PAs.
  • Undertake consultant cover for weekday nights and weekends for theatres/maternity as part of the 1 in 12 rota. Oncall duties will have to be undertaken on both the Gloucester or Cheltenham sites.
  • Support for the clinical decision making of junior medical and nursing staff

Teaching and training

  • As part of the Severn deanery, we have a large number of trainees working within the department at from novices to ST7s. we have an active local and regional teaching programme.
  • To participate in the undergraduate teaching programme. The Department is involved in teaching medical students from Bristol, as the Trust achieved Academy status in 2004. Fourth year students are placed in the Department and participate in a structured teaching program.
  • The anaesthetic department has a close relationship with the Paramedic Training School and the local ambulance service and paramedics regularly undertake attachments.
  • Where agreed, to act as Educational Supervisor to junior and SAS medical staff, being responsible for their appraisal and personal development planning.

Continuing professional development

  • We recognise the importance of continuing medical education and actively encourage our consultant team to prioritise professional development. You will undertake CME / CPD as per College recommendations. A mentoring scheme for new consultant staff is well established and each new appointee will be appointed a mentor shortly after appointment.
  • You will be encouraged to be active in clinical research.
  • We have a well-established framework for clinical governance that incorporates the clinical audit program. A wide variety of audits are undertaken within the Department. Clinical Governance meetings are regular. The post-holder will be expected to take part in developing clinical audit activities within the department and achieving clinical governance objectives in accordance with the agreed Divisional and Trust clinical governance programs.

Clinical Governance

  • Our Trust has a well-established framework for clinical governance that incorporates our clinical audit program. We are all expected to take part in developing clinical audit activities within the department to achieve clinical governance objectives in our agreed Divisional and Trust clinical governance programs.
  • To undertake all work in accordance with GHNHSFT policies and procedures
  • To maintain CPD requirements for appraisal and revalidation
  • To participate in our annual Job Planning review process
  • To participate in annual appraisal including 5 yearly multi-source feedback
  • To adhere to our Adverse Clinical Incident polic

Leadership and management

  • There is an expectation that consultants will rotate through directorate clinical management roles and this work will be part of Supporting Professional Activities (up 1 additional PA).
  • Help develop critical care services within the overall Trust Strategy. Attend critical care delivery group and Clinical Governance meetings to develop cross county working.
  • To participate in departmental consultant and senior staff meetings whilst remaining within the framework of the agreed strategy of the Trust and the Department.
  • To attend other departmental, Divisional and Trust meetings as necessary.
  • To attend regional and national meetings as necessary.
  • To undertake all work in accordance with Trust procedures and operating policies.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical responsibilities

The post holder will provide:

  • Maximum 4 clinical Anaesthetic sessions a week and share responsibility for the delivery of high quality care to patients presenting for surgery.
  • Inpatient session 1x weekly as including lead role for this service
  • Chronic pain sessions in additional to make up a full time job plan of 10PAs.
  • Undertake consultant cover for weekday nights and weekends for theatres/maternity as part of the 1 in 12 rota. Oncall duties will have to be undertaken on both the Gloucester or Cheltenham sites.
  • Support for the clinical decision making of junior medical and nursing staff

Teaching and training

  • As part of the Severn deanery, we have a large number of trainees working within the department at from novices to ST7s. we have an active local and regional teaching programme.
  • To participate in the undergraduate teaching programme. The Department is involved in teaching medical students from Bristol, as the Trust achieved Academy status in 2004. Fourth year students are placed in the Department and participate in a structured teaching program.
  • The anaesthetic department has a close relationship with the Paramedic Training School and the local ambulance service and paramedics regularly undertake attachments.
  • Where agreed, to act as Educational Supervisor to junior and SAS medical staff, being responsible for their appraisal and personal development planning.

Continuing professional development

  • We recognise the importance of continuing medical education and actively encourage our consultant team to prioritise professional development. You will undertake CME / CPD as per College recommendations. A mentoring scheme for new consultant staff is well established and each new appointee will be appointed a mentor shortly after appointment.
  • You will be encouraged to be active in clinical research.
  • We have a well-established framework for clinical governance that incorporates the clinical audit program. A wide variety of audits are undertaken within the Department. Clinical Governance meetings are regular. The post-holder will be expected to take part in developing clinical audit activities within the department and achieving clinical governance objectives in accordance with the agreed Divisional and Trust clinical governance programs.

Clinical Governance

  • Our Trust has a well-established framework for clinical governance that incorporates our clinical audit program. We are all expected to take part in developing clinical audit activities within the department to achieve clinical governance objectives in our agreed Divisional and Trust clinical governance programs.
  • To undertake all work in accordance with GHNHSFT policies and procedures
  • To maintain CPD requirements for appraisal and revalidation
  • To participate in our annual Job Planning review process
  • To participate in annual appraisal including 5 yearly multi-source feedback
  • To adhere to our Adverse Clinical Incident polic

Leadership and management

  • There is an expectation that consultants will rotate through directorate clinical management roles and this work will be part of Supporting Professional Activities (up 1 additional PA).
  • Help develop critical care services within the overall Trust Strategy. Attend critical care delivery group and Clinical Governance meetings to develop cross county working.
  • To participate in departmental consultant and senior staff meetings whilst remaining within the framework of the agreed strategy of the Trust and the Department.
  • To attend other departmental, Divisional and Trust meetings as necessary.
  • To attend regional and national meetings as necessary.
  • To undertake all work in accordance with Trust procedures and operating policies.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full General Medical Council registration
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (England) or equivalent
  • Completion of the Advanced Pain Training, overseen by the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists or equivalent qualification
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • On Specialist Register via CCT or CESR-CP (Combined Programme) (proposed CCT/CESR-CP date must be within 6 months of interview) , CESR or European Community Rights

Desirable

  • ALS
  • ATLS
  • PALS or APLS
  • FFPMRCA

Clinical Experience

Essential

  • General training leading to CCT in anaesthesia or other specialty
  • Advanced pain training approved by the Faculty of Pain Medicine or evidence of equivalent clinical experience

Motivation and Attitude

Essential

  • Enthusiasm for the speciality general anaesthesia.
  • Enthusiasm for the integration of inpatient and outpatient pain services.
  • Attitudes compatible with the aims and objectives of the existing team and the Trust.

Personal Skills

Essential

  • Communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to show initiative and enthusiasm and to work under stress; flexibility, able to adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to take part in and respond to appraisal.

Quality Management

Essential

  • Ability to manage risk.
  • Ability to manage change.
  • Ability to deal with complaints from the public.
  • Experience in audit.
  • Working knowledge of evidence based practice.

Desirable

  • Experience of Quality Improvement projects

Research Experience

Essential

  • Ability to appraise research critically.
  • Ability to supervise junior staff undertaking research projects.

Desirable

  • Publications and presentations relevant to Anaesthetics and Intensive Care in peer reviewed journals

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Flexibility and willingness to share clinical responsibility for patients
  • Conscientiousness to ensure careful transfer of care
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical, academic and managerial colleagues
  • Able to work co-operatively as a team member
  • Ability to self-motivate

Desirable

  • Ability to think laterally
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full General Medical Council registration
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (England) or equivalent
  • Completion of the Advanced Pain Training, overseen by the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists or equivalent qualification
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • On Specialist Register via CCT or CESR-CP (Combined Programme) (proposed CCT/CESR-CP date must be within 6 months of interview) , CESR or European Community Rights

Desirable

  • ALS
  • ATLS
  • PALS or APLS
  • FFPMRCA

Clinical Experience

Essential

  • General training leading to CCT in anaesthesia or other specialty
  • Advanced pain training approved by the Faculty of Pain Medicine or evidence of equivalent clinical experience

Motivation and Attitude

Essential

  • Enthusiasm for the speciality general anaesthesia.
  • Enthusiasm for the integration of inpatient and outpatient pain services.
  • Attitudes compatible with the aims and objectives of the existing team and the Trust.

Personal Skills

Essential

  • Communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to show initiative and enthusiasm and to work under stress; flexibility, able to adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to take part in and respond to appraisal.

Quality Management

Essential

  • Ability to manage risk.
  • Ability to manage change.
  • Ability to deal with complaints from the public.
  • Experience in audit.
  • Working knowledge of evidence based practice.

Desirable

  • Experience of Quality Improvement projects

Research Experience

Essential

  • Ability to appraise research critically.
  • Ability to supervise junior staff undertaking research projects.

Desirable

  • Publications and presentations relevant to Anaesthetics and Intensive Care in peer reviewed journals

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Flexibility and willingness to share clinical responsibility for patients
  • Conscientiousness to ensure careful transfer of care
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical, academic and managerial colleagues
  • Able to work co-operatively as a team member
  • Ability to self-motivate

Desirable

  • Ability to think laterally

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

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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

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western Road

Gloucester

GL1 3NN


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western Road

Gloucester

GL1 3NN


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

SD Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Pain

Deborah Burton

deborah.burton4@nhs.net

03004226786

Date posted

26 May 2023

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

318-23-R10933A

Job locations

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western Road

Gloucester

GL1 3NN


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