Consultant Anaesthetist

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 25 February 2024

Job summary

The successful applicant will join our busy but friendly department at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford with the opportunity to subspecialise in anaesthesia for a variety of surgical specialties dependant on individual interests and training. Specialties include maxillofacial surgery for the head and neck cancer service, ENT, Obstetrics, Regional, Trauma, orthopaedics and colorectal surgery amongst others. In addition to the clinical responsibilities of the post the department is looking for a candidate who will bring other skills and knowledge. This might include patient safety, quality improvement, teaching, management or research.

Main duties of the job

This is a 10PA post which includes 2 SPAs. Any candidate who wishes to work less than full time will be considered and supported, taking into account service needs. Additional sessions may be available on request.

About us

The Trust has five hospitals providing a wide range of high-quality services and opportunities for innovation. The anaesthetic department operates at three of these, The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and The Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate have full range of district general hospital services, as well as regional specialities.Kent & Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury is a specialist services hub which provides adult medical care, inpatient renal, urology and vascular services and robotic surgery.

In addition, a new hospital in Dover, the Buckland, and Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone, provide a variety of outpatient, diagnostic and minor injury services, alongside a range of services throughout the local area.

Date posted

08 February 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year Pro rata, per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Job share, Flexible working, Compressed hours, Annualised hours

Reference number

344-6795CONSAC

Job locations

William Harvey Hospital

Ashford

TN24 0LZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

A formal job plan will be agreed within three months of appointment and can be honed to reflect the individual's clinical expertise and needs of the service. The job plan will then be reviewed annually.

The trust has a clear clinically-led strategy to transform secondary care in East Kent and deliver outstanding standards across all specialties which build services around the characteristics of our patients and a commitment to refreshing our estate and facilities. We support clinicians who see opportunities to make high quality care available locally for our population, and we have a strong research ethic as a high recruiter to research studies.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A formal job plan will be agreed within three months of appointment and can be honed to reflect the individual's clinical expertise and needs of the service. The job plan will then be reviewed annually.

The trust has a clear clinically-led strategy to transform secondary care in East Kent and deliver outstanding standards across all specialties which build services around the characteristics of our patients and a commitment to refreshing our estate and facilities. We support clinicians who see opportunities to make high quality care available locally for our population, and we have a strong research ethic as a high recruiter to research studies.

Person Specification

Skills and experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Wide experience of adult and paediatric anaesthesia

Desirable

  • Post CCT clinical experience.
  • Leadership roles

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Essential Medical degree from recognised medical school
  • FRCA or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration
  • CCT/CESR in Anaesthesia (or within 6 months of CCT)

Desirable

  • Post graduate qualification - clinical/education
  • Experience in airway/maxillofacial anaesthesia or paediatric anaesthesia.

Personal/professional attributes

Essential

  • Professional attitude
  • Clinically safe and vigilant
  • Clear communication Strong teamwork
  • Supportive of others
  • Holistic approach to patient care

Desirable

  • Publications
  • Teaching/faculty in courses

Clinical governance

Essential

  • Evidence of involvement in Audit/QI/Governance processes

Desirable

  • Leadership or management course

Other requirements

Essential

  • Able to provide on-call commitment at WHH

Desirable

  • Flexibility to work across trust sites
Person Specification

Skills and experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Wide experience of adult and paediatric anaesthesia

Desirable

  • Post CCT clinical experience.
  • Leadership roles

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Essential Medical degree from recognised medical school
  • FRCA or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration
  • CCT/CESR in Anaesthesia (or within 6 months of CCT)

Desirable

  • Post graduate qualification - clinical/education
  • Experience in airway/maxillofacial anaesthesia or paediatric anaesthesia.

Personal/professional attributes

Essential

  • Professional attitude
  • Clinically safe and vigilant
  • Clear communication Strong teamwork
  • Supportive of others
  • Holistic approach to patient care

Desirable

  • Publications
  • Teaching/faculty in courses

Clinical governance

Essential

  • Evidence of involvement in Audit/QI/Governance processes

Desirable

  • Leadership or management course

Other requirements

Essential

  • Able to provide on-call commitment at WHH

Desirable

  • Flexibility to work across trust sites

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

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

William Harvey Hospital

Ashford

TN24 0LZ


Employer's website

https://www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

William Harvey Hospital

Ashford

TN24 0LZ


Employer's website

https://www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Site Leads Anaesthesia

Esther Cook & Joanna Moore

ekhuft.whanaestheticlead@nhs.net

Date posted

08 February 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year Pro rata, per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Job share, Flexible working, Compressed hours, Annualised hours

Reference number

344-6795CONSAC

Job locations

William Harvey Hospital

Ashford

TN24 0LZ


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