Locum Consultant Anaesthetist
Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust
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LOCUM CONSULTANT ANAESTHETIC POST
12 months fixed term
Applicants are invited for Locum posts within the Anaesthetic Department at Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The posts have arisen due to retirement, service development and recent relocation.
This is a full time post fixed term for 12 months, based at both Southport and Ormskirk hospital sites. On call duties include providing anaesthetic services for emergency surgery, maternity, paediatric emergencies for stabilization and transfer, ICU cover on a 1 in 8 basis
Main duties of the job
The department covers a wide range of surgical specialties including General, Urology - with Day Case Holmium Laser Prostectomy, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Day Case ENT Surgery, Dental Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery and Intensive Care. There is a Supra Regional Spinal Injuries Unit at the Southport Hospital site, and we provide elective surgery to this patient group also. The Trust has an acute and chronic pain service available across both sites.
There is a new 4 bedded POCCU area within our Critical Care template (at the Southport site) and this has assisted the development of a rectus sheath catheter service such that we can offer this analgesic modality to both elective and emergency abdominal surgery patients.
Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. This includes adults' and children's accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women's and children's services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.
The Secretary of State has approved the partnership between St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals and Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.
On 1st July we came together as a single organisation under the name Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
The Trust delivers acute hospital care, intermediate care, community, and primary care services to a population of over 600,000 people with a combined workforce of around 9000 dedicated and skilled staff from 17 locations including Whiston, Southport & Formby, St Helens, Ormskirk and Newton hospitals.
The Trust provides regional services for burns, plastic surgery and spinal injuries to more than 4 million people across Mersey and West Lancashire, Cheshire, the Isle of Man and North Wales.
Our Vision is to deliver 5 Star Patient Care:
- CAREthat is evidence based, high quality and compassionate
- SAFETY that is of the highest standards
- COMMUNICATION that is open, inclusive and respectful
- SYSTEMS that are efficient, patient centred and reliable
- PATHWAYS that are best practice and embedded, but also respect the individual needs of patients
Our achievements include:
- Trust rated Outstanding by CQC Inspection August 2018
- Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers & Health Service Journal)
- Awarded National Preceptorship Accreditation (2023) for our Nursing & AHP Preceptorship Programme
Please see our Wellbeing & Benefits booklet for more information on our staff benefits. Accessible version available upon request.
Please see attached Job description for full details.
The successful candidates should be willing to integrate into an established and supportive Anaesthetic department and to meet the challenges involved.
All applicants must be either on the GMC Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT award at the time of interview. The posts are due to commence with the Trust as soon as possible.
You will be joining an enthusiastic Anaesthetic Team. The Departments of Anaesthesia and Critical Care consist of 20 Consultants, 1 Associate Specialist, 17 Specialty Doctors, 6 Anaesthetic Core trainees, 1 ACCS trainee, 4 Anaesthesia Associates and 2 ACCPs providing an anaesthetic service to the Trust which is based on two main sites at Southport & Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. In addition to this, the Critical Care department has 2 ACCPs, 3 Clinical Fellows and 2 Internal Medical Trainees to provide support to the anaesthetic critical care cohort. The trainee feedback both locally and via the GMC survey over the last 2 years had shown we provide excellent training for junior trainees.
The Trust is happy to consider flexible working arrangements and extended days to deliver a desirable work life balance, support professional goals and personal development. Please see individual job descriptions and specifications for more details
Arrangements to visit the hospital and informal enquiries may be made directly to Dr S Kehinde, Clinical Director of Anaesthetics or Dr J Haines Consultant Anaesthetist, contactable via their secretary on 01704 704201 or 01695 656421.
We look forward to hearing from you
Advert Date: 6th July 2023
Closing Date: 16th July 2023
Shortlisting Date: W/C 17th July 2023
Proposed Interview Date: W/C 24th July 2023
Please note this vacancy may close early if a sufficient number of applications is reached.
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