Consultant Anaesthetist with a special interest in Obstetrics

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

The closing date is 28 July 2024

Job summary

We are looking to appoint a Consultant Anaesthetist with a Special in Interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia. There will be opportunities to specialise in anaesthesia for a variety of surgical specialties dependant on individual interests and training.

Candidates are invited to apply on a full time basis.

CCT to be obtained within 6 months of the interview date which will be held on 16th September 2024.

Main duties of the job

The proposed timetable will contain six DCC sessions, including two sessions (1 day) of anaesthetic provision within the maternity unit.

At the Conquest Hospital there is a consultant-led maternity unit where doctors, including anaesthetists, are available 24 hours a day. Anaesthetists provide epidural analgesia, and support assisted and emergency births. There is a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). The Buchanan delivery suite has ten rooms, one main operating theatre and two recovery beds. There is also midwifery-led unit at Eastbourne District General Hospital. There were nearly 4000 births in 2023, of which 400 were elective caesarian sections and 600 carried out as an emergency. The anaesthetics department provides a consultant-led high risk obstetrics clinic once a week.

The Anaesthetic department covers two acute hospitals Conquest Hospital, Hastings and Eastbourne District General Hospital and the successful will be expected to work cross site.

About us

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at EDGH and Conquest, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.

In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Onsite parking is available from only £30 a year.

There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.

Date posted

19 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

374-CQEB-1098

Job locations

Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD


Job description

Job responsibilities

Job plan and duties

The successful candidate will have a job planning session after 3-6 months of being in post to review their timetable and SPA (supporting professional activities). The 10.75 PA (programmed activities) job plan will incorporate 1.5PAs of SPA (1 timetabled SPA session per week, and 0.5PA additional SPA). Candidates who wish to work a different number of PAs will be considered.

Weekday Clinical Activities

The proposed timetable will contain six DCC sessions, including two sessions (1 day) of anaesthetic provision within the maternity unit.

Example timetable/job planfor anaesthetics

This is a 10.75 PA (programmed activities) job plan for a Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia based at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

A theatre session or all-day operating list is between 08:00 and 18:00 hrs and equates to 2.5 PAs. A single (AM or PM) session is 1.25 PA.

The morning session following a non-resident 1st on call (i.e. overnight) is non-clinical during weekdays to ensure adequate rest.On-call is 1.75 PA on average

See job description for more information

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job plan and duties

The successful candidate will have a job planning session after 3-6 months of being in post to review their timetable and SPA (supporting professional activities). The 10.75 PA (programmed activities) job plan will incorporate 1.5PAs of SPA (1 timetabled SPA session per week, and 0.5PA additional SPA). Candidates who wish to work a different number of PAs will be considered.

Weekday Clinical Activities

The proposed timetable will contain six DCC sessions, including two sessions (1 day) of anaesthetic provision within the maternity unit.

Example timetable/job planfor anaesthetics

This is a 10.75 PA (programmed activities) job plan for a Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia based at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

A theatre session or all-day operating list is between 08:00 and 18:00 hrs and equates to 2.5 PAs. A single (AM or PM) session is 1.25 PA.

The morning session following a non-resident 1st on call (i.e. overnight) is non-clinical during weekdays to ensure adequate rest.On-call is 1.75 PA on average

See job description for more information

Person Specification

Registration & Qualifications

Essential

  • Full registration with GMC
  • CCT in Anaesthesia (or proposed CCT date within 6 months of interview)
  • FRCA or equivalent

Desirable

  • Higher Qualification: -ND, -PhD -MSc -MRCP
  • Teaching Qualification

Training and Experience

Essential

  • Experience of high-risk obstetric anaesthesia
  • Extensive experience in general anaesthesia
  • Able to deliver services without supervision

Desirable

  • Experience in tertiary level obstetric unit
  • Experience in both major and day case gynaecological surgery
  • Experience in both major and day case gynaecological surgery
  • Perioperative Training
  • Engagement as an educator
  • Evidence of experience of service development e.g. QIPs

Personal skills/ qualities

Essential

  • Reliable, punctual, good time management, team player
  • Professional role model, polite, respectful and courteous to others
  • Has personal insight to weaknesses and strengths and willingness to learn and improve within our supportive department
  • Able to communicate effectively and appropriately with patients, their families and other health professionals
  • Leadership skills appropriate to participating in and leading a multidisciplinary team.
  • Upholds Trust Values

Desirable

  • Able to develop, present and implement coherent ideas for service development and delivery
  • UK driving license

Audit and Research

Essential

  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit.
  • Able to teach and support staff effectively
  • Commitment to continuing personal development and medical education

Desirable

  • Published research
  • Presentations and/or publications in critical care/anaesthesia publications or at critical care/anaesthesia meetings

Teaching

Essential

  • Wide experience and enthusiasm for teaching for both senior and junior medical colleagues, undergraduate students, and allied professions

Desirable

  • Educational qualification, or evidence of educational provision
Person Specification

Registration & Qualifications

Essential

  • Full registration with GMC
  • CCT in Anaesthesia (or proposed CCT date within 6 months of interview)
  • FRCA or equivalent

Desirable

  • Higher Qualification: -ND, -PhD -MSc -MRCP
  • Teaching Qualification

Training and Experience

Essential

  • Experience of high-risk obstetric anaesthesia
  • Extensive experience in general anaesthesia
  • Able to deliver services without supervision

Desirable

  • Experience in tertiary level obstetric unit
  • Experience in both major and day case gynaecological surgery
  • Experience in both major and day case gynaecological surgery
  • Perioperative Training
  • Engagement as an educator
  • Evidence of experience of service development e.g. QIPs

Personal skills/ qualities

Essential

  • Reliable, punctual, good time management, team player
  • Professional role model, polite, respectful and courteous to others
  • Has personal insight to weaknesses and strengths and willingness to learn and improve within our supportive department
  • Able to communicate effectively and appropriately with patients, their families and other health professionals
  • Leadership skills appropriate to participating in and leading a multidisciplinary team.
  • Upholds Trust Values

Desirable

  • Able to develop, present and implement coherent ideas for service development and delivery
  • UK driving license

Audit and Research

Essential

  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit.
  • Able to teach and support staff effectively
  • Commitment to continuing personal development and medical education

Desirable

  • Published research
  • Presentations and/or publications in critical care/anaesthesia publications or at critical care/anaesthesia meetings

Teaching

Essential

  • Wide experience and enthusiasm for teaching for both senior and junior medical colleagues, undergraduate students, and allied professions

Desirable

  • Educational qualification, or evidence of educational provision

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 Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD


Employer's website

http://jobs.esht.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD


Employer's website

http://jobs.esht.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Lead Anaesthetics

James Bennett

james.bennett4@nhs.net

03001314500

Date posted

19 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

374-CQEB-1098

Job locations

Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD


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