Consultant Anaesthetist

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 31 July 2024

Job summary

The General Theatre Anaesthetic team consists of 17 General Anaesthetists, 5 Non consultant grades, 3 physician associates and 9 ICU Anaesthetists. The Trust also supports a Tertiary; Cardiac, Haematology and Cystic fibrosis service to Lancashire.

The General Anaesthetic team provides anaesthetic services for General, Breast and Colorectal Surgery, Upper GI surgery, Orthopaedics and Trauma, ENT, Dental, Ophthalmic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Gynaecology and Maternity Services for the local population. The department also runs an Acute Pain Service, Chronic Pain/Pain Management Clinic and a Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing service. We have well developed ERAS programmes in a number of surgical specialities. The Acute Pain Service and the Paediatric Service have both received national recognition for their standards of care.

Main duties of the job

This is a permanent post for a Consultant General Anaesthetist. The department would invite applicants with a speciality interest. Interests in management or education will be supported. This role will be supported by 1.5 SPAs for other activities and revalidation.

The department would encourage applicants with appropriate qualifications to pursue additional clinical or academic interests as part of their job plan. These activities would be supported with 1 additional SPA.

As a general anaesthetist, the appointee would take part in the general on-call rota covering non-cardiac emergency surgery and supporting maternity services.

About us

There is ample time within the contract to support CEPD, teaching, audit, and activities of clinical governance. Although there is some flexibility in how and where these activities take place there is a requirement that time is dedicated within the working week to demonstrate participation in these activities on the hospital site. The Clinical Director will require evidence of participation in these activities.

The total number of programmed activities is 10 but further PAs will be offered to account for the elective and emergency workload after discussion. Alternatively, the number of basic programmed activities will be reviewed.

Date posted

06 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

382-DOC05-24-A

Job locations

Blackpool

Whinney Heys Road

Blackpool

FY3 8NR


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please ensure you read the Job description and Person Specification attached to the advert in full before applying.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please ensure you read the Job description and Person Specification attached to the advert in full before applying.

Person Specification

Legal Requirements

Essential

  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or eligible for inclusion within 6 months of interview date
  • Full registration with the GMC
  • Primary medical qualification
  • FRCA or equivalent

Desirable

  • Advanced Life Support qualification
  • Qualification in Paediatric Life Support
  • Advanced training in Anaesthetic Sub speciality

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Completed approved training programme in Anaesthesia or equivalent
  • Evidence of appropriate CEPD

Desirable

  • Full log book summary
  • Management or leadership Training or qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Broad exposure to Anaesthetic practice
  • Appropriate experience in relevant Anaesthetic sub specialty
  • Appropriate general non-anaesthetic training in a complimentary specialty
  • Recent experience in the management of the critically ill patient

Desirable

  • Experience of Chronic Pain, Paediatric surgery, Obstetrics, Perioperative medicine, Cardiopulmonary exercise testing, MRI sedation and anaesthesia, Regional anaesthesia and Advanced IV access.

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills - both oral and written.
  • Effective teaching skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload and to delegate responsibility and supervise staff.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire a multi-disciplinary team and work sensitively within teams and across organisations
  • Involvement and evidence of implementation of service development and managing change in a healthcare setting
  • Leadership skills- ability to take responsibility, show leadership and make decisions

Desirable

  • Computer and IT skills
  • Educational qualification or working towards
  • Experience of supervision of other staff
  • Understanding of principals of Clinical Governance

Management Skills

Essential

  • Awareness of NHS organisation and core values of NHS
  • Understanding of the management responsibilities of NHS consultants
  • Participation in a management training course

Desirable

  • Evidence of leadership training or qualification

Knowledge/Research

Essential

  • Commitment to CPD and requirements of clinical governance, research and audit
  • Regular attendance at Audit meetings
  • Ability to supervise audit projects

Desirable

  • A proven track record in self- directed research
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Recent personal involvement in audit

Professionalism

Essential

  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the specialty

Desirable

  • Membership of appropriate societies

Personal

Essential

  • Agreement to live within 15 miles of the Trust or within reasonable access by car
  • Car owner with a full driving licence
Person Specification

Legal Requirements

Essential

  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or eligible for inclusion within 6 months of interview date
  • Full registration with the GMC
  • Primary medical qualification
  • FRCA or equivalent

Desirable

  • Advanced Life Support qualification
  • Qualification in Paediatric Life Support
  • Advanced training in Anaesthetic Sub speciality

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Completed approved training programme in Anaesthesia or equivalent
  • Evidence of appropriate CEPD

Desirable

  • Full log book summary
  • Management or leadership Training or qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Broad exposure to Anaesthetic practice
  • Appropriate experience in relevant Anaesthetic sub specialty
  • Appropriate general non-anaesthetic training in a complimentary specialty
  • Recent experience in the management of the critically ill patient

Desirable

  • Experience of Chronic Pain, Paediatric surgery, Obstetrics, Perioperative medicine, Cardiopulmonary exercise testing, MRI sedation and anaesthesia, Regional anaesthesia and Advanced IV access.

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills - both oral and written.
  • Effective teaching skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload and to delegate responsibility and supervise staff.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire a multi-disciplinary team and work sensitively within teams and across organisations
  • Involvement and evidence of implementation of service development and managing change in a healthcare setting
  • Leadership skills- ability to take responsibility, show leadership and make decisions

Desirable

  • Computer and IT skills
  • Educational qualification or working towards
  • Experience of supervision of other staff
  • Understanding of principals of Clinical Governance

Management Skills

Essential

  • Awareness of NHS organisation and core values of NHS
  • Understanding of the management responsibilities of NHS consultants
  • Participation in a management training course

Desirable

  • Evidence of leadership training or qualification

Knowledge/Research

Essential

  • Commitment to CPD and requirements of clinical governance, research and audit
  • Regular attendance at Audit meetings
  • Ability to supervise audit projects

Desirable

  • A proven track record in self- directed research
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Recent personal involvement in audit

Professionalism

Essential

  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the specialty

Desirable

  • Membership of appropriate societies

Personal

Essential

  • Agreement to live within 15 miles of the Trust or within reasonable access by car
  • Car owner with a full driving licence

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

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Blackpool

Whinney Heys Road

Blackpool

FY3 8NR


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Blackpool

Whinney Heys Road

Blackpool

FY3 8NR


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Allan Monks

dr.monks@nhs.net

01253953499

Date posted

06 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

382-DOC05-24-A

Job locations

Blackpool

Whinney Heys Road

Blackpool

FY3 8NR


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