Yeovil District Hospital
The closing date is 30 January 2023
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We are looking for a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine with a special interest any relevant specialty, to join our multi-disciplinary Critical Care Team at Yeovil District Hospital.
As Yeovil District Hospital merges with Musgrove Park Hospital opportunities have arisen for 6 enthusiastic Intensive Care Consultants to join our Trust as we develop our critical care service and enlarge our team to enable us to achieve GPICS standards. This is an exciting opportunity for you to shape the service for the future of our intensive care unit (ICU).
We are absolutely committed to a healthy work life balance which we can offer you at whatever stage you are in your career, be it looking to reduce your working hours whilst changing your pace and priorities in life, or furthering your career whilst starting or raising a family in a phenomenally beautiful part of England. Click onto our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUnVLiimo2M&list=PLNNlSrsCz-QL-86rkx2NGcXNov2j_XLnF
We are also offering an enhanced and attractive relocation package for these roles, please contact us to discuss this.
Main duties of the job
Yeovil has a job plan that will suit you. We actively encourage personal and professional development and funding for study leave is available.
Our role suits both dual accredited and single specialty intensive care physicians. For dual accredited clinicians, clinical duties split between critical care and your parent specialty. While usually this is anaesthetics, we are very keen to accommodate other parent specialties, such as respiratory medicine, emergency medicine, acute medicine or others.
The intensive care medicine element of your role will be to provide comprehensive clinical care to patients requiring ICU / HDU services on our 11-bedded Critical Care Unit.
We are also offering 2.5 SPA per week to give you time to develop your ideas and career.
Yeovil District Hospital and Musgrove Park Hospital (Somerset NHS Foundation Trust) are currently in the process of merging to become one single Trust, offering combined health care service to the population of Somerset. Our aim is to offer harmonious patient and workforce experiences across both sites, offering the same standard of care to our patients.
Come and work in a friendly environment and live in the beautiful South West of England. We have outstanding schools, spectacular countryside, excellent travel links to major cities and airports, as well as the beautiful Jurassic Coastline 30 minutes away.
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We really value the impact that you as a Consultant will have on our patients and services; we therefore offer an enhanced benefits package (subject to criteria and contract length) which includes:
- Welcome to Yeovil payment.
- A generous relocation package.
- 10 hours of paid time for professional development every week (2.5 SPA).
- £700 personal budget for training and development every year.
Please refer to the job description with persons specification for full details of the role, available via this link: https://somersetft.pagetiger.com/consultant-in-intensive-care-medicine
To contribute alongside the consultant body to an excellent standard of care covering the full range of specialist diagnosis, treatment and management of patients requiring critical care services as outlined on your job plan.
Patient safety to be actively involved in delivering high quality patient centred care andcontributing to safety and quality initiatives and improvement projects being undertaken in the trust.
Education Supervise and support postgraduate doctors, delivering teaching sessions and assisting the personal and professional development of our non-consultant staff. It will also include assessment and appraisal of trainees under your supervision with appropriate liaison with Clinical/College tutors when required. The department also supports the education of medical students from the Severn Deanery.
Audit active participation in audit including initiation and supervision of audit projects relatedto your subspecialist interest. Participation in national audits is encouraged. All projects are approved by the Clinical Outcome Committee.
Clinical Governance Staff are accountable and responsible for maintaining their own clinicalcompetence and acting within their competence. In addition, they must comply with requirements of their professional organisations regarding supervision.
Research There is an active research programme within ICU to which the new appointees areexpected to collaborate.
Administration to undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients and the administration of the department.
Departmental Activities to contribute and support regular ICU departmental meetings plusdepartment meetings in your second specialty.
Provide dedicated non-residential on-call cover for HDU and ITU on a 24-hour basis within a rota system. Although non-residential, you may have to return to site for emergencies that necessitate consultant input.
Maintain professional competence and development.
Except in emergencies or where otherwise agreed with your manager, fulfil the duties, responsibilities and programmed activities set out in your Job Plan.
Provide cover for colleagues in their absence and deal with emergencies as theoccasion demands.
To fully comply with requirements for annual appraisal and job planning and maintain an up to date mandatory training record.
To undertake CME to maintain and develop personal professional standards.
Notify your manager of any external duties you wish to undertake, in advance. Scheduling of such duties will be by agreement between you and your clinical manager.
You may be required to travel between sites.
Where emergency work takes place at regular and predictable times, it is scheduled as part of the Programmed Activities in your Job Plan. You will also participate in an on-call rota to respond to less predictable emergencies.
Fulfil any associated duties set out in of the Terms and Conditions.
Education and Qualifications
Skills, Ability and Knowledge
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