Consultant in Anaesthesia
Yeovil District Hospital
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We are looking for a Consultant Anaesthetist to join our dynamic team. We are looking to appoint someone with the skills and attributes that will help to be part of this transformation and to shape our anaesthetic department for years to come. We actively encourage personal and professional development, and funding for study leave is available.
The contract will be for 11 PAs per week and the job plan includes a very favourable 2.5 (10 hours) per week of SPA activity for a permanent consultant contract.
The workload, by the nature of the hospital, is varied and any applicant would need to be comfortable anaesthetising for children, major colo-rectal, major orthopaedic, and obstetrics amongst others. We cover all of the main surgical specialities except for vascular, neuro, spinal surgery cardio-thoracic, and specialist paediatrics.
Many special interests can be accommodated but of particular interest are those of peri-operative medicine, regional anaesthesia, human-factors/simulation and day surgery.
As a relatively small Trust it is easy to develop new services and new practices based on your ideas. There are opportunities to develop non-clinical interests especially in Education, Mentorship, Leadership and Management.
Around 18,000 operations are performed each year, with over 750 Critical Care admissions.
Main duties of the job
Provide high quality anaesthetic care for both elective and emergency surgical patients.
Develop clinical leadership, quality improvement and educational roles at an early stage.
Work within the clinical governance framework.
Maintain professional competencies and development.
Provide dedicated non-residential on-call cover (with internal cover).
Out-of-hours non-residential on-call cover will include both emergency theatre and maternity theatre, and may include the need to anaesthetise young children. Currently, consultants also cover ITU while on-call and we are anticipating this will change in the future.
Agree to be available within 30 minutes for emergencies that necessitate consultant input.
Help to develop evidence based local treatment policies, to guide best clinical care.
As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.
The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.
There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!
We really value the impact that you as a permanent Consultant will have on our patients and services; we therefore offer an enhanced benefits package (subject to criteria) which includes:
- Welcome to Yeovil Hospital payment
- A generous relocation package
- 10 hours of paid time for professional development every week (SPA)
- £700 personal budget for training and development every year
Agency CV's will not be accepted for this role.
Please note we are not approved to support the GMC sponsorship route.
Fulfil any associated duties set out in of the Terms and Conditions.
Except in emergencies, or where otherwise agreed with your manager, fulfil the duties, responsibilities and programmed activities set out in your Job Plan, as reviewed from time to time.
Engage with appraisal and make all reasonable efforts to achieve agreed personal objectives.
Co-operate with colleagues to maintain the service with regards to annual leave and absences. Locums are not normally employed to cover the absence of Consultants who are away on leave
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
Where emergency work takes place at regular and predictable times it is scheduled as part of the Programmed Activities in your Job Plan. An allowance is also given for unpredictable out-of-hours activities.
The Trust will provide secretarial support and an adequately equipped office, including IT facilities including an excellent seminar room for training and webinars.
Please refer to the attached job description with full persons specification for full details of this role.
Qualifications and Attainments
Organisation and Planning
Certificate of Sponsorship
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