Specialty Doctor in Anaesthesia & Critical Care
The Christie NHS FT
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Specialty Doctor (Specialty Doctor with incremental allowance up to Threshold 1 for experience outside the UK) for this post supporting Anaesthesia and Level 2 & 3 critical care at one of Europe's leading cancer centres. This post is for a 10 PA contract and is permanent post.
Applicants must have full registration with the GMC. They should have completed at least 4 years full timepost graduate training (or equivalent gained on a part time/flexible basis), at least two of which will be in specialty training programme or fixed term specialty trainee in Anaesthesia, and experience in intensive care.
FRCA or equivalent diploma in Anaesthesia is desirable but not essential. Airway skills are essential.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will gain valuable experience working within an integrated oncological critical care service, led by a dedicated critical care consultant team, delivering high quality day to day patient care. They will provide resident medical cover (1:8 with prospective cover of all shifts out of hours. i.e. up to 1:4 weekends will be either night or day shifts worked) for the Oncological Critical Care Unit (OCCU), and support for the Cardiac Arrest, Outreach and Acute Pain Teams at The Christie. Additionally, the posts offer regular time-tabled supervised sessions in clinical Anaesthesia, and time for supportive activities such as audit. Full shift Rota delivered over an 8-week cycle (EWTD compliant).
The following opportunities are available:
- Trust and Departmental induction programmes
- Weekly departmental teaching sessions
- Experience and training in intensive care of adult cancer patients, including advanced cardiovascular and respiratory support, in our state-of-the-art eight bedded unit delivering 500 patient episodes per annum.
- Experience in clinical anaesthesia for a wide range of oncological surgical procedures, often complex and requiring multidisciplinary input, and for radiotherapy.
- Acute and Chronic Pain Services
- Access to comprehensive educational programmes within the Trust, the University of Manchester and the Greater Manchester region
- Consultant support for specific developmental needs of the post holder
The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has continued a program of major investment at the main hospital site, this includes: the opening of NHS England's first Proton Beam Therapy Centre, an eight bedded Oncological Critical Care Unit (OCCU) with Level 3 facilities, nine theatres, two Da Vinci robotic surgical systems, an active Clinical Trials Unit, Oak Road Treatment Centre chemotherapy suite (the largest in the UK - working 6 days a week), Brachytherapy unit, expanded Young Oncology and Haem-oncology unit, Maggie's Centre, Manchester Cancer Research Centre and the exciting redevelopment of the Paterson research facility to be opened 2021, which will give the opportunity of collaborative team research.
The department consists of 19 Consultant Anaesthetists and 9 Specialty Doctors supporting the development of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Services at The Christie. There is an active pre-operative and pre-habilitation service including in-house CPET and pulmonary function testing.
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is a designated teaching hospital of the University of Manchester. There is an excellent educational infrastructure. The hospital is situated in the pleasant surroundings of South Manchester, with the benefit of access to cultural and leisure facilities of our great city and proximity to the natural beauty of the Peak District, the Lake District and North Wales.
17 May 2023
Hospital medical and dental staff
£51,000 to £80,000 a year per annum, pro rata
Oncology Critical Care Medical - E00347
Duties will consist of daytime sessions in surgical theatres, and daytime and night time shifts in the critical care unit (OCCU). The on-call frequency for the rota is approximately 1:8 delivered over an 8 week cycle with prospective cover of all shifts out of hours. (i.e. up to 1:3 weekendswill be either night or day shifts worked).
The OCCU resident is also a member of the cardiac arrest team and may be required to attend to acutely unwell patients outside the unit.
During the day the OCCU resident works under direct supervision by the OCCU consultant; out-of-hours the OCCU consultant is on call from home.
Please see the attached job description/person specification for further details.
- Medical Degree Full Registration with GMC
- Primary FRCA or equivalent
- GMC registration
Research / Publications
- Awareness of the role of clinical audit Ability to assess published evidence
- Participation in audit and or research Publications
- Commitment to Lifelong learning and Continued Professional Development
- At least four years training in anaesthesia Basic competencies (including airway skills) and knowledge in anaesthesia Advanced Life Support
- Basic competencies (including airway skills) and knowledge in Anaesthesia, advanced life support
- At least three months training in intensive care medicine
- Knowledge of the UK healthcare system
- Active participation in departmental meetings
- Leadership skills
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
The Christie NHS FT
Oncology Critical Care Medical - E00347
For questions about the job, contact:
Clinical Director for Anaesthesia & Critical Care
Dr Pawel Arkuszynski