Consultant Anaesthetist

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Job summary

We are looking to appoint a substantive Consultant in Anaesthesia to join our busy, friendly department at East Lancashire Hospitals.

The department of Anaesthesia provides a comprehensive anaesthetic service to all specialties, with 27 theatres across 2 main sites in Blackburn and Burnley. Our specialties include:

  • major cancer surgery in colorectal surgery, urology, gynaecology, ENT and maxillofacial surgery
  • robotic surgery for urology, colorectal and maxillofacial and gynaecological surgery
  • elective orthopaedic surgery on the BGH site with trauma and high risk elective surgery on the RBH site including inpatient paediatric surgery
  • regional vascular and hepato-pancreatico-biliary services
  • a comprehensive nurse led preoperative assessment service with Consultant clinics including specialist vascular pre-op clinics and cardiopulmonary exercise testing.

We have a busy Obstetric Unit with approximately 6500 deliveries per year. We also have a busy 32 bed critical care unit that cares for 1600 patients per year. We take medical and surgical emergency patients and postoperative elective patients requiring a higher level of care.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to provide anaesthesia for the broad range of surgical specialties on site. This includes Colorectal, Hepato-Biliary, Vascular, Major Head & Neck, Orthopaedics and Trauma. We also provide anaesthesia for children having surgery over 6 months of age.

The job plan will consist of 10.2 PA per week, including 1.5 for SPA. There will be 1.2 DCC PA attributable to the on call and the remaining 6 sessions for anaesthetic services (1.25 PA per list). The on-call commitment will be on a 1:11 basis (1.2 PA per week). This alternates between the Blackburn and Burnley sites. The Blackburn site is the acute site with ED and all general emergencies. The Burnley site on call is for Obstetrics and Gynaecology emergencies requiring anaesthesia.

The job plans are indicative and subject to change as the service demands. There may also be changes associated with "NHS Services, Seven Days a Week".

The department takes trainees from the North West School of Anaesthesia. Teaching and training are high priorities within the department and all Consultants are expected to contribute to this.

About us

Our organisation is driven by our strategic objectives and organisational values and we look for people who are strongly aligned to them. The successful applicant will join a flexible, supportive team who work well together. We also have a high commitment to teaching and training, receive excellent feedback from our trainees and have high exam pass rates.

Date posted

21 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£84,559 to £114,003 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

435-MQ64-24

Job locations

East Lancashire Hospitals

East Lancashire

BB10 2PQ


Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to provide anaesthesia for a broad range of surgical specialties. This includes Colorectal, Hepato-Biliary, Vascular, Major Head & Neck, Orthopaedics and Trauma. We also provide anaesthesia for children having surgery over 6 months of age.

Applicants will hold full registration with GMC and a licence to practise

Applicants will either be on the specialist register or due admission to the register within six months.

Applicants must possess the following skills:

  • Ability to communicate with patients and relatives effectively and with empathy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with colleagues and staff in all disciplines to facilitate best patient care.
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff
  • Ability to lead the development of services and provoke best practice amongst the colleagues
  • Ability to work in a team and evidence of such

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further information.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to provide anaesthesia for a broad range of surgical specialties. This includes Colorectal, Hepato-Biliary, Vascular, Major Head & Neck, Orthopaedics and Trauma. We also provide anaesthesia for children having surgery over 6 months of age.

Applicants will hold full registration with GMC and a licence to practise

Applicants will either be on the specialist register or due admission to the register within six months.

Applicants must possess the following skills:

  • Ability to communicate with patients and relatives effectively and with empathy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with colleagues and staff in all disciplines to facilitate best patient care.
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff
  • Ability to lead the development of services and provoke best practice amongst the colleagues
  • Ability to work in a team and evidence of such

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further information.

Person Specification

Attainments

Essential

  • Full registration with General Medical Council
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or due admission to register within six months
  • Previous experience within the NHS
  • ALS

Desirable

  • A higher qualification e.g. M.D. or MSc.
  • APLS/ATLS

Training

Essential

  • Satisfactory completion of previous posts providing professional training in all aspects of general anaesthesia
  • Attendance at appropriate professional meetings and courses

Desirable

  • Experience in Hepato Biliary Anaesthesia
  • Higher level training in paediatric anaesthesia
  • Experience in vascular anaesthesia
  • Experience & Interest in Perioperative Anaesthesia

Experience

Essential

  • Practical experience in the management of wide range of techniques relevant to anaesthesia including advanced airway management and goal directed fluid therapy
  • Evidence of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and commitment to these within the Trust
  • Clinical supervisor status
  • An understanding of the need for quality in health care and how this is evidenced
  • Awareness of basic research methods
  • Familiarity with evidence based practice.
  • Understanding of and experience in performing audit during general professional and higher specialist training

Desirable

  • Attendance at courses in teaching, appraisal and mentorship. Organisation of Educational meeting
  • Educational supervisor status
  • Evidence of involvement in quality improvement projects
  • Previous research projects/publications in peer reviewed journals Good Clinical Practice Trained
  • Understanding of and experience in performing audit during general professional and higher specialist training

CPD

Essential

  • Experience of evidence based medicine
  • Ability to keep up to date in the speciality.
  • Clear commitment to lifelong learning

Desirable

  • Membership of appropriate post graduate societies
  • IT Skills

Management

Essential

  • Understanding of current NHS management systems including clinical governance and risk management.
  • Attendance at management meetings

Desirable

  • Attendance at appropriate management courses.
  • Previous participation in a management role
  • Experience in appraisal and mentoring

PERSONAL SKILLS

Essential

  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with colleagues and staff in all disciplines to facilitate best patient care.
  • Ability to communicate with patients and relatives effectively and with empathy
  • Experience of supervision of junior staf
  • Ability to lead the development of services and provoke best practice amongst the colleagues
  • Ability to work in a team and evidence of such

Desirable

  • Attendance at e.g. Death/Bereavement or Breaking News workshops and Counselling courses
  • Evidence of development of leadership within the work environment
Person Specification

Attainments

Essential

  • Full registration with General Medical Council
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or due admission to register within six months
  • Previous experience within the NHS
  • ALS

Desirable

  • A higher qualification e.g. M.D. or MSc.
  • APLS/ATLS

Training

Essential

  • Satisfactory completion of previous posts providing professional training in all aspects of general anaesthesia
  • Attendance at appropriate professional meetings and courses

Desirable

  • Experience in Hepato Biliary Anaesthesia
  • Higher level training in paediatric anaesthesia
  • Experience in vascular anaesthesia
  • Experience & Interest in Perioperative Anaesthesia

Experience

Essential

  • Practical experience in the management of wide range of techniques relevant to anaesthesia including advanced airway management and goal directed fluid therapy
  • Evidence of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and commitment to these within the Trust
  • Clinical supervisor status
  • An understanding of the need for quality in health care and how this is evidenced
  • Awareness of basic research methods
  • Familiarity with evidence based practice.
  • Understanding of and experience in performing audit during general professional and higher specialist training

Desirable

  • Attendance at courses in teaching, appraisal and mentorship. Organisation of Educational meeting
  • Educational supervisor status
  • Evidence of involvement in quality improvement projects
  • Previous research projects/publications in peer reviewed journals Good Clinical Practice Trained
  • Understanding of and experience in performing audit during general professional and higher specialist training

CPD

Essential

  • Experience of evidence based medicine
  • Ability to keep up to date in the speciality.
  • Clear commitment to lifelong learning

Desirable

  • Membership of appropriate post graduate societies
  • IT Skills

Management

Essential

  • Understanding of current NHS management systems including clinical governance and risk management.
  • Attendance at management meetings

Desirable

  • Attendance at appropriate management courses.
  • Previous participation in a management role
  • Experience in appraisal and mentoring

PERSONAL SKILLS

Essential

  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with colleagues and staff in all disciplines to facilitate best patient care.
  • Ability to communicate with patients and relatives effectively and with empathy
  • Experience of supervision of junior staf
  • Ability to lead the development of services and provoke best practice amongst the colleagues
  • Ability to work in a team and evidence of such

Desirable

  • Attendance at e.g. Death/Bereavement or Breaking News workshops and Counselling courses
  • Evidence of development of leadership within the work environment

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 Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

East Lancashire Hospitals

East Lancashire

BB10 2PQ


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

East Lancashire Hospitals

East Lancashire

BB10 2PQ


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Director for Anaesthesia

Dr Michael Pollard

01254733744

Date posted

21 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£84,559 to £114,003 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

435-MQ64-24

Job locations

East Lancashire Hospitals

East Lancashire

BB10 2PQ


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