Consultant Anaesthetist with special interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia

Location
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
Posted
22 Oct 2020
Closes
17 Nov 2020
Ref
180-CON-3424
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Anaesthetist with with special interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia, based at the Rosie Hospital, Cambridge.

Based on the same site as Addenbrooke’s, The Rosie Hospital is a Level 3 maternity and women’s hospital and is the regional centre of excellence for maternity and newborn care.

This would be an opportunity to work with a group of 11 other Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetists in The Rosie Hospital, which sees around 5,400 deliveries per year. Our Caesarean section rate is 30% and we have an epidural rate of 35%.

As a tertiary centre we see a high proportion of high risk maternity cases and are seeing increasingly complex cases from across the region including women with medical comorbidities, including complex cardiac disease and obstetric complications such as abnormally invasive placenta. We have a three bedded obstetric close observation unit, staffed by a dedicated high risk midwifery team, which admits over 60 women per month for Intensive Care Society Level 1 and 2 care. There are 6 antenatal anaesthetic high risk clinics per month and a twice monthly multidisciplinary clinic for women with cardiac disease.

As part of the obstetric anaesthesia group the successful candidate will undertake a regular obstetric session, cover ad-hoc sessions and be part of the obstetric anaesthesia on-call team. As a successful teaching hospital, there is unparalleled capacity for teaching, including involvement in the high fidelity simulation centre, monthly in-house PROMPT courses since 2019, and research within the department as well as the wider biomedical campus.

Applicants will be fully registered with the GMC and have a CCT (or equivalent) in Anaesthesia or be within six months of receiving a CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

As part of our commitment to supporting the medical workforce in the part they play in delivering an excellent caring service to patients, all newly appointed Consultants attend our five-day Consultant Development programme within a year of joining the Trust. Leadership is a key requirement of doctors’ professional work and this innovative programme is designed to support Consultants to hone the leadership and management skills they need to succeed at CUH.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013).

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Visiting the Department should be arranged through the secretary to Dr Hemantha Alawattegama and Dr Brock Andreatta, via the Anaesthetic Dept on 01223 216292 or by e-mail: hemantha.alawattegama@addenbrookes.nhs.uk or brock.andreatta@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

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