Specialty Doctor in Anaesthetics and Critical Care

£45,124 to £77,519 a year per annum
22 Nov 2021
07 Dec 2021
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
These posts provide services to the Theatres, Anaesthetics and Critical Care Clinical Business Unit in both Huntingdon and Peterborough, with the majority of the work at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon. The posts have been created to provide a middle grade tier for the critical care unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust and Peterborough & Stamford NHS Foundation Trust merged on 01 April 2017 to form the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. The successful applicants will join a team of 40 anaesthetists in Hinchingbrooke, including 6 new posts. The post is advertised on the basis of 10 PAs and any additional PAs will be subject to negotiation. The appointee will take part in the resident middle grade ITU on-call rota in Hinchingbrooke. The post-holder will be responsible to the Clinical Lead for Critical Care and accountable to the Chief Executive.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will participate in a rota providing resident middle grade cover to the critical care unit on weekdays, and on nights seven days a week. The remainder of the contracted hours will be spent in elective theatre lists and undertaking supporting professional activities. Further development of specialist interests will be supported through study leave (30 days per 3-year cycle).

Critical care duties are organised on a rolling 1:8 rota. Elective lists are programmed into the 8-week cycle.

About us

There has never been a better time to join our Trust than now! We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

With just over 6,000 staff and a 450-strong team of volunteers helping patients and visitors we are able to offer an exciting opportunities to new applicants.

As for living in the area, there is a wealth of choice with city living, small towns and villages all within reasonable commute to the hospitals. There are excellent schools and a wide variety of social and leisure activities to choose from.

So if you are looking to develop your career and want to do so in an environment which is challenging and growing we would encourage you to look further into a future with NWAngliaFT.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The new middle grade ITU tier will provide support to the consultant anaesthetist in charge of critical care with shift times of 08.30-21.00 and 20.30-09.00. A separate tier of specialty doctors provides cover on a 1:10 rolling rota, for emergency theatres and obstetrics.

On-call duties are shared with prospective cover for leave. The consultant anaesthetists are currently resident in the hospital whilst on-call and the whole of this time is treated as working time. Consultants are responsible for critical care, obstetric and general emergencies, supported by a speciality doctor. The emergency work is covered in 12.5 hour shifts 08.30-21.00 and 20.30-09.00. The night and weekend rota operates on a 1:14 basis. Weekday critical care long days (08.30-21.00) are covered by consultants with a critical care interest. Plans are under consideration for a different model of consultant on call in the future.

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications
  • MB ChB or equivalent basic medical qualification
  • 3 years experience in anaesthesia and critical care
  • 12 months experience in critical care
Clinical Effectiveness, Audit and IT
  • Understanding of audit process
  • Audit projects with outcomes
  • Critical appraisal skills
  • Ability to assess published evidence
Key Skills
  • English language (listening, reading, writing, speaking) proficiency at the level identified by the relevant regulatory body
Academic and research
  • Understand the research process.
  • Understanding of evidence based medicine.
  • Research Publications
  • Research interests
  • Well organised and skilled in good time management
  • Effective interpersonal & IT skills
  • Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team
  • Self motivation & Leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills

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

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