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Consultant Anaesthetist

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Anaesthesia
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide wide ranging anaesthesia for specialised services. This includes working flexibly within the job plan to maintain skilled consultant cover for emergency service provision. The department provides support to develop a wide range of anaesthetic experience and interests.

In addition, upon appointment, a selection of theatre sessions is available from which to choose set theatre lists into a fixed job plan. The adoption of the Duty (floating) anaesthetist role by the department also allows support for colleagues when necessary. As a Trust covering many tertiary services, a wide breadth of surgical specialties and varying interests is also highly desirable for this post. The consultant anaesthetist will be expected to provide pre-operative assessment, anaesthesia and follow-up. He/she will be expected to introduce and apply new techniques as appropriate and to take a share of the general work of the department, including cover for consultant colleagues where practical.

Main duties of the job

You will assume a continuous commitment for the care of patients even if employed less than full-time and ensure, in consultation with colleagues, that adequate arrangements are made for leave and off duty periods.

Promote high professional standards of clinical care for patients, both through direct patient care, supporting professional activities and by the maintenance of continuing professional development.

Promote and develop the perioperative care services across the trust.

About us

As you may know the Government passed legislation requiring vaccination as a condition of deployment which was due to come in from 1 April 2022. However on the 31 Jan 2022 the Secretary of State has announced that this is being reconsidered. However, whilst we wait for further guidance, as a Trust we have made the decision to continue to gather vaccine status during our pre-employment stages should you be made an offer, no offer would be conditional upon you having a vaccine but we need to make you aware that if the decision is taken by the government to implement mandated covid vaccines in the future then your employment may be at risk if you do not have these.

Vaccination against is the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and, of course, your patients from the virus. NHS England and NHS Improvement have always been clear that staff have a professional duty to be vaccinated.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1 April 2005 as a public benefit corporation authorised under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003. We are registered with the Care Quality Commission without conditions to provide the following regulated activities:
  • Diagnostic and screening services
  • Maternity and midwifery services
  • Surgical procedures
  • Termination of pregnancies
  • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
  • Management of supply of blood and blood-derived products
  • Assessment or medical treatment for persons detained under the Mental Health Act 1983

This vacancy would suit candidates with a wide ranging interest in specialist Anaesthesia. An interest in management of complex airways would desirable but not essential. We provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for all ear, nose and throat and audiological conditions for children and adults. We also provide max fax services to children and adults across both sites. We are the regional centre for the treatment of Head and Neck cancer (both surgical and chemo-radiotherapy). We will soon be developing a robotic surgery head and neck service on the Preston site. ENT also provide surgical treatment for anterior skull base disease including pituitary disease as part of the skull base team with neurosurgery.

There is a formal complex airway MDT of which the head and neck anaesthetists are an active part, facilitating close team working to ensure a high quality of patient care.

As the regional Hospital, we serve a local population of around 390,000 and provide a number of specialised services to around 1.5 million people across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Most of our clinical services are provided on our two hospital sites Chorley and South Ribble Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital. We also have a specialist mobility and rehabilitation service in Preston, the Broadoaks child development centre in Leyland and we provide dialysis units in various locations in Lancashire.

Please refer to the attached Job description, Person specification and Specialty/ Trust Brochure for further details on:
  • What we can offer
  • Job Plan/On-call Requirements
  • The Team

Person Specification
  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • FRCA or equivalent
  • CCT or equivalent (or within six months at the time of interview) OR entered on the GMC specialist register
  • Higher Medical Degree (MD or MSc)
  • ALS/APLS/ATLS qualified
  • Evidence of working within MDTs
  • Advanced training in Appropriate Subspeciality
  • Certificate of Postgraduate education
  • Meets professional health requirements in line with GMC Standards/ Good
Experience and Skills
  • Wide experience in undertaking anaesthesia in the UK.
  • Some experience of departmental management
  • Evidence of Clinical Leadership
  • Evidence of commitment to audit and improving clinical practice/service development
  • Evidence of service development.
  • Management course/certification.
  • Demonstration of improving departmental clinical practice.
  • Examples of effective communication skills
  • Proven good organisation skills
  • Works well within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Membership of relevant societies
Research and Development
  • Evidence of interest in personal development e.g. through research and/or publications
  • Examples of involvement in audits
  • Evidence of experience of Peer reviewed publications
BMJRef: BMJ-76999/438-CA626
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