The Anaesthetic's Department at St George's University Hospital's NHS Foundation Trust is seeking an excellent team player and clinician with experience to join our department as a Speciality Doctor.
Main duties of the job
The job plan will cover clinical activities on a flexible basis Monday to Friday, with the opportunity to develop a fixed list in the longer term with specialist interest.
It is envisaged that the post holder will cover up to a maximum of 12 programmed activities per week. Whilst there is no on call for this role, it is expected that the post holder will contribute to the department's weekend working requirements with a 1:8 Saturday and Sunday Plastic Surgery list which contributes 1PA to the job plan.
There will be opportunities to participate in audit, governance and management. The successful applicant will be assigned a mentor for support and there will be ample opportunity for personal development.
The department of anaesthesia has diverse interests both surgically and geographically. The anaesthetic service is spread throughout 33 inpatient operating theatres in 3 wings, and there is a separate day unit with a further 5 theatres. Outside of theatres, the department is involved in interventional radiological services for cardiac, neurosurgical, endovascular and chronic pain services as well as MRI and CT scanning.
All posts are initially 6 months, but with the option to extend beyond this dependent on individual requirements and the needs of the department.
Please see main Job description and person specification
- MBBS or equivalent
- GMC Registration with licence to practise
- Primary FRCA or equivalent
- Experience in the NHS system
- Ability to organise, prioritise, delegate, and manage
- Ability to work productively in multidisciplinary teams
- Ability to develop rapport with and discuss treatment options with patients in a way they can understand
- Teaching and presentation skills
- Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the clinical care of patients
- Ability to teach & train junior staff and undergraduate students
- Experience of leading clinical audits, implementing change, and monitoring compliance
- Relevant publications in peer reviewed literature
- Evidence of working within the NHS
- Evidence of audit and quality improvement work.
- High level of verbal and written communication skills
- Awareness of own personal development Needs
- Demonstrable ability to cope under pressure
- Experience of Audit management
- Previous possession of leadership/ management roles
- Well organised and skilled in good time management
- Capable of self-directed learning and investigation
- Effective interpersonal skills
- Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team