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Locum Consultant in Anaesthesia

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£93,366 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
17 Dec 2023

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Locum Consultant in Anaesthesia

UHL is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national, and international population. We serve the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and specialist services over a much wider area.

Applications are invited for enthusiastic and highly motivated Locum Consultants in Anaesthesia to join our expanding team at the University Hospitals of Leicester.

If you are ambitious about what you do and strive to improve patient experience, bring your dedication and determination here and you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of brilliant patient care.

This is a full time post for 12 month, many of our previous post holders have proceeded to a substantive position. within the Trust

Main duties of the job
  • To provide Consultant Anaesthetic cover for anaesthesia, elective and emergency surgery at UHL including preoperative assessment and postoperative care.
  • To participate in an Anaesthetic On-Call Rota and/or weekend emergency or trauma cover.
  • To support the provision of consultant delivered perioperative care.
  • Deliver a high quality anaesthetic service, supporting the department with a positive attitude towards flexible working.
  • Supervise and train junior anaesthetists.
  • Work with the acute pain team to provide safe and effective postoperative analgesia to patients.
  • Take part in pre assessment and high risk clinics.
  • Teaching Post-graduate and under-graduate, research and administration.
  • Work with the Clinical Governance team to enhance patient safety.
  • To work flexibly to help cover the workload of the CMG.

About us

Every day at University Hospitals of Leicester we save lives, improve lives and usher in new life. Our Trust Values determine our behaviour and our culture. We are a passionate and creative team and at our best when we work together.

We want to continue to improve everything that we do, so that we can achieve our Vision: Caring at its best for every patient, every time.Our Quality Strategy, Becoming the Best, describes how we are doing that in a determined,targeted and systematic way, with our staff the champions of change and our patients not just beneficiaries but partners.

As one of the very largest NHS Trusts in the country, our contribution to our communities goes way beyond direct health we are the largest employer in our region, we educate and train the staff of the future, we push research boundaries and with our £1bn turnover we are an economic engine for the wider East Midlands and beyond.

This is particularly exciting time for Leicester's Hospitals. We have been given £450m by the Government to provide a host of new facilities and reconfigure services between our three main sites. Flagship projects include a new Children's Hospital, a new combined Maternity Hospital on the Leicester Royal Infirmary site, a new Treatment Centre and two new Intensive Care Units. Equally importantly, we are going paperless, with a £12m investment in our NerveCentre computer system to help our team deliver world class care.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The overriding purpose is to support the provision of highest quality patient care through personal actions and continuous improvement.
  • Responsibility for the provision of a safe and efficient anaesthetic service elective and emergency care at UHL including preoperative assessment and postoperative care.
  • To participate in the Consultant Anaesthetist non-resident on-call rota and weekend resident rota.
  • To support the Consultant-delivered Perioperative Medicine Service
  • To work flexibly to support the workload and cover for colleagues' annual leave and other authorised absences.
  • To participate in service development and business planning in collaboration with the other Consultants in the department, the CMG and local GPs and commissioners within the local CCGs.
  • Professional supervision and management of junior medical staff including the observance of local employment and human resource policies and procedures
  • Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education activity, locally and nationally.
  • The post-holder is expected to participate in teaching and training of junior staff and other clinical staff groups. The appointee will also have supervision responsibilities for junior medical staff within the specialty. If appropriate the post-holder will be named in the contract of junior staff as the person responsible for overseeing their training and as an initial source of advice to such doctors regarding their careers.
  • Participating in medical audit, the Trusts Clinical Governance processes and in CPD CPD is provided in job plans and attendance at audit and other governance meetings is mandatory.
  • In line with GMC Good Medical Practice it is the responsibility of the post-holder to ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard, and in accordance with current quality initiatives within the area of work.
  • The post-holder is expected to participate in professional continuing medical education study leave is provided for this purpose.
  • The post-holder will be expected to undertake the Trust Corporate and Directorate specific Induction and competency Programmes appropriate to role.
  • The post-holder will be required to maintain their continuing professional development (CPD) to be able to successfully revalidate. As per the Trust requirement the successful candidate will be required to have annual appraisal and attend / keep fully up to date with statutory and mandatory training as stipulated. Please refer to the job description for full information

Person Specification
Qualifications / Training
  • Full GMC registration
  • MB BS or Equivalent
  • Fully Accredited for Higher Specialist Training or will be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date. or fulfil requirements for CESR and be working towards this.
  • FRCA or Equivalent
  • Membership of relevant Specialist Societies or Associations.
  • Higher degree e.g. MSc, MD or equivalent.
Experience / Clinical Skills
  • Fully trained in Anaesthesia
  • Excellent clinical skills and experience requisite to meeting all aspects of the Job Plan.
  • Ability to apply sound clinical judgment to problems.
  • Evidence of clinical or research commitment and a relevant specialty interest
Communication Skills
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication with patients and colleagues
  • To be empathic and sensitive capacity to take others perspectives and treat others with understanding
  • Proven ability to maintain focus in a demanding environment
Equality & Diversity
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs.
Analytical and Judgement skills
  • Willingness to work as a member of the team and to share administrative responsibilities
  • Awareness of Service Development issues
  • Experience of and commitment to teaching undergraduate and postgraduates.
  • Evidence of training for teaching and teaching efficacy
  • Evidence of clinical or research commitment in specialty interest
Research & Audit
  • Related training and research interests
  • Experience in and commitment to medical audit.
  • Published research in a relevant field.
  • Evidence of clinical or research commitment in specialty interest

Employer details
Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


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