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The Department of General Anaesthesia sits within the Division of Surgery; however the wider anaesthesia service bridges four clinical divisions of UHBW: Surgery (general anaesthesia and critical care), Specialised Services (cardiac anaesthesia), Women’s and Children’s (paediatric and obstetric anaesthesia) and Weston Business Unit.
The Department of Anaesthesia is seeking consultants in general anaesthesia to join the team based at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. The successful applicant will join a group of 45 substantive consultants within the general anaesthesia group. The post will be offered at 10 PAs.
This post will be based at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and will address a flexible service requirement for adult general anaesthetic services for maxillofacial, ENT, dental, obstetrics, gynaecology, thoracic, upper & lower GI and ophthalmic surgery, fixed lines, acute and chronic pain and pre-operative assessment.
The role will be split across the following hospital sites: Bristol Royal Infirmary, St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol Eye Hospital, South Bristol Community Hospital and Weston General Hospital.
The applicant must hold FRCA (UK) or equivalent and be within 6 months of their CCT date at the time of interview.
Main duties of the job
The primary responsibility of the post holder is to help ensure the smooth running of the service provided by the General Anaesthetic department. This post will be based at the Bristol Royal Infirmary with cross-site working covering Weston General Hospital.
The post will be 10 PAs in total of which 8.5 Direct Clinical Care (DCC) and 1.5 core Supporting Professional Activity (SPA). The cross-site working arrangement is commensurate with the service need and the appointed candidate’s interest, skills, and experience.
The post holder will be expected to contribute to the general on-call consultant rota as well as predictable weekend working based at the Bristol Royal Infirmary site. The post holder will be expected to use their SPA to maintain the skills required to cover the general on-call commitments.
1.5 SPA per week is allocated for continuing professional development as well as core aspects of teaching, administration, audit, management and research. Additional SPA may be awarded to Consultants undertaking additional roles in the department and/or wider hospital. There will be annual job plan meetings during which SPA and DCC allocations will be reviewed.
Working for our organisation
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.