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Locum Consultant Anaesthetist

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
2 Jan 2024

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Profession
Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia, Locum Doctor
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Locum
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

These are 10 PA locum appointments for Consultant Anaesthetists. Two posts will be available as soon as possible for a period of six months.

The posts will deliver 10 PAs supporting the anaesthetic team at the Leeds General Infirmary and St Jamess University Hospital Leeds.

The successful applicants should hold accreditation in FRCA in the Royal College of Anaesthetists or equivalent and should be on the Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted to the Register for trainees if currently in a training programme within the UK at the time of interview or have references which have been authorised by the Deputy Medical Director and Clinical Director.

Applicants should have established skills in anaesthesia, excellent communication and team working skills, a strong commitment to teaching and service development are essential.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting:

Dr Sharmeen Lotia Clinical Director Theatres & Anaesthetics

Tel: Mrs Janet Papuga on 0113 3925368

Dr Claire Tordoff Lead Clinician Theatres & Anaesthetics SJUH

claire.tordoff@nhs.net

Dr Marelize Van-Gruenen Lead Clinician Theatres & Anaesthetics LGI

marelize.van-greunen@nhs.net

Dr Matthew Clark Lead Clinician Theatres & Anaesthetics LGI

matthew.clark8@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

The appointee must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in all aspects of Anaesthesia and appropriate experience in Paediatric Anaesthesia. It is desirable that the candidates have experience in the conduct of clinical trials

The post-holder will participate in the undergraduate teaching program for the school of Medicine, University of Leeds, which is organised on specialty or clinical area basis. The appointee with colleagues will contribute to the teaching of postgraduates, including the teaching program for SpRs in Anaesthesia in the Yorkshire Deanery.

The appointee will contribute and, where appropriate, take the lead in Mortality and morbidity meetings, Clinical audit program, and development and application of agreed clinical guidelines. In the discharge of these responsibilities the candidate will be expected to maintain and update his/her skills and knowledge through appropriate continuing medical education.

See attached JD for further details.

About us

The posts will deliver 10 PAs supporting the anaesthetic team. The posts will be based at the Leeds General Infirmary or St Jamess University Hospital depending upon service need and candidates skills and experience. The successful applicant will join an existing team of over 150 Consultants

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description
Job responsibilities

OBJECTIVES OF THE POST

2.1 To work with other consultant colleagues in the provision of a comprehensive

Anaesthetic service in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.

2.2 To develop and/or consolidate expertise in Anaesthesia.

2.3 To maintain and expand the excellence of teaching and research already

established within the Trust.

2.4 To support service plans for the specialty, taking account of the changes in

clinical practice and new technologies available.

2.5 To participate in and progress Clinical Governance.

THE LEEDS WAY VALUES

Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:

Patient-centred

Collaborative

Fair

Accountable

Empowered

All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.

WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnerships ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each individual trust, supports that ambition.

3. REQUIREMENTS OF THE POST

3.1 General Training and Qualifications

The appointee must hold accreditation in FRCA in the Royal College of Anaesthetists or equivalent, and have completed higher specialist training (or equivalent) if currently in a training programme within the UK. Applicants should have completed a recognised training programme in Anaesthesia

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted to the Register for trainees if currently in a training programme within the UK, or have references which have been authorised by the Deputy Medical Director and Clinical Director.

Applicants must provide information regarding their status from the GMC and/or relevant Royal College at the time of application, in order for their application to be progressed further.

3.2 Experience

The appointee must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in all aspects of anaesthesia. It is desirable that the candidates have experience in the conduct of clinical trials.

3.3 Person specification

See person specification document.

3.4 Clinical Audit

The appointee will be expected to contribute and, where appropriate, take the lead in the following:

Mortality and morbidity meetings

Clinical audit programmes

Development and application of agreed clinical guidelines.

This is to be included in allocated time in the individuals job plan as a supporting programmed activity. It would be expected that the time allocated for this would include attendance at the relevant departmental audit meeting(s) and that such attendance would be recorded (in accordance with the Trusts clinical audit policy).

In the discharge of these responsibilities the candidate will be expected to maintain and update his/her skills and knowledge through appropriate continuing medical education.

4. TEACHING

The Trust as a teaching hospital recognises the importance of links with the University of Leeds, School of Medicine for the undergraduate teaching and all Consultant and medical staff are required to provide an appropriate contribution to the undergraduate teaching programme.

The post-holder will be required to participate in the undergraduate teaching programme for the school of Medicine, University of Leeds, which is organised on a speciality or clinical area basis.

The post-holder will be required to collaborate with clinical colleagues to deliver appropriate undergraduate teaching in accordance with the Trust contract with the NHS Executive in association with the University of Leeds.

The appointee will be expected, with colleagues to also contribute to the teaching of postgraduates, including the teaching programme for SpRs in anaesthesia in the Yorkshire Deanery.

5. JOB PLAN AND WORKING ARRANGEMENTS

The job plan review will take place annually, normally with the Clinical Director or Lead Clinician for Anaesthesia. There may be an interim review of the job plan where duties, responsibilities, accountability arrangements or objectives have changed or need to change significantly within the area.

5.1 Proposed Job Plan

The post consists of 10 PAs with 8.5 PAs of direct clinical care (DCC) and 1.5 PA of supporting professional activity (SPA). These 10 PAs will be delivered in anaesthesia.

This job plan will fit together with colleagues job-plans with a careful rota of clinical sessions, to ensure robust cover.

5.2 Accountability

The post-holder is managerially accountable for the use of resources to the Chief Executive and professionally accountable to the Chief Medical Officer through Clinical Directors. This may be amended in the light of the Trusts management arrangements.

5.3 Standards of Conduct and Behaviour

He/she will be required to work to the standards set out by the General Medical Council in Good Medical Practice. This includes protecting patients when you believe that a doctors or other colleagues conduct, performance or health is a threat to them.

If, after establishing the facts, it is necessary, you must follow the Trusts procedures in this matter and inform your Clinical Director or Medical Director in the first instance.

Your general conduct at work should comply with the standards set out in the Trusts document on Appraisal, in particular the section on Core behaviours.

5.4 Consultant Appraisal

Appraisal will be a contractual requirement for all consultant staff and the Trust attaches considerable importance to this approach intended to be of benefit to individual consultants and to achieve the highest possible standards in the delivery of healthcare and services. Arrangements for annual appraisal will be managed through the medical director for workforce

5.5 Leave Arrangements

All leave should be applied for in accordance with the Trusts Leave Policy, normally giving six weeks notice of any leave, other than in exceptional circumstances.

5.6 Training

During the course of your employment, you agree to undergo whatever training the Trust deems necessary. You will undertake all mandatory training required for the role. This may include, but is not limited to, induction training, professional development and safe working practices. Funding of such training will be in accordance with the Trusts Staff Development Policy.

5.7 Continuing Medical Education

The Trust fully supports the requirement for CME by the relevant Royal College and acknowledges that it is an essential component of a consultants professional activities that will be reviewed during the appraisal process and revalidation. Time and financial support for these activities will be granted in accordance with the Trusts Leave Policy.

5.8 Secretarial Support

As part of the resource commitments to enable the post-holder to fulfil their job plan, the appointee will have access to such secretarial assistance as is required. An office with IT facilities (PC, email etc) will be provided.

5.9 Health & Safety

The Trust has a responsibility to provide a safe working environment for all staff.

As an employee/supervisor/manager you are responsible for your own safety and that of others. This will require you to comply with the Trust arrangements for Health & Safety and Risk Management, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures, and reporting incidents using the Trust Incident Reporting system. As a supervisor/manager, you will be responsible for ensuring your team work in a safe manner and are competent to do so.

5.10 Equality & Diversity

The jobholder must comply with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment and that services are delivered in ways that meet the individual needs of patients and their families. No person whether they are staff, patient or visitor should receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.

The Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy ensures that barriers to employment for disadvantaged groups are identified and removed, and that no person is treated less favourably on the grounds of their race, ethnic group, religion, impairment, age, gender, sexual orientation or mental health status. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants and post holders where required.

5.11 Smoking Policy

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust recognises the serious hazards to health caused by smoking and has adopted a strict no smoking policy. Under the terms of our No Smoking Policy, staff, visitors and patients will not be permitted to smoke at any time or in any part of Trust property, whether inside or outside the hospital buildings.

Person Specification
Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills
Essential
  • Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors
  • Experience of participation in regular clinical audit
  • Understanding of current issues in the NHS
  • Well organised and skilled in good time management. * Effective interpersonal skills. * Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team
Desirable
  • Previous attendance on Appraisal Techniques and Small Group Teaching Workshops.
  • Teaching Workshops.
  • Attendance at recognised management course
Other
Essential
  • Medically fit to fulfil ALL aspects of the post, and to be able to respond quickly to emergencies, as necessary. Meet professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice
  • Hold full GMC Registration with a license to practice. * Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via:
  • CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) - CESR (or) - European Community Rights
Qualifications
Essential
  • FRCA or equivalent qualification
Desirable
  • Relevant higher degree
Experience
Essential
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances
  • Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research
Desirable
  • Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff
Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills
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