An exciting role is available at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT). We are looking for 2 highly ambitious and motivated Specialty Doctors, to join a diverse and dynamic Anaesthesia and Critical Care Team. They must be passionate about the provision of high quality and safe patient care.
The successful applicant will join a supportive and experienced department in our friendly hospital in a beautiful rural county. Leighton Hospital is situated on the outskirts of Crewe in Cheshire. This location benefits from a great position in the Cheshire countryside, surrounded by green fields and close to many charming small towns and villages. The Peak District and North Wales are within easy reach, and there are also good transport connections to Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, and London.
These are permanent posts. However, the successful candidate will initially be employed on a 6-month fixed term contact basis, whilst being assessed against the required competencies. The permanent contract will be subject to you achieving all competencies. Where these are not achieved the fixed term contract may be extended for a further duration.Main duties of the job
The period of induction and assessment will see the post-holder in theatre, critical care and obstetrics.
After an initial assessment, the post-holder is contracted to provide out-of-hours/emergency cover in accordance with the agreed rota. Specialty Doctors contribute to the provision of cover for emergency theatres, obstetrics, and critical care 24 hours a day.
These new posts will allow the department to move the middle tier rota from a 1:7 to a 1:8.
The rota will therefore comprise of 3 separate 1:8 rotas and is equivalent to 12.0 programmed activities (including elective sessions).
Duties in theatres will include anaesthetic cover for a wide variety of surgical specialties including Orthopaedics and Trauma, Ear, Nose and Throat and General Surgery. The post-holder will cover lists alone or with a consultant anaesthetist.
The successful candidate will also be encouraged to develop an interest in medical education or quality improvement and will be supported in doing so. The department is extremely committed to professional development for SAS doctors.About us
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.
We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.
The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.
The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.
At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues. Job description Job responsibilities
Further information regarding these posts are available on the job description and person specification.Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Primary Medical Degree
- Full Registration with the General Medical Council and a License to Practice
- Final FRCA or equivalent
- Primary FRCA
- Previous experience working within the NHS.
- Competency in emergency anaesthesia, critical care, and obstetric anaesthesia
- Life support course
Quality Improvement Essential
- Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine
- ALS ATLS EPLS/APLS
- Knowledge, interest and commitment to audit
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- Completion of audit project
- Knowledge of quality improvement techniques
- Involvement in quality improvement projects
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