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Substantive Consultant Anaesthetist CW

Employer
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
20 Dec 2023

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Profession
Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated consultants to join our department. We are looking to enhance the mix of skills and specialist interests within the consultant body.

Specifically we are looking for candidates with interests in regional or obstetrics anaesthesia and strong interest in Quality Improvement and Leadership.

The successful candidate(s) would deliver theatre sessions and join the general anaesthetic on-call rota (currently 1:15 band A)

Main duties of the job

Roles and responsibilities:

Provide High Quality Care to Patients

1.1. The post holder must be medically qualified and maintain GMC specialist registration.

1.2. Develop and maintain the competencies required to carry out the duties required of the post.

1.3. Ensure prompt attendance at agreed direct clinical care Programmed Activities.

1.4. Ensure patients are involved in decisions about their care and to respond to their views.

1.5. Adhere to the Trust Customer Service Commitment and adopt a professional approach to customer care at all times.

1.6. Develop clinical practice through self-reflection and learning from experience, application of research into practice and active contribution within the multi-disciplinary team.

For full details please see the attached Job Description

About us

We provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best preforming Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children's unit at West Middlesex - in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities:

Provide High Quality Care to Patients

1.1. The post holder must be medically qualified and maintain GMC specialist registration.

1.2. Develop and maintain the competencies required to carry out the duties required of the post.

1.3. Ensure prompt attendance at agreed direct clinical care Programmed Activities.

1.4. Ensure patients are involved in decisions about their care and to respond to their views.

1.5. Adhere to the Trust Customer Service Commitment and adopt a professional approach to customer care at all times.

1.6. Develop clinical practice through self-reflection and learning from experience, application of research into practice and active contribution within the multi-disciplinary team.
  1. Research, Teaching and Training

2.1. Provide high quality teaching to medical undergraduates and members of other health care professions as required by the Service Director. To contribute to training and teaching of medical trainees, medical students, other doctors in training and other staff groups.

2.2. Responsible for teaching and training non-Consultant postgraduate colleagues.

2.3. Where possible to collaborate with academic and clinical colleagues to enhance the Trusts translational research/audit portfolio, at all times meeting the full requirements of Research Governance.
  1. Performance ManagementWork with medical, nursing, other clinical and managerial colleagues to ensure high performance in the following areas:
  • Clinical efficiency e.g. Length of Stay (LOS) reductions, admission on day of surgery, reducing cancelled operations and DNA
  • Quality of outcomes e.g. infection control targets, reducing re-admission rates
  • Financial management e.g. identification, implementation and achievement of cost improvement programmes and participating in efforts to ensure services are provided cost effectively e.g. managing locum agency spend, monitoring and managing the drug budget to target, ensuring accuracy of clinical data for the team
  • Operational efficiency e.g. day-case rates, waiting list activity and demand management.
  1. Medical Staff Management and Accountability
  • 1 Work with colleagues to ensure Junior doctors hours are compliant in line with EWTD and
  • New Deal.
  • 2 Ensure that Trust systems and procedures are in place and followed to control and monitor leave for junior medical staff and to ensure that there is appropriate cover within the clinical areas, including on-call commitments.
  • 3 Adhere to Trust / department guidelines on leave, including requesting and reporting absence, and professional and study leave, and to ensure that members of staff for whom you are responsible do the same.

For full details please see the attached Job Description

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications
Essential
  • FRCA or equivalent
  • CCT in Anaesthesia or equivalent (on or within 6 months of inclusion on Specialist register at time of interview)
Desirable
  • Medical Management Qualification
  • Higher Degree
  • Education Qualification
Experience
Essential
  • Advanced obstetric anaesthetic training / regional training
  • Experience in burns anaesthesia
  • Experience in high-risk surgery for emergencies and ortho-trauma
Desirable
  • Previous Consultant level experience
Skills and Knowledge
Essential
  • Highly organised, self -motivated, track record of achievement
  • Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a team and delegate appropriately
  • Understanding and involvement in service development
  • Involvement in Governance and patient safety
Desirable
  • Track record of achieving sustained change through Quality Improvement processes Implementation of Quality Improvement processes
  • Experience in delivering an education programme
Trust Values
Essential
  • Putting patients first
  • Responsive to, and supportive of, patients and staff
  • Open, welcoming and honest
  • Unfailingly kind, treating everyone with respect, compassion and dignity
  • Determined to develop our skills and continuously improve the quality of care


Employer details
Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

369 Fulham Road

London

SW10 9NH


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