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Consultant in Anaesthesia (Colorectal and high-risk anaesthesia)

Employer
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Harlow
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 a year 10 PA Contract
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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

The Trust seeks to appoint a Consultant Anaesthetist. This is a substantive consultant post and applicants will be expected to have interest and suitable experience within colorectal surgery, pre-operative assessment of high-risk patients and general duties. The post will include sessions in high risk anaesthetic assessment clinic. The appointee will be expected to develop perioperative medicine in the trust. The department operates cardiopulmonary exercise testing to risk stratify the patients over last 10 years.

The new appointee will share the case-load, facilities and trainee grade support with the existing consultants.

In conjunction with the existing consultants, the appointee will lead developments in anaesthetic services/perioperative medicine within the Trust.

This substantive post will be based at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow and will be responsible for providing high quality, responsive Anaesthetic service/Peri operative care to The Princess Alexandra Hospital assuming responsibility for the patients within the catchment area in co-operation with Consultant colleagues in Anaesthetics and other clinical departments. The post requires to support the acute pain relief service in the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to:

Maintain and promote multi-disciplinary team work within the speciality and those associated with the critical care services.

Take an active part in the formal teaching and practical training & supervision of junior staff. Assume responsibility for professional supervision and management of non-consultant grade medical staff.

Concern themselves with the professional development, both clinical and personal and of their trainees.

Take part in risk management, governance activities and other activities in the directorate.

Take part in continuing medical education activities in line with the Royal College of Anaesthetists' guidelines.

Participate in the consultant anaesthetists on-call rota, including providing cross-cover for annual and study leave.

Assume continuing responsibility for the care of patients in his/her charge including all administrative duties associated with the patient care.

Engage in a timely fashion with the departmental and trust communications eg. Respond to emails or otherwise.

Provide leadership for proper function of the services in his/her charge in line with agreed policies of the Trust.

Develop of his/her own speciality interests, including active participation in audit and research programmes.

Assume corporate and individual responsibility for the management of the junior medical staff.

About us

Our Organisation

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.

We employ 3,500 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

Our Values

The Princess Alexandra Promise to our patients as identified by our 3 values which will contribute to improving our patient experiences:

Patient at heart - Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts

Everyday excellence - Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both

Creative collaboration - Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care

The Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst building for excellence and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values to the highest level.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Comply with the agreed job plan, which will be reviewed periodically and maintain diary of the work load to design job plan during review.

Maintain and promote multi-disciplinary team work within the speciality and those associated with the critical care services.

Share responsibility with all consultant colleagues for providing evidence based standards of care for all the patients.

Please see the attached Job description and person specification. Available to download at anytime

Person Specification
Trust values
Essential

  • Patient at heart - Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts
  • Everyday excellence - Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both
  • Creative collaboration - Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care

Education and qualifications
Essential

  • Full Registration with the GMC with licence to practise
  • FRCA or equivalent
  • CCT (or equivalent) with entry on Specialist Register for Anaesthesia or within six months of anticipated CCT data on the date of interview

Desirable

  • Additional degree or post- graduate qualification (MRCP, MD etc)
  • Post-graduate prizes
  • MSc/Diploma/PG certification in Peri operative medicine or equivalent
  • Management/leadership qualification

Clinical Skills and Training
Essential

  • Advanced training in perioperative medicine or equivalent
  • Higher training general, urological and gynaecological surgery, obstetric anaesthesia, anaesthesia for day case head and neck and maxillofacial surgery in addition to Anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery including regional anaesthesia and paediatric anaesthesia
  • Advanced Life support (ALS)

Desirable

  • Advanced training in cardiopulmonary exercise testing orthopaedics and/or regional anaesthesia general, urological and gynaecological surgery paediatric anaesthesia and ATLS/ APLS
  • Relevant medical experience outside anaesthesia

Experience
Essential

  • Achieving GMC standards to be recognised as a clinical supervisor
  • Active regular participation in teaching and training of medical and para-medical colleagues
  • Active consistent engagement with clinical audit and quality improvement

Desirable

  • Achieved GMC standards to be recognised as an educational supervisor
  • Extensive / formal experience in medical education including regional teaching
  • Formal educational qualification
  • Life support course instructor
  • Presentations at regional and national meetings and/or Publications in peer reviewed journal

Skills and knowledge
Essential

  • Good communication Skills
  • Able to prioritise/cope with stressful situations
  • Clear understanding of local/wider NHS management structures
  • Awareness of ethical and legal issues

Desirable

  • Leadership in evidence-based transformation of patient care

Personal qualities
Essential

  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work harmoniously in a multi-disciplinary team showing respect for patients and colleagues
  • Honest and reliable
  • High Professional Standards
  • Adaptable and Hardworking
  • Excellent professional judgement
  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Diligence, enthusiasm, composure and resilience
  • Flexibility in a changing work environment
  • Caring and responsible attitude to patients and colleagues

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