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Consultant Anaesthetist

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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The post holder will be based at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.

These roles are advertised as a full time posts.The 10PAs will include 1.5 PAs for supporting activities and administration, the balance of direct clinical care time to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the department. These posts are to cover the expanding workload. The successful candidate will have experience of plastic, maxillofacial surgery and ophthalmic surgery, and will have an interest in peri-operative medicine and/or critical care management of major burns and head and neck surgery.  Current growth areas at QVH include Head and Neck surgery, including ENT cancer treatment, limb trauma; assessment and optimisation of patients referred through clinical network pathways will benefit from new approaches to clinical and patient data management. Candidates will be expected to actively contribute to the management, teaching, audit, IT and research activities of the department. We would especially favour applicants with an interest in taking a lead in medical equipment, medicines management and in the clinical aspects of informatics – these areas would attract additional SPA. 

A locum post would be considered. 

Main duties of the job
As a Consultant at the Trust, it is expected that you will share responsibility for the development and delivery of your clinical service.  You will work with colleagues to ensure that your service meets all relevant professional, national, and local service standards and targets.  You will contribute to the delivery of an annual service plan that includes patient activity and revenue during the year as part of the hospital's overall business plan.  You will be expected to take part in audit and publish measures of your outcomes appropriate to specialty.

As a senior figure and role model in the organisation, you will demonstrate the behaviours and values that are expected of all staff: in particular taking pride in the services we offer, showing humanity and consideration for patients and colleagues, and seeking continuous improvement through research, development, and innovation. You will actively engage with the General Medical Council revalidation process.

The job plan provides scheduling details of the clinical activity and clinically related activity components of the job plan that occur at regular times in the week.   Note that in line with Government and NHS objectives, QVH is working towards the provision of seven day services.  This will affect the working lives of most Consultant staff and it expects that Consultants will approach this in a collaborative fashion for the benefit of patients.

Working for your organisation
Rated GOOD overall with outstanding care by the CQC.  A specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services across the South of England and beyond.
We specialise in conditions of the eyes (corneoplastics), hands, head and neck cancer and skin cancer, reconstructive breast surgery, maxillofacial surgery and prosthetics, providing regional and national services in these areas of clinical expertise. Our world-leading clinical teams also treat more common conditions of the eyes, hands, skin, and teeth for the people of East Grinstead and the surrounding areas. In addition, QVH provides a minor injuries unit, expert therapies, a sleep service, and a growing portfolio of community-based services. Patients consistently rate QVH amongst the top hospitals in the country for quality of care. 
Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership. We are fully committed to training and development of the workforce with support for continuing education and learning.

Applications to be sent to Tim Vorster, Clinical Director via the Apply button. Tel: 01342 414 102

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