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Consultant Anaesthetists

Employer
Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Prescot
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum (Grade YM 72)
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

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

Job Details

There are 5 posts available, all are newly funded posts to support the opening of 2 new theatres in the summer of 2024. They are available on a whole time / less than full time / job share basis as appropriate (10 PAs). These posts offer exciting opportunities for highly motivated anaesthetists to join a dynamic, expanding team delivering multidisciplinary acute care in Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust based at Whiston and St Helens Hospitals.

Applicants are required to hold Membership of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK or equivalent qualifications), to be fully registered with the General Medical Council, and to be on the Specialist Register or due to obtain their CCT within six months of the date of interview. CESR candidates must have written GMC confirmation of successful application.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 8th May, 2024

Main duties of the job

The Department provides anaesthetic services for elective surgery in: General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burns Surgery, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery and Gynaecology. The Trust has taken delivery of a surgical robot. The first robot assisted operation took place at the end of April 2022. Currently Colorectal, Gynaecological and urological robotic surgery is well established. The Trust is the only Trust in Merseyside undertaking emergency and elective Bariatric surgery.

The department also provides emergency anaesthetic cover for these services on a 24 - hour basis.

There are presently more than 14 orthopaedic trauma lists, 10 daytime plastic surgery trauma lists, and 15 daytime general emergency sessions provided per week on the Whiston site.

The Department also provides a 24-hour epidural service for analgesia during labour, and a 24-hour anaesthetic service for obstetric emergencies including caesarean sections.

Surgery in the Trust is undertaken on both the Whiston Hospital and St Helens Hospital sites. These are approximately 15 minutes drive apart.

About us

The Secretary of State has approved the partnership between St Helens & Knowsley and Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.

From 1st July we have come together as a single organisation under the name Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Trust delivers acute hospital care, intermediate care, community, and primary care services to a population of over 600,000 people with a combined workforce of around 9000 dedicated and skilled staff from 17 locations including Whiston, Southport & Formby, St Helens, Ormskirk and Newton hospitals.

The Trust provides regional services for burns, plastic surgery and spinal injuries to more than 4 million people across Mersey and West Lancashire, Cheshire, the Isle of Man and North Wales.

Our Vision is to deliver 5 Star Patient Care:

  • CARE that is evidence based, high quality and compassionate
  • SAFETY that is of the highest standards
  • COMMUNICATION that is open, inclusive and respectful
  • SYSTEMS that are efficient, patient centred and reliable
  • PATHWAYS that are best practice and embedded, but also respect the individual needs of patients

Our achievements include:

  • Trust rated Outstanding by CQC Inspection August 2018
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers & Health Service Journal)
  • Awarded National Preceptorship Accreditation (2023) for our Nursing & AHP Preceptorship Programme

Please see our Wellbeing & Benefits booklet for more information on our staff benefits. Accessible version available upon request.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For more information regarding the main responsibilities and requirements essential for this role please refer to the supporting documents heading and review the job description and person specification which will outline the duties of the role including a proposed job plan.

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

A £338 million (PFI) investment has re-built and modernised both Whiston and St Helens Hospitals, resulting in modern state of the art health care facilities for the treatment and care of patients. St Helens Hospital was completed in 2008 and Whiston Hospital in 2010. The hospitals include 887 inpatient beds with state-of-the-art CT and MRI facilities existing on both hospital sites. CT and MRI scanners at St Helens have also recently been upgraded including installation of a high field 3 Tesla MRI scanner. The DEXA scanner is also located at St Helens Hospital.

The Trust delivers acute hospital care, intermediate care, community, and primary care services to a population of over 600,000 people with a combined workforce of around 9000 dedicated and skilled staff from 17 locations including Whiston, Southport & Formby, St Helens, Ormskirk, and Newton hospitals.

The Trust provides regional services for burns, plastic surgery, and spinal injuries to more than 4 million people across Mersey and West Lancashire, Cheshire, the Isle of Man and North Wales.

As a Trust, our aim is to provide a high-quality service to all patients. We strive to meet the best standards for professional care whilst being sensitive and responsive to the needs of individual patients. Our valued workforce is recognised for their unique skills and talents with our teams of experts winning national awards on a regular basis.

Whiston Hospital

Whiston Hospital a busy teaching hospital which provides a comprehensive range of acute Medical and Surgical Services, Emergency Services, Maternity Services, Paediatrics and Medicine for Older People. The Regional Burns and Plastic Surgery Units are also based on this site. There is a Critical Care Unit consisting of ICU, HDU, CCU and an onsite Cardiac Catheter Laboratory. The stroke consultants deliver 24/7 thrombolysis to eligible patients presenting with acute stroke. There is a 30-bed Stroke Unit which accommodates both acute stroke patients and those with rehabilitation needs.

St Helens Hospital

St Helens Hospital is an Ambulatory Care Centre providing Intermediate Care and Day Surgery. Rheumatology, Dermatology and Diabetes services are based on this site and within easy reach of other acute specialties at Whiston Hospital.

Southport Hospital

Southport Hospital is a General Hospital that includes adults accident and emergency services, intensive care, and a range of medical and surgical specialities. There is also an outpatients service. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales, and the Isle of Man.

The hospital, which replaced the Southport General Infirmary and the Southport Promenade Hospital, opened in September 1988.

Ormskirk Hospital

Ormskirk Hospital is a General Hospital and provides women's and children's services, including accident and emergency services, surgery, and maternity care.

The hospital provides these services for patients living across West Lancashire, Southport, and Formby.

Life in Merseyside and West Lancashire

Merseyside, which includes the great city of Liverpool, is within easy reach of North Wales, the Lake District and the Peak District and provides an interesting mix of rural and urban life.

Liverpool is a vibrant, music city which has undergone a renaissance in recent years and has recently been named European City of Culture.

High quality schools are available in and around Merseyside and West Lancashire. The area has many sports facilities including championship golf courses, several sailing clubs and one of the finest windsurfing venues in Britain.

People from Merseyside and West Lancashire are renowned for their friendliness and quick-witted humour and the region sports two of the finest football teams in the Premier League.

The town of St Helens is renowned for its glassworks and rugby. The district has a population of around 340,000 and is of mixed residential, industrial, and rural character. It is situated on the edge of Merseyside, between the open countryside of Cheshire to the south and Lancashire to the north.

Southport is a seaside town and has a population of around 90,000. Southport lies on the Irish Sea Coast and is fringed to the north by the Ribble estuary. Town attractions include Southport Pier, the second longest seaside pleasure pier in the British Isles and Lord Street, an elegant tree-lined shopping street. Southport today is still one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK and hosts various events including an annual air show on and over the beach, the largest independent flower show in the UK and the British Musical Fireworks Championship.

Ormskirk is an historic Market town surrounded by beautiful countryside, reserves, and wildlife. Ormskirk has quaint village streets, winning restaurants and farm shops and is also home to the award-winning Edgehill University.

Distance to Liverpool City Centre: From Whiston Hospital 13.3 miles From St Helens Hospital 15 miles From Southport Hospital 19.9 miles From Ormskirk Hospital 18.1 miles

Distance to Manchester City Centre: From Whiston Hospital - 26.6 miles From St Helens Hospital 27.7 miles From Southport Hospital 42.4 miles From Ormskirk Hospital 35.4 miles

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • Full GMC registration and on Specialist Register or within six months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent at time of interview CESR candidates must have written GMC confirmation of successful application
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • FRCA Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Desirable

  • MRCP or equivalent medical qualification
  • MD/PHD or equivalent medical qualification

Knowledge and Experience
Essential

  • Stage 3 Training in Obstetric Anaesthesia (or equivalent)
  • Stage 3 Training in Orthopaedic Anaesthesia (or equivalent)
  • Stage 3 Training in Day Case Anaesthesia (or equivalent)
  • General Duties Anaesthesia (Stage 3 or equivalent)

Desirable

  • Experience in Bariatric or Robotic anaesthesia
  • Stage 3 Training (or equivalent) in Regional Anaesthesia
  • Peri-operative Training
  • Advanced Training (or equivalent) in Head, neck, maxillo-facial and dental surgery Anaesthesia (or equivalent)

Skills
Essential

  • Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems
  • Capacity to operate under pressure. Demonstrates initiative & resilience to cope with changing circumstances
  • Demonstrates ability to undertake robust audit within team structure within the last 3 years.
  • Knowledge and understanding of research methodology in Anaesthesia
  • Knowledge and understanding of the process of Clinical Governance
  • Evidence of appropriate teaching experience within the last 3 years
  • Experience of teaching medical under-graduates, operating theatre staff and other non medical staff.
  • Ability to teach and train postgraduate doctors in the theory and practice of anaesthesia
  • Demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication & capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation

Desirable

  • Knowledge and understanding of the process of Clinical Governance
  • Evidence of relevant academic achievements, e.g. degrees, awards, in the last 3 years.
  • Peer reviewed recent publications (impact factor 1 or greater within 5 years) in the field of anaesthesia
  • Evidence of achieving GMC standards to be recognised as an Educational Supervisor
  • Formal training in theory and practice of clinical teaching and methods of appraisal and assessment of trainees in anaesthesia

Other
Essential

  • Basic word processing, database, spreadsheet and presentational Skills
  • Broad awareness of NHS organisation and day to day management of Anaesthetic Department

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