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Locum Consultant in Anaesthetics

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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This role is for additional staffing within the department of Anaesthetics and Critical Care, pending recruitment of two substantive consultants. This will support a new theatre programme designed to maximise use of our theatres and improve theatre productivity. This is a full time post 10 PA's per week

We expect locum consultants to deliver mainly scheduled elective work but, for suitable candidates, participation in the on call rota would be considered.

We are committed to continuous improvement and are engaged in the RCoA Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation scheme. We hope to secure accreditation very soon.The successful candidate(s) will join an existing anaesthetic and critical care team of 50 senior medical staff including Consultants & SAS doctors. You will become part of a well-established, friendly team and will help us continue to drive forward improvements in the service that we provide to our patients. As a senior member of the team, you will become a key part in the delivery of training and supervision to our junior colleagues.

We are a busy DGH covering general surgery, trauma and orthopaedics, urology, gynaecology, ENT, oral surgery, breast surgery, ophthalmic surgery and obstetrics. There are 15 theatres in the main complex, a separate theatre in the oral surgery department and two theatres in maternity.

We currently anaesthetise children over the age of 2 years for elective procedures, mainly in ENT, oral surgery and urology.

Main duties of the job

The Duties outlined below are not definitive and may be changed in accordance with the needs of the service.

Clinical Duties:
  • Multidisciplinary team working is key component of the working within the Trust and involves regular MDT discussions with colleagues
  • Providing evidence-based care for patients in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in your charge, including all administrative duties associated with patient care (with secretarial support)
  • Development of sub specialty interests that fit in with Division needs and the strategic direction of the Trust.
  • Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties are required, and for contributing to undergraduate and post-graduate and continuing medical education activity.
  • Provision of cover for Consultant colleagues' periods of leave in accordance with arrangements agreed within Trust policy.
  • Participation in clinical audit and in continuing medical education.
  • Conducting suitable duties in cases of emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.
  • The post holder will initially provide anaesthesia for elective surgery and will progress to participation in the out of hours consultant rota, detailed within the job plan section
  • You will be responsible for the care of patients from pre-operative assessment through to discharge from PACU, with additional follow up, as dictated by the needs of the patient.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are. We will expect your values and behaviours to reflect the STAR Values of the organisation:

Service We will put our patients firstTeamwork We will work togetherAmbition We will aspire to provide the best serviceRespect We will act with integrity

Job description
Job responsibilities

All staff in each Division are managerially accountable through their Lead Clinician to the AssociateMedical Director, who has overall responsibility for the services within the Division. Consultants are key members of the Division and are accountable and responsible for leading changes to service that will improve the patient experience.
  • To support the Clinical Lead in policy and strategy development as a senior member of the Division Management Team.
  • To contribute to the leadership and development of Services under the direction of the Clinical Lead and Associate Medical Director and in line with the Trusts business plans.
  • The post holder will ensure effective communication and involvement of staff across the Division including support to the Divisional Director to achieve their objectives.
  • Work in partnership with colleagues in other Divisions within the Trust.
  • As part of the Division Management Team, assist in the cost effective utilisation of resources, including pay and non-pay items such as equipment and drugs, within budgets.
  • Work within the Trusts framework for Clinical Governance and Risk, including the development of clinical policies and adherence to standing orders, standing financial instructions and financial procedures.
  • Undertake direct supervision of junior colleagues and participate in departmental/trust wide teaching programmes.
  • Undertake investigations and report writing for incidents and participate in clinical risk management
  • Appointed candidates will embody the STAR values and use the principles of the NHS Constitution for England to guide decisions.

Further details can be found on the attached job description

Person Specification
  • Fully Registered with the GMC
  • FRCA or equivalent
  • CCT (or equivalent for non-UK applications of equivalent status) or be within 6 months of CCT at interview
Clinical Experience
  • Clinical training/experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCT
  • Expertise in full range of DGH surgical specialties
  • Ability to lead a multi-professional team and take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Sub-speciality interests will be supported
Teaching and Research
  • Ability to teach clinical skills to trainees and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Interest in leading multi-professional education
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Ability to supervise post-graduate research

Employer details
Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road



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