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Consultant in Anaesthesia

Employer
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Location
Leicester
Salary
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

Applications are invited for a whole-time or part time Consultants in Anaesthesia.

It is an exciting time to join our welcoming and friendly team of 34 Anaesthetic consultants based at the Leicester General Hospital. The successful candidates will support the current establishment of NHS and academic staff contributing to the on-call rota for Anaesthetic/HDU cover.

The University of Leicester NHS Trust is embarking on a major reconfiguration project over the next 5 years to enhance the quality of care we provide our patients, this presents an exciting opportunity to be part of the clinical leadership involved in the delivery of modern, efficient and well led services to the people of Leicester and the East Midlands.

Main duties of the job

Responsibility for the provision of a safe and efficient anaesthetic service for elective and emergency care at UHL including maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of patients.

To work flexibly with colleagues and theatre team to ensure smooth running of theatre lists.

To support the Consultant-delivered Perioperative Medicine Service and high risk anaesthetic clinics

Provide on-call rota cover for the High Dependency Unit and emergency theatre at LGH.

To promote new ways of working and providing anaesthetic care for patients in the peripheral hospitals and East Midlands Planned Care Centre (EMPCC)

Take part in multidisciplinary case discussions.

Supervise and train junior medical staff

To be involved in appraising and assessing juniors.

Teaching, research and administration.

To proactively develop the service.

To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.

About us

Our new strategy, 'Leading in healthcare, trusted in communities' was developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners and is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:

  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:

  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

Job description
Job responsibilities

KEY TASKS

Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of patients.

To share with colleagues responsibility for the day-to-day management of patients.

To promote new ways of working and coordinating care for patients in the community and to ensure that services are based on effective and integrated partnerships across the health community.

Take part in multidisciplinary case conferences.

Supervise and train junior medical staff

To be involved in appraising and assessing juniors.

Teaching, research and administration.

To proactively develop the service.

To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POST

The overriding purpose is to support the provision of highest quality patient care through personal actions and continuous improvement.

Responsibility for the provision of a safe and efficient anaesthetic service for elective and emergency care at UHL including preoperative assessment and postoperative care including providing cover for level 2 peri-operative care for patients during out of hours.

To provide specialist high-risk anaesthesia outpatient clinic work

To participate in the General Duties Consultant Anaesthetist non-resident on-call rota and/or weekend resident rota.

To support the Consultant-delivered Perioperative Medicine Service

To work flexibly to support the workload and cover for colleagues' annual leave and other authorised absences. Flexibility within the role will be required as we reconfigure, working towards a single-site UHL maternity service

To participate in service development and business planning in collaboration with the other Consultants in the department, the CMG and local GPs and commissioners within the local CCGs.

Professional supervision and management of junior medical staff including the observance of local employment and human resource policies and procedures

To contribute to and/or support research. Formal research duties taken up after commencement in post may be assessed for additional SPA time.

Participating in medical audit, the Trusts Clinical Governance processes and in CPD

CPD is provided in job plans and attendance at audit and other governance meetings is mandatory Managerial, including budgetary responsibilities where appropriate and compliance with standing orders and standing financial instructions of the Trust.

In line with GMC Good Medical Practice it is the responsibility of the post-holder to ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard, and in accordance with current quality initiatives within the area of work.

The post-holder is expected to participate in professional continuing medical education study leave is provided for this purpose.

The post-holder will be expected to undertake the Trust Corporate and Directorate specific Induction and competency Programmes appropriate to role.

The post-holder will be required to maintain their continuing professional development (CPD) to be able to successfully revalidate. As per the Trust requirement the successful candidate will be required to have annual appraisal and attend / keep fully up to date with statutory and mandatory training as stipulated.

Person Specification
Qualifications / Training
Essential

  • Full GMC registration
  • MB BS or Equivalent
  • Fully Accredited for Higher Specialist Training or will be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date.
  • FRCA or Equivalent
  • Current BLS Certification or equivalent

Desirable

  • Membership of relevant Specialist Societies or Associations.
  • Higher degree e.g. MSc, MD or equivalent.

Experience / Clinical Skills
Essential

  • Fully trained in Anaesthesia.
  • Excellent clinical skills and experience requisite to meeting all aspects of the Job Plan.
  • Ability to apply sound clinical judgment to problems
  • Demonstrates clear, logical thinking / analytical approach

Desirable

  • Evidence of clinical or research commitment and a relevant specialty interest.

Management
Essential

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and supervise juniors.
  • Experience of leading teams and awareness of leadership styles.
  • Ability to effectively organise, prioritise and manage clinical workload
  • Understanding of wider health agenda and modern NHS.
  • Ability to work to overcome barriers to change (negotiating, influencing and persuasion skills).
  • Demonstrates clear, logical thinking / analytical approach.

Desirable

  • Management training on an accredited course.
  • Awareness of Service Development issues.

Communication Skills
Essential

  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication with patients and colleagues
  • To be empathic and sensitive capacity to take others perspectives and treat others with understanding

Desirable

  • Demonstrable track record of successful change management
  • Proven ability to maintain focus in a demanding environment

Motivation
Essential

  • Personal integrity and reliability
  • Ability to motivate and develop both medical Staff and non-medical staff.

Desirable

  • Commitment to further develop the post and the service provided

Audit/ Quality Improvement
Essential

  • Effective participation in and a commitment to clinical audit
  • Participation in a quality improvement programme
  • Experience of quality improvement work and audit

Desirable

  • Undergone training in teaching and willingness to organise relevant audit activities including quality improvement evidence
  • Completion of formal courses in Audit and quality improvement.
  • Published Audit including quality improvement

Teaching
Essential

  • Experience of and a commitment to training/ teaching undergraduate and postgraduates
  • Appraisal and assessment skills & ability to asses clinical competencies

Desirable

  • Post Graduate qualification in teaching and training
  • Willingness to develop new approaches to teaching

Equality & Diversity
Essential

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs.

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