Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Chronic Pain

Ipswich, Suffolk
£77,913- £105,042
22 Jul 2019
22 Aug 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS organisations in the region, employing over 10,000 staff and serving a population of almost 800,000 residents. By merging Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, we can provide the latest treatments locally, and be in a stronger position to save, grow and strengthen the many hospital and community services our residents rely on.

We are an ambitious trust with a simple vision, to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for the people of east Suffolk and North Essex. To help us do this, we will work closely with our local partners to deliver more of the joined-up services and care our residents need.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

For our staff and our patients, we have the same philosophy: time matters. This new way of working will remove unnecessary stress and frustration caused by the systems we use and the way we work. We will concentrate on removing or improving the things we do that don't work for our patients. For our staff, this means more time to care for patients and greater opportunities to develop skills and experience.

To be the best, we need to attract and keep the best staff. Our size puts us in a strong position to grow, providing more of the latest services. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training. Support from technology and logistics will help us see patients at the right time.

So, if your ambition matches ours, it’s time to work together.

The department has 37 Consultant Anaesthetists including three with a substantial commitment to the Chronic Pain service. There are also two Clinical Psychologists, Specialist Nurses and a Pain Fellow attached to the Pain Clinic. The Pain service is provided by a multidisciplinary team working closely with colleagues from spinal surgery and radiology departments. We provide a wide range of services including Neuromodulation and Pain management programme.

You will be providing Chronic Pain sessions in conjunction with two consultant colleagues and providing cover for three surgical lists each week across a variety of specialties within the hospital. You will take your share of the Consultant clinical responsibilities within the Chronic Pain Team and wider department (which will include a share in the out-of-hours on-call rota). The precise allocation of sessional time and activity will be agreed with Consultant colleagues.

Ipswich is a recognised centre for Advanced training in pain management, providing half of the Anglia Pain Fellowship training programme Since 2001. The Pain Units of Ipswich Hospital and The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have jointly provided a programme for advanced training in Pain Management which is recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. The Pain Fellows spend six months attached to each unit, during which their only other duties are participation in the out-of-hours rota for anaesthesia and intensive care.

There are separate on-call rotas at Consultant level for Intensive Care and anaesthesia. The junior staff are made up of ACCS trainees and anaesthetic trainees, who rotate with the teaching centres in Cambridge and Norwich as part of the Anglian School of Anaesthesia and make up a 4-tier level of out of hours cover. This on call service is supported by Non-Consultant Career Grades and covers anaesthesia, obstetric anaesthesia/analgesia and Intensive Care.

For further details and to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Mark Garfield, Clinical Director, Theatres and Anaesthetics: Dr Hugo Boyce, Clinical Lead, Theatres and Anaesthetics: or Dr Amgad Ragheb, Lead Clinician for Pain: 

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Closing date: 22 August 2019.