Locum Consultant in Anaesthetics

Whiston, Prescot
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum (YC73)
04 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

We are seeking 2 Locum Consultants to join our OUTSTANDING Trust in our Anaesthesia department.

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Anaesthesia.  This new appointment affords an exciting opportunity to join a busy, innovative, developing and expanding anaesthetic department.

The anaesthetic team currently has 40 consultants, supported by an associate specialist, 4 speciality grade doctors, and 15 specialist trainees.

These posts are full time appointments (10 PAs) with 9 PAs of Direct Clinical Care including 1 PA for Supporting Professional Activity.

The Department provides anaesthetic services for elective surgery in: General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burns Surgery, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery and Gynaecology.

It also provides emergency anaesthetic cover for these services on a 24 – hour basis. There are presently 14 orthopaedic trauma lists, 10 daytime plastic surgery trauma lists, and 10 daytime sessions available primarily for urgent general surgical and emergency cases. There are also all day orthopaedic trauma lists on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

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.

Additional functions of the Department include the running of a Consultant based Chronic Pain Service, an Acute Pain Service, support for the major trauma team, and ad hoc assistance to the ITU and HDU when requested.

Here, you’ll work in purpose built, state of the art facilities. You’ll help us build on our excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and you’ll be instrumental in enhancing our capacity to deliver world-class Anaesthetic Services. You’ll be glad you chose to join our team.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adult’s and children’s disclosure).

Due to the short term nature of the role and service demand, the successful candidate must hold a current registration with the GMC at the time of the application. Candidates who are not GMC registered will not progress through to the shortlisting stage.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of nine in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018
  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017 and 2018)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2018 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Positive organisation culture of safety
  • Quality of care
  • Staff engagement
  • Staff morale
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Providing a safe environment for staff

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.

Interview Date: To be Confirmed

For further details / informal visit contact:

Dr Paul Atherton, Clinical Director in Anaesthesia on 0151 430 1267.

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