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Consultant in Critical Care Medicine and Anaesthetics

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Intensive Care and Anaesthetics
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week (Based on 10 PA's)
Job ref
438-CA589
Site
Royal Preston Hospital
Town
Preston
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 PA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/01/2022 23:59

Job overview

Applications are invited for a permanent consultant post within Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust. Candidates must have full General Medical Council (GMC) and be on the Specialist Register of the GMC in Intensive Care Medicine. The post will be to commence as soon as possible.

Critical Care

The successful candidates will join an enthusiastic team of 18 Critical Care Consultants, 12 Trainees and 21 Middle Grade Doctors in delivering Critical Care services across both The Royal Preston and Chorley Hospital sites.

The Department has an excellent reputation for teaching and training. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in both undergraduate and postgraduate education.

Anaesthetics

The anaesthetics department comprises a large, but friendly and inclusive team of anaesthetists who have a wide range of subspecialist interests. We are forward-thinking and committed to providing the best care for our patients. We have close working relationships with teams throughout the organisation, and have a strong voice with the ability to influence corporate priorities and drive innovation.

Main duties of the job

Critical Care

- Specifically adopt, in conjunction with colleagues, an active role in the planning, development and delivery of the critical care services for the Department.

- Participate in the critical care consultant on-call rota at the Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble Hospitals with additional cover during colleagues’ absence.

- Assume a continuous commitment for the care of patients, even if employed less than full-time and ensure, in consultation with colleagues, that adequate arrangements are made for leave and off duty periods.

- Promote high professional standards of clinical care for patients, both through direct patient care and by the maintenance of continuing professional development.

- Exercise the freedom to develop specialist elements of the services to reflect perceived priorities within available resources.

Anaesthetics

- Assume a continuous commitment for the care of patients and ensure, in consultation with colleagues, that adequate arrangements are made for leave and off duty periods.

- Promote high professional standards of clinical care for patients, both through direct patient care, supporting professional activities and by the maintenance of continuing professional development.

- Promote and develop the perioperative care services across the trust.

Working for our organisation

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals provides a wide range of general hospital services to around 370,000 people from the Chorley, South Ribble and Preston areas. In addition we provide specialist services to around 1.5 million people from Lancashire and South Cumbria. This includes Neurosurgery, Major Head and Neck surgery and Gynae-oncology. The Trust has recently been designated as both a Major Trauma Centre and Vascular Centre.

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution. A copy of the Constitution is available via the link attached.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Critical Care

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching programme within the Department and considerable importance is attached to the support of the junior medical staff in the Department. In addition to routine NHS teaching responsibilities the Directorate has been funded to provide a significant contribution to the training of undergraduate medical students whose numbers increased to 210 in 2010.

It is essential that the applicant be committed to his or her own continuing medical education and professional development.

The successful candidate will be expected to undergo annual Consultant appraisal. 

Clinical Responsibilities

 - Undertake a Block Working Pattern on the Critical Care Unit

- Participate in the Consultant on-call duty rota for the critical care

- Undertake administrative duties involved with the care of his/her patients

- Promote high professional standards of clinical care of patients and the health and safety of the theatre environment.

- Maintain continuing education and professional development at least to the requirements of their base Speciality College.

Anaesthetics

Clinical
- Provide an anaesthetic service as a member of the Department of Anaesthesia. This will be across both Preston and Chorley sites depending on Directorate service requirements.

- Undertake pre-operative assessment of patients as appropriate, together with post-operative management and follow-up of patients in appropriate cases.

- Undertake weekly theatre sessions as allocated of which a proportion will be delivered flexibly over each week, to maintain the high level of anaesthetic service delivery required by the Trust. These may include evening sessions, or, rarely, a weekend session (by mutual agreement).

- Undertake administrative duties involved with the care of his/her patients.

- Promote high professional standards of clinical care of patients and the health and safety of the theatre environment.

- Maintain continuing education and professional development at least to the requirements of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Please see Job Description for further information. 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • CCT in Intensive Care Medicine & Anaesthesia or equivalent and be listed on the specialist register or be within 6 months of doing so.
  • FICM/European Diploma

Experience & Skills

Essential criteria
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor with GMC Recognition
  • Possesses up-to-date ALS
  • Evidence of commitment to further postgraduate education/continuous professional development in Intensive Care Medicine.
Desirable criteria
  • Trained Educational Supervisor with GMC Recognition
  • FICE Accreditation or Similar
  • Instructor on one or more advanced life support courses

Management

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of Clinical Leadership
  • Evidence of commitment to audit and improving clinical practice/service development
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership Roles within the NHS

Personal

Essential criteria
  • Examples of effective communication skills.
  • Proven good organisation skills.
  • Works well within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Resident within 30 minutes travel time to Chorley/Preston.

Health

Essential criteria
  • Meets professional health requirements in line with GMC Standards/ Good Medical Practice
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Daniel Cottle
Job title
Clinical Director for Critical Care
Email address
Daniel.Cottle@lthtr.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01772 523388
Additional information

Dr Dan Cottle, Clinical Director for Critical Care          

01772 523388

Informal visits and enquiries are welcomed.