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Specialty Doctor in Anaesthesia

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

Main area
Anaesthetics
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
Contract
Fixed term: Until end of December 2021
Hours
Full time: 10 PAs
Job ref
409-2647397-A
Site
Whiston Hospital
Town
Prescot
Salary
£40,037 - £74,661 per annum (MC46)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

The appointee will provide anaesthetic services for St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals (NHS) Trust. The principle duties will be to provide anaesthetic services for emergency cover, on a full shift residential “On Call” rota involving general and obstetric duties within the Trust. Previous Anaesthetic experience is essential (previous experience in obstetric anaesthesia is desirable but not essential). The obstetric anaesthetic duties will include anaesthetic services to the Delivery Suite including epidural analgesia and regional anaesthesia for caesarean sections. Applicants must be eligible for limited registration for non-training posts. 

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 currently 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 Critical Care Unit when requested.

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

The successful candidate will be expected to have full GMC registration at the time of appointment. Candidates without GMC will progress if shortlisted for interview, though will be expected to have full GMC registration at the time of appointment.

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 few 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 also 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:

  • Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019
  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018 and March 2019
  • 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 2017,2018 and 2019)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2019 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Best place to receive treatment in the NHS (for 2nd year running)
  • Top Acute Trust for treating its staff fairly with regards to career progression (for 3rd year running)
  • Quality of care (best score for 5th year running)
  • Staff engagement (best score for 4th year running)
  • Staff morale (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Bullying and harassment (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Safety culture (best score for 2nd year running)

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  

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion, or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Paul Atherton, Clinical Director, Anaesthesia on 0151 430 1267.