Saint Helena (SH)
12 Mar 2018
30 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

1 years FTC commencing as soon as possible

Salary £85k pa, taxable in St Helena

A tax free International Supplement will also apply

On-call 24/7 for anaesthetics and intensive care patients, you will be responsible for all IC patients on the island; normally one or two theatre day a week.

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access. The 30-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Responsible for preoperative preparation of surgical patients, implementing resuscitation procedures and for stabilization and the care of critically ill patients, you will participate in the general practice clinics and share out-patient and in-patient duties. As a member of the general on-call rota you will provide emergency out-of-hours care with back-support from other medical professionals (surgery, cardiology, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology). Usually this means being on-call for general medicine every 4th to 8th day or depending on the number of Doctors available.

You will deal with adult and paediatric patients alike which would include general anaesthesia (LMA or intubation), neuraxial blocks and axillary plexus blocks. Neonatal cases may also arise. Assisting the SMO in collection of health information data as required you will also participate in and contribute to the clinical governance committee.

Managing Acute teams, you will offer pain relief in labour and obstetric anaesthesia, post-operative pain, acute pain medicine and chronic and cancer pain management. You will provide sedation and anaesthesia for patients undergoing various procedures including endoscopic procedures, interventional radiology and dental surgery. Responsibilities will also cover the transport of acutely ill and injured patients.

Holding full GMC registration or equivalent and good standing with that body, you will have worked at Consultant or Senior Specialist Registrar level with substantial post graduate experience. FRCA or DESA or equivalent and ATLS, APLS or equivalent you must have good command of the English language

We offer an extensive benefits package with 20 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and relocation allowances (see overseas vacancy information).  An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com or by clicking on the apply button where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com

Applications must be sent to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com and  received by 30 March 2018. Interviews will be held in London.