Consultant Anaesthetic Post with a special interest in Pain Medicine
Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.
We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.
The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.
We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.
Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.
Applicants are invited for 1 substantive post within the Anaesthetic Department at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust.
This is a full time post based at both Southport and Ormskirk hospitals. On call duties include providing anaesthetic services for emergency surgery, maternity, paediatric emergencies for stabilization and transfer, ICU cover on a 1 in 9 basis
The role is divided between Pain Management and Anaesthetics. The Pain Team consists of 2 Consultants plus the vacant position, 1 Acute/Chronic Pain Sister, 2 Acute/Chronic Pain Nurses and 1 Chronic Pain Health Care Assistant, for outpatients and inpatients. The Pain Team see’s on average 1300 new patients per year. This is an opportunity to take the Pain Service forward, building the service within the Hospital. We have a close link with the Psychologist and GP with special interest in Pain Management, and Specialist Physiotherapist.
The department covers a wide range of surgical specialties including General, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Day Case ENT Surgery, Dental Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery and Intensive Care. There is a Supra Regional Spinal Injuries Unit at the Southport Hospital site and an acute and chronic pain service exists on both sites
The successful candidates should be willing to integrate into an established and supportive Anaesthetic department and to meet the challenges involved.
All applicants must be either on the GMC Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT award at the time of interview.
You will be joining an enthusiastic Anaesthetic Team. The Department of Anaesthesia consists of 19 Consultants, 3 Associate Specialists, 13 Specialty Doctors, 3 ST3’s, 8 core trainees including ACCS trainee providing an Anaesthetic service to the Trust which is based on two main sites at Southport & Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. The trainee feedback both locally and via the GMC survey over the last 2 years had shown we provide excellent training for junior trainees.
The Trust is happy to consider flexible working arrangements and extended days to deliver a desirable work life balance, support professional goals and personal development.
Please see individual job descriptions and specifications for more details
We look forward to hearing from you
Closing Date - 1st May 2018
Interview Date - TBC
For further details / informal visits contact:
Arrangements to visit the hospital and informal enquiries may be made directly to Dr S Kehinde Clinical Director/Chronic Pain, or Dr J Kirby Associate Medical Director/Chronic Pain contactable via their secretary on 01704 704201.
Please apply on-line and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via e-mail. This includes 'Invitation to Interview', so it is important you check your e-mail account on a regular basis.
Trust policy is that we do not pay interview expenses.
Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of 3 years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an e-mail address for your referees.
If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation. A list of acceptable documents can be viewed in "Further Links".
Non EEC Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post. Please follow the link at the bottom of the advert to the UKBA website.
You will be required to complete a 'Declaration of Fitness to Practice' form if the post requires a DBS, and return it prior to interview. Trust policy is that we charge successful applicants for all DBS fees.
In submitting an application, you authorise Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT process or paper Staff Transfer form, should you be appointed.
We reserve the right to close the job early should we receive a high volume of applications.
We are unable to respond to all applicants. If you are selected for interview you will be advised within maximum of four weeks.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.