Consultant Anaesthetist (Intensive Care Medicine)

Wrightington, Wigan
04 May 2018
22 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Intensive Care Medicine is sought to complement the existing team of 33 substantive Consultant Anaesthetists who provide anaesthesia across three hospital sites.  The successful candidate will join a team of seven Consultants on the Intensive Care rota, based at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan.

Applicants will have full registration with the GMC, and FRCA (UK or Ireland) or equivalent inclusion on the Specialist Register/or admission within six months of the interview date. The post will be based at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan, with sessional commitments there, Leigh Infirmary or Wrightington Hospital.

The Royal Albert Edward Infirmary (Wigan Infirmary), provides in-patient acute beds for Medicine, Paediatrics, ENT, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Trauma, Pelvic Trauma, Breast Surgery and Urology.   In addition, the Obstetric Unit is based here and there is an Accident and Emergency Department which also functions as a Trauma Unit.

Wrightington Hospital is where most of the elective Orthopaedic Surgery is performed, as well as accommodating the Rheumatology service.

Leigh Infirmary functions as a Day Case Unit and a Diagnostic and Treatment Centre – The Hanover.

The Critical Care Unit consists of 11 beds, nominally 7 ICU and 4 HDU beds. We are part of the Greater Manchester Network of Critical Care Units and have an active teaching program for trainees in Anaesthesia and ACCS.

The Trust serves a population of 320,000 in surprisingly rural surroundings on the western edge of the Greater Manchester conurbation. The Borough is bordered by the M6, M61 and M62 motorways as well as the main west coast rail line, providing excellent access to the Pennines, Lake District, and North West coastline.

The Trust has excellent postgraduate and research facilities, with a newly opened Postgraduate & Skills Centre.

About our Trust

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust  are the proud providers of acute hospital services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding area. At WWL, we demonstrably value our staff believing that ‘happy staff, makes for happy patients’.  We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, leadership development and living our values ‘the WWL Way’. 

As an organisation we are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share the WWL’s values and beliefs.

*Since 2014 our trust has been honoured to receive more than 25 local, regional and national prominent awards, including the prestigious HSJ Provider Trust of the Year Award and the HSJ Patient Safety award for 2014–15. These awards both recognise and demonstrate we are one of the fastest improving and highest performing trusts in the UK. In addition we were recently named as one of 2015's best places to work by the HSJ. 

To read more about our Awards and Achievements please click the link below.

 We have recently opened a new Orthopaedic Centre which will revolutionise the way we work and care for our patients. Other major developments include a new Fertility Unit, and Cancer Care Suite, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of providing the best possible care in the right environments for our patients.

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What Our Staff Say about Us 

Here are some excerpts from our recent anonymous Staff Survey

"I am proud to work for WWL and to help the organisation provide first class healthcare to my community."

"WWL is a great place to work and staff are always encouraged to do their best."

"I love coming to work. I'm so proud to work here, the Trust has improved amazingly. It's the best place I've worked at for a long time, I wouldn't want to work anywhere else."

"I always give 100% and I get immense satisfaction from my role."

"I am proud to work for WWL which puts its quality of care of our patients at the forefront of everything it does."

Recruitment Information 

Our Trust prefers candidates to submit applications online. Please contact the Recruitment Team on 01942 822351 if you have difficulty applying online.

The recruitment information for candidates document attached includes details of local places where you can access the internet, as well as other useful information about the recruitment process, and our employment terms and conditions.

Applications are scored against the person specification; therefore we recommend that you use the supporting information section of your application form to demonstrate how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role, providing illustrative examples where possible. 

We endeavour to inform all applicants of the outcome of their application by email, and we also use SMS text messaging to notify candidates of an interview invitation.

Please note that senior positions (AFC band 8B or above) will be expected to participate in an on Call rota.

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Should your post fall under the Exceptions Order of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, you are required to apply for a standard or enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) during your pre-employment clearances, and to join the DBS Update service. You must maintain registration with the DBS update service for throughout your employment. 

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Overseas criminal record certificates

From April 2017, the Government plans to extend the requirement to provide a criminal record certificate to Tier 2 visa applicants coming to work in education, health and social care sectors and to their adult dependants.

The extension of this requirement will strengthen safeguards against those with a criminal history seeking to come to the UK.

Tier 2 visa applicants who are coming to work in an occupation defined by the relevant Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, and their adult dependants, will need to provide a criminal record certificate from any country they have lived for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. The list of relevant SOC codes is attached. 

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.

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