Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetists

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
14 May 2018
31 May 2018
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We are seeking to appoint three full-time Consultant Anaesthetists for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, all with expertise in Obstetric anaesthesia.

These are newly created posts to commence as soon as possible. The post-holders will have direct clinical care programmed activities at the Queen’s Medical Centre campus and the Nottingham City campus. Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of their expected dated of receipt of a CCT at the time of interview.

There is an Anaesthetic Department based at each campus, both are large and active departments which have close operational links with Theatres on each site. The Anaesthetic Departments are also integrated with the Critical Care and Pain Management Services, all being part of the Clinical Support Division (CSD).

The Divisional Director for SSD is Dr Mike Bennett and the Head of Service for Theatres and Anaesthesia is Dr Thea De Beer. There is, in addition, a Specialty Lead on each campus; Dr Adam Carney at the City campus and Dr Hannah Sycamore at the QMC campus. The Obstetric lead anaesthetists are Dr Amelia Banks and Dr Arani Pillai.

Across the two campuses there are a total of 47 operating theatres. All surgical specialties are covered between the two campuses. With regard to specialties – cardiac, thoracic, elective orthopaedics, renal and burns and plastics are located at the City campus which is also where most of the cancer surgery is undertaken. The QMC anaesthetic department supports a very significant acute surgical workload, including trauma orthopaedics, major trauma, neurosurgery and spinal surgery. All paediatric surgery is located at the QMC campus. NUH has been designated a Major Trauma Centre, providing specialist trauma care for most of the region.

Nottingham University Hospital’s maternity units provide care for approximately 10,000 women each year as a tertiary referral centre with a complex and challenging case mix. A fully comprehensive service is provided, with all facilities including midwifery and obstetric-led care, neonatal services, parent education, aromatherapy, birthing pools and active birth equipment. There is an obstetrics anaesthetic antenatal clinic which assesses high-risk mothers. With the addition of these posts to our establishment we will expand our specialist Obstetric Consultant Anaesthetist on call rota to cover both campuses, and develop our elective caesarean-section lists. We have recently established a perinatal level 2 (high dependency) service at the City campus.

The QMC department also works with Critical Care to provide anaesthetic support to one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the UK.

There is a stand-alone Day Surgery Unit on the City Campus site. On the QMC campus most day surgery takes place in Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre. During 2008 the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre opened on the Queen’s Medical Centre campus. The Treatment Centre is currently managed by an Independent Sector Provider.

The Clinical Departments of Anaesthesia maintain close links with the University Department headed by Professor Ravi Mahajan. The Clinical and University departments collaborate to provide teaching for undergraduates in addition to all grades of anaesthetic trainees. Laboratory and clinical research can be undertaken and the development of individual and specialist research interests is encouraged.

The Trent Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre opened in April 2004 – a state of the art simulation centre and clinical skills facility. The high fidelity simulators (adult and paediatric METI simulators) use sophisticated computers to create a life like medical environment allowing realistic scenarios to be reproduced and enacted without any risk to the patient. The current Skill and Simulator Centre Director is a Consultant Anaesthetist, Professor Bryn Baxendale.

Locally, specialty training in anaesthesia is managed by the Nottingham and East Midlands School of Anaesthesia, part of the East Midlands Deanery. The Anaesthetic departments are actively involved in the training of specialty trainees at all levels.

The provisional Job Plans are detailed in this job description.

Further Information:

  • If you wish to supplement your application with a CV, please ensure your CV does not duplicate information you have already provided in your application form
  • If your application includes a CV, this will only be provided to the panel at interview stage

For further details / informal visits contact:

Adam Carney (City Lead Anaesthetist) or Hannah Sycamore (QMC Lead Anaesthetist)

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We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date should we have an overwhelming response to this advert.

For more information about our organisation and the opportunities available, please visit our website.

All new employees starting work at NUH will be subject to a DBS check and liable for the cost (£49 for enhanced, £31 for standard, £30 for basic).

The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

In line with the Jobcentre Plus disability symbol, all applicants who have declared that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for a post will be shortlisted.

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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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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