Consultant Anaesthetist with a Specialist Interest in Intensive Care Medicine

Kettering, Northamptonshire
£76,761 - £103,490
10 Aug 2018
02 Sep 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Anaesthetist with a Specialist Interest in Intensive Care Medicine from those who are on the Specialty Register or within 6 months of being eligible for entry onto the Register. Joint/Dual CCT for Anaesthetics and ICM is desirable but not essential. However, in addition to a CCT in Anaesthetics, a proven track record of interest and dedication to the subspecialty of Intensive Care Medicine is essential.

The post is being advertised replace an outgoing colleague and to support the ongoing development of our recently opened 16 bedded Unit.

The Unit was designed in house and forms part of the newly built Foundation Wing. It offers a spacious and well lit environment with excellent ergonomics to ensure an optimal experience for both patients and staff. The Unit functions as a combined ITU and HDU for both medical and surgical specialties and currently operates to a maximum dependency of 10 level 3 patients, with the intention of gradually increasing capacity over the coming years. Specifically, we intend to improve medical input to outreach, post ITU rehabilitation and medical education.

The unit currently sees around 700 admissions per year, of which the majority are ITU level patients. The unit also hosts the haemodialysis service for the trust, using two of the beds located within the Unit. The Unit also serves as the first response for paediatric emergencies although ventilated paediatric cases will always be transferred to the regional centre.

The paediatric department also has a two bedded paediatric HDU and a neonatal ITU, although these are managed by paediatrics. There is a ward based NIV service run by the respiratory physicians and an obstetric HDU run jointly by Obstetrics and Anaesthesia on site.

The Unit has been an active participant in the ICNARC Case Mix Programme and has achieved very consistent results with regard to key quality indicators such as SMR for many years. Our current SMR sits at .96, broadly reflecting the figures we have obtained historically.

The post holder will join the team consisting of 8 full time consultants who will provide daytime consultant cover and out of hours on-call service for ITU, supporting all disciplines within the trust including Accident and Emergency and Acute Cardiology. Other DCC activities include theatre sessions in general surgery, orthopaedics, ENT, Ophthalmics, maxillo-facial, plastics and urology.

For an informal chat about this post please contact Dr Phil Watt on 01536 492746

Important Information

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Please submit your application as soon as possible; due to the high volumes of applications we receive and we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

We are an equal opportunities employer, which aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds.

We welcome applications from members of our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, especially in relation to senior posts within at KGH. As KGH has identified that it needs more BME representation in band 7 and above roles.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process. Including factual reference, occupational health clearance and statutory and mandatory training record.

If you need to have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, as a requirement of the role, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check (£50) and this amount will be reclaimed from your first salary. It is also recommended that following your DBS check you subscribe to the DBS update service.

Please note that news starters with KGH are subject to a six month probationary period.

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.

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