Consultant in Anaesthetics (Peri-operative Medicine)

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
£87,665 to £105,042 pa
04 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019
Career Level
Contract Type

The post is for a Consultant with an interest in Peri-operative Medicine.This post is permanent and are based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead. All posts are offered on a whole time or part time basis. In addition to elective theatre lists, the successful candidates will join a 1 in 6 on-call rota, providing cover for Trauma lists on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 bank holiday per year.

The post holder will work flexibly with their Consultant colleagues within the wide remit of the Department’s activity. A formal job plan will be agreed on appointment.

The Department consists of 26 consultants, 3 speciality doctors, 2 clinical fellows and trainees from the Northern Deanery. It covers 12 theatres, obstetrics and ECT. It also provides support for remote specialties. An emergency theatre is staffed and available 24/7. Theatre workload is currently circa 12000 cases per annum.

The Trust has a well-established Pre-assessment Department. Specialist Nursing staff see approximately 1000 patients per month. High risk patients are referred on to Consultant delivered clinics; consisting of three High Risk Clinics, two CPEX clinics and one combined ERP/CPEX clinic per week. There is an established Anaemia Clinic. These clinics are delivered by six Consultant Anaesthetists with an interest in perioperative medicine and CPEX. Following a recent service review we are introducing a new nurse led service based in outpatients. This will identify high risk patients earlier in their surgical pathway allowing pre-habilitation. Consultants have access to a computer. Patient letters are dictated during the clinic, and there is dedicated secretarial support for timely typing of patient letters. Pre-assessment forms part of an advanced peri-operative module offered to trainees.

Medical Practitioners should be fully registered with the General Medical Council and have a Certificate of Completion of Specialist training or be within 6 months of obtaining a Certificate of Completion of Specialist training at the time of interview.

Please contact Andre Terblanche on 0191 4456476 or for further information.

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