Locum Consultant Anaesthetist with a Special Interest in Intensive Care Medicine

  • £88,364- £119,133
  • North West
  • Fixed

The Job

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced Anaesthetists who are looking to join an enthusiastic, forward-thinking team with a special interest in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM). The successful candidates will work alongside the existing team to help grow, develop and innovate the service to meet modern standards of care. The successful candidate will join a team of highly dedicated medical, nursing and other professionals committed to providing a high quality service to the patients. The appointee will be expected to participate in the overall provision of Anaesthetic services within the department to deputise for absent colleagues, to work flexibly, to ensure service and patient care, to achieve value for money through making the most effective use of available resources. The actual pattern of work can be altered to meet service and training needs. These are the key values and behaviours that the department hold at the forefront of their mind while looking after their patients:

  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

The Department

The Critical Care Unit is situated on the First Floor; 9 bedded facility including 6 level III beds and 3 level II (surgical HDU) beds, though beds are used flexibly. It is a modern facility with state-of-the-art monitoring and capacity for cardiac output monitoring (LidCO and ODM), invasive monitoring and haemofilteration (using Prismaflux machines). The unit has recently purchased a high frequency oscillator for use in severe hypoxaemia.

The ICU unit comprises of a 9 bed Intensive Care Unit. With regards to the national challenge of the COVID 19 situation, there is business continuity to provide additional capacity should the need to arise in the future. The theatre suite consists of nine theatres, a major treatment room within the single site and one maternity theatre, all of which are equipped to modern standards. There are dedicated paediatric and adult recovery areas and facilities to manage high care patients for resuscitation. There is a separate Obstetric Suite with operating Theatre.

Main Duties of the Job

The unit is covered weekdays by a consultant with an interest in ITU (forms part of a 9-week rota) and two staff grade or trainee. One of these two staff grades or trainees is responsible to take outreach referrals under the supervision of Consultant. Trainees rotate on occasion through ITU, which is accredited for basic and intermediate ICM training. There is ICM consultant ward rounds twice daily as required by ICS standards and RCoA. There is a separate Critical Care and General Consultant on call rota.

The hospital benefits from a team of band 7 Outreach nurses who have a close working relationship with ITU and Theatres. The unit admits over 300 patients per year, two thirds of which receive ventilator and multi organ support. It participates in the ICNARC and other initiatives through the GM Critical Care Network.

Once a month clinical work is cancelled for the majority of one day to protect time for audits.

Opportunities for development

The Trust encourages all consultant staff to take advantage of the study leave program offered. You will be allocated a leave quota of 30 days every 3 years for the purpose of study and professional leave for your own development. Requirements In order to apply for this role, you will need:

  • GMC Registration complete (or awaiting ID check)
  • Recognized post graduate degree (EDAIC, EDIC, MRCP, FRCA, USMLE)
  • Language test (OET or IELTS)
  • ECFMG verification
  • Experience in a similar position overseas or locally (Consultant)
  • FRCA / MRCP would be desirable but not essential
  • Previous NHS experience would be preferable but not essential  

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this opportunity or if you would like to discuss your search for work and seek advice on other available posts then please send a copy of your most recent CV to apply@bdiresourcing.com and one of the Anaesthetics & ICU specialists will be in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the best with your job search!

Tyler Davies Executive Recruitment Consultant

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