An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust during a time of redevelopment of services. The government has recently announced a capital injection for the transformation of the health services in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Mid Wales. This will include two vibrant hospitals: a planned care site and an acute care site, where a new state of the art 40 bedded ITU will be built.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Consultant Anaesthetist with a special interest in modern Intensive Care and a passion to help drive forward improvements to the care of critically ill patients in Shropshire. Although this post is based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, a County wide reconfiguration of acute services is likely in the next five years which would lead to the development of one large ITU. This would mean the amalgamation of the two units across the Trust.
You must possess full registration with a licence to practice with the General Medical Council and it is essential that you are eligible for entry onto the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview), CESR or European Community Rights.
The post currently attracts 10 Programmed Activities with the opportunity to take on more clinical sessions if desired. The majority of the Consultants in the department are currently working at least 11PA’s.
The on call rota is a 1 in 8 for Intensive Care only. There is a separate general on call rota.
The Anaesthetic Department currently services the following specialties: Vascular, Colorectal, Bariatric, upper GI, Trauma, Urology as well as some day case Gynaecology, Max fax / ENT and Ophthalmology. Women’s and children’s services are based at The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.
The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has 13 Critical care beds staffed to a dependency of eight. There is a very busy Medical and Surgical take and a well-supported outreach service working closely with the ITU team. The ITU offers comprehensive monitoring and support, including haemofiltration, cardiac output monitoring (Doppler, LiDCO), and there is good access to radiology and cardiology services.
There are Accident and Emergency Departments at both Hospitals.
Our Hospitals are located in Shrewsbury and Telford and are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals.
It is a particularly exciting time to join the Trust as we have recently started working collaboratively with the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle. We are one of only 5 UK hospitals to receive this support, from what is regarded as the safest hospital in the world. This collaboration means that we are benefiting from the KPO (Kaizen Promotion Office) and value Stream work, gaining valuable help and guidance regardless of your level of expertise. It poses a unique opportunity to make a difference and we hope you will want to be a part of our journey. More about this can be found under further links.
Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hills it is anything but sleepy. The county is bustling with idyllic towns including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, with plenty to do regardless of your interests. More information can again be found under further links.
We are ideally located between the north and the south making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.
We want you to find out more about the department and our hospitals, and we invite you to contact us with any questions you may have:
Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact:
ICU: Dr James Moon, Clinical Lead for Intensive Care, the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
Tel No: Anaesthetic Department 01743 261196 or even arrange a visit.
Please also take the time to read any supporting documentation to really get to know us.
We look forward to hearing from you.