Doctors - Consultant Anaesthetist (Obstetrics)

  • Job Type Anaesthesia
  • Salary £76,761 - £103,490 Per Annum
  • Closing Date 20/09/2018
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC417
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 10 PA's
  • Contact Dr Lorien Branfield, Clinical Lead for Obstetrics or Dr Angie Schirge, Consultant Anaesthetist
  • Telephone 01743 261196 / 01952 64122 – extension 4522

We are entering an exciting period here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH). We have been guaranteed more than £312 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state - of- the- art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities. It will make SaTH a better place to work, in turn making it a better place to receive care.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Consultant anaesthetist with a special interest in Obstetric anaesthesia to join us at SaTH.

This post will include at least one day a week sessional commitment to the maternity suite in the Women and Children’s centre at the Princess Royal Hospital. The successful applicant will be expected to join with 5 other Consultants with an interest in obstetric anaesthesia.

There are around 5000 deliveries undertaken a year. The unit has a low epidural (21%) and section rate (16%).

There are currently 3 elective caesarean section lists a week, as well as daily labour ward and emergency maternity theatre cover. There is a business case in the pipeline to increase the elective section sessions. There is also a weekly high risk ante natal clinic. The unit runs regular MDT obstetric emergency course and the Prompt course, both of which have an important anaesthetic input. There are 6 middle grade anaesthetists who are resident on the labour ward to cover emergencies after hours.

The on call commitment will be at the Princess Royal Hospital, 1 in 16 covering theatres ITU and Obstetrics. In addition there is a 1 in 17 weekend commitment mornings only. With the development of our services we are actively recruiting more intensivists in order to split this rota in the near future.

Theatre sessions will take place at either hospital, Princess Royal Hospital or the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, depending on the interest of the successful applicant.

The post is full time and will consist of 10 PA’s plus the opportunity to take up further clinical duties if you wish to be in line with other colleagues in the department. At present there are 2.5 SPAs allocated of which 1 is for revalidation.

The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust serve the total population of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales, nearly half a million people. The Trust has Associate Teaching School status and has medical students attending from Keele University.

Shropshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty and offers extensive outdoor recreational facilities and easy access to North Wales and the Welsh Coast. Housing standards are high in the county both in Town and Country with good local state and private Schools. The M54 motorway starts just outside Telford and provides quick access to the national motorway network.

We are entering an exciting period here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. We have been guaranteed more than £300 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state of the art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities. It will make SaTH a better place to work, in turn making it a better place to receive care.

Over the last two years we have been building the foundations of a better future through our work with Virginia Mason and our own transforming care institute (TCI). We have introduced a leadership academy with more opportunities for development, so all our leaders support, coach and perform at the highest levels, celebrating the hard work of our staff and recognising the wonderful improvements that are being made each and every day. This is a vital stepping stone to ensure we are equipped for our better future and realising our vision of providing the safest and kindest care for our patients. Leadership is about supporting teams to be the best they can be. As we move forward together it is vital all our teams understand their important role in delivering this brighter future for everyone.

You must possess full registration with the General Medical Council with a license to practise and it is essential that you hold Specialist Registration in Anaesthesia, or be eligible for CCT within 6 months of the interview, CESR or European Community Rights.

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