An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust for an enthusiastic, highly driven Consultant with a passion for intensive care and an allied specialty (anaesthetics, emergency medicine or acute medicine) to complement and develop existing services through the provision of specialist knowledge & expertise.
An ICM CCT is not essential and potential candidates are directed to page 19 of the FICM document “Critical Staffing #1 A best practice framework for safe and effective Critical Care staffing”. The post holder is therefore required to have full registration with the General Medical Council & a valid licence to practice and be on the specialist register for their allied specialty +/- Intensive Care Medicine or be within 6 months of CCT or equivalent at the time of interview.
Main duties of the job
- Provide high quality Critical Care and emergency and/or acute medicine services as part of the cross County team
- To develop enhanced clinical skills, especially in the assessment and management of acutely ill patients.
- To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
- To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
- To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways
Working for your organisation
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.
Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust’s catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire); Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin); and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) – all beautiful and unique.
Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes’ drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.
We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch Community Hospitals.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and their Clinical Director and consultant colleagues, on behalf of the Medical Director within 3 months of starting in post. A full-time job plan is based on a 10 PA working week.
The job plan will be reviewed annually and is a prospective agreement that sets out the consultant's duties, responsibilities, and objectives for the coming year. It covers all aspects of a consultant’s professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external and will include personal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and trust strategic priorities.
For a full-time contract, the job plan will be divided on average per week (pro-rata for a part time post) as:
• 7.5 Programmed Activities (PAs) of Direct Clinical Care - includes clinical activity, clinically related activity and predictable and unpredictable emergency work. 1.0PA is currently allocated for night time Critical Care unpredictable on-call work (6pm-8am in the week of night cover)
• Rota is 1 in 9 rolling pattern with 2 split day/night weekends to work in 9 weeks. Therefore, this attracts a 3% Category A on-call (return to work) payment.
• 2.5 Supporting Professional Activities (SPAs) - includes CPD, audit, teaching and research. It is expected that the applicant will fulfil a significant SPA role for Critical Care e.g., M&M Lead, CCOT Link Intensivist.
The allocation of PAs is reviewed and may be subject to adjustment when a further diary exercise is undertaken or if the service demands a review of the team job plan.