Doctors - Locally Employed Doctor CT1-3 equivalent in Anaesthetics

  • Department Anaesthetics
  • Salary £43,923 - £55,329
  • Closing Date 06/12/2023
  • Location Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade MC51-MC53
  • Job ref 223-MJ63
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts

Job Summary:

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust is looking for fixed term Locally Employed Doctors in Anaesthetics with opportunities available across both sites including a full shift rota responsibility dedicated to a single site with potential opportunities of cross site working during normal working hours. Duties will principally involve supported cover of elective theatre sessions, an on-call commitment to the emergency theatres and occasional daytime work in the Intensive Care Unit. There will be scope to increase sessional commitments during day- and night-time in Intensive Care if considered appropriate.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:


• Undertake theatre sessions and ITU/HDU sessions with accompanying consultants • To take part in 1st or 2nd on call rota depending on experience. To provide support to the novice trainees and medical students and actively contribute to training and continuity of service

• 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.

Critical Care:

The Princess Royal Hospital currently has 11 physical bed spaces across Critical Care that can be used flexibly to accommodate level 2 and level 3 patients to a dependency of 6.0. The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has 14 physical Critical Care beds. These can be used flexibly to accommodate level 2 and level 3 patients to a dependency of 8.0. Both hospitals have easier access to the other’s Critical Care beds if there are speciality needs (e.g. colorectal or ENT). There is hospital specific Consultant cover both day and night.

Rota Duties:

The department is willing to look at job plans which may fit with particular personal circumstances, always provided that the clinical needs of the service are met. As a basis the job will attract 9 Direct Clinical care PAs (with option for additional PAs for additional optional elective theatre work) and 1 SPA (Supporting Professional Activities) on average per week. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the 1 in 8 full-shift rota. The rota template is compliant with the terms and conditions of the 2016 Junior Doctor Contract and WTD and has been carefully designed to maximise training opportunities for doctors whilst maintaining a safe and efficient service, with an even spread of long days and nights. The successful applicant will be 1 of the 8 doctors contributing to the full shift rota with a weekend frequency of 1:4 with 7- night shifts across an 8-week reference period and is prospectively covered for annual and study leave. 

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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