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.
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.
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.