We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly driven Locum Consultant with a passion for Critical Care to join our Trust. This post is available for a period of 6 months with a possibility of extending this to 12 months
Candidates for this role must have GMC registration and recent experience within the NHS.
This is a very exciting time to join our Trust as in the future we expect to have two vibrant hospitals. One acute hospital (The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital) which will include a 30 bed Critical Care Unit and one planned care hospital (The Princess Royal Hospital) for most elective surgery.
The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has 14 physical bed spaces across Critical Care that can be used flexibly to accommodate level 2 and level 3 patients to a dependency of 8.0. Whereas 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 successful applicant may be expected to work at both hospitals covering Critical Care. Theatre sessions may be based at either The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital or The Princess Royal Hospital depending upon your special interest.
There are currently 8 Critical Care Consultants based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital working an 8 week rota of which 2 weeks are spent solely on Critical Care. We also have 3 Critical Care Consultants working at The Princess Royal Hospital. With the expansion of Consultant numbers there will also be regular sessions within Critical Care at The Princess Royal Hospital. On call would be purely for Critical Care at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital on a 1 in 8 basis.
We are in the process of redeveloping our service to enable a 1 in 10 at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and full 7 day cover for The Princess Royal Hospital and we would invite you to play an active role in this.
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 are working collaboratively with the Virginia Mason Hospital 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 employees can benefit 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.
Further details / informal visits contact
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 on 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.