Locum Consultant Anaesthetist
At University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Applications are invited for enthusiastic and highly motivated Locum Consultants in Anaesthesia to join our expanding team at the Leicester General Hospital. This is a full time post for 12 months initially with a view of becoming a substantive position. (2 posts).
The successful applicant will be joining University Hospital’s Leicester (UHL) at a time of major rebuild. The Government has announced that Leicester’s Hospitals will be getting £450m of capital investment over the next 5 years to complete our investment and reconfiguration plans. The £450m programme includes two ‘super’ intensive care units with 100 beds in total, almost double the current number with modernised of wards, operating theatres and imaging facilities.
The scope of surgical practice at the hospitals offers exciting and varied clinical opportunities for Consultant Anaesthetists and there is continued support for non-clinical professional activities both inside and outside the trust.
Leicester General Hospital is one of three hospitals in the Trust, and is the site of elective orthopaedics and hand surgery, general surgery, renal transplant, urology & hepatobiliary services. There will be an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of ambulatory orthopaedic patient pathways over the next 12 months. The successful candidate will support the current establishment of NHS and academic staff contributing to the on-call rota, and provide senior anaesthetic cover for elective and emergency surgery.
The work pattern offered is designed to give the appointee the best opportunity to develop their clinical and non-clinical interests whilst most effectively supporting the department. All previous holders of this post have progressed to substantive positions, having developed expertise and leadership skills in their field of interest.
The successful candidates will support the current establishment of NHS and academic staff contributing to the on-call rota, and provide senior anaesthetic cover for elective, emergency and trauma surgery.
UHL is fully committed to continuing medical education for consultants. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to departmental quality improvement activity and the clinical supervision of postgraduate trainees in anaesthesia. The UHL Department of Anaesthesia is committed to working towards the Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation scheme of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.
We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, serving the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – and increasingly specialist services over a much wider area. Our nationally and internationally-renowned specialist treatment and services in cardio-respiratory diseases, ECMO, cancer and renal disorders reach a further two to three million patients from the rest of the country.
Spread over the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals, we also have our very own Children’s Hospital and work closely with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.