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ACCTS Doctor (Consultant)

Job Reference: 195-21-338-MMC

South Central Ambulance Service
195 20 N Adult Critical Care Transport
£195,000.00 pro rata

ACCTS Doctor (Consultant)

Please note that we shortlist candidates on an ongoing basis so we recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.

The RESCUE Adult Critical Care Transfer Service operated by South Central Ambulance Service is recruiting Consultants on a bank basis to work as Transfer Doctor/Duty Consultant, working alongside a dedicated team of Transfer Practitioners (Paramedics) and a dedicated ambulance and Emergency Care Assistant (ECA) to undertake duty shifts.

The main role is to undertake inter-facility transfers of adults in need, or of likely need, of critical care. Transfers will predominantly be within the South East region, but will include transfers out of region, as well as the provision of mutual aid to other regions and to other transfer services (including older children).

Duty Consultants will act as a point of advice and information to organisations and clinicians seeking to undertake an interfacility transfer.

Duty Consultants will champion Transfer Training within local hospitals in support of intra- and inter-hospital transfers.

In addition to providing direct clinical care, Consultants will be expected to contribute to Clinical Governance and Continuous Quality Improvement activities.

To maintain clinical expertise, Consultants will be expected to provide on average two duty periods each month. Duty shifts are currently 10.5 hrs in length and consist of a day shift (10:30-21:00) and a twilight shift (12:30-23:00). It is anticipated that a third shift will be planned to cover extended operational hours during 2022. The hourly rate for this role is £100. Due to the nature of transfer work, overrunning shifts can be expected and will be paid.

Interviews will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

Please note that the government has announced that from 1 April 2022, all frontline NHS staff, health and social care workers, and volunteers working in England who have face-to-face contact with service users, will need to provide evidence that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are medically exempt.

Whilst we would like to assure you that SCAS endeavours to continue with the recruitment for this position as planned, please bear in mind there may be COVID19 related Government guidelines for us to adhere to that may cause changes out of our control. These changes may mean that we must alter our training delivery in which case we would inform you of any changes to the plan as soon as we can.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets) Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

Communications regarding your application will be sent via NHS Jobs to your inbox. Please look out for e-mails from us relating to your application.

We do require three years’ worth of references (with no gaps) please be sure to provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form. We will only contact your referees after we have offered you a job.

The benefits bits:

  • Starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum, pro rata, plus bank holidays;
  • USH is paid in line with section 2;
  • All employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS Pension scheme (or NEST);
  • We operate from a comprehensive set of policies;
  • We operate regular staff surveys and our staff are encouraged to develop transferable skills and experience;
  • We work in partnership with our trade unions;
  • Applicants who have a disability or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview;
  • As an employer of choice, we value the wellbeing of our staff and have support networks in place to offer assistance as required;
  • South Central Ambulance Service has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a Freedom to Speak Up Policy. We believe that effective speaking and listening up arrangements protect patients and improve the experience of patients and NHS workers.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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