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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/06/2022.

Consultant Anaesthetist

Job Reference: J143-A-22-48266

Practice Plus Group
Up to £113,300 per annum

About the role:

We are seeking a career anaesthetist in Plymouth who is ready to join a small team of dedicated clinicians striving for excellence in an efficient unit whose main workload is orthopaedics but also includes general surgery.

We would expect you to have pride in the quality of your work, be well versed and involved in clinical governance, audit and be a good team player who is ready to be flexible and willing to meet the needs of the service and colleagues. Quality improvement is seen as an important factor and we welcome innovation and enthusiasm in developing a high-quality service for our patients. We pride ourselves in striving for excellence and innovation and are developing daycase major arthroplasty pathways, adherence to GIRFT ideals as well as trialling and introducing new implants.

We are proud to support NHS orthopaedic trainees in the region and encourage training to the point of having a fellow within the surgical team, something almost unique in privately run hospitals.

As a consultant anaesthetist in our team you will be involved with all aspects of the patient pathways from pre-assessment, through peri-operative and post-operative ward management and will be expected to be conversant in a range of anaesthetic techniques with particular skills in daycase anaesthesia, resuscitation and regional techniques appropriate to our wide range of operative procedures which in orthopaedics involve all major joints.

The quoted salary is based on a 4-day week of 10 hrs per day in line with a normal 10PA job plan but there are opportunities for additional work in the week and financial incentives, above this, for efficient lists. The on call is light and covered between the team and mainly based on advice to the Resident Medical Officer. Support PAs are built into the job plan in addition to the monthly governance meetings and we actively support ongoing CME and training.

At Practice Plus Group we believe in supporting each other and sharing best practice and you would be expected to become an integral part of our team of consultants led by the Medical Director, Hospital Director and Senior leadership management team as well as attending meetings and contributing to teaching of our centre staff.

About You

With a current registration with the GMC’s specialist register of anaesthetists you’ll have several years’ experience, at least 2 of which are within the UK. You are committed to your own continuing medical education and professional development. We will also support you to ensure ongoing medical competence through participation in the annual revalidation and reaccreditation schemes of the GMC and the Royal College of Anaesthetists. As well as providing mandatory training through our excellent in-house education programme. We could even give you the opportunity to develop into a specialist role of your interest.

About Us

Everything we do is focused on providing a high standard of safe and effective patient care. When you’re part of the Practice Plus Group team, you don’t just have a job. You have a career. We work with you to help you grow in your role and take your career in the direction you want to go. If you want to move up the ladder, we’ll support you. If you just want to stay in your role, that’s fine too. We’ll help you be the best you can be.

As a privately run organisation we still primarily support the NHS providing some 80+% of our work in this area and within the region we are the most productive hospital for major arthroplasty work at a time when the NHS is keen to reduce waiting lists.

We proudly supported the NHS during the peak year of the Covid-19 crisis and our unit was listed in the top ten performers in the country for providing additional services such as cancer work in breast and gynaecology, urology in addition to plastics and ambulatory trauma.

In coming to Plymouth you would not only be joining a dedicated friendly team but find yourself in a beautiful part of the country where many of us totally value the amazing work:life balance that the beautiful county of Devon provides, with its wild Dartmoor landscape, its rivers, coastline, endless outdoor/watersport activities and hostelries etc. It’s no mystery why Devon is a very popular holiday destination.

We want our team members to feel motivated and rewarded and we therefore offer a competitive package of pay and benefits and recognise the value of a healthy work-life balance – so we always try to be flexible, helping you fit your working life around your home life.

To apply for the role click on the link below. If you have any questions contac tlauren.mackie@practiceplusgroup.comin our friendly resourcing team.

We will contact all shortlisted candidates but please note Practice Plus Group retain the right to remove the advert prior to the closing date if a suitable candidate is appointed. Our employment offers are subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks. At Practice Plus Group, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

We are one of the UK largest independent sector healthcare providers and work in close partnership with the NHS to deliver more than 50 services throughout the UK. We provide high quality specialist care and excellent results for more than 50,000 patients each year.

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