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Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Chronic Pain

Job Reference: 432-MI1100

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Chronic Pain Department
Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich
£77,913- £105,042pa

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS organisations in the region, employing over 10,000 staff and serving a population of almost 800,000 residents. By merging Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, we can provide the latest treatments locally, and be in a stronger position to save, grow and strengthen the many hospital and community services our residents rely on.

We are an ambitious trust with a simple vision, to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for the people of east Suffolk and North Essex. To help us do this, we will work closely with our local partners to deliver more of the joined-up services and care our residents need.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

For our staff and our patients we have the same philosophy: time matters. This new way of working will remove unnecessary stress and frustration caused by the systems we use and the way we work. We will concentrate on removing or improving the things we do that don't work for our patients. For our staff, this means more time to care for patients and greater opportunities to develop skills and experience.

To be the best, we need to attract and keep the best staff. Our size puts us in a strong position to grow, providing more of the latest services. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training. Support from technology and logistics will help us see patients at the right time.

So if your ambition matches ours, its time to work together.

Please note that once this advert closes, your application form will be moved to the Trusts' recruitment system, TRAC and therefore all email correspondence will be sent via the TRAC system.

The department has 37 Consultant Anaesthetists including 3 with a substantial commitment to the Chronic Pain service. There are also 2 Clinical Psychologists, Specialist Nurses and a ‘Pain Fellow’ attached to the Pain Clinic.

The Pain service is provided by a multidisciplinary team working closely with colleagues from spinal surgery and radiology departments. We provide a wide range of services including Neuromodulation and Pain management programme.

You will be providing Chronic Pain sessions in conjunction with 2 consultant colleagues and providing cover for 3 surgical lists each week across a variety of specialties within the hospital. The appointee will take his/her share of the Consultant clinical responsibilities within the Chronic Pain Team and wider department (which will include a share in the out of hours on-call rota). The precise allocation of sessional time and activity will be agreed with Consultant colleagues.

Ipswich is a recognised centre for Advanced training in pain management, providing half of the Anglia Pain Fellowship training programme Since 2001. The Pain Units of Ipswich Hospital and The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have jointly provided a programme for advanced training in Pain Management which is recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. The 'Pain Fellows' spend six months attached to each unit during which their only other duties are participation in the out-of-hours rota for anaesthesia and intensive care.

There are separate on-call rotas at Consultant level for Intensive Care and anaesthesia. The junior staff are made up of ACCS trainees and anaesthetic trainees, who rotate with the teaching centres in Cambridge and Norwich as part of the Anglian School of Anaesthesia, and make up a 4 tier level of out of hours cover. This on call service is supported by Non Consultant Career Grades and covers anaesthesia, obstetric anaesthesia/analgesia and Intensive Care.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details and to arrange a visit please contact,

Dr Mark Garfield, Clinical Director, Theatres and Anaesthetics,

Dr Hugo Boyce, Clinical Lead, Theatres and Anaesthetics,

Dr Amgad Ragheb, Lead Clinician for Pain,

01473 702006

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex and Suffolk who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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

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