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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/02/2020.

Specialty Doctor in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Job Reference: 413-C2019-21492-JG

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Withington, Manchester
£40,037 - £74,661 per ann

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, situated in South Manchester is the largest cancer treatment centre of its kind in Europe and an international leader in cancer research and development. On 12th October 2018 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust was once again rated as Outstanding by the health regulator becoming the first specialist trust in the country to be given their highest accolade twice.

The Christie values diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all and fair representation across the organisation at all levels. In support of these commitments, we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority people and people with disabilities for this post. Appointment will be only on merit.

This post is a permanent role on a 10 PA contract, the current job plan includes 2 APAs making it 12 PAs in total

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Specialty Doctor (Specialty Doctor with incremental allowance up to Threshold 1 for experience outside the UK) for this post supporting Anaesthesia and Level 2 & 3 critical care at one of Europe’s leading cancer centres.

This post is suited for doctors with at least two years post foundation years’ experience in relevant acute specialties of which at least six months in Anaesthesia, although ideally they will be post FRCA or have equivalent Anaesthesia experience. Airway skills are essential.

The successful candidate will gain valuable experience working within an integrated oncological critical care service, led by a dedicated critical care consultant team, delivering high quality day to day patient care. They will provide resident medical cover (1:8 with prospective cover of all shifts out of hours. i.e. up to 1:3 weekends will be either night or day shifts worked) for the Oncological Critical Care Unit (OCCU), and support for the Cardiac Arrest, Outreach and Acute Pain Teams at The Christie. Additionally, the posts offer regular time-tabled supervised sessions in clinical Anaesthesia, and time for supportive activities such as audit. Full shift Rota delivered over a 7 week cycle (EWTD compliant).

The following opportunities are available:

Trust and Departmental induction programmes
Weekly departmental teaching sessions
Experience and training in intensive care of adult cancer patients, including advanced cardiovascular and respiratory support, in our state-of-the-art eight bedded unit delivering 500 patient episodes per annum.
Experience in clinical anaesthesia for a wide range of oncological surgical procedures, often complex and requiring multidisciplinary input, and for radiotherapy.
Acute and Chronic Pain Services
Access to comprehensive educational programmes within the Trust, the University of Manchester and the Greater Manchester region
Consultant support for specific developmental needs of the post holder

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is a designated teaching hospital of the University of Manchester. There is an excellent educational infrastructure. The hospital is situated in the pleasant surroundings of South Manchester, with the benefit of access to cultural and leisure facilities of our great city and proximity to the natural beauty of the Peak District, the Lake District and North Wales.

For an informal discussion contact Dr John Barnes 0161 918 7020

The closing date for this post may be extended if there are insufficient applicants or brought forward if there is a high volume of applicants.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy

All positions within the Christie are subject to the receipt of satisfactory written references, medical clearance, and evidence of your Right to Work in the UK. Some roles will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. Applicants invited to attend for interview will again be made aware of this at the point of invitation. Please note if you are successfully appointed to a post with this Trust, you will be required to pay for your own DBS Disclosure.

If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, I regret that on this occasion your application will have been unsuccessful.

The Inter-Authority Transfer (IAT) process is a critical and beneficial component of ESR and will form part of the recruitment process. In the event that you are successful following interview your previous NHS employment data, if applicable will be transferred from your current / most recent employer.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply for this position and who would require immigration sponsorship, may wish to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UKBA website.

For all staff employed after 1st June 2018, the contractual terms and conditions of employment make the flu vaccination a mandatory requirement please see addiditional conformation sheet

You should be aware the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy and therefore employees are not permitted to smoke at work.

As an employer, The Trust values equality, diversity and inclusion.

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.

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

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