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Job reference: 173179
Salary: Consultant (£96,963 - £128,841)
Job closing date: 14/01/2024
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 40
Job posted date: 07/12/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Anaesthetics

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Consultant in Anaesthesia with a General or Pain interest

Full Time (2 x 10 PA)

Salary Scale - £96,963 - £128,841 per annum (pro rata if part-time)

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge? Then think about working in NHS Forth Valley in the heart of Scotland.

NHS Forth Valley seeks to appoint a Consultant Anaesthetist to support its current team during a major service expansion, and to cover maternity leave.

The post holder will work within the existing Anaesthesia Team, comprising 37 Consultants, one Associate Specialist, one Specialty Doctor, three Anaesthesia Associates and some 17 trainees who share responsibility for providing a comprehensive anaesthetic service for NHS Forth Valley. In part, these are also new posts to support the development of the Forth Valley Elective Care Centre, with a vision that at full complement the department will comprise 39 Consultants.

Anaesthetic Services are centralised in the Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert.  Pain management clinics are run at Falkirk Community Hospital, although during the recent pandemic the pain service has been innovative in using virtual consultations to allow the service to continue throughout the pandemic.

We value the skills and experience you bring and will work towards accommodating any subspecialty interest undertaken within Forth Valley, including chronic pain management and intensive care. The posts will include on-site out of hours and overnight working as part of normal job planned activity. Appointees must therefore have the capability to deliver and support trainees and other members of the Anaesthesia Team delivering obstetric, critical care and emergency anaesthetic services out of hours, supported by a non-resident general and intensive care consultant. This post will also have a 1/3 share(1 in 39) of non-resident on-call. Applicants are encouraged to discuss this aspect of the post with colleagues currently working in this way.

The Anaesthesia team supports a wide range of surgical specialties. There are obstetric and paediatric services as well as acute and chronic pain services. Our anaesthetic department is committed to deliver high quality evidence-based care to each of our patients. We are a close knit team who appreciate enthusiasm and a drive to develop excellence in a supported environment through shared experience. The department uses surgical models such as Day of Surgery Admission, Day Case Surgery, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), improving pre-operative preparation and developing the Anaesthesia Team (including initiatives such as Anaesthesia Associates).

You can look forward to a warm welcome and strong support from colleagues.  Our hospital is situated in the heart of Scotland, nestled against the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

To apply for this post, please visit the job posting on the NHS Scotland Job Train website.. Applicants should have full GMC registration and a licence to practise. Applicants will be in possession of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), or equivalent, registered with the General Medical Council and on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of the anticipated award of a CCT at the time of interview or have a certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR). Applicants are required to have evidence of recent continued academic and professional development. Excellent communication, listening and organisational skills are essential.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Anaesthetic department and meet key staff. Informal enquiries should be directed by telephone to Dr Kathryn McIntosh (Clinical Director) or Dr Ewan Jack (Theatre lead) on 01324 567349.

Closing date 14th January 2024

Interview date: 21st February 2024

Please quote reference number 173179 on all correspondence.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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