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Consultant - Anaesthetics

Job Description

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is a large vibrant general hospital providing acute hospital services to the 390,000 people who live and work in Ipswich and East Suffolk. Every day 3,000 people rely on us to improve their lives. The hospital has approximately 552 beds, employs in the region of 3,700 whole time equivalent staff and has an annual turnover of £249m. We are a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. We have excellent clinical outcomes, and strong financial recovery which is supported through the implementation of Clinical Leadership structure.

Our recent Care Quality Commission report rated the trust as 'Good' with our Urgent and Emergency Services being rated as 'Outstanding'

Our vision for the next five years is to be recognised as the hospital of choice by placing patients at the centre of everything we do, based on principles of quality and safety, access and accountability and continuous improvement.

We are seeking to appoint a consultant anaesthetist due to increasing surgical demand. The proposed initial job plan provides a mixed working week with some spinal surgery, urological surgery and flexible sessions.

The anaesthetic department comprises 37 consultants including 7 with a substantial commitment to Intensive Care and 3 with a major interest in Chronic Pain Management. There are separate on-call rotas at consultant level for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. Trainee doctor establishment comprises 6 Core Trainees, 6ACCS, and 7 Specialty Trainees who rotate with the teaching centres in Cambridge and Norwich as part of the Anglian School of Anaesthesia. There are also 2 FY1 doctors who work across anaesthesia and intensive care. There are four Non-Consultant Career Grade doctors. Out of hours cover by trainee and middle grades is currently provided on 3 separate rotas (anaesthesia, obstetrics and Intensive Care).

Ipswich Hospital is a teaching hospital affiliated to the University of Cambridge, the University of East Anglia and University Campus Suffolk and encourages applicants who are able to continue our strong education programme. Our recent Care Quality Commission report rated us as “Good” overall with our Emergency Care rated as “Outstanding”

Ipswich Hospital is part of the Comprehensive Local Research Network for Norfolk and Suffolk and research is actively encouraged. The East Anglian Simulation and Training Centre opened in February 2014. This is a training centre based around a brand new Simulation Suite and is a very exciting development for Learning at Ipswich Hospital.

Ipswich itself offers all the advantages of urban living with easy access to the beautiful county of Suffolk and over 50 miles of coastline. Reasonable house prices and an excellent choice of both state and private sector schools in the area make this an ideal family home. There are numerous villages within easy driving distance of the hospital for those who prefer a rural setting. There are plenty of local sports clubs to accommodate most interests and Ipswich has a vibrant cultural scene. Ipswich is linked to Cambridge and all areas of the United Kingdom by dual carriageway. London is easily accessible by rail and Stansted airport is just an hour’s drive away.

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register or within six months of CCT date at the time of interview.

For further information, please contact Dr Mark Garfield, Lead Clinician for Anaesthesia on  ( Phone number removed ) 

ALL FUTURE CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE VIA E-MAIL AND NHS JOBS. This includes ‘Invitation to Interview’ so it is important you check your e-mail and NHS Jobs account on a regular basis.

If you are successful at interview, you will be required to complete a DBS application form. This application will be submitted to the DBS so that a DBS check can be carried out. Please ensure you read the attached Disclosure & Barring Service information sheet.

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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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