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Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist

Job Description

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging, both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 28 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Heart and lung disease continue to be amongst the biggest killers in the UK and the communities we serve are marked by increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, higher levels of heart failure, hypertension, coronary artery disease and an ageing population.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and facilitated by technology. New and upgraded clinical areas are designed with patients and families fully involved to deliver their needs.

As part of our long term plan, we aim to form strong clinical and organisational relationships where possible. There is clear evidence that partnerships improve patient care and enhance quality and we aim to collaborate with a range of other providers and professionals with the aim to extending access and improve quality.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the country. Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital was recently rated outstanding by the Quality Care Commission and is the only specialist Trust to have received this rating.

The Trust serves a catchment area of 28 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as the aortic service.

The organisation continues to grow and an additional Anaesthetic consultant will support service delivery and maintain high quality care to our patients. The successful applicant will continue to deliver anaesthetic input into the critical care area and cardiology procedures.

The hospital has seen a great deal of development in the last few years and carries out a wide range of adult cardiothoracic surgical procedures (excluding transplantation). These service developments are supported by a modern 40 bedded Critical Care Unit that complements our 8 dedicated cardiothoracic operating theatres and 5 catheter laboratories, including a specialised hybrid theatre designed for endovascular aortic work and TAVI procedures.

We are looking for a candidate who shares our passion for patient and family care, with a strong belief influencing the quality agenda. If you have the appropriate qualifications and experience and would like to become part of our successful team as we move forward with our ambitious plans, we would welcome your application.

Applicants should have a minimum of 12 months cardiothoracic anaesthesia experience, hold full GMC registration and be on the specialist register.

The closing date for this vacancy is 28th October 2016.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr J.B.Kendall, Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia on  ( Phone number removed )  (direct line).

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Therefore, interested applicants are advised to apply as early as possible.

Please review the job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential requirements for the post.

All applicants will be contacted and informed by email whether they were successfully shortlisted for interview.

As part of you pre-employment checks we will be required to obtain satisfactory references. We require at least one written reference from your current or most recent employer. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.

Employers are expected to implement the Care Certificate for all applicable new starters from April 2015. The Care Certificate aims to equip health and social care support workers with the knowledge and skills which they need to provide safe, compassionate care. We expect all new starters in clinical, patient facing posts (bands 1-4) to complete all 15 standards of the Care Certificate, within their first 6 months with the Trust.

Flexible Working applications will be considered in line the Trusts flexible working policies.

The Trust is a no-smoking site.

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 (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

UK Registration

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

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