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Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine

Job Description

NHS AYRSHIRE AND ARRAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CROSSHOUSE AYRSHIRE SCOTLAND CONSULTANT IN ANAESTHESIA AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE MD/509/16 Applications are invited from enthusiastic and forward thinking anaesthetists for a post as a Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Critical Care Medicine. The successful applicant will be joining the Department of Anaesthesia at University Hospital Crosshouse which currently has 28 Consultants 3 Associate Specialists 2 Staff Grade Doctors 3 Specialty Doctors and 12 Trainee Anaesthetists. The post holder will have the opportunity to develop their interest in Critical Care and other sub-specialty interests in Anaesthesia to complement the existing interests of the department. University Hospital Crosshouse is a 539-bedded general hospital located on the outskirts of Kilmarnock which was opened in 198/2 and has been expanded and upgraded regularly since then including the co-location of the Ayrshire Maternity Unit in 2006. The hospital serves the population of North and East Ayrshire a base population of 225000. University Hospital Crosshouse currently has 6 Level 3 beds and 16 Level 2 beds located separately. The local Acute Service Review has plans to develop a 24 bedded Combined Critical Care Facility with co-location of ICU surgical HDU and medical HDU. The hospital provides a comprehensive service for Orthopaedics and Trauma General Surgery (including Upper GI Surgery and Colorectal surgery) and Breast Surgery. University Hospital Crosshouse also hosts several area-wide services like all Paediatrics (Medical and Surgical) all Obstetrics and Gynaecology ENT Maxillofacial Surgery and one national service - the Cochlear Implant Service. University Hospital Crosshouse provides all of the Paediatric surgical services for NHS Ayrshire & Arran which includes Plastics Surgery General Surgery Ophthalmology Community Dental services and Orthopaedics / Trauma. The Terms and Conditions of Service are those determined by the New Consultant Contract (Scotland) 2004 and the post is offered on a 10 programmed activity basis although opportunities may exist for Extra Programmed Activities subject to service requirements. The post will involve participation in the Intensive Care On-Call rota which is a 1:10 rota and a critical care patient transfer rota 1:25 (plus prospective cover). Following a recent change to working patterns a single ICU Consultant now provides daytime cover for the ICU for a full week at a time. Applicants will be appropriately experienced with Full GMC Registration and current Licence to Practice and be on the GMC Specialist Register or be within 6 months of the anticipated award of CCT/CESR on the date of interview. Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists or equivalent AND Advanced (FICM Step 2) or equivalent competencies in Intensive Care Medicine are essential. For information and informal visits please contact Dr M Watson Clinical Director Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  (Secretary) or  ( Phone number removed )  (Switchboard). Applications in the form of a current CV with supporting documentary evidence of your entry onto the Specialist Register/CCT/CESR date together with the names and addresses (postal & email) of 2 referees including your current and most recent Line Manager and completed Sections 1-6 of the Job Pack should be submitted to: ( Email address removed ) no later than 17 November 2016 (noon). Interviews have been scheduled for 15 December 2016. Please Quote Ref No: MD/509/16. Job Packs including Job Description are available for download at Details of all our Medical Posts can be found at You can also obtain further information about the organisation at We are in the process of amending the online application form. Please note that the current online application form requests that you supply information regarding sickness absence. Please do not complete this section as this information does not form part of the initial selection process.

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