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Consultant in Anaesthetics & Intensive Care Medicine posted by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Full Time
Eastbourne District General Hospital with Cross site working, E
£77,913 - £105,042 / year

Job Description

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Uckfield and Rye and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes.

The trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff.

A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include:Staff development, Pension scheme, Auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service ( staff bank) On-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), Staff lottery.

Please download and read the Recruitment Information Leaflet, attached as a document to this advert, as it will help you in the completion of your application

Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine

Applications are invited for a full time Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine post within our Trust.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence as soon as possible. Our Trust acute services are delivered on two main sites, the Conquest Hospital, Hastings, and, Eastbourne District General Hospital.

The post holder will work a block of five weekdays on Critical Care for one week in every seven, alternating between the Critical Care Units on each site. This equates to approximately 2.2 DCC of daytime ICM. There will also be opportunity to participate in the Consultant-led Critical Care follow up clinic held once a fortnight. On the remaining six out of seven non-Critical Care weeks, the post holder will provide DCC for regular operating lists depending on their individual job plan. Clinical sessions will be allocated on both sites in the Trust and will be partly dictated by clinical need, but also on the clinical interests of the appointee; a regular weekly list will be encouraged to allow service development.

On-call will be primarily covering critical care but will also involve some general anaesthesia duties. On-call will alternate between both sites in 20-week blocks. This will involve 1:10 weekday and 1:8 weekend on-calls. This is a rolling rota with internal cover. There is always an ICM Consultant and a General Anaesthetic Consultant on call based at Conquest, and, one ICM or General Anaesthetic Consultant on call at Eastbourne.

Applicants must have full GMC registration and be on the Specialist register, or within 6 months of gaining CCT.

Interview Date – 3rd October 2019 AM session

10 reasons why you should live and work in Sussex:

1. Its natural beauty Sussex has some fantastic natural features such as the Seven Sisters National Park, and many areas of outstanding natural beauty that include the medieval heathland and forests of the High Weald.

2. Its beaches and harbours Hastings still boasts the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, as well as the UK’s steepest funicular. Meanwhile, Eastbourne offers a traditional Victorian seafront combined with the Sovereign Harbour marina.

3. Places to stay There’s a rich array of accommodation options, ranging from the five star Grand Hotel on Eastbourne seafront to quaint B&Bs set amid beautiful Sussex countryside.

4. Its weather Often referred to as ‘The Sunshine Coast’, both Eastbourne and Hastings regularly top the UK list for locations that enjoy the most hours of sunshine.

5. Birthplace of English History The legacy of the Battle of Hastings still colours the entire town and the remains of William the Conqueror’s first English castle still stand today.

6. Its travel connections London is just over two hours away by car or train, whilst Gatwick Airport, Eurostar and regular ferry crossings allow easy access to mainland Europe.

7. Its White Cliffs coastline The stunning and world famous White Cliff coastline includes the iconic Beachy Head and The Seven Sisters, as well as Seaford Head and Hope Gap.

8. Its places of cultural interest East Sussex offers a rich array of culture, with art galleries such as Towner Gallery in Eastbourne and Jerwood Gallery in Hastings and an array of theatre and entertainment venues such as the De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill, Congress & Deveonshire Park Theatres in Eastbourne and the White Rock Theatre in Hastings.

9. Its open spaces Explore the beautiful South Downs Way, 1066 Country Walk, The Weald Way and the picturesque villages of Alfriston, Lewes, Rye, Hartfield and Burwash.

10. Its festivals To name but a few, these include Glyndbourne Opera Festival, the Lewes Bonfire Celebrations, Hastings Pirate Day and Eastbourne’s Airbourne international air show.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Alex Trimmings Consultant Anaesthetist and ITU Lead ( Email address removed )

Dr Anne Canavan, Trust Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia. ( Email address removed ) [Click here to apply]

Patients come first at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

We work in partnership with commissioners, other providers, our staff and volunteers as part of a locally focused and integrated network of health and social care in the county.

Our vision is to be:

  • The healthcare provider of first choice for the people of East Sussex.

Our mission is to:

  • Deliver better health outcomes and an excellent experience for everyone we provide with healthcare services.

Our strategic objectives are to:

  • Improve quality and clinical outcomes by ensuring that safe patient care is our highest priority.
  • Play a leading role in local partnerships to meet the needs of our local population and improve and enhance patients’ experiences.
  • Use our resources efficiently and effectively for the benefit of our patients and their care to ensure our services are clinically, operationally and financially sustainable.

Our aims are that all services delivered by the Trust are:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Caring
  • Responsive and
  • Well led

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see [Click here to apply].

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