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Applications are invited for a Consultant General Anaesthetist at the James Paget University Hospital. This modern District General Hospital has approx. 500 beds and is situated in a coastal holiday area of East Anglia. It serves a population of 250,000 that increases considerably in the summer months.

There are 10 theatres including a Day Care Unit with 3 theatres. There is a Delivery Suite with an adjacent maternity theatre and recovery area. Intensive care Unit has 12 ITU/HDU beds. The new Elective Orthopaedic Hub is being built on the premises, which will house 2 Operating Theatres, 4 Recovery bays and 8 day-care pods. All inpatient and day case orthopaedic surgery will move here. The theatres accommodate a wide choice of theatre lists including all the usual district general hospital activity. There is a plan to start robotic surgery; business case for which is approved and the preparations are in progress. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide a flexible... anaesthetic service to a variety of surgical specialties. There will be an opportunity to develop a particular interest in a sub-speciality e.g. regional anaesthesia, peri-operative medicine, pain medicine. The Consultant on-call for general anaesthesia is a 1/10 to 1/12 rota depending on overall numbers. There is a separate ICU consultant rota and a 3 tier junior rota.
• Share with consultant colleagues the general Anaesthetic work load including participation in general anaesthetic on call including maternity cover on call.
• Provide a flexible anaesthetic service to a variety of a surgical specialties.
• Provide with the other Consultants a system of mutual out-of-hours cover and cover for annual, study and professional leave.
• Give a consultation and advisory service to medical colleagues in other specialities in the Trust.
• Liaise with medical staff in other specialities and participate in the regular clinical meetings and other post-graduate activities of the hospital.
• Take part in the Royal College of Anaesthetists continuing medical education programme. The Trust will provide study leave expenses in line with national terms and conditions of service.
• Play a full part in the teaching and Quality improvement activities of the department.
• Develop and promote an interest in research in anaesthesia.
• Participate in the rolling process of clinical governance.
• Contribute to development of the services.

(See Job Description For Full Duties).

We have anaesthetic trainees from the East of England deanery and are a partner University Hospital for medical students from The University of East Anglia. The James Paget University Hospital is a research active trust. Participation in education & research is actively encouraged and supported.

The hospital is situated in Gorleston, 200 metres from the beach and picturesque countryside, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border close to the towns of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft and within commuting distance from several small villages with affordable housing and local amenities. Residents enjoy a good quality of life with easy access to the Norfolk Broads and unspoilt coastline with opportunities for wildlife, walking, cycling and sailing. The historic city of Norwich is only 20 miles with excellent schools, rail links to London and an international airport, for easy access to the Continent and beyond.

Our Trust is also on the path towards developing a new hospital over the coming years, working closely with the Department of Health and Care to deliver a modern, innovative health and care campus on our current site as part of the national New Hospital Programme.

The post holder will be responsible to the Clinical Lead, Anaesthesia.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Dr Veena Naik Job title: Clinical Lead Email address: veena.naik@jpaget.nhs.uk Telephone number: 01493 452476

Dr Veena Naik, Clinical Lead on veena.naik@jpaget.nhs.uk or Dr Sudha Garg, Deputy Lead on sudha.garg@jpaget.nhs.uk Telephone: 01493 452476 (Administrator
Gorleston-on-Sea United Kingdom


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