Scotland Deanery - West Region

Scotland Deanery - West Region

Scotland Deanery - West Region

Locum Appointments for Training (LAT),

Locum Appointments for Service (LAS),

Clinical Fellows,

Available in Anaesthesiaat CT1,CT2 and ST3 levels.

Vacancy reference: 48885D

Closing date: Friday 27 October 2017

Interviews: Wednesday 22 November 2017

These above vacancies, available from 07 February 2018 to 31 July 2018, currently exist within the West Region of the Scotland Deanery in:

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Forth Valley

NHS Ayrshire & Arran

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Previous Anaesthesia experience is not essential for CT1 level.

These posts hold Educational approval from the Postgraduate Dean and will be LATs, LASs or Clinical Fellows dependant on suitability for training. If appointed as a LAS or Clinical Fellow the post will not be recognised for training.

To practise medicine in the UK you need to hold both GMC registration and a licence to practise.

The Person Specifications for the varying levels are displayed in this job pack. Alternatively they can be downloaded from the joint Specialty Medical Training (SMT)

Please specify on your application the level you wish to apply to and ensure your experience is clearly detailed.

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit:

The recruitment of these posts is being managed by:

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Recruitment Services

West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital

Dalnair Street


G3 8SJ

Tel: +44 (0)141 278 2700



The conditions of service are those laid down and amended from time to time by the Hospital and Medical & Dental Whitley Council.

GRADE AND SALARY / Locum Appointment for Training (LAT)
Locum Appointment for Service (LAS)
Clinical Fellows
- If appointed as an LAT (Locum Appointment for Training) or LAS the salary range will be: £31,220 to £49,091 per annum (pro rata)
- If appointed as a Clinical Fellow the salary range will be: £31,220 to £41,305 per annum (pro rata)
New Entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the minimum point of the salary scale, (dependent on qualifications and experience). Salary is paid monthly by Bank Credit Transfer.
HOURS OF DUTY / Full Time 40.00
SUPERANNUATION / New entrants to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde who are aged sixteen but under seventy five will be enrolled automatically into membership of the NHS Pension Scheme. Should you choose to "opt out" arrangements can be made to do this via:
REMOVAL EXPENSES / Assistance with removal and associated expenses may be given and would be discussed and agreed prior to appointment.
EXPENSES OF CANDIDATES FOR APPOINTMENT / Candidates who are requested to attend an interview will be given assistance with appropriate travelling expenses. Re-imbursement shall not normally be made to employees who withdraw their application or refuse an offer of appointment.
TOBACCO POLICY / NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operate a No Smoking Policy in all premises and grounds.
DISCLOSURE SCOTLAND / This post is considered to be in the category of “Regulated Work” and therefore requires a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) Membership.
CONFIRMATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UK / NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has a legal obligation to ensure that it’s employees, both EEA and non EEA nationals, are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. Before any person can commence employment within NHS GGC they will need to provide documentation to prove that they are eligible to work in the UK. Non EEA nationals will be required to show evidence that either Entry Clearance or Leave to Remain in the UK has been granted for the work which they are applying to do. Where an individual is subject to immigration control under no circumstances will they be allowed to commence until the right to work in the UK has been verified. ALL applicants regardless of nationality must complete and return the Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in the UK Statement with their completed application form. You will be required provide appropriate documentation prior to any appointment being made.
REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1974 / The rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 allows people who have been convicted of certain criminal offences to regard their convictions as “spent” after the lapse of a period of years. However, due to the nature of work for which you are applying this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Orders 1975 and 1986). Therefore, applicants are required to disclose information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provision of the act in the event of employment, failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Any information given will be completely confidential.
DISABLED APPLICANTS / A disability or health problems does not preclude full consideration for the job and applications from people with disabilities are welcome. All information will be treated as confidential. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde guarantees to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the post. You will note on our application form that we ask for relevant information with regard to your disability. This is simply to ensure that we can assist you, if you are called for interview, to have every opportunity to present your application in full. We may call you to discuss your needs in more detail if you are selected for interview.
GENERAL / NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates flexible staffing arrangements whereby all appointments are to a grade within a department. The duties of an officer may be varied from an initial set of duties to any other set, which are commensurate with the grade of the officer. The enhanced experience resulting from this is considered to be in the best interest of both NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the individual.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES / The postholder will undertake their duties in strict accordance with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
NOTICE / The employment is subject to one months’ notice on either side, subject to appeal against dismissal.
MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE / In terms of NHS Circular 1989 (PCS) 32 dealing with Medical Negligence the Health Board does not require you to subscribe to a Medical Defence Organisation. Health Board indemnity will cover only Health Board responsibilities. It may, however, be in your interest to subscribe to a defence organisation in order to ensure you are covered for any work, which does not fall within the scope of the indemnity scheme.


How to apply

To apply for these posts please include your CV and names and addresses of 3 Referees, along with the following documents; (click on the hyperlinks to open)

Medical and Dental Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Declaration Form Regarding Fitness to Practice

Immigration Questionnaire

Alternatively please visit and click on the “How to Apply” tab to access application for and CV submission information.


Please return your application by email to or to the recruitment address below;

Medical and Dental Recruitment Team

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

West Glasgow ACH (formerly Yorkhill)

2nd Floor

Dalnair Street,


G3 8SJ


The closing Date will be 27th October 2017


The interview date will be Wednesday 22nd November 2017




Qualifications Applicants must have:
 MBBS or equivalent medical qualification / Application form
Eligibility Applicants must:
•Be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practiseii from, the GMC at intended start
•Have evidence of either:
current employment in a UKFPO-affiliated foundation programme or:
12 months’ experience after full GMC registrationor equivalent, and evidence of achievement of foundation competences in the three years preceding the intended start date from a UKFPO-affiliated foundation programme or equivalent, in line with GMC standards / Good Medical Practice; including:
  • make the care or your patient your first concern
  • provide a good standard of practice and care
  • take prompt action if you think that patient safety, dignity or comfort is being compromised
  • protect and promote the health of patients and of the public
  • treat patients as individuals and respect their dignity
  • work in partnership with patients
  • work with colleagues in the ways that best serve patients’ interests
  • be honest and open and act with integrity
  • never discriminate unfairly against patients or colleagues
  • never abuse your patients’ trust in you or the public’s trust in the profession.
•Be eligible to work in the UK
•Advanced Life Support Certificate from the Resuscitation Council UK or equivalent (as required to complete Foundation competences) by intended start date / Application form
Application form, interview/selection centreiv
Application form, interview/selection centre
Application form
Fitness to practise Is up to date and fit to practise safely and is aware of own training needs. / Application form, references
Language skills
Applicants must have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable effective
communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues; as assessed by the General Medical Council v / Application form, interview/selection centre
Applicants must meet professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards / Good Medical Practice). / Application form, pre-employment health screening
Career progression Applicants must:
•Be able to provide complete details of their employment history
•Have evidence that their career progression is consistent with their personal circumstances
•Have evidence that their present level of achievement and performance is commensurate with the totality of their period of training
•18 months’ or less experiencevi in Anaestheticsvii (not including Foundation modules) by time of
intended start date.viii
•Applicants must have notified the Training Programme Directory of the specialty training programme they are currently training in if applying to continue training in the same specialty in another region.ix
•Applicants must not have previously relinquished or been released / removed from a training programme in this specialty, except if they have received an ARCP outcome 1 or under exceptional circumstancesx
•Not previously resigned, been removed from, or relinquished a post or programme with resultant failure to gain the award of a FACD5.2, except under extraordinary circumstances and on the production of evidence of satisfactory outcome from appropriate remediationxi. / Application form
Interview/selection centre
Application completion
ALL sections of application form completed FULLY according to written guidelines. / Application form


 As above / cations
 Additional related qualifications, e.g. intercalated degree, BSc, BA, BMedSci or equivalent / Application form, interview/selection centre, References
Clinical skills – clinical
•Ability to apply sound clinical knowledge and judgement to problems
•Ability to prioritise clinical need
•Ability to maximise safety and minimise risk
•Recognition of, and ability to undertake the initial management of, an acutely ill patient. / knowledge & expertise
•Aptitude for practical skills, e.g. manual dexterity
•Successful completion of relevant skills course(s), / Application form, interview/selection centre, References
Research and audit skills:
•Demonstrates understanding of research, including awareness of ethical issues
•Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
•Demonstrates knowledge of evidence-informed practice / mic skills
Research and audit skills:
•Evidence of relevant academic and research achievements, e.g. degrees, prizes, awards,
distinctions, publications, presentations, other achievements
•Evidence of involvement in an audit project, a quality improvement project, formal research project or other activity which:
focuses on patient safety and clinical improvement
demonstrates an interest in and commitment / Application form
Interview/selection centre
to the specialty beyond the mandatory curriculum Teaching:
•Evidence of interest in, and experience of, teaching
•Evidence of feedback for teaching
•Instructor status (or a recommendation for instructor status) in an advanced life support course (ALS, ATLS, EPLS, APLS) or equivalent course
Communication skills:
•Demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication, and capacity to adapt language to the situation, as appropriate
•Able to build rapport, listen, persuade and negotiate.
Problem solving and decision making:
•Capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems/make decisions, indicating an analytical/scientific approach.
Empathy and sensitivity:
•Capacity to take in others’ perspectives and treat others with understanding; sees patients as people
•Demonstrates respect for all.
Managing others and team involvement:
•Able to work in multi-professional teams and supervise junior medical staff
•Ability to show leadership, make decisions, organise and motivate other team members; for the benefit of patients through, for example, audit and quality improvement projects  Capacity to work effectively with others.
Organisation and planning:
•Capacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively
•Capacity to prioritise own workload and organise ward rounds
•Evidence of thoroughness (is well-prepared, shows self-discipline/commitment, is punctual and meets deadlines.)
Vigilance and situational awareness:
•Capacity to monitor developing situations and anticipate issues.
Coping with pressure and managing uncertainty:
•Capacity to operate under pressure
•Demonstrates initiative and resilience to cope with changing circumstances
•Is able to deliver good clinical care in the face of uncertainty / al skills
Management and leadership skills:
•Evidence of involvement in management commensurate with experience
•Demonstrates an understanding of NHS management and resources
•Evidence of effective multi-disciplinary team working and leadership, supported by multisource feedback or other workplace-based assessments
•Evidence of effective leadership in and outside medicine.
IT skills:
•Demonstrates information technology skills.
•Evidence of achievement outside medicine
•Evidence of altruistic behaviour, eg voluntary work
•Evidence of organisational skills – not necessarily in medicine, e.g. grant or bursary applications, organisation of a university club, sports section, etc. / Application form
Interview/selection centre
 Understands, respects and demonstrates the values of the NHS Constitution (e.g. everyone counts; improving lives; commitment to quality of care; respect and dignity; working together for patients; compassion)
Probity – profe
•Demonstrates probity (displays honesty, integrity, aware of ethical dilemmas, respects confidentiality)
•Capacity to take responsibility for own actions. / ssional integrity / Application form, interview/selection centre, references
Commitment to specialty – lear
•Shows initiative/drive/enthusiasm (self-starter, motivated, shows curiosity, initiative)
•Demonstrable interest in, and understanding of, the specialty
•Commitment to personal and professional development
•Evidence of attendance at organised teaching and training programme(s)
•Evidence of self-reflective practice. / ning and personal development
 Extracurricular activities / achievements relevant to the specialty / Application form
Interview/selection centre


‘When evaluated’ is indicative, but may be carried out at any time throughout the selection process.


The GMC introduced the licence to practise in 2009. Any doctor wishing to practise in the UK after this date must be both registered with and hold a licence to practise from the GMC at time of appointment.


‘Intended start date’ refers to the date at which the post commences, not (necessarily) the time an offer is accepted. For 2017 CT1 posts this will normally be 2 August 2017, unless a different start date is specifically indicated in advance by the employing trust/region.


‘Selection centre’ refers to a process, not a place. It involves a number of selection activities which may be delivered within the unit of application. v

Applicants are advised to visit the GMC website which gives details of evidence accepted for registration.


Any time periods specified in this person specification refer to full-time-equivalent.


All experience in posts at any level in this specialty count, irrespective of the country the experience is gained


Any time periods specified in this person specification refer to full time equivalent


The ‘support for application to another region’ form, signed by the Training Programme Director of their current specialty training programme confirming satisfactory progress must be submitted to the recruitment office at time of application.


Exceptional circumstances may be defined as a demonstrated change in circumstances, which can be shown on the ability to train at that time and may include severe personal illness or family caring responsibility incompatible with continuing to train. Applicants will only be considered if they provide a ‘support for reapplication to a specialty training programme’ form signed by both the Training Programme Director / Head of School and the Postgraduate

Dean in the region / Deanery that the training took place. No other evidence will be accepted


Failure to satisfactorily complete an F2 programme once started should normally be addressed by returning to complete it. Extraordinary circumstances may be defined as a demonstrated change in circumstances which can be shown to impact on the ability to train at that time and may include severe personal illness or family caring responsibility incompatible with continuing to train as a F2 doctor, either through sickness absence, as a LTFT trainee or in a period out of programme.



Qualifications Applicants must have:
 MBBS or equivalent medical qualification / Application form
Eligibility Applicants must:
•Be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practiseii from, the GMC at intended start
•12 months’ experience after full GMC registration or equivalent, and evidence of achievement of foundation competences in the three years preceding the intended start date from a UKFPO-affiliated foundation programme or equivalent, in line with GMC standards / Good Medical Practice; including: