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Junior Clinical Fellow in Anaesthesia F3 Level

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Fixed Term 12 months
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28/02/2018 23:59

The post-holder’s duties will be based primarily at Colchester General Hospital.


The Post


Applications are invited for the post of Junior Clinical Fellow in Anaesthetics and ICM (Foundation Year 3 Level). This is an exciting opportunity to develop skills in anaesthesia and ICM. The post will be based at Colchester General Hospital.


The successful applicant will join an established and enthusiastic team in delivering quality anaesthetic, perioperative and critical care services at the Trust. The appointee will work across Intensive Care Unit and Theatres. The appointee will spend initially 4 months in Anaesthetics in order to gain experience in airways skill. He or she will mirror the RCOA novice program and work towards the initial assessment of competencies during this period. The first month of this period will involve daytime work only – subsequently the appointee will be put on the on call rota in a supernumerary capacity.

The subsequent 8 months will be in Intensive care. The successful applicant will be an integral part of the critical care multidisciplinary team. You will be involved in the day to day management of ICU patients, assessment and stabilisation of acutely unwell patients referred to the critical care team. A system of graduated responsibility will be employed whereby initially you will be directly supervised by consultants and senior trainees with more independence subsequently once competencies are achieved.

There is flexibility within the post to gain experience in different areas of Anaesthesia and ICM and this will reflect the training needs and aspirations of the post holder. It will be necessary to take part in the on call critical care and/or anaesthesia rota. The on call commitment will be based on experience and achievement of competencies and will be initially supernumeray. Direct or in direct consultant supervision will be provided at all times.

Quality Improvement

The post holder will be given time in the rota (non-clinical time) to pursue Quality Improvement Projects, develop areas of special interest. Colchester Hospital is actively participating in the Perioperative Quality Improvement Program (PQIP lead – Dr Joanne Simpson) and NELA. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake a QI project supported by a consultant and develop protocols and pathways. Protected time is built in to the fellow’s job plan to enable them to undertake projects and non-clinical activity. Fellows are encouraged to participate in the development of clinical guidelines and policies. The post holder will be supported in undertaking fellowship examinations and developing their CV.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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