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Clinical Fellow in Anaesthetics

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£33,790 to £44,705 a year na
Closing date
16 Dec 2022

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Hospital, Anaesthesia
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

This is a CT-equivalent post aimed at those new to the specialty, or with less than 3 years prior experience in Anaesthesia. Our department also hosts deanery core trainees and we aim to replicate the formal Core Training curriculum, as relevant to existing experience.

This post is for a fixed term period.

Main duties of the job

On-call work will then involve covering the 1st on-call, covering the emergency theatre. This is one of 4 resident rotas providing 24/7 cover. There is readily-available consultant support.

The post involves working a 1 in 9 pattern of on-call:

  1. Long days (including 1 in 9 weekends) 08:00 to 20:30
  2. Nights 20:00-08:30
  3. The above is in addition to standard days 0800 to 1700 in operating theatres or ICU.

On-call shifts are allocated according to a request rota, with appropriate compensatory rest periods.

About us

We provide anaesthesia for a wide range of surgical specialties including Maxillofacial, Vascular, General surgery and others. There are ample opportunities to experience routine and advanced anaesthetic practice including difficult airway management, ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia and TIVA.

As part of the Health Board's strategic collaboration with Bangor University, individuals with an interest in teaching and research who can demonstrate and agree a possible contribution to the School can be considered and nominated for recognition through the University's process for granting honorary titlesand help to deliver our shared vision for the North Wales School of Medicine and Health.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will undertake an initial period of directly supervised training in order to complete the RCoA Initial Assessment of Competence (typically 2 3 months, dependent on experience). During this period, the post-holder will not be expected to cover on-call duties, and will receive the base salary only. Depending on prior experience and the needs of the service, out-of-hours on-call work covering the ITU may be offered during this period, renumerated accordingly.

Person Specification

  • Medical degree
  • Eligible for full or limited registration with the GMC at the time of appointment
  • Eligible to work in the UK


  • Previous clinical experience in Acute Medicine or Surgery
  • Logbook evidence of clinical experience to date


  • Specialist skills or experience.
  • Clinical experience in Anaesthesia or Critical Care


  • Evidence of an understanding of the strategic and operational issues underpinning clinical governance and their application in daily practice.
  • Evidence of participation in clinical governance.


  • Evidence of taking the initiative to further the clinical governance agenda.


  • Safe and effective oral communication skills.
  • Willingness to involve patients in their management.
  • Ability to handle difficult interviews with patients or relatives with tact and sensitivity.
  • Basic IT skills.


  • Evidence of understanding of NHS management practices.
  • A willingness to attend and actively participate in departmental meetings.


  • NHS Portfolio


  • Evidence of participation and understanding.
  • Ability to access published evidence


  • Evidence of completed audit projects that have changed practice.
  • Critical appraisal course / skills.

BMJ Ref: BMJ-102017/050-CFANAESC-1122




We provide a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services across 3 district hospitals, 22 community hospitals and a network of over 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units. BCUHB also coordinate the work of 113 GP practices and the NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists across the region.

Our aim is to enable everyone who uses our services to do so through the medium of Welsh or English, according to personal choice and to encourage other users and providers to use and promote the Welsh language in the health sector.

Our vision

  • We will improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society
  • We will do this by developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations
  • We will develop our workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture

Our values

  • Put Patients first
  • Work together
  • Value and respect each other
  • Learn and innovate
  • Communicate openly and honestly

Our purpose

  • To improve health and deliver excellent care
  • Our strategic goals
  • Improve health and wellbeing for all and reduce health inequalities
  • Work in partnership to design and deliver more care closer to home
  •  Improve the safety and outcomes of care to match the NHS's best
  • Respect individuals and maintain dignity and care
  • Listen to and learn from the experiences of individuals
  • Support, train and develop our staff to excel
  • Use resources wisely, transforming services through innovation and research

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  • Locations:
    Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2PW
    Telephone enquiries: 01248 384 384

    Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5UJ
    Telephone enquiries: 01745 583 910

    Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, LL13 7TD
    Telephone enquiries: 01978 291 100
  • 01248 384 384
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