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Trust Doctor StR Higher in Anaesthesia

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Depending on experience £51,017 per annum
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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This post is for a Trust Doctor in Anaesthesia. They will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality anaesthesia in both elective and emergency settings, with supervision as required.

The post holder will be required to comply with all Trust Policies notably in relation to job planning, appraisal and leave-taking in line with Departmental and Trust objectives, e.g., flexible working and annualised job plans. They will also be expected to participate in the normal duties relating to the administration of the Department of Anaesthesia.

The post will be for a 44-hour week rolling rota. The Directorate of Anaesthesia, Theatres and Pain Services is committed to support the efficient development of surgical specialties. The successful applicant for this post will be expected to participate in the provision of anaesthetic services for operating lists that may start earlier than the normal start times or are planned to run on into the late evening and potentially weekend elective, emergency, and trauma anaesthetic cover. This will be agreed with the Director of Anaesthetic Services. Contribution to out-of-hours service supporting the provision of services to one of the four areas covered will be expected on the basis of a 1 in 8 residential on call rota. The on-call work will be in an area appropriate to each individual's capabilities.

Main duties of the job


Role Requirements: These posts can be tailored to mirror the RCOA 2021 curriculum requirements at stage 2. There will be opportunities to rotate through surgical specialties, with access to our complex major caseload. UHP is ideally equipped to provide all required training under one roof. There will be access to educational supervision and study leave support for training and career development. Further support will be given for development of non-clinical skills for career advancement.

Managerial and Leadership: The post holder will be professionally accountable to the Medical Director and managerially accountable to the Service Line Director - Dr Steve Bree. The post holder will provide a range of anaesthetic services, with supervision by senior colleagues when required. Consultant supervised sessions for training and career advancement will be available on a flexible basis.

Managerial/Organisational Relationships:

Director Anaesthetic: Services Dr Steve BreeChairman Anaesthetics: Dr Matt HillJoint College Tutor Anaesthesia: Dr Tom BradleyJoint College Tutor Anaesthesia: Dr Andrew Biffen

About us

We are the largest hospital in the Southwest Peninsula and offer a secondary care service to approximately 500,000 patients, and a tertiary care service to a further 1.5 million. Almost all adult surgical specialties are catered for, and we are the main paediatric surgical hospital in the peninsula. A successful applicant will be joining a department that has held ACSA Accreditation since 2015 and is proud of its collegiate spirit and cohesiveness. We have a strong track record in clinical excellence & translational research and receive very strong feedback from our rotating trainees.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description & person specification for further details including the job plans and requirements for the posts.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC registration
  • Initial assessment of competence in anaesthesia and obstetric anaesthesia
  • Final FRCA


  • Recognised post graduate qualification


  • Ability to take independent responsibility for the clinical care of patients and aware of own limitations seeking help where appropriate
  • Broad clinical experience of adult anaesthesia commensurate with on call duties


  • Post registration clinical experience in complimentary specialities
  • ALS and APLS or equivalent qualification
  • ATLS or equivalent




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