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Staff Grade in Anaesthetics

Government of Jersey
£52,299 to £86,405 a year 10 PA salary (dependant on experience)
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia
Staff grade
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

14 Programmed Activities + 4% on call availability supplement

Total 14 PA plus 4% on call supplement salary (dependent on experience): £75,310 - £124,423 per annum

Jersey is the place to rediscover why you love what you do. You'll be part of a supportive community where teamwork is everything, and everyone is focused on individual patient care. Well give you a generous relocation package, continual training and the freedom to be inspired, be valued and be unique.

Applications are invited for the above post providing cover for the critical care unit, obstetric anaesthesia and theatres.

We are expanding the team and are looking to appoint into this new Staff Grade position. The successful candidate will join 10 SAS doctors and 2 Associate Specialists, the department has also recently increased to 7 Consultant Anaesthetists, 3 with a special interest in Intensive Care Medicine.

Under Jersey Law, applicants must possess FULL registration with the General Medical Council and hold a licence to practise.

The States of Jersey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (to include children) and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As this position will work with vulnerable people, the selection process will involve safeguarding measures and include an enhanced DBS check.

Main duties of the job

The department provides Anaesthetic cover for a wide range of surgical disciplines and will thus offer an interesting and varied clinical commitment. This is a truly exciting time for the Anaesthetic Department and a great opportunity to help develop and continue to deliver first class health care to the island of Jersey.

The holder will be expected to provide medical care to patients requiring anaesthesia, critical care and management of acute and chronic pain.

About us

Departmental Staffing:

Dr Alun Roberts, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care

Dr Caroline Jenkins, Clinical Lead and Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Calum McClymont, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine

Dr Andrew Woodward, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care

Dr Alan Thompson, Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Robert Tonko, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Dr James Chandler, Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Daniel Fenwick, Associate Specialist in Anesthesia

Dr John Miller, Associate Specialist in Anaesthesia

10 Staff Grade Doctors (increasing to 12)

1 Foundation Year 2 Doctor

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post is suitable for Doctors with a wide clinical experience of anaesthesia. The person specification

sheet details essential and desirable requirements. During the appointment the post holder may beexpected to provide anaesthetic services in the following areas:

Critical Care

Acute pain management

Chronic pain management

ENT Surgery

General Surgery

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Maxillofacial Surgery

Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

Ophthalmic Surgery

Plastic Surgery


It is expected that all patients will receive a pre-operative assessment visit from their anaesthetist priorto surgery.

In the event that the post holders routine surgical list is cancelled or short, they may be asked by theConsultant Anaesthetist in administrative charge to undertake other work. The practice of handing overcases to the Duty Anaesthetist at 17.00 is not encouraged.

The rota arrangements described above will be reviewed six monthly and may be varied by theConsultants with the agreement of the non consultant staff. Specific duties and time-tabling will besubject to an annual Job-plan review. The department expects cooperative team working.

Transfers to the mainland by air ambulance occur regularly, and on occasion out of hours. An anaesthetist may be called upon to assist in the transfer of patients to tertiary referral centres in the United Kingdom. Such occasional extra duties will be paid. Training in air ambulance work will be provided and it is expected that the post holder will take up a training place at the first available opportunity.

The post holder will be expected to participate in the training of Medical Staff for whom he/she is responsible and ensure that training and learning needs are identified and facilitated.

The post holder will be expected to take part in management and audit activities and represent the service at Hospital meetings, as agreed with colleagues. The post holder will be expected to be fully involved in a Risk Management programme and support the Governance agenda.

The successful candidate should be adaptable, flexible and innovative in order to meet the ongoing challenges within the service.

On call rota:

The General On-Call Anaesthetist.

Responsibilities include general emergency work and booked semi-emergency cases. The generalcall anaesthetist may return home during quiet periods and to sleep but must be available to return ifneeded without delay.

The Critical Care / Maternity Anaesthetist will be in charge of the day-to-day running of the Critical CareUnit and on call for critical care admissions, maternity cases, cardiac arrests and emergencydepartment assistance. He/she will make a personal handover to his or her successor startingat 08.00 daily. During working hours there will be assistance and supervision by a consultant with criticalcare sessions. Out of hours cover will be by the on call consultant.

If the Critical Care / Maternity Anaesthetist is not available to respond immediately to a cardiac arrest or resuscitation call, he must notify the switchboard to ensure the General Call or Consultant Anaesthetist is contacted.

It is a condition of your appointment that when you are on duty for Critical Care / Maternity you will reside in the on call accommodation provided adjoining the Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine.

Prospective cover for annual and study leave is allowed for in calculations of the working week. Thepost holder will not be expected to work the day after a night on call, but is expected to attendteaching and audit meetings. 50% of on call will be as the resident critical care / maternityanaesthetist. The general call anaesthetist is not expected to be resident.

An annual rota showing on call commitments is published in the second half of the year preceding therota. It is expected that where leave requirements clash with on call commitments the doctor willarrange an appropriate swap with a colleague. A detailed rota covering the exact disposition of nonconsultant anaesthetists during each week is produced by the Tuesday of the previous week. Lastminute changes to the rota may become necessary so anaesthetists are expected to carry theirbleeps at all times between 08.00 and 18.00 Monday to Friday, except when post on call, so they canbe contacted if necessary.

Within office hours a consultant is always available within the hospital. On call consultants carry ableep or a mobile phone and can be contacted easily through the hospital switchboard.

Person Specification
  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) with a Licence to practise (for overseas candidates it is mandatory that a licence is obtained prior to appointment).
  • Primary Medical Degree.
  • Primary Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
  • Clinical Experience in an NHS environment.
  • ATLS,
  • APLS,
  • ALS.
  • 4 years postgraduate medical training.
  • At least 2 years specialty training/or experience in specialty.
  • Basic computer skills including use of MS office programmes and e-mail.
  • Basic legal requirements for consent and note taking.
  • Human anatomy relevant to the practice of anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain management.
  • Human physiology and biochemistry, and their application to the clinical practice of anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain relief
  • General pharmacological principles, and a knowledge of drugs likely to be encountered in basic anaesthetic practice and the current treatment of patients presenting for anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain relief.
  • Evidence of competency to the level set out for basic level training of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
  • 3 months training in Intensive Care Medicine.
  • Basic competency in obstetric anaesthesia including:
  • - Safe performance of labour epidural
  • - Management of labour epidurals
  • - Caesarean section under spinal, epidural and general anaesthesia.
  • Participation in Clinical Audit & Risk Management Activities.
  • Experience of Teaching, Training & Supervision of Junior Medical Staff and undergraduate students.
  • Enthusiastic Teacher.
  • Previous Management Responsibility / Leadship Experience.
  • 3 years experience in approved UK anaesthetic training environment.
  • Anaesthetic logbook confirming experience.
  • Experience of working in Pain Medicine.

Employer details
Employer name

Health and Community Services


Government Of Jersey

19-21 Broad Street

St. Helier


Channel Islands


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