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Senior Clinical Fellow in Anaesthetics

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£38,619 to £57,570 a year pa
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

Our complete commitment to developing careers means we're looking for proactive, motivated, forward thinking, and dynamic individuals to join our clinical team. This post is an important part of our ongoing development of medical services at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, offering the successful applicant the opportunity to work closely with existing Anaesthetics medical staff to provide a high standard of care across the Trust. We are seeking individuals with enthusiasm, commitment, and drive to work closely with colleagues throughout the organisation and within the community to help lead the organisation.

This is a fixed term appointment to cover for vacant post and is based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage. The post is full time and the post holder will be expected to participate on the 1:8 on call rota.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide an intermediate level of clinical responsibilities with consultant cover
  • To participate in the department's teaching, audit, and educational activities

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:

  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description
Job responsibilities

In the paragraphs above you have read an overview about the role we would like to offer and general information about main duties of the post holder. Please see attached job description which describes in full details the duties, responsibilities and reporting relationships of the advertising role.

Person Specification

  • Hold full registration and a current licence to practice with the GMC
  • Be eligible to work in the UK
  • ? Minimum of 6 months experience in a UK anaesthetic post including having achieved the anaesthetic initial assessment of competence (IAC)

Clinical Expertise in Speciality/Sub-speciality

  • Recognition of and ability to undertake the initial management of, an acutely ill patient
  • Ability to apply sound clinical knowledge and judgement to problems
  • Possess up to date knowledge of principles and practices of anaesthesia
  • Demonstrate aptitude for practical skills e.g. hand-eye coordination, dexterity, visuospatial awareness
  • Familiar with contemporary post operative pain control


  • Experience in use of regional techniques
  • Experience in Medicine outside of anaesthesia
  • Experience in Critical Care and obstetric anaesthesia


  • Demonstrate understanding of basic principles of audit, evidence based practice and clinical quality improvement initiatives


  • Demonstrate understanding of research

Personal Skills

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to maintain professional and expected behaviour standards despite challenging circumstances


  • Meet professional health requirements as outlined in GMC 'Good Medical Practice'


  • Comprehensive knowledge and insight with regard to all the domains within the GMC standards of 'Good Medical Practice'
  • Understands and is able to demonstrate the values of the NHS Constitution

Fitness to Practice

  • Up to date and fit to practice safely and aware of own training needs
  • Evidences engagement with appraisal and revalidation

Language Skills

  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, of a standard to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues evidenced by undergraduate medical training undertaken in English or, IELTS score above 7.5 overall or, alternative supporting evidence


  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Advanced Life Support Certificate or equivalent


  • Primary or final FRCA or equivalent qualification





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