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Trust Doctor StR Higher in Anaesthesia

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£55,329 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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We are looking to appoint a Trust StR Higher anaesthetist to our large, cohesive, and forward-looking department. This post is designed to provide the tertiary training required for the Portfolio Pathway (CESR), including cardiothoracics and neuro, but can be flexed to suit the correct applicant. It is envisaged that this post will have access to the same training and educational support as Deanery appointed trainees and similar study leave. On call duties maybe in Obstetrics, ICM, Cardiac ICM and General theatres.

We would encourage prospective applicants to contact the department ahead of application to discuss the post, and would welcome in-person visits

Main duties of the job

Trust StR Higher Doctor in General and Neuroanaesthesia and ICM

Candidates must have completed Stage 1 of the RCoA curriculum and will undertake the duties expected of an ST4+ trainee at post commencement. This post is envisaged to be useful to a doctor aiming for CESR or awaiting Specialist Training appointment in 2023. Participation in the trainee on call rota relevant to training grade is essential. Further career development and training will be flexible, and interests will be encouraged by the Department.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact:

Dr Andrew Biffen, Joint College Tutor, Anaesthesia Dr Borys Topor, Joint College Tutor, Anaesthesia Dr Tom Bradley, CESR lead

All members of the department can be contacted via our departmental secretary, on 01752 439207.

Undergraduate Medical Education

Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) has been praised by the GMC for its innovative approach to undergraduate medical education. The curriculum is based around problem-based learning and has been highly ranked by our graduates in how they felt prepared for postgraduate medicine. Your role will include important opportunities to engage with undergraduate education, in both the hospital environment and the school itself, to continue this vital job of producing tomorrow's doctors and allied health care professionals.

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
  • Stage 1 RCoA curriculum complete or equivalent
  • Primary FRCA or equivalent


  • Final FRCA
  • Experience in teaching, quality improvement and audit


  • 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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