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Trust Doctor in Anaesthetics (ST3)

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 a year Basic per annum
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Job summary

The Anaesthetic Department at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital is looking to recruit dynamic and forward-thinking individuals to join our team of dedicated clinicians.

Our Hospital is the vascular centre for East Kent as well as providing all major urological surgery including robotics. The state-of-the art Elective Orthopaedic Centre at Canterbury provides the opportunity to get hands on experience and training with regional anaesthesia. Our day surgical specialties include dental and maxillofacial surgery, ENT, gynaecology, general surgery, paediatrics, ophthalmology and dermatology. Emergency theatre cover is provided daily.

The Acute and Chronic Pain service is a source of plentiful learning opportunities.

The Anaesthetic department and the Intensive care Unit at Kent & Canterbury Hospital are active in audit and research, there will be plenty of opportunity to participate in Quality improvement projects and Research.

Main duties of the job

The duties of the post include supporting the ITU and the perioperative management of surgical patients. Anaesthetic services are provided for elective and emergency surgery in the main operating theatre complex of 5 theatres. In addition, there are 2 day-surgery theatres, 1 endovascular theatre, 1 ophthalmic theatre and a new 4 theatre Elective orthopaedic unit. Anaesthetic services also support the MRI suite and the endoscopy unit.

About us

We are a pioneering Trust, on an exciting journey of healthcare transformation, with award-winning research and innovation, and a strong team ethos. We're looking for positive clinical leaders who want to help us deliver first-class patient care to a fascinating and complex population and be part of something special.

As you would expect from a large teaching Trust, we prize training doctors, nurses and other health professionals and we already work closely with local universities and King's College, University of London. We now have the exciting new opportunity of working with Kent and Medway's new Medical School, jointly provided by the University of Kent and Canterbury Christchurch University, which opened in September 2020.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Trust is committed to supporting flexible working to fulfil our pledge as part of The Trusts People Strategy to help staff to achieve a healthy work/life balance. Please speak with your Recruiting Manager for further information and opportunities.

For a detailed overview of the the main duties and responsibilities of the post please refer to the attached Job Description

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Full GMC registration
  • Have completed at least two years postgraduate training at CT1 and CT2 level in a relevant training programme, Completion of Initial Assessment of competence (IAC) and Initial Assessment of Competence for Obstetric Anaesthesia (IACOA)

Skills and Experience


  • Possesses range of clinical knowledge, skills and information technology expertise.
  • Enthusiastic to maintain and develop knowledge.
  • Displays sound professional judgement Sees patients within a holistic context


  • Primary FRCA or equivalent overseas degree ALS Provider course

Clinical governance


  • Clinical governance
  • Vigilant about safety
  • Reassuringly professional
  • Listen and clearly communicate work as a team

Personal/ Professional attributes


  • Shows an approach based on critical enquiry
  • Embraces evidence-based practice & audit Shows breadth of awareness & a range of problem-solving skills
  • Encourages ongoing learning & an educative culture, both for self and others

Other requirements


  • Most roles require an on-call commitment and travel across sites. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to travel effectively between sites.
  • Upholds and models the Trust values

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