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Trust Registrar Anaesthetics and ITU ST3+

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 to £58,398 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust is currently one of the newest acute hospital trusts in England, formed on 1 April 2017. The Trust runs Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Stamford & Rutland Hospital. Together they serve approximately 700,000 residents.

The Department of Anaesthesia has 45 Consultants and the work undertaken includes all surgical specialities (except cardio-thoracic/neurosurgery). The total workload is 22,000 operations per annum. There are 2500 emergency cases and 5500 obstetric deliveries. There are both acute and chronic pain services within the department. The hospital has a 16 bedded Critical Care Unit, providing a mix of level 2 and 3 beds.

The posts are for a period of 6 - 12 months initially, renewable by mutual consent, start August 2023. The On Call Anaesthesia Consultant is resident every day between 0800 and 2300 and the On Call Critical Care Consultant is resident between 0800 and 2200hrs.

This post is open to Anaesthesia trainees who hold the Royal College of Anaesthetists' (RCOA) Basic Level Training Certificate (or equivalent). Applicants also need to be competent in Critical Care and have passed the IACOA

Interview date: 13th June 2023

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work flexibly, deputising in theatre for Consultant absence and providing on-call cover for Obstetrics and ICU at equivalent to ST4-8 or Registrar grade. There may be the opportunity to continue or develop a sub-speciality.

The department supports FRCA exams and actively encourages theparticipation in the audit, research, and educational activities of the department. The department is actively encouraging and supporting CT3 and ST4 competencies for the curriculum change. We also have a newly set up CESR pathway.

Applicants should have full GMC registration and should have completed at least two years of training and service in hospitals recognised by RCOA. Overseas applicants should demonstrate comparable Experience. The primary FRCA is desirable and experience in Obstetric anaesthesia and Critical Care is essential.

About us

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust provides acute care to our local communities via two District General Hospitals in Peterborough and Huntingdon, and a community hospital in Stamford.

We are promoting flexible working and a health work/home life balance. Agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates from our local communities.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:
  • Relocation allowance in line with the Trust policy
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
  • In-house Physiotherapy Services
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
  • Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
  • Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post is for 48 hours per week and the post holder will participate in a 1 in 8 full shift rota covering Critical Care or Obstetric Anaesthesia. The successful candidates will be working 7 nights, 7 long days (08:00-20:30) in an 8 week period and 7 twilight shifts over a 16 week period. The remainder of shifts are 08:00-17.30. The rota is fully compliant with the European Working Time Directive including internal cover.

Any sub-specialist interest in Anaesthesia would be encouraged, and we would endeavour to incorporate it into the working program. In addition, we have an active educational program and would support and encourage the acquisition of the FRCA Primary or Final, if required.

The Anaesthetic Department provides services at Peterborough City and Stamford Hospitals (chronic pain management), with some consultants doing ad hoc lists at Hinchingbrooke. The work undertaken by the Department includes all the surgical specialities with the exception of cardio-thoracic, major vascular and neurosurgery.

Peterborough Maternity Unit within the Hospital has more than 5500 deliveries a year. The epidural rate is approximately 25% of the normal deliveries, and 98% of elective caesarean sections are performed under regional anaesthesia. All ten weekly sessions are Consultant covered and Consultants participate in the teaching and supervision of anaesthetic juniors, the collection of data for audit and in the anaesthetic assessment of complex or obese patients.

The Obstetric Anaesthetic cohort of consultants maintains close links with other maternity units in the Eastern Region via the East Anglian Obstetric Anaesthesia Group (EAOAG).

Person Specification



  • oMBBS or equivalent oFull GMC Registration



  • oMinimum 2 years anaesthesia & ICU experience in a UK training post or equivalent oInitial Assessment of Competence Certificate or equivalent



  • oAbility to work in a multidisciplinary environment oEffective verbal and written communication skills oGood interpersonal skills



  • oAll applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues which could be demonstrated by one of the following: a) that applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English; or b) have the following scores in the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Overall 7, Speaking 7, Listening 6, Reading 6, Writing 6



  • oCommitment to training and self-directed learning oUnderstands structure of training and postgraduate examination format for anaesthesia

Audit and Research


  • oUnderstanding of principles of audit and clinical governance

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