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Anaesthetic Clinical Fellow CT2 +

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£33,790 to £44,705 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Clinical Fellow in Anaesthetics CT2+ equivalent

This post offers the opportunity to gain broad clinical experience and the potential to prepare for competitive ST4 application in a busy teaching hospital with a wide range of subspecialties and non-clinical activities. Specifically there will be an opportunity to complete the additional ICM required for application for ST4 posts from 2023 onwards.

Other clinical and CV enhancing opportunities are available in our department. Examples include:

Trauma & stabilisation

Perioperative medicine

Vascular/high risk surgery


Exposure to Global health care project planning and involvement with those under way.

Training and educational supervision will be provided to the level of the KSS Graduate Education and Assessment Regulations and the post holder will be encouraged to take an active involvement in all departmental activities including Audit and Research.

Due to the service commitments of the post, it is NOT suitable for doctors with no prior NHS experience. A previous post in the NHS is desirable, but completion of a clinical attachment in the NHS is required as a minimum.Start date is August 2023 but ideally as soon as possible.

Main duties of the job

1:7 or 1:8 ON CALL - usually covering ICU or obstetrics at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath; subject to competencies, post-holders will often be asked to cover each rota for at least one block during the year. This site has two non-consultant grade anaesthetists on site out of hours, with off-site consultant support.

Flexibility may be required to participate in one of four non-consultant anaesthetic on call rotas on the RSCH site in Brighton, if suitable/feasible.

Training lists will be provided in a variety of anaesthetic subspecialties; a proportion of distantly supervised lists will be offered/ expected according to competences of the post holder and departmental need.

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and the person specification attached to the advert for further details

Person Specification

Experience/ Qualifications


  • Basic medical degree
  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practice
  • Advanced Life Support Certificate from the Resuscitation Council UK or equivalent


  • Post graduate qualifications eg MRCP
  • Higher Degree
  • Advanced Life Support/Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor

Clinical Skills and Experience


  • Minimum 12 months anaesthetic experience (undertaken within the last 24 months), including minimum 3 months ICU experience
  • Completed initial assessment of competencies (IAC)
  • Understanding of clinical risk management
  • An ability to communicate well with patients and staff


  • Completion of complementary specialty at core training level e.g. medicine
  • Clinical experience to a higher level of training
  • Independent practice of key practical skills e.g. CVC and arterial line insertion



  • Appropriate level of clinical knowledge / up to date
  • Knowledge and use of evidence based practice


  • IT skills
  • Breadth of experience in and outside specialty

Organisation and Planning


  • Able to organise oneself and prioritise clinical need
  • Experience and ability to work in multi-professional teams
  • Understanding of: NHS / Clinical governance / Resource constraints


  • Evidence of managerial skills: Achievements / Course attended

Teaching Skills


  • Evidence of an interest and commitment to teaching


  • Recognised teaching qualification

Academic and Research


  • Understanding of the principles of research
  • Evidence of participation in audit


  • Research experience
  • Publications
  • Prizes and honours

Career Progression


  • Appropriate progression of career to date

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