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Trust Grade CT3/ST3 - Fixed Term - Anaesthetics

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Anaesthetic Trust Grade 12 months Fixed Term Contract starting 1st August 2023 till 1st August 2024

Torbay hospital Anaesthetic Department seeks applications for a trust Grade Doctor at CT3/ST3 level or equivalent

The successful candidate will participate in the provision of elective and emergency anaesthetic services under appropriate direct and indirect clinical supervision.

The emergency work includes provision of anaesthesia for emergency theatres, provision of labour ward analgesia and anaesthesia for obstetric cases, support for the Critical Care Unit out and attendance at ED for advanced resuscitation and Trauma calls.

The Trust Grade Doctor will also be expected to undertake medical transfers to specialist hospitals, most commonly accompanying acute neurosurgical cases to Derriford (Plymouth).

The post will require participation ST 1:8 full shift rota

Main duties of the job

Clinical supervision is provided for both safety and educational support. Attendance at in-house educational and audit meetings is encouraged.

An Educational /Clinical Supervisor will be allocated.

Torbay Hospital Anaesthetic department has an excellent track record and reputation among previous Trust grade cohorts as a place for gaining valuable clinical experience prior to advancing to training schemes.

About us

About your new team and department

44 Consultants and SAS doctors (which includes 11 Critical Care Consultants)

There are eight Anaesthetic Specialist Registrars on rotation as part of the South West School of Anaesthesia and six core trainees in anaesthesia.

In ICU, there are 2 FY1 trainees and 1 FY2, six core trainee level, and 1 stage 1 ICM trainee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and responsibilities
  • Communication and working relationships - Effective communication with:
    • Patients, relatives and carers
    • Nursing Staff
    • Clinical staff both from within and outside of speciality
    • Other medical and service departments within the Trust
    • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Planning and organisation
    • Able to prioritise workload efficiently and safely on a daily basis
    • Able to plan effective anaesthetic care
  • Analysis and judgement
    • To be able to analyse and judge anaesthetic situations, follow protocols and escalate to senior staff where necessary
  • Responsibility for patient care:
    • To be proactive in ensuring all patients receive rapid assessment treatment and clinical decision making, whilst ensuring safety and quality
  • Responsibility and accountability
    • To follow Trust protocols and anaesthetic guidelines to deliver a safe and efficient anaesthetic service
  • Policy and service responsibility
    • To adhere to policies and guidelines of the Trust
    • To participate in relevant audit and quality assurance processes
    • To participate in clinical governance
  • Information technology and administrative duties
    • To use the Trusts systems to complete relevant medical records both paper and electronic as per policies and procedures
    • Use IT systems i.e. PCIS, Galaxy, PAS, vitalpac etc
  • Responsibility for research and development
    • To take part in research and development within the department

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Full GMC Registratin
  • Medical Degree
  • Primary FRCA or equivalent
  • Minimum of English Level 2 (GCSE Grdae C or equivalent) IELTS or graduate of a UK medical school


  • Final FRCA

Clinical Experience


  • Two or more years of anaesthetic experience
  • Competent in Obstetric Analgesia
  • ALS



Specific Skills/Knowledge


  • Interest in Teaching

Physical Skills/Physical effort


  • Physically capable of fulfilling the role as presented
  • Able to move easily around the hospital to see patients in a variety of settings

Emotional and Mental Effort


  • Ability to empathise and care for patients, relatives and carers in challenging emotional situations
  • Ability to have clarity of thought in complex siuations and able to concentrate for long periods of time in a theatre environment

Requirements due to work environment/conditions


  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients relatives and staff
  • Honesty and reliability
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Able to shift work and participate in on call rota

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