Applications are invited for the post of Anaesthesia Associate (AA) based at University College Hospital London. Candidates will be required to hold a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Anaesthesia Associate and be registered with the NMC or HCPC.
University College Hospital is a major teaching hospital with 27 operating theatres. It is a centre of excellence with expertise in major surgery, including upper and lower GI, orthopaedics, urology, paediatrics, head and neck, breast, gynaecology and thoracic. Main duties of the job
The post holder will be expected to provide anaesthetic services to include: assisting with anaesthesia, monitoring and maintaining the condition of patients, and under supervision, conduct the induction and emergence from anaesthesia. In addition to this the post holder will provide advanced clinical skills by undertaking advanced practice in areas such as regional anaesthesia, conscious sedation, support for major surgery, and prescribing.
Candidates will work as part of an effective a team in a forward thinking and innovative learning environment, and will contribute to the academic life of the department and be involved in teaching and quality improvement / research.About us
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.
We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
- University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
- National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
- Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
- University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
- Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
- University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
- The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
- University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street
We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.
At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.Person SpecificationKnowledge & QualificationsEssential
- Qualified Anaesthesia Associate, holding an Anaesthesia Associate Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.
- Advanced Life Support Provider.
- Evidence of affiliation of Royal College of Anaesthetists (where appropriate)
- Registered on the MVR held by The Royal College of Anaesthetists
- Prescribing qualification
- Demonstrable experience of multidisciplinary team working.
- Demonstrable experience of patient focused care, including development/implementation of anaesthetic programmes within a prescribed framework.
- Recording, setting, treatment plans and evaluation of progress against plan.
- Experience in liaising with Senior Managers/Senior Clinicians.
- Experience of research and critical incident analysis and clinical risk management/clinical governance.
- Working with integrated care pathways, protocols and patient specific directives.
- Experience of service improvement and quality initiatives.
- Demonstrate advanced skills in clinical practice in : oConscious sedation
- oAdvance Major Surgery
- oProvision of anaesthesia to an operating list under consultant supervision (2:1 model)
- Demonstrate advanced skills in clinical practice in : oRegional anaesthesia
Personal And People DevelopmentEssential
- Demonstrates awareness of the importance of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats
- Communicates with patients and carers in an empathetic manner
Health, Safety And SecurityEssential
- Demonstrates evidence of professional development maintains updated Portfolio
- Evidence of working as facilitator/mentor
- Willingness to work with electronic patient records (EPR) & any future EHRS.
- Monitors and maintains health, safety and security of self and others
- Promotes, monitors and maintains best practice in health, safety and security
- Able to develop and deliver evidence-based care
- Demonstrates commitment to service improvement in clinical areas
- Evidence of contributing to practice development and research in clinical area
- Willing to provide support to other clinical areas within the division
- Support and lead on the Surgical Safety agenda
Equality and DiversityEssential
- Understands importance of and own role in Clinical Governance and risk management
- Demonstrates understanding of and engagement with quality issues
- Evidence of involvement with audit and quality in clinical area
- Prioritises own workload
- Acts on own initiative and problem-solves utilising resources available
- Articulates reasons for desire to work in this clinical areas
- Committed to providing safe, effective and timely patient-centred care.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Respects the privacy and dignity of the individual
- Understands the implications of Equal Opportunities in practice
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustAddress
235 Euston Road
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