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Lead Anaesthesia Associate

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
An exciting and unique opportunity to lead and shape a new way of working in Anaesthesia at MFT.

The Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced and exceptional Anaesthesia Associate to help establish and lead the Anaesthetic Associate Program at MFT, as well as provide anaesthetic support and deliver patient care for elective and emergency patients as appropriate.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Lead AA is multifaceted, incorporating key functions such as leadership, policy and standards development, practice development, education, research, audit and professional development. The post holder will demonstrate ongoing commitment to the development of the AA role, and monitor the effectiveness of the role as a developing initiative

This role will be integral in shaping the future direction of Anaesthesia Associates at MFT. As well as a clinical workload, the successful candidate will be the direct line manager of qualified Anaesthesia Associates as well as provide guidance and mentorship to those in training.

Acting as a champion for the profession, you will need to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders, including anaesthetic consultants and trainees, and surgical teams.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our over 28,000 workforce to pursue their career goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from an extraordinary scale of opportunity.

We're also creating a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research & innovation through the introduction of Hive our new Electronic Patient Record system, launching in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, offering a robust infrastructure to facilitate high-quality research programmes. Moreover, we're excited to be progressing our MFT Green Plan along with our vison to become an Anchor Organisation, creating new jobs, promoting healthy lifestyles, developing skills and contributing to a zero-carbon environment for the benefit of the local neighbourhood.

At MFT, we create & foster a culture of inclusion & belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open & transparent, protecting your health & wellbeing & shaping MFT's future together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • PGDip Phys Assist Anaesthesia
  • NMC/HPC or Biomedical Degree
  • Registration on voluntary AA register


  • Leadership qualification
  • ALS



  • Managing stressful situations
  • Organisational skills
  • Evidence of supervision/mentoring
  • Motivational skills



  • Demonstrable experience in AA role
  • CPD


  • Audit experience

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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