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Fixed term: 12 months (Limited Funding)
Full time - 40 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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£33,790 - £53,132 Per annum plus London Waiting pro rata
Salary period
15/12/2022 23:59

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Clinical Fellow (ST3+) - Perioperative Medicine


Job overview

Candidates are invited to apply for our new and exciting post aimed at senior trainees / post-CCT doctors in Anaesthesia/Critical Care Medicine.  Our objective is to develop future leaders in this important emerging field.  We offer a one-year fixed term contract with a start date of August 2023.

Based at University College Hospital, successful candidates will partake in an innovative programme aimed to improve a model of care for high-risk patients contemplating, undergoing and recovering from major surgery.  Clinical duties include being the senior trainee on the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) (level 2 and 3 care) and under the supervision of Critical Care consultants. This post will be an opportunity to be part of an innovative ward-based perioperative medicine team, managing high-risk surgical patients in conjunction with surgical teams.  Fellows will also undertake supervised preoperative assessment clinic training and develop their clinical competencies in a wide range of technical and non-technical skills (Royal College of Anaesthetists Advanced level training).  The fellow will be the senior doctor on site out of hours and will have responsibility for emergency care on PACU (including attending and leading cardiac arrests).


Main duties of the job

The key feature of the post is the opportunity to undertake the fully funded UCL MSc. in Perioperative Medicine.

In addition, fellows will have the opportunity to undertake supervised clinical research with departmental clinical scientists.  Substantial time is allocated within the weekly programme for both MSc and research activities, built into a rolling programme of education and training.  Additionally, opportunities exist for those wishing to accredit in trans-thoracic echocardiography (BSE level-1), participate in the development of master’s level education and a number of other translational research projects.  The rota is banded at 1A.

Working for our organisation

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:

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

UK and overseas students are encouraged to apply, and all applicants must be eligible for full GMC registration and have a background in Anaesthesia/Critical Care Medicine, having achieved competencies to ST5 training year and FRCA (or equivalent).  UK based trainees must seek approval for OOPE and will be supported in applications to the RCoA and GMC for OOPT / OOPR approval as appropriate.

Previous critical care experience is essential for this post.

Set up as a unique opportunity to follow the patient throughout the surgical journey, Fellows will run supervised surgical pre-operative assessment clinics, manage complex hospital care on 2 Post Anaesthetic Care Units (PACU), exposing fellows to patients receiving level 1-3 post-surgery care. The on-call commitment will be covering PACU across both sites which operates 24 hours/7days a week.

There is a strong emphasis on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathways and fellows will work within a coordinated multi-disciplinary team.  The fellowship is crafted to extend learning opportunities far beyond the traditional boundaries of both the anaesthetic curriculum and as such offers successful candidates both time and scope for wide-ranging professional development including, CPET training, prehabilitation and patient follow up. 

Complementing these activities, Fellows will be involved in service evaluation and development, each working formally with senior colleagues in other specialties to ensure optimal patient management in line with the Royal College of Anaesthetists peri-operative care model.

Our Programme is designed around a 15-week rolling rota, consisting of 4 core elements: -

  1. Clinically based professional training (On call in PACU, Pre-op clinics and emergency post op reviews)
  2. Academic Study (MSc/MD/PhD)
  3. Clinical research & Quality Improvement
  4. Developing leadership skills in POM

Person specification

Knowledge and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • MBBS or equivalent Final FRCA or equivalent anaesthetic qualification
  • Current GMC registration
  • Entry onto the Specialist register for Anaesthesia/Critical Care Medicine


Essential criteria
  • 6 months previous Critical Care experience

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Evidence of team working
  • I.T. literate

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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