Wakefield, West Yorkshire
20 Jun 2019
18 Jul 2019
Career Level
Trust / Career grade
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

MYDoc – Registrar - Anaesthetics

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is pleased to announce the introduction of these new roles aimed at doctors who are passionate about their practice and their career outside traditional models.  Our posts will combine education and career development with practical patient-facing care.

These posts are not recognised UK training posts.  Nevertheless, MYDoc doctors will have a named supervisor and be supported in undertaking scheduled educational opportunities to consolidate and develop alongside their experiential learning, with certificated outcomes or credentialing to support career progression through other routes.

An Introduction to the Specialty from Dr McEnhill, Head of Clinical Service for Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Pain Services.

Our anaesthetic team includes 51 Consultants, 2 Associate Specialists and 5 Staff Grades with 12 Specialty Trainees, 20 Core trainees, and 2 Foundation Doctors.  The clinical team is supported by a dedicated team of administrative staff and has office and networked computer facilities.

We provide anaesthetic services across our three hospital sites (Pinderfields (Wakefield), Dewsbury and Pontefract), which make up The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Our Trust has modern, spacious state of the art clinical and teaching facilities, with 15 operating theatres at Pinderfields which is also our acute hub and obstetrics centre with 3 dedicated maternity theatres, 6 theatres at Dewsbury Hospital and 4 in Pontefract.

We are a busy centre, with around 27,000 anaesthetics delivered, an 8000 delivery maternity unit, a busy Pain Management Service, a 20 bed critical care unit and the Regional Burns Unit.  We also provide specialist anaesthesia support to other services such as cardiology, radiology, paediatrics (including burns) and emergency medicine – as well as the full range of services the Trust provides.  We provide separate acute/obstetric anaesthesia on-call and critical care on-call consultant rotas.

We are very much a forward looking department, striving for excellence in our services.  We have a number of ongoing service and quality improvement projects, including building a dedicated trauma anaesthesia team to enhance both speed and quality of care, and we are developing new pathways based on NELA data. 

Within our routine work, we are looking at ways to improve our Peri-operative care pathways and have just started providing cardio-pulmonary exercise testing as standard for our major colorectal surgery patients, alongside our major urology and vascular patients.

A team of junior doctors with an acute/obstetrics consultant and an intensive care consultant provides the on-call cover for the anaesthetic service.

As an Associated Teaching Trust we are very focussed on education and development and support local and regional teaching; our team has many training awards for training anaesthetists, ACCS trainees, paramedics and medical students and others.  We are very proud of our training and research contribution and run a number of courses including in difficult airways or obstetrics.  Our service is the home of the internationally recognised MYRAG regional anaesthesia course.

We have a strong leadership pedigree and actively support leaders within the Trust, regionally or on the national or international stage.  This includes regional advisors, organ donation leads, TPDs and individuals involved in international emergency relief work, to name a few.

These posts will be part of our cross site “senior trainee” rota – which is compliant with working time regulations and the 2016 junior doctor’s contract, averaging 48 hours per week.

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