Clinical Teaching Fellow in Anaesthetics
An Opportunity has arisen for an anaesthetist with an interest in Clinical Education and Simulation to join a vibrant, cohesive, forward thinking Anaesthetic department in Somerset. This will be a 12 month posts and include a funded Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education from the University of Exeter. The successful applicant will work 60% clinical and 40% in Education related work. They will also contribute to out of hours on-call rotas providing obstetric anaesthesia and ICU cover. Applicants must have 21 months of Anaesthesia experience and hold the Initial Certificate of Obstetric Competency.
We support a number of region-wide services and thus have excellent subspecialty opportunities in vascular surgery, bariatric surgery, spinal surgery, paediatrics and are currently developing a premier perioperative medicine service. In addition to this, we work with excellent surgical colleagues to provide high quality services for most other district general specialties.
Staff are rightly proud of our CQC ‘Caring - Outstanding’ rating and we have a dedicated and very active hospital Quality Improvement Team. Our department is rated by anaesthetic trainees as a friendly & supportive place to learn (GMC survey), and was scored “excellent” in recent quality panels for both ICU and anaesthetics. Many of our trainees choose to return as permanent staff as they value our supportive and friendly ethos.
Musgrove Park is an NHS Acute Global Digital Exemplar site and as part of this we are in the process of rolling out an Electronic Patient Management system.
What is great about Taunton? It is a medium sized county town surrounded by stunning hills that offer many leisure activities such mountain biking, climbing and walking as well as international music festivals and sporting fixtures. We have lower levels of tourism than much of the South West, but easy access to miles of glorious coastline, larger towns such as Exeter (45mins) and Bristol (1 hour), both of which have active airports. Housing prices and land are far more affordable than other parts of the South West and Somerset offers some of the best state and independent schools in the country.
We work an annualised hours system within the department which allows us flexibility to pursue the many opportunities available to ourselves and our families in this stunning part of the world.
We are seeking team playing colleagues who will enjoy the challenges of working in a busy DGH and who have a passion for education for the whole clinical team.
If you feel this may be the department for you, please contact Dr Helen Hopwood (Clinical service lead) for an informal chat and to find out more.
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