Quality Improvement Fellow

7 days left

£48,075 per annum
05 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Quality Improvement Fellow – Anaesthesia

An opportunity has arisen for an Anaesthetist with an interest in Quality Improvement to join a vibrant, cohesive, forward thinking Anaesthetic department in Somerset. This is a 12 month post and includes a funded Post Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management from the University of Exeter. The successful applicants will work approximately 60% clinical and 40% in Quality improvement 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 learning more about methodology and implementation of Quality Improvement.

If you feel this may be the department for you, please contact Dr Helen Hopwood (Clinical service lead) or Dr Michael Walburn (Director of Quality Improvement) for an informal chat and to find out more.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Hopwood Clinical service lead

Anaesthetics Department

Musgrove Park Hospital


01823 342114


Michael Walburn Director of Quality Improvement