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Senior Clinical Fellow Anaesthetics

Job Reference: 416-080A

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Bedford Hospital

Bedford NHS Trust is a uniquely situated NHS Trust with a relatively small footprint with up to 410 beds and over 2700 staff supporting a planned and reactive healthcare service to a cohort of over 300,000. We foster a community spirit within our Hospital underpinned by our Values which allow us to carry out our ethos; “Every Patient Matters”.

The Trust Boards of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital have agreed to explore plans to merge and form one NHS Trust. Under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust, both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. All key services will remain on both sites and will be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. This will bring many benefits for patients including much improved continuity of care

Job Description


Title of Post:Senior Clinical Fellow in Anaesthetics

(SpR equivalent)


Accountable to:Consultants


Base:Bedford Hospital


Staffing of Specialty:



  • Dr Jeremy Sizer, Clinical Director (Anaesthetics Theatre & Critical Care)
  • Dr Botros Fahmy, Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia
  • Dr Abhay Vaidya
  • Dr John McNamara
  • Dr Peter Knowlden
  • Dr Gagan Kohli
  • Dr Yaqub Latoo
  • Dr David Liu
  • Dr Suet Lua
  • Dr David Niblett
  • Dr Anwar Rashid, Royal College of Anaesthetists Tutor
  • Dr Pallab Rudra
  • Dr Maciej Ryszka, FICM tutor
  • Dr Ravi Shankar
  • Dr Sarah Snape ,Director Critical Care
  • Dr Tazeen Fatima
  • Dr Indrani Banerjee
  • Dr Jose Soriano Bru
  • Dr Ana-Maria Vochin (Locum)
  • Dr Patrik Kontina (Locum)


Staff Grade Anaesthetists:

  • Dr Iffat Anjum
  • Dr Kesava Rao Katragadda
  • Dr Alexander Salyuk
  • Dr Ben Linton-Willoughby
  • Dr Senthilkumar Thanikasalam


12 Trainee (CT, ST & ACCS) Doctors

9.6 Trust (Clinical Fellow & Senior Clinical Fellow) Doctors





Role of the Senior Clinical Fellow


It is desirable that the postholder will already have the necessary skills to work in the Intensive Care and/or Maternity Units but additional training will be available in these areas. On a regular basis the postholder will also be supervised by Consultants in Intensive Care, Maternity Units, and Operating Theatre to ensure a good skill mix and high standard of practice.



a) General Duties:

i)Patients to be seen and assessed on the ward prior to surgery or admission to Intensive Care.

ii)Keeping such records as may be required. These must be dated and initialled, together with any other related administrative duties, including discharge and Clinic letters.

iii)Duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances at the request of the appropriate Consultant(s) in consultation where possible with colleagues both senior and junior. Additional commitments arising under this paragraph are exceptional. In particular, the doctor will not be required to undertake work of this kind for prolonged periods or on a regular basis.

(iv)To read and follow any protocols and clinical guidelines laid down (either in writing or verbally) for the anaesthetic department.

(v)In case of any difficulties, either clinical or administrative, to ensure advice is sought from a senior colleague.

(vi)To accurately gather data required for clinical audit and to participate in audit meetings.Keep a log book (electronic or written) of the cases anaesthetised.


NOTE: Specific duties may vary from time to time with the circumstances existing and the developing competence and interests of the members of the Department.


Hours of Duty

The hours of duty will be the base working week of 40 hours, plus a supplement of your base salary. Duty hours are reviewed on a 6 monthly basis and may be varied prior to commencing the post. Any variation will be in line with Junior Doctors Hours and will be notified in the contract of employment or on appointment.


The doctors on this rota will provide internal cover for annual and study leave. Leave must be booked at least 6 weeks in advance so that the shifts can be arranged and only limited numbers of each grade of trainee may be away at any one time at the discretion of the department.


The postholder undertakes, exceptionally, to perform additional duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.


The postholder undertakes, exceptionally, to be available for such irregular commitments outside normally rostered duties as are essential for continuity of patient care.

Conditions of Service

This post follows the terms and conditions of service of Medical and Dental Whitley Council and the General Whitley Council conditions of service.


Occupational Health

The job is subject to satisfactory completion of a pre-employment health check at the Occupational Health Department, Bedford Hospital and the Trust requires a current Hepatitis B certificate for all doctors and Hepatitis C certificate for all Exposure Prone Procedures (EPP). This is to safeguard its staff.



Employees have the option of joining the NHS Pension Scheme.



We will require 2 references; one must be relating to your present or most recent appointmentand be your appraiser, educational supervisor or clinical director.



This job description will be subject to review from time to time. Any amendments will be made in consultation with the post holder.



Copies of the Trust’s Employment Policies are available from your Manager, eHR or the Human Resources Department.


You are required to comply with all existing and future policies and procedures issued by the Trust. Policies and procedures may be varied from time to time by the Trust and do not form part of your contract of employment

Candidate Care

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust values employee care highly. We will ensure all applicants receive some form of notification/decision throughout the application process. Please ensure your application details are correct as the majority of correspondence is sent digitally (Email / Text).

Please note that we do execute the right to close vacancies early should it be deemed that a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Equality & Diversity and Inclusion

Bedford, a fantastic place to live, It’s one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented. We too are an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much possible so we particularly welcome applications from BAME groups.

The Trust is equally keen to receive applications from any of the 9 protected characteristics as we do not tolerate any form of discrimination within the trust.


We take safeguarding very seriously at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust to ensure the safety of our patients which includes children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants’ offer of employment will be subject to stringent pre-employment checks which include DBS, valid references and more. Please note that providing false information is an offence and could result in the application being rejected; or summary dismissal/police action if an applicant has been selected. We have also implemented this into the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

A copy of the DBS code of Practice is available on request.

Probationary Period

For all Agenda for Change posts these are subject to the successful completion of a probationary period of 6 months within which the notice period for both you and Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is Four weeks.

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