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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/10/2019.

Senior Clinical Fellow Anaesthetics

Job Reference: 416-080A

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Bedford Hospital

It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We run two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Our 7,500 staff provide high quality care for a growing population of around 700,000 across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care.

The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

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

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via the e-mail address you have provided on your application form.

For details of how the Trust will process your identifiable information please see the ‘Privacy Notices for Staff’ on the public website (see link at bottom of the Home Page) or ask a member of the Trust's Recruitment Team for a copy

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