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Patients are at the centre of everything we do in our daily working lives at NHS Borders ensuring they are safe, cared for efficiently, effectively by suitably experienced and qualified staff driving quality at the heart of patient care. We are a dynamic and forward thinking team with a wealth of clinical and leadership experience. We aim for an open and honest culture and believe in nurturing future stars in NHS.
Borders General Hospital is a modern and well-equipped 284 bed DGH serving the rural Borders area in South East Scotland, approximately 36 miles from Edinburgh. After an absence of almost 50 years, the Borders Railway has now opened, with train services to central Edinburgh running every thirty minutes (journey time 50 minutes approx). Tweedbank Station is a few minutes walk from the Borders General Hospital. On opening the railway Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth said "The Borders railway brings so much promise for sharing and invigorating this most beautiful countryside as a place to work, live and enjoy”. A relocation package/assistance with temporary accommodation in the local area, up to full Inland Revenue limits, is available for the successful candidate.
The department has an establishment of 16 consultants, 5 middle grade anaesthetists and 5 training grade doctors.
The successful candidate, over a one year period, will gain invaluable clinical experience in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, as well as the organisational aspects of how to coordinate and manage a unit. This is intended to give the fellow the requisite clinical and managerial skills to help develop their own department in future. The fellow will be encouraged to develop a clinical interest over the duration of the fellowship, and take an active part in audit and quality improvement.
Opportunity will be given to undertake training in leadership and management, and to maintain skills across a wide range of surgical specialities and intensive care. Similar to a doctor in the training grades a named Clinical Supervisor will be identified from the Consultant Anaesthetist cohort who will oversee the fellow's clinical work and provide feedback during the placement.
Out of Hours duties (nights and weekends) are shared on a 1 in 7 basis with the Associate Specialists, Specialty Doctors and StR trainees.
Candidates must be fully registered with the GMC and be licensed to practice. Recent middle grade experience in General & Obstetric Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Emergency Care is obligatory. You should be able to demonstrate an intermediate level of clinical experience and competence in anaesthesia and intensive care gained through postgraduate training or equivalent experience.
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