Clinical Fellow (Higher) in Obstetric Anaesthesia

Clinical Fellow (Higher)

Main area
Obstetric Anaesthesia
Clinical Fellow (Higher)
Fixed Term
Full Time
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrooke's Hospital
£31,931 - £48,123
29/01/2018 23:59



Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellow (Higher) in Obstetric Anaesthesia. This post is to start in August 2018 for the duration of at least 6 months but preferably 12 months.

This fellowship post would suit applicants who have completed or nearly completed a recognised Anaesthetic specialist training programme, including someone who already possesses a CCT in Anaesthesia. The post offers the opportunity to develop and increase Anaesthetic experience in Obstetric  Anaesthesia prior to taking up a consultant post. The level of supervision will be tailored to the fellow’s prior experience with the ultimate aim of independent practice with distant supervision in preparation for a consultant appointment.  The fellowship programme mirrors the requirements for the Royal College of Anaesthetists Advanced Training in Obstetric Anaesthesia but is not recognised as a training post. The advanced clinical fellow will take part in the resident on call Obstetric Anaesthesia rota on a 1:8 frequency.

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals and is a thriving, modern NHS hospital based in Cambridge, England. CUH is the local hospital for people living in the Cambridge area as well as a regional referral centre for an increasing number of specialties and an internationally renowned transplant centre. It has strong international links particularly through the University. It is the teaching hospital for the University of Cambridge and is a world-class centre for bio-medical research. The Rosie Hospital is the purpose built Women’s Hospital, adjacent to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and on the same site. It is the regional centre of excellence for maternity care with around 5800 deliveries per annum. More recently a multi-million pound expansion has been added. Ten consultant Anaesthetists, all with a special interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia, provide cover to the delivery unit and elective obstetric operating lists ensuring a consultant-led service.

The NHS Department of Anaesthesia enjoys close links with the University Of Cambridge Department of Anaesthesia and there are opportunities for the Advanced Clinical Fellow to become involved in research and other forms of career development as appropriate to the individual. It is expected that the Fellow will play an active role in non-clinical activities as part of their professional development, and will be assigned an educational supervisor who will regularly review these.

Applicants must be registered with the GMC with a current licence to practice at time of appointment. Applicants must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal enquiries regarding these posts should be directed to Dr Janet Pickett or Dr Tamsin Poole, Consultant Anaesthetists, on telephone 01223 217434 or email  or

If you have problems applying, contact

01223 256264