Regional Anaesthesia at Addenbrookes, Cambridge

12 month post

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We are currently offering a subspecialty clinical fellow post in regional anaesthesia for the duration of one year. The fellow will be post CCT, or equivalent.

The primary goal of the fellowship is to provide knowledge and skills to perform basic, intermediate and advanced ultrasound and nerve stimulation guided nerve block techniques. 

The fellow will be assigned an educational supervisor. The specific fellow responsibilities and departmental expectations for the 12 months fellowship period are outlined below and should be reviewed with the educational supervisor at the beginning of the fellowship and on a quarterly basis to make sure that all requirements are met in a reasonable time frame. It is expected that 50% of the time will be based doing lists with regional anaesthesia component, averaged over time. This will be a mixture of supervised and solo lists. This will be reviewed with the educational supervisor every 3 months. The remainder of the time will be spent in allied specialties, or providing a service commitment to the department in other specialties.

Learning outcomes:

·      Gain knowledge of anatomy relevant to truncal and peripheral nerve block techniques.

·      Learn theory of regional anaesthesia e.g principles of nerve stimulation, physics of ultrasound image generation, pharmacology of local anaesthetic drugs, consent and complications of regional anaesthesia.

·      Consolidate and learn new basic, intermediate and advanced level regional anaesthesia techniques using both nerve stimulation and ultrasound.

·      keeping up to date with regional anaesthsia literature and if possible to contribute to it. It is expected that the subspecialty regional anaesthesia fellow will perform a minimum of one audit or service development project in regional anaesthesia. 

·      Help organise and teach on regionl anaesthesia courses in the department, in the region and nationally.

·      Gain ability to supervise and mentor junior anaesthetists performing regional anaesthesia.

The on call duties are on a frequency of 1:8

There will be 10 days of study leave available pro rata. Time for supporting professional activities will be provided for at the discretion and in conjunction with the educational supervisor.

Participation in research is encouraged.

A study budget of £300 per annum (pro rata) is available. 26 days of annual leave per annum (pro rata) based on the equivalent of a 4 day full time working week.

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Enquiries to:

Dr Anand Sardesai at anand.sardesai@addenbrookes.nhs.uk or Dr Serena Goon on serena.goon@addenbrookes.nhs.uk;

Telephone number 01223217434