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Clinical Fellow Anaesthetics


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Fixed Term
40 Hours
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Glan Clwyd Hospital
£31,219 to £41,301 per annum
29/07/2019 23:59

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB)  North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.


Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site today:

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

And … If successful  why not join our temporary staffing Bank where you will have greater flexibility of when you work and we can support you to choose the shifts that fit in with your lifestyle and timetable. We will also introduce you to our smartphone App that allows you to share with us your availability.

For more information, please contact our friendly team on 03000 850 044 press 1, 2 or 3

Applications may be submitted in Welsh.  Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.



Clinical Fellow

Glan Clwyd Hospital

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Are you looking to develop a practical anaesthetic knowledge to complement your specialty skills? Do you want to have a unique, sought after and transferable skill set  …or simply experience life as an Anaesthetist?  Perhaps you already have Anaesthetic / critical care experience and are looking to get your foot in the door to further training. Learn the basics of anaesthesia feel confident in dealing with the critically ill by taking up a post as an Anaesthetic Clinical Fellow at Glan Clwyd Hospital.  We offer a vast and broad Anaesthetic / critical care training opportunity to advance your career.

Superb Training Opportunities, Comprehensive Services

Being a DGH with leading daycase rates, we offer anaesthesia for a high number of cases of varying complexity and age groups across surgical specialties giving you the perfect environment to hone skills and build experience. At the other end of the spectrum, we are the regional unit for maxillofacial surgery with excellent opportunities to learn more bespoke skills and advanced airway management in a controlled environment. Of course, this is complimented by many other surgical specialties offering complex surgery at our DGH.  Our 11 bedded adult HDU/ITU, provides the right environment needed to become skilled in the assessment and management of adult critically ill patients including transfer skills and mastery of procedures such as arterial / central venous access.  We are proud of the skills within our service, including advanced regional anaesthetic techniques and critical care echocardiography.  We support a 24/7 obstetric service, are involved in trauma and primary PCI; and have a Chronic Pain service that is truly multidisciplinary.  Many of us are involved in teaching resuscitation and simulation.  The opportunities go on…

Our services form the backdrop for the excellent training and staff development we are known for, as recognised in the GMC Trainers Report. GMC trainers reports.  There is a weekly teaching programme and regional events too.  A mentor will meet with you regularly to help you meet your objectives. 

These posts are structured so that you start off supernumery giving you space to build confidence and learn key skills as you work towards the ‘Initial Anaesthetic Competencies (IAC)’. You will then join our consultant supported daytime lists and out of hours rotas in either Anaesthesia or critical care, applying your skills in a variety of situations – acute and elective, to gain a broad and comprehensive experience appropriate to your level.  Rotas are fully European Time Directive compliant and a balance of daytime / night time work with compensatory rest days.  The busy workload ensures you get all the experience needed to feel confident delivering anaesthesia and looking after critically ill patients.

A Modern, Bright and Open Place to Work

Our new theatre suite comprises 10 fully refurbished theatres, which provide a bright and open. The new and expanded ITU opened last year with the state of the art facilities and modern, spacious design. Both areas help us deliver best care. 

Supportive and Collegiate Department

…and all this in a department which is seen as supportive, approachable and genuine – qualities frequently quoted of us. Our consultants are pro-active and committed to delivering best care, so you can be sure to get the most from your placement.  Our ethos is one of team working and supporting each other at all levels of the department and this helps us deliver the highest standards of care.  We have regular Clinical Governance and departmental meetings, which provide excellent clinically based education and there are plenty of opportunities for audit or projects to help give your CV a leading.  To allow you to maximise opportunities, we offer an additional 1 non-clinical session / week.

Any more?


Glan Clwyd Hospital is situated just off the main access road through North Wales (A55), avoiding any town traffic. North Wales is an area of the country known for outstanding beauty, with a huge number of outdoor pursuits on the doorstep. Snowdonia Mountain range is easily and three large cities are within one hour – Chester, Liverpool and Manchester. While previous anaesthetic experience is desirable, it is not essential.   Posts are for 1 year, with the possibility of extension.

Please note that the Welsh Contract for junior doctors is different from the English Contract and proposed changes to Junior doctors’ working patterns DO NOT apply to these posts. There is a study leave allowance for activity relevant to your role and career aspirations.


Whatever your career intentions, these exciting posts will equip you with an excellent and unique set of transferable and sought after skills.

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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

We welcome visits. For further information please contact the clinical lead: Dr Dilesh Thaker.

01745 448788 extension 6345