At Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Trust, the anaesthetic department consists of 31 consultants, 16 staff grades, and 2 ST5, 5 ST3, 10 Core trainees, 4 foundation doctors. There are two ST7 posts in pain and obstetrics. There are two hospitals – Tunbridge Wells Hospital based at Pembury and Maidstone General Hospital. The College Tutors are Dr Kate Stannard & Dr Helen Burdett. The Intensive Care Units are managed by a team of Anaesthetic Consultants who specialise in ICM. Anaesthetic training will cover a wide variety of specialties, including Trauma & Orthopaedics, General Surgery, ENT, Obstetrics & gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Acute and Chronic pain. The Pembury delivery suite is busy with 6000 deliveries per year. There are CEPOD & Trauma lists every day. There are frequent opportunities to use ultrasound guided regional blocks where appropriate. There will be an opportunity to have an attachment in the ITU at Tunbridge Well for core trainees and at Maidstone for ST3.
- Grade: CT1/CT2
- Location: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital. Acute on-calls are carried out at The Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
- Qualifications & Professional registration required: Registered medical qualifications. Completed Foundation years 1 and 2 or equivalent Training.
At both ICUs, Consultant led ward rounds occur on the twice every day. There is protected teaching arranged in the department on a weekly basis. The tutorials are largely mapped to the FRCA syllabus and are a mix of Anaesthetics & ICM topics.
Regular Journal clubs and there are monthly Clinical Governance meetings for Trainees to attend.
With the announcement of the new Anaesthetic curriculum in August 2010, a curriculum mapping process was undertaken to ensure that trainees gained the most from their placement. There is a close liaison between both sites. Trainees receive their training in modular form and their training is mapped out for them into blocks on their arrival. You will have the opportunity to become involved in an Audit of your choice.
Rotas are EWTD compliant.
- Dr David Golden – Core trainees
- Dr George Graham – Higher Specialty trainees
You will be supervised by one of the Educational Supervisors within the department, all of whom have passed the HEKSS QESP/RCP programme.
Dr Paul Moran
- CT1/2 Anaesthetic Training. - Progress towards completion of Core or CCT and completion ARCP.
All payscales can be found on the website below. The Trust is continually working with juniors to make sure all rotas are compliant. You will initially receive an offer letter followed by your contract which will give confirmation of the banding of your post. Should you require any additional information beforehand, please contact our Medical Staffing department via the hospital switchboard or by email;-
Employee salaries are paid on the 24th of the month. If this falls on a weekend salaries will be paid on the last working day.
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