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Anaesthetist

Working as an Anaesthetist

Anaesthetists play a huge role in every medical environment and are always in demand. Do you enjoy working in many different areas of a hospital to alleviate pain for patients in a variety of circumstances? Then securing a role as an Anaesthetic Doctor within a large and varied NHS foundation trust where you could continue your training may be just what you’re looking for.

Anaesthetists provide a wide range of services in a number of different environments. Most commonly, anaesthetists are needed in the surgery theatre, but may also provide anaesthetic in:

  • Obstetric units
  • Critical care services
  • Resuscitation services
  • Emergency departments
  • Chronic pain management
  • Acute pain teams
  • Dentistry
  • Perioperative clinics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology

As you are responsible for monitoring patients’ wellbeing after administering anaesthesia, whether for the duration of their surgery, or as they recover from an operation or injury, you will be skilled in identifying when people need additional sedation or are not reacting well to anaesthesia. Excellent observation and listening skills are key to ensuring the wellbeing of those in your care.

 

Qualifications, experience and key skills needed for anaesthetic jobs

  • MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) or equivalent
  • A two-year foundation programme of general training
  • Specialist training in anaesthetics
  • 6 months’ NHS experience within the last 3 years

In addition to your qualifications, as an Anaesthetics Doctor, you will have:

  • Excellent knowledge of the latest anaesthesia procedures and theory
  • Assertiveness and decisiveness
  • Good at thinking ‘on the spot’ and when under pressure
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to multitask and prioritise multiple patients
  • Stamina and the ability to work long shifts
  • Good analytical and observation skills

Flexible shifts available for Anaesthetists working within a range of surgical specialities

Working flexible shifts at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you will play an essential role in a busy operating suite providing care for patients undergoing a range of surgical specialties.

Medacs Healthcare has lots of locum shifts available for Anaesthetists at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. At Medacs, we receive over 1,000 new jobs every day, so whatever your specialism, experience and ambition, there are plenty of opportunities for you. You’ll also have a dedicated placement officer who will help you negotiate the best pay, gain flexibility on when and where you work, and provide specialist support to help you with revalidation.

 

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