Clinical Fellowship in Anaesthesia and Health Informatics

Whole-time fixed-term appointment for six months (Extendable up to 1 year subject to satisfactory review)

Band 1A EWTD and New Deal compliant

 

This is an exciting 1-year post open to all post-fellowship anaesthetic specialist registrars who wish to develop a further interest in novel technology and transformation programmes in healthcare.  

Healthcare informatics plays a crucial (and growing) role in everything the Trust undertakes, and all change is IT dependent. As such, it is an area of key investment for the Trust over the next few years and is likely to represent the vast majority of the capital spend of the Trust (c40million) within that timeframe.

This role is an opportunity to learn about and be involved in a number of IT enabled transformation projects, including the clinical specification and workflow of the new EPR and e-forms projects, and to be involved in developing and delivering the 5 year IT strategy. There is scope for the trainee to pick from a number of projects and/or to continue work done by previous fellows.

It should be emphasised that technical know-how is a desirable but certainly not an essential requirement; The emphasis is very much on the leadership and clinical direction setting of projects and not on technical development; The latter is undertaken by dedicated IT developers.  

Supervisors:

Dr Nathan Kasivisvanathan (Anaesthesia Lead) and Dr Tim Wigmore (CCU consultant + Clinical IT advisor)

Length:

Six month post extendable to 12 months subject to satisfactory internal review

Eligibility:

Open to all post-fellowship anaesthetic specialist registrars with a pre-existing knowledge and expertise in heathcare technology and informatics keen to further those skills

Time Commitment:  

The trainee would be expected to have approximately two days per week dedicated to digital healthcare projects, 1 day per week of clinical commitment in theatres, and an on-call commitment that would mainly be based in Chelsea with some possibility of shifts in Sutton.  This equates to approximately 60% clinical commitment and 40% time spent on projects and academic time, and would add up to an average 48 hour week.

Opportunities:  

Specific opportunities include, but are not limited to those described in the job description, and as below:

  • Opportunity to be supported through the NHS Digital Academy programme
  • Opportunity to learn about change management and implementation across organisational boundaries
  • To be part of the clinical steering group of a new electronic document management system
  • Opportunity to be involved in digital technology projects specifically in a perioperative medicine setting
  • Opportunity to gain clinical experience of anaesthesia for major complex oncology cases, including the use of TIVA anaesthesia

For more information please contact the fellowships team here

Senior Clinical Fellow in Anaesthesia and Health Informatics Job Description