Trainee Anesthesia Associate

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Trainee AAs will work to qualify with an MSc in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Science with UCL. The Job Description outlines the role of a qualified Anaesthesia Associate (AA). Trainee AAs are expected to work towards this role as they progress through the 24-month AA training programme. Continuation of employment would be dependent on satisfactory progression, skill development and regular local sign-offs. Part of the sign-off locally includes attitude, behaviour, and professionalism. Trainees are expected to undertake self-directed learning, be proactive and liase with the anaesthetic departments to arrange tutorials. Trainee AAs will be working in acute care settings where patients are vulnerable and potentially completely dependent on the anaesthetic team for their care. The nature of the working environment and responsibility involved needs to be fully appreciated by potential candidates.

Trainees will be allocated a base hospital, either Salford Care Organisation or Oldham Care Organisation. To facilitate learning and meet training requirements trainees must be able to frequently travel to, multiple NCA sites, consisting of Salford, Bury (Fairfield), Rochdale and Oldham. Trainees will be expected to attend training and examinations provided by UCL or/and at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London. This will require access to a vehicle or the ability to utilise public transport to facilitate this. These external visits will normally be less than once a month.

Main duties of the job

These would be expected to be the minimum level of competency of a qualified AA.

  • To work as a member of the anaesthetic team.
  • To work competently under appropriate supervision.
  • Pre-operative assessment of patients.
  • Preparation of environment for anaesthesia.
  • Implementation of anaesthetic care plan under appropriate supervision.
  • Insertion of peripheral cannula.
  • Induction and reversal of anaesthesia under the direct supervision of an anaesthetist.
  • Maintenance of anaesthesia.
  • Positioning of patients.
  • Administration of medicines/fluids.
  • Postoperative assessment.
  • Documentation of care.

Those with additional experience and skills, may carry out additional roles as appropriate. At all times the AA is expected to work within their level of competency and supervision appropriate to that level.

About us

Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place with an outstanding reputation. Salford is the place which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults. Twice rated Outstanding by the CQC, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for delivering a range of community and primary care services and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.

Date posted

23 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

Depending on experience Annex 21

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

24 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

236-SCO-P404-22

Job locations

Northern care alliance

Stott lane

Greater Manchester

M68HD


Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

Person Specification

Essential qualifications

Essential

  • GCSE mathematics grade C or above, or equivalent Understanding of basic chemistry and biological sciences - this may be through undergraduate or post-graduate qualifications with a component of chemistry/biology or A- levels in Chemistry and biology
  • Registered health care practitioners (e.g., nurses, operating department practitioners) or New entrants to health care (graduates or graduate equivalent) Life sciences graduate 2.1 or above

Desirable

  • A-Level Chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Good communication skills both written and spoken English.
  • Basic IT skills
  • Problem solving
  • Demonstrates a critical and enquiring approach
  • Understanding of the RCoA AA guidelines.
  • Ability to manage own workload and commit to self-directed learning.

Desirable

  • Interested in or has participated in research.
  • Understands basic principles of research, literature searching, appraisal and reviewing evidence
  • Leadership qualities
  • Knowledge of NHS and UK healthcare practices and current pressures facing NHS and services

Trust Values & Behaviours

Essential

  • Understands purpose of the role and in working to trust protocols
  • Able to always exercise and maintain patient confidentiality.

Physical Effort

Essential

  • Able to manage operating lists, ward visits and long hours. The post holder will be required to exert frequent moderate physical effort for several short periods during a shift e.g. moving patients with mechanical aids

Mental Effort

Essential

  • Functions successfully under pressure Able to concentrate for long periods of time. Fluctuating workloads with short periods of intense concentration.

Emotional Effort

Essential

  • Ability to work in potentially distressing or emotional challenging situations and circumstances.

Working Conditions

Essential

  • Able to work in an operating environment with potential exposure to bodily fluids.
Person Specification

Essential qualifications

Essential

  • GCSE mathematics grade C or above, or equivalent Understanding of basic chemistry and biological sciences - this may be through undergraduate or post-graduate qualifications with a component of chemistry/biology or A- levels in Chemistry and biology
  • Registered health care practitioners (e.g., nurses, operating department practitioners) or New entrants to health care (graduates or graduate equivalent) Life sciences graduate 2.1 or above

Desirable

  • A-Level Chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Good communication skills both written and spoken English.
  • Basic IT skills
  • Problem solving
  • Demonstrates a critical and enquiring approach
  • Understanding of the RCoA AA guidelines.
  • Ability to manage own workload and commit to self-directed learning.

Desirable

  • Interested in or has participated in research.
  • Understands basic principles of research, literature searching, appraisal and reviewing evidence
  • Leadership qualities
  • Knowledge of NHS and UK healthcare practices and current pressures facing NHS and services

Trust Values & Behaviours

Essential

  • Understands purpose of the role and in working to trust protocols
  • Able to always exercise and maintain patient confidentiality.

Physical Effort

Essential

  • Able to manage operating lists, ward visits and long hours. The post holder will be required to exert frequent moderate physical effort for several short periods during a shift e.g. moving patients with mechanical aids

Mental Effort

Essential

  • Functions successfully under pressure Able to concentrate for long periods of time. Fluctuating workloads with short periods of intense concentration.

Emotional Effort

Essential

  • Ability to work in potentially distressing or emotional challenging situations and circumstances.

Working Conditions

Essential

  • Able to work in an operating environment with potential exposure to bodily fluids.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Northern care alliance

Stott lane

Greater Manchester

M68HD


Employer's website

https://www.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Northern care alliance

Stott lane

Greater Manchester

M68HD


Employer's website

https://www.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Please see contact information

karina.demaine@nca.nhs.uk

01612065107

Date posted

23 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

Depending on experience Annex 21

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

24 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

236-SCO-P404-22

Job locations

Northern care alliance

Stott lane

Greater Manchester

M68HD


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