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Two-year Fully funded MBA opportunity: Workforce transformation in Perioperative Care

Perioperative Medicine is not all about clinical practice!

Two-Year Funded MBA

Trust Perioperative Clinical Workforce Transformation Fellow

Division of Surgery UCL & Department of Anaesthetics UCLH

An opportunity for a senior trainee/post-CCT anaesthetist to become part of a joint University – Healthcare trust initiative


Reports to:

Professor David Walker: Centre for Perioperative Medicine


The UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science is a collaborative and cross-disciplinary environment where clinicians, engineers, allied health professionals and researchers are constantly striving for innovative approaches in healthcare. This includes developing highly effective solutions which go beyond professional boundaries and conventional wisdom.

As a world leader in perioperative medical education and training we are able to understand with first-hand experience, the direction our specialty must  move in as the needs of our patients change.  Our growing portfolio of education and training are some of the most innovative programmes available to clinicians and healthcare professionals across the world and now we want to put them to even greater use.

The Health Academy is an exciting new partnership between University College London Hospitals and UCL.  The project  seeks to transform healthcare professional working practice, training new skills for a workforce, intent on breaking down traditional boundaries.  Our new well trained and working differently throughout the patients’s perioperative journey.

Further information on the Division can be found at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/surgery/

Main purpose of the job

The purpose of this fellowship is to gain management, leadership and business experience, working directly with a senior university and hospital trust leadership group across both academic and healthcare intitutions to develop a robust programme of workforce transformation.  The post holder must be a senior trainee/post CCT in anaesthesia with both the academic and managerial skills in preparation for a career in medical management. The postholder will be fully funded to undertake a part-time MBA and receive a full salary dervived from working as part of a small ICU team at HCA international.  Two post are available and begin on the 3rd Aug. 2022 and the 1st Feb. 2023.

Duties and responsibilities:


  • Work with project leaders and hospital Head of Workforce to understand and model deficiencies in our staffing throughout the perioperative journey.
  • Work with senior divisional managers to develop, and produce strong financial models which underpin project forecasting and successful implementation.
  • Work with clinical leaders to develop transformative care pathways and distributed leadership.
  • Support the developments of the education team in designing, delivering and assessing the impact of innovative training methods.
  • Work directly with trust communication & marketing team to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant board meetings
  • Contribute to establish relevant project themes as they develop.
  • Use proven management techniques in a ‘research-informed’ approach to implement and assess the impact of the Health Academy.


Person specification

Criteria Essential or Desirable
Qualifications, experience and knowledge  
Medical Degree Essential
Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists Desirable
Current registration with GMC, or eligibility to register Essential
Relevant teaching qualification or Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) Desirable
Member of Medical Defence organisation Essential
Managerial experience Desirable
Experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels Desirable
Experience in data collection, management, analysis and presentation Desirable
Involvement in the clinical audit process and an understanding of the aims thereof Desirable
Knowledge of the Clinical Governance framework of the NHS (including Research governance) and understanding of current changes in the organisation and management structures of the NHS. Ability to act within these parameters Essential
Skills and abilities  
Ability to provide clinical supervision Essential
Effective management skills with a record of achieving high performance Desirable
Excellent communication skills/verbal and written Essential
Ability to take on tasks and responsibilities in a multi-professional team and to be able to work effectively and sensitively within it Essential
Ability to organise and prioritise workload, to delegate responsibility as appropriate and to supervise junior staff Essential
Strong leadership skills Essential
Computer literate, including the ability to use Microsoft packages Essential
Personal attributes  
High ethical and professional standards in clinical practice Essential
Display a professional attitude towards colleagues Essential
Commitment to UCL’s policy of equal opportunities and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and of all cultures and background





of Interest

Professor David Walker

Centre for Perioperative Medicine

Department of Targeted Intervention

Division of Surgery

Bloomsbury Campus





Non-technical Skills for Theatre Teams – 13th and 20th June 2022


This FREE* simulation-based course at University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust introduces non-technical skills for theatre teams to enhance patient safety.

Operating theatres and interventional settings are often highly pressured environments with members of the team originating from different professional backgrounds having to work together effectively to perform safe surgery / intervention.  Adverse events are often attributed to poor communication, teamwork and other non-technical skills.

This full immersion simulation programme is designed for all members of the surgical team including nurses, anaesthetists, surgeons and operating department practitioners.

The course aims to promote an understanding of:

  • Inter-professional working
  • The theories and evidence relating to adverse events in operating theatres or interventional settings
  • An awareness of Human Factors and the role of non-technical skills in improving individual and team performance
  • Utilising tools and cognitive aids such as the WHO surgical safety checklist to reduce error and improve safety


Final FRCA Writers Club

Trainees aiming to sit the Final FRCA written exam in September 2022 are invited to join the 6th cycle of the East London Writers’ Club which will be kicking off on Tuesday 17th May 2022! Weekly CRQ questions will be sent out which will cover recent BJA Ed articles, previous CRQ exam topics as well as … Read more

Virtual Mock Final FRCA SOE Day

Dear trainees, You may have already heard from your College Tutors so here’s a reminder! We are organising a free One-day Virtual Mock Final FRCA SOE Course on 1st March 2022 for trainees who are planning to sit the SOE exam in March 2022. This course will be held via Zoom, simulating the actual exam conditions … Read more

Final FRCA Writers Club

Trainees aiming to sit the Final FRCA written exam in March 2022 are invited to join the 5th cycle of the East London Writers’ Club which will be kicking off in a couple of weeks! Weekly CRQ questions will be sent out which will cover recent BJA Ed articles, previous CRQ exam topics as well … Read more

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