Anaesthetics – Shift practice and rota

A full shift rota with internal cover is in operation and is fully European Working Time Directive compliant. 
There will be no on-calls during the first 3 months whilst core competencies are achieved. 
Normal day shifts are 08:00 – 17:30, long days are 08:00 – 20:30 and nights are from 20:00 – 09:00. 
The roster is available from the Anaesthetic Department at your induction.

As a CT1/2 you will carry the cardiac arrest bleep and be responsible for emergency anaesthesia under the supervision of a Specialist Registrar and a Consultant. During the CT1 year the trainee will also complete a 12 week Intensive Care Module. The CT2’s will complete their obstetric, pain and general modules, and will be able to attend Caesarean sections, breech or difficult deliveries in the Maternity Unit.

The work pattern and intensity of the rota for all specialties is regularly monitored by diary card exercises to ensure compliance with New Deal and EWTD guidance.


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