Dr Susan Kirby
OBSTETRIC ANAESTHESIA FELLOWSHIP REGISTRY
Du Cane Road
Supervisor: Dr Gary Stocks / Dr Felicity Plaat
Enquiries to: Dr Susan Kirby
Telephone: 020 8383 3991
Duration/Start: Feb / August – next available post Feb 2011 6 months or 1 year
Grade: Post fellowship Spr 3 / 4 / 5 or ST 5 / 6 / 7
This is a research post based on the labour ward at Queen Charlottes working under the supervision of the labour ward consultant anaesthetists. The successful applicant will take over existing projects but must also bring their own ideas to the department. It is desirable for them to have some previous experience of research but not essential. They are expected to write ethics applications, protocols and also take part in the departmental audits. Previous fellows have successfully submitted work for presentation at major meetings and publication in peer reviewed journals such as IJOA.
There is a 1 in 8 on call commitment which is an 8pm to 8 am shift. Daytime is scheduled for first on / second on or research day on the labour ward. The research fellow is expected to help with elective LSCS’s and emergency work. Very occasionally the fellow covers a gynae oncology list in main theatre of Hammersmith Hospital. There is also the opportunity to attend high risk obstetric clinics and the high risk obstetric anaesthetic clinic.
Queen Charlottes is a busy high risk obstetric unit with over 5000 deliveries per year. It is a tertiary referral centre for fetal care. There are currently 7 consultant anaesthetists with an interest in obstetric anaesthesia and 11 consultant sessions on labour ward plus a high risk clinic on Thursday pm. There are two theatres for elective and emergency work. Elective LSCS occur every week day.