ACSA (Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation) Reviewer

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Whether you have ten minutes or ten hours a month, whether you can travel or prefer to engage locally/remotely, there is a role for you.

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ACSA (Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation) Reviewer

Clinical Reviewer on ACSA visits.

The number of visits per year decided by post holder. Visits average three days, plus reading time (total one week commitment per visit on average). National, travel required.

Responsibilities

  • Work within the ACSA framework.
  • The number of visits conducted per year is decided by the post holder. Visits average three days, plus reading time (total one week commitment per visit on average).

Criteria

  • Are experienced consultant anaesthetists.
  • Have experience of judging the performance of a peer, for example as an assessor, reviewer or examiner.
  • Are familiar with and able to apply the standards relevant to their clinical specialty.
  • Undertake sessions in general anaesthesia as part of their current position.
  • Are familiar with the concept of professional standards or regulation and able to work with ACSA tools and within the ACSA framework.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to write substantial reports collaboratively and to demonstrate understanding of others’ contributions.
  • Have highly developed interpersonal skills with proven ability to establish credible and effective working relationships and to chair significant meetings with senior professionals.
  • Are able to collect, analyse and synthesise information and record data accurately.
  • Have demonstrable integrity, and base judgements upon an unbiased and logical approach, maintaining flexibility and consideration of the wider context.
  • Are able to work effectively as a team member to complete a task.
  • Are able to manage a challenging and complex environment, sometimes under stressful conditions.
  • Are able to work under pressure and to deadlines, while maintaining enthusiasm.
  • Have a clear understanding of confidentiality in relation to both evidence and the review team’s deliberations; and have a commitment to its maintenance.
  • Have demonstrable commitment and respect for equality and diversity.

There is no limit to tenure, but training is required every three years. If clinically retired, this position has a two-year term.

This is a national role and does require travel as Reviewers do not conduct ACSA visits in their own area.

How to apply

Please complete an application form (application forms are available by emailing acsa@rcoa.ac.uk), forms are currently not online. For more information, please visit www.rcoa.ac.uk/acsa