Selection and appointment of FRCA examiners regulations

Published: 31/07/2019

Annex A: FRCA Examiner – Person Specification

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Application and Selection

Examinership

Essential

 

 

Fellow by examination, Fellow ad eundem or Fellow by election

Substantive Consultant/SAS grade Anaesthetist in the NHS

In good standing with the College

Holds full registration, without limitation, with the GMC

In active clinical practice in the NHS

Able to commit at least 12 days per academic year or part time equivalent and have the support of Trust to achieve this. May apply for less than full-time or flexible working on completion of first (probationary) year

Has the expectation of completing no less than 6 years and no more than 12 years as an examiner.

 

Desirable

 

 

Able to demonstrate a special interest relevant to the balance of expertise required

 

PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING

Application and Selection

Examinership

Essential

 

 

Demonstrates commitment to ongoing assessment, training and development as an examiner/trainer

Attendance at Equality and Diversity Training*

Participates in revalidation, including annual appraisal in current post, and adherence to CPD requirements

Will have visited a Primary or Final FRCA Examination within the last five years at the time of being short- listed (February following recruitment round).

 

Desirable

 

 

Able to demonstrate the involvement in written and electronic publications that are of particular

relevance to training/education and basic sciences of anaesthesia

EXPERIENCE

Application and Selection

Examinership

Essential

 

 

At least three years-experience as a substantive Consultant/SAS grade in the NHS

 

Active involvement and commitment to the education and training of anaesthetic trainees

Desirable

 

 

Has held or holds an official anaesthetic trainer post such as CT, RA or involvement in the organisation and delivery of a regional exam course

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Application and Selection

Examinership

Essential

 

 

Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Proven team player who sets and achieves high standards

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Application and Selection

Examinership

Essential

 

 

Demonstrates high professional standards as a trainer and/or examiner

Fully up to date with the requirements and practices of Anaesthesia

Demonstrates courtesy, fairness and non- discrimination towards all trainees/candidates

Demonstrates an understanding of the level of knowledge, skills and attitudes required of a candidate to pass FRCA Examination components

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Application and Selection

Examinership

Essential

 

 

Highly self-motivated

Meticulous attention to detail

Ability to form excellent working relationships at all levels

Able to handle challenging people and situations with discretion, tact and diplomacy

Friendly and consultative attitude

Willingness to contribute to wider aims of training and assessment

*On application E&D training must have been carried out within the last 3 years. On acceptance of examinership, examiners are expected to undertake E&D training specific to examinations on an annual basis (this is arranged by the College).