ACSA Clinical Reviewer Application Form
The following process for application and appointment of clinical reviewers has been agreed by the ACSA committee, the group that oversees the ACSA programme. The process is:
- individuals apply using the form below, including your clinical directors support (please see end of form)
- the application is reviewed and approved by the ACSA committee
- the applicant is sent a list of available dates for training days and asked to sign up to one of them
- following attendance at the training day, the reviewer will be added to the list of ACSA clinical reviewers
- the list of ACSA reviewers is reviewed annually.
All applicants must complete all sections of the form, including addressing the essential criteria listed below. Please also ensure that your clinical director completes the final part of this application.
Essential criteria for ACSA clinical reviewers
- are an anaesthetist with experience of managerial responsibility for service delivery
- 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.
Any questions regarding the application process or the role of an ACSA Clinical Reviewer should be directed to the Clinical Quality team via email: email@example.com or telephone: 020 7092 1697.
Please complete the following details.