This is a fabulous opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic doctor to join a friendly Critical Care team and deliver high-quality patient care. The Trust serves a diverse population, providing a comprehensive range of medical services. With a focus on innovation, research, and collaborative care, the Trust fosters an environment that supports professional growth and excellence in healthcare.
This posts emphasis for clinical work will be on Adult Critical Care with an optional additional specialism from Acute Medicine, Respiratory Medicine or Anaesthesia. The on-call out of hours provision will be provided in Adult Critical Care.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Department:
The spacious ICU unit at the hospital is an integrated 14 bedded area with two isolation rooms and visiting suite. The Consultant will contribute to a dynamic unit equipped with 11 beds and overseen by a dedicated team of 9 consultants. The department operates at the forefront of critical care, offering advanced treatments and specialized care to critically ill patients. Collaborative teamwork, cutting-edge technology, and a commitment to evidence-based practice define the ethos of this department.
The unit provides a comprehensive critical care follow up service for patients discharged to the ward. There is also a monthly Consultant-led critical care follow-up clinic.
The trust boasts a new ‘state of the art’ theatre complex which comprises of 8 theatres including a barn theatre for orthopaedics and 2 fully integrated theatres for endoscopic and laparoscopic work. One theatre is fully staffed for the 24 hour emergency service. There are dedicated trauma lists including weekend cover. There is also a Treatment Centre and day surgery unit which provides 4 theatres and 5 endoscopy rooms.
Responsibilities and Duties:
The post holder will be expected to undertake an average of 6 Programmed Activities (PAs) per week over an 8-week rota period. They will contribute to the critical care ‘consultant of the week rota’ on a 1 in 8 basis, and provide a morning session, as the second critical care consultant, on a 7 in 8 rota basis.
As a Consultant in Critical Care Medicine, your responsibilities will include:
- Providing expert clinical care and management to critically ill patients in the ICU.
- Leading and participating in multidisciplinary team meetings to optimize patient care plans.
- Contributing to the development of clinical protocols and guidelines within the ICU.
- Mentoring and providing guidance to junior medical staff and trainees.
- Engaging in research initiatives, clinical audits, and quality improvement projects to enhance patient outcomes.
- Participating in on-call duties as per the departmental rota.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Opportunities:
The Trust is committed to supporting the ongoing professional development of its medical staff. Consultants have access to a range of CPD opportunities, including:
- Regular internal and external training sessions, workshops, and conferences.
- Support for further academic pursuits, research endeavors, and postgraduate qualifications.
- Mentorship programs and opportunities for leadership development.
- Access to clinical supervision and peer review sessions to enhance skills and knowledge.
- Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) is required
- Prior or current NHS experience
- A strong understanding of the CESR process and remaining modules, if candidate is not on the specialist register
- Inclusion on the Specialist Register for Intensive Care Medicine (is preferable but not mandatory)
- Significant experience in Critical Care Medicine at a Consultant level or equivalent.
- Proven track record of leadership, teamwork, and excellent communication skills.
- Commitment to continuous professional development and evidence-based practice.