Would you like to consider joining our dynamic team in the Critical Care Unit? Here, our dedicated team provides care to a diverse group of individuals, with the majority needing urgent medical attention for conditions such as respiratory distress, acute kidney complications, liver issues, heart ailments, and the unyielding battle against septic shock. Additionally, we handle a wide range of surgical admissions ensuring the highest level of care for those who require extra attention.
The Critical Care Centre is a 12 bedded unit, of which 8 will be Level 3 and 4 Level 2. Four beds are within side rooms and two are equipped with negative pressure for isolation of infectious cases. The Critical Care Centre had one of the lowest mortalities in London during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The work of the unit was featured in a Sunday Times magazine article.
The unit offers multi-system organ support including respiratory, renal and cardiovascular systems using state of the art Philips monitoring with the option of PICCO and LidCO for continuous cardiac output monitoring. Out of about 750 to 800 patients admitted annually, 70% are medical and 30% surgical, the large majority being non-elective. Respiratory support is provided by Draeger, Hamilton and BellaVista ventilators. The elective surgical patients admitted consist mainly of patients supported after major colorectal and orthopaedic procedures. They admit patients directly from A&E and the wards and as part of the North-West London Critical Care Network, they also admit patients from the local catchment area. High level care is also provided throughout the hospital by their nurse-run, consultant-supported 24 hour Critical Care Outreach Team. The unit has 3 dedicated ultrasound machines and a handheld ultrasound device. Six consultant Intensivists cover day time and out of hours in a separate rota from the general anaesthetists. The unit is in the process of recruiting another 2 consultants so the consultant rota will become 1 in 8.
This opportunity is more than just a job – it's a chance to immerse yourself in a world of learning and growth while making a meaningful impact on the lives of the patients. Join them and become part of a team dedicated to excellence in critical care!
The post holders will take part in a 1 in 8 full shift ICU rota
• There are three middle-grade full-shift rotas:
- Intensive Care
- “Senior Registrar” rota covering all areas, including paediatric emergencies
• They must have a thorough up-to-date knowledge of resuscitation techniques and
undertake to update these yearly. They will be encouraged to update their knowledge and skills regularly by attending appropriate courses/meetings.
• The post holder will be supported to gain competencies needed to apply for CESR in her/his chosen specialty.
• The post holder will be supported if she/he wish to get competencies to apply for ST4 in anaesthetics.
• Candidates who don’t have anaesthetics as primary speciality are encouraged to apply if they have experience at registrar level in ICU.
• The post holder will be expected to maintain their continuous professional development and time and funds will be given for study leave in line with Trust policy.
• The post holder should understand that flexibility is essential; he/she may be asked to accept additional duties in emergencies or unforeseen circumstances.
• This job description may be subject to change according to the varying needs of the service. Such changes will be made after discussion between the post holder and his/her manager.
• All duties must be carried out under supervision or within Trust policy and procedure. You must never undertake any duties that are outside your area of skill or knowledge level. If you are unsure you must seek clarification from a more senior member of staff.
In order to apply for this role you will need:
- GMC Registration complete (or awaiting ID check)
- Recognized post graduate degree (EDAIC, EDIC, MRCP, FRCA, USMLE)
- Language test (OET or IELTS)
- ECFMG verification
- Experience in a similar position overseas or locally (Specialty Doctor/Specialist/Senior Resident)
- Previous NHS experience
How BDI Resourcing can support
When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:
- CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
- Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
- Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
- Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more
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- Document gathering and checking
- COS and Visa Application support if applicable
- Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
- Travel Arrangements
- Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care