Specialty Doctor in Critical Care Medicine

  • £51,000 - £80,000
  • South East
  • Fixed

The Job This is an exciting opportunity to join a CQC ‘outstanding’ rated NHS Trust as a Specialty Doctor. You will be working within one of the few DGHs in the UK who are accredited for advanced ICM training.

Key Details

Job Title: Specialty Doctor in Critical Care Medicine

Location: South East Salary: Dependent on years of experience at equivalent grade and above.

Contract: 12 months (with a view to extend permanently)

The Department

The 24-bed critical care programme is divided into a 10-bed surgical high dependency unit (SHDU) and a 14-bed intensive care unit (ICU). Each of these locations has a special resident roster.

An ongoing critical care research programme, a round-the-clock outreach service, and the longest-running post-discharge ICU rehabilitation clinic in the area are all present.

Additionally, the ICU team great pride in our highly effective organ donation strategy. To support quality improvement, the critical care wards use an electronic clinical information system (Metavision), and there are monthly governance and educational meetings.    

The department offers postgraduate doctors opportunity to obtain experience in a wide case mix of critically sick medical patients as well as a high number of elective and emergency post-surgical patients because it is one of the busiest critical care units in the area. The emergency: elective ratio for level 3 admissions is roughly 90%-10%, and the medical: surgical split is roughly 70%:30. The hospital houses the local vascular and ENT services and working in the ICU you will receive the casemix associated with these specialties.

Main Duties

  • Along with managing the critical care junior doctor and ACCP team, the job will also involve providing critical care services throughout the Critical Care zones.      
  • This will cover the entire shift schedule. Each week will have an average of 48 hours total.     
  • All of the patients under the Consultants' care will fall under the purview of the post holder. When issues emerge that are outside the scope of his/her knowledge or experience, he/she will resort to the Consultants.   
  • The position holder is required to stay in contact with others who are working before and after them   
  • The position holder will take part in the department's Advanced Critical Care Practitioners and middle and junior grade medical staff duty rotation.      
  • The position holder will need to actively engage in clinical audit and quality improvement, put its findings into practise, and connect them to the Trust and Directorate's clinical governance policy. Additionally encouraged is participation in the monthly morbidity and mortality process. 


There are a variety of available training opportunities on CCU such as: 

  • ICU BASIC course is delivered yearly ·        
  • Opportunities to learn bronchoscopy ·        
  • FUSIC training - Ultrasound scanners available in each of the three critical care areas for use in clinical services and training.  
  • Training for percutaneous tracheostomy. 
  • Regular research opportunities available regular 
  • There is scope to gain exposure in domiciliary NIV services due to close association between ICM and respiratory medicine department.        
  • Regular teaching for medical students.     
  • Trainees regularly get involved in regular multidisciplinary teaching including simulation based teaching  


In order to apply for this role you will need:

  • Full GMC Registration (or you have been invited to the ID check stage) 
  • Recognised post graduate degree (e.g. EDAIC, EDIC, MRCP, FRCA, USMLE)
  • English Language Test (OET or IELTS)
  • EPIC verification (via the ECFMG) of your primary and post-graduate medical qualifications
  • Experience in a similar position overseas or locally (Specialty Doctor/Specialist/Senior Resident)

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

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • 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

We look forward to hearing from you!

Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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