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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/06/2020.

Post CCT in critical care

Job Reference: 188-MT0283-MEDICAL

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Critical Care - FICE/GICU
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£49,036 per annum

Applications are invited for the position of Post CCT Fellow in Critical Care / FICE/ Special Interests


This post is intended for doctors experienced in ICM and acute care, able to work on an airway rota, who wish to develop an interest in a number of allied areas. These can include

1.Palliative Care; the opportunity to work with the first consultant led palliative care team embedded on an ICU, participate and develop research themes, attend the local hospice and our ICU follow up clinic.

2.FICE; the opportunity to gain significant U/S experience and recognised qualifications. There is the opportunity to extend practice into TOE.

3.Research; there is a very active research group with two Professors within our unit, with a wide range of on-going projects.

These options are not exhaustive, as there are also other opportunities such as clinical simulation and peri-operative medicine. It is possible to design a fellowship year to match individual goals. These opportunities would be delivered during normal working hours.

Special Interest (60%)

1.Palliative Care

Join weekly palliative care ward rounds on ICM with palliative care consultant, ICM consultant with palliative care interest and duty ICM consultant.

Attend acute palliative care ward rounds in the wider hospital, palliative care MDTs, palliative care in the community, and engage with the post ICU follow up clinic. There will be the opportunity to contribute to ongoing research projects around these topics


The successful applicant would have a named FICE mentor, with access to ICM and cardiology trainers to enable full FICE accreditation. There will be the opportunity to develop some TOE experience during this post, as well as Point of Care U/S.

  1. Research

The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to an active research programme (including a number of National Portfolio trials, A2B,TOXYC, BLING III, GAP, SARIPOC) within the critical care department, gain experience in recruiting for trials, working through ethics applications etc. This will be individually supported by one of the 4 consultants actively involved in clinical research.

ICM; (40%)

Predominately blocks of nights on call and weekend work. This would equate to 16-18 shifts per 12 week block.

The post will join an established team of 15 Consultants who provide a full range of services to a large population across the South Coast. The Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital provides Critical Care services for a wide range of specialities including General Surgery, General Medicine, the Major Trauma Centre, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, and Bone Marrow Transplant. The post will provide the opportunity to continue developing your skills in all aspects of Intensive Care Medicine in a large multidisciplinary unit supporting a large, expanding teaching hospital ICU admitting approximately 1800 patients per year.

The post holder will be expected to work closely with their colleagues and the Specialist Registrars to provide cover across the unit and help deliver appropriate teaching and supervision of junior doctors and medical students

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements:-

  • To support the provision of a first class clinical service
  • To provide effective middle grade leadership to the staff working on the unit
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Trust’s procedures and operating policies
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trust’s and Division’s services plans
  • To support the clinical decision making of medical and nursing staff on the unit
  • To lead, in conjunction with the Consultant workforce, the education programme for junior doctors


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on TBC.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:
David Sparkes

Consultant Anaesthetics and ITU



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