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Locum Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine

Job Reference: 358-2745714-MED

University Hospitals of Leicester
LRI, Leicester
£82,096 per annum







Based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary Site


Applications are invited for whole-time or part-time Locum Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and anaesthesia.


We are seeking a highly trained individual committed to Intensive Care Medicine. The successful applicant will support and contribute to the continued development of critical care services in UHL They will be required to undertake management duties, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical audit.


The work pattern offered is designed to give the appointee the best opportunity to develop their clinical and non-clinical interests whilst most effectively supporting the department. All previous holders of this post have progressed to substantive positions, having developed expertise and leadership skills in their field of interest.


One locum replacement post appointment is sought which will bring the team in Intensive care up to 15 whole time Consultants at Leicester Royal Infirmary, UHL. The critical care unit is funded for 19 level 3 beds admitting in excess of 1200 patients per year providing service to one of the busiest A&E departments in the UK. The department is looking to extend substantive medical staffing and previous locum post holders have been successful candidates.


Following planned service reconfiguration in UHL, it is expected that the unit will expand to a new 48 bedded unit admitting in excess of 2000 patients per year.


The Government has announced that Leicester’s Hospitals will be getting £450m of capital investment over the next 5 years to complete our investment and reconfiguration plans. The £450m programme includes two ‘super’ intensive care units with 100 beds in total, almost double the current number with modernised of wards, operating theatres and imaging facilities.


The successful applicant will be joining University Hospital’s Leicester (UHL) at a time of major rebuild including extensive plans to transform the existing Leicester Royal Infirmary Adult Intensive Care Unit into to a state of the art facility in order provide first class care to our patients. As a member of the consultant body, your knowledge and expertise will be instrumental in shaping the unit both in terms of its immediate service delivery, and in terms of its future design and utilisation.


UHL Intensive Care Medicine has an extensive portfolio of expertise. The Royal Infirmary site receives a wide spectrum of medical and surgical specialities including haematology, oncology, infectious diseases, lower and upper gastrointestinal surgery, trauma/orthopaedics and major maxillofacial surgery, emergency admissions accounting for 80% of the units activity. As a Trust, UHL is a forward thinking, value driven Trust that works hard to ensure its patients, service users and workforce feel equally valued and appreciated.



The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of three acute teaching hospitals serving the population of Leicestershire and the wider region. It is fully committed to Continuing Medical Education for Consultants.


As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.



Closing date:9th December 2020


Applications received after this date will not be considered.





For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAlex KeeshanJob titleDrEmail addressAlex.keeshan@uhl-tr.nhsTelephone number0116 2586474Additional contact information

For further information and for an informal discussion, please contact Dr G Williams Head of Service for UHL Critical Care on Leicester (0116) 2502315 or Dr, Alex Keeshan Clinical Lead for Leicester Royal Infirmary ICU on Leicester (0116) 2586474.


Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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