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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/12/2020.

Locum ITU Consultant

Job Reference: 287-DOC-150-20

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Critical Care
Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool
£82,096 - £110,683 gross per annum

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

In its most recent inspection, the Care Quality Commission gave the Trust an overall rating of Good.

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A vacancy has arisen for a fixed-term locum consultant in critical care medicine to join our diverse and dynamic team of consultants within the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Liverpool Hospital site). The clinical commitment is to a busy and progressive adult general intensive care unit (ICU, 18 beds, over 800 admissions a year), and to the high dependency unit (HDU, 14 beds, over 800 admissions a year), currently managed by 17 critical care consultants. A separate Post-Operative Critical Care Unit (POCCU) with 4 beds is managed by the Anaesthesia Directorate.

The LUHFT Trust also has a Critical Care Unit on the Aintree Hospitals site, with 23 beds.

The successful applicant must be trained in and be able to demonstrate in-depth experience of Intensive Care Medicine. Applicants must be on, or within six months of being eligible for, the Specialist Register with accreditation in Intensive Care Medicine.

We are looking forward to the completion of a new Royal Liverpool Hospital building in which theatres and critical care will occupy one floor. There will be 20 ITU beds, 10 HDU beds and 10 POCCU beds, although it is probable that initially only 37 beds will be commissioned. This will be a state of the art facility whose design we have been closely involved with from the outset, with single rooms for all patients. There are 14 isolation rooms protected by anterooms and filtered air flow. Huge investment is being made into a unified electronic patient record, with stakeholder input into its development.

The critical care consultants also support a well-established nurse-led Critical Care Outreach Team (CCOT) which delivers a seven-day service to the hospital.

This is a standalone ICM post, but as the directorate has strong relationships with the other specialities, it is usually possible, following discussions between the successful applicants, the Trust and the other specialty, to support clinical sessions in that specialty (maximum of 2.5 PAs).

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in clinical audit, clinical governance activities, teaching and consultant appraisal.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Peter HampshireJob titleClinical Lead of Critical CareEmail addresspeter.hampshire@liverpoolft.nhs.ukTelephone number0151 706 3191 (PA)Additional contact information

Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the hospital by arrangement with the ICU PA (Alison Fullard) on 0151 706 3191, to discuss the post with the Clinical Lead of Critical Care (Dr Peter Hampshire, Candidates are also invited to arrange a meeting with the Chief Executive (Mr Steven Warburton,, and the Medical Director (Dr Tristan Cope, of the Trust by contacting the Trust Office on 0151 706 3138.

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The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed,flexible working environment that supports staff & promotes welfare & development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity;we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community.We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment & selection process is accessible to all.Flexible Working applications will be considered.

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Please Note:new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.

We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion employer.

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