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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/12/2020.

Senior Clinical Fellows in Adult Critical Care

Job Reference: 200-CWCMV-2344140-GT4

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Intensive Care
St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Tooting, London
£32,478 - £51,069

Senior Clinical Fellows in Adult Critical Care


CESR Pathway Fully Supported.


Minimum ST3-4 or equivalent or post completion of Specialist Training

(Full time appointment)

Immediate start

General ICU, Neuro ICU and Cardiothoracic ICU


St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare units in the United Kingdom accommodating around 1100 beds and treating 89 000 inpatient and day-cases annually. St George’s Hospital is the main teaching hospital in the western sector of South London and as such supports an extensive training programme for junior doctors.


Posts are available for clinical fellows in Critical Care. Successful candidates are expected to start as soon as possible for 6-12 months (with the potential to extend). The three St George’s Adult Intensive Care Units work closely together and offer a unique opportunity to experience dedicated subspecialty and General Intensive Care Medicine under one umbrella. The applicant should either be a trainee at the equivalent to registrar level (ST3-4) in anaesthesia, intensive care medicine, accident and emergency medicine, general medicine or surgery OR, have a CCT in one of these specialities with the respective postgraduate qualification. Applicants should have registrar level experience in Intensive Care and be ready to work at this level.


CESR Programme


This is an exciting new programme that we are rolling out at St Georges. Fellows appointed to this programme will receive assistance in achieving all the requirements for a CESR in Intensive Care Medicine- we can provide Adult Critical Care (in all sub-specialities), PICU, Acute Medicine and Anaesthesia experience for the successful candidate over 2-3 years. We can further offer mentoring and support from members of the critical care faculty at St George’s, who have both successfully undertaken, and are undertaking, the CESR pathway to specialist registration.


Perioperative Sub-Specialty Interest:


The successful candidate will be based on General Intensive Care and will be part of a 9 person on-call rota. They are expected to engage with the peri-operative programme at St George’s, and liaise with both the anaesthesia and surgical departments. There is scope to engage with the post-operative optimisation programme, as well as the new shared decision making clinic we are setting up. The post-holder will also be expected to engage with our peri-operative research programme (currently including the PQIP, ALLEGRO, and PRISM trials).


Trauma Sub-Speciality Interest:


The successful candidate will attend major trauma calls in the Emergency Department aiming to lead the trauma calls as they become more experienced. They will act as critical care liaison with the major trauma team and be involved with major trauma research, teaching and governance. They will have the ability to also attend trauma theatres, and be able to view the flow of the trauma patient throughout their trauma pathway.


Education Sub-Speciality Interest:


This fellow will be based in one of the critical care units, with time spent in the medical education centre (with a special interest in simulation - GAPS Centre). Day shifts will be split between medical education to pursue dedicated medical education projects and intensive care related work. The successful candidate would be encouraged to apply for and make significant progress toward completing a PGCME during their attachment. Successful candidates will also be expected to take on non-clinical activities commensurate with their needs and level of seniority and take a leading role in delivering the critical care education programme. St George’s Advanced Patient Simulator (GAPS) is an inter-professional training facility for health care teams. The dedicated centre includes two full-immersion high-fidelity simulation suites, a fully-equipped skills lab, a part-task training unit, in-house mobile simulation and support for satellite simulation groups.


GMC sponsorship


We are pleased to also be able to provide GMC sponsorship to trainees registered with a college in their home countries who wish to join us for a specialist fellowship. The successful applicants will have a minimum of 12 months experience in Intensive Care Medicine or Anaesthesia in their own country, and already will have demonstrated their clinical competence within their own training programme. They will already have their equivalent of a qualifying primary examination (e.g. primary FRCA, MRCP, First Part exam CICM).


All Candidates


During these 6-12 months they will be able to develop the necessary skills to manage a variety of critical care patients. Candidates that have completed their specialist training can gain great experience and build up their skills and confidence in view of a future consultant appointment. The duration of the posts is usually 6 months with the possibility of extension to one year, but shorter and longer durations will be considered. The applicant should either be a trainee at a registrar level or equivalent (ST3-4 and above) in anaesthesia, intensive care medicine, accident and emergency medicine, general medicine, or surgery OR have a CCT in one of these specialities with the respective postgraduate qualification. Applicants should have registrar level experience in Intensive Care and be ready to work at this level with the supervision and help of a Consultant available 24/7.This job is ideal for doctors wishing to gain experience in one of the busiest Intensive Care departments in Europe. The experience gained will be beneficial to trainees wishing to pursue a wide variety of career aims.


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We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email.

If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity. The document/s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features. These features will include:

- The machine readable zone
- An ultra violet image
- An infra red image

As part of you pre-employment checks, we will also be required to obtain satisfactory, written references. Please ensure that the referee details which you provide on your application form are correct. We require atleast one written reference from your current or most recent line manager. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.

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

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