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Consultant in Adult Intensive Care Medicine (SARF & ECMO)

Job Reference: 358-3130606-CON

University Hospitals of Leicester
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Consultant in Adult Intensive Care Medicine with an interest in Severe Acute Respiratory Failure (SARF) and ECMO

(Based at the Glenfield Hospital Site)

Applications are invited for whole-time or part-time consultant in Intensive Care Medicine with a specialist interest in Acute Respiratory Failure (SARF) and ECMO.

We are seeking a highly trained individual committed to Intensive Care Medicine, with an interest in severe acute respiratory failure and ECMO alongside general and cardiothoracic intensive care. The unit is committed to developing research and training in this area. Applicants must hold a CCT/CESR/CESR(CP) in Intensive Care Medicine (or equivalent) or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT/CESR(CP) at the time of interview. Significant experience in critical care transfer and the management of Adult ECMO patients is essential alongside contemporary experience of both cardiothoracic and general intensive care. Applications are invited from candidates trained in Intensive Care Medicine or those dual trained in Intensive care medicine and a defined partner specialty (acute internal / renal / respiratory / emergency medicine or anaesthesia).

Glenfield brought Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation to the UK 32 years ago and is the only centre to care for patients of all ages from neonate to adult. We were the sole UK provider of adult ECMO until designation of 4 more centres in December 2011, making us the oldest and most experienced centre in the UK with national and international renown. To date we have cared for over 2600 patients of which 1166 have been adults.

One substantive appointment is sought which will bring the team in Intensive care up to 18 whole time Intensive Care Consultants, 7 of which contribute to ECMO oncall rota at Glenfield hospital, UHL. The critical care unit is funded for 21 level 3 beds admitting in excess of 1500 patients per year used flexibly within a 33 bedded unit. We opened our brand new critical care extension last July expanding the unit’s footprint from 22 to 33 beds.


Following planned service reconfiguration in UHL, it is expected that the unit will expand to 33 beds admitting in excess of 2000 patients per year with an increase in full time equivalent Intensive care consultants to 22. This post will support the increase in activity.

The Government announced in 2019 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, a major planned care Treatment Centre at the Glenfield Hospital and modernised wards, operating theatres and imaging facilities.


The successful applicant will be expected to make a significant contribution to the continued development of Adult ECMIO and critical care services in UHL They will be required to undertake management duties, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical audit at activity at Glenfield Hospital.

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.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Chris Harvey, ECMO Director, UHL



Dr Caroline Sampson, Consultant in Anaesthesia & ICM, Deputy Adult ECMO director, UHL




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

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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.

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