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Trust Doctor (ST3+ Level) in Simulation and Critical Care

Job Reference: 384-LH-912

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
384 496840 Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Guildford, Surrey
£30,605 - £48,123 per annum

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services from one acute hospital in Guildford and two adult community services hospitals across Surrey. We employ over 4,000 staff and serve over two million people locally and regionally. We have recently been rated as ‘Good; by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and ‘Outstanding’ for being responsive to people’s needs and for our maternity services and ‘Good’ for being caring, effective and safe. We believe that our people are the key to this success and the fact that going the extra mile is inbuilt within our teams. The recent appointment of a new CEO means you would be joining the board at an exciting time.

The Trust serves a population of over 330,000 across south west Surrey. We are a specialist tertiary cancer centre, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to a population of up to two million.

It is an innovative hospital packed with ambition and is an excellent place to start your career as well as move it up a gear or to continue developing yourself professionally.

A regional cancer centre for Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire, it is also a tertiary specialist centre for ENT and Maxillofacial surgery. It attracts referrals from across the whole country for other specialties (i.e. urology). The Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (key-hole surgery) is one of only three such training units in the UK.

The Trust has strong links with the nearby University of Surrey and staff are well supported if they wish to undertake further study. As well as this, staff are able to develop and enhance skills and knowledge by undertaking post-qualification support and training at the hospital’s dedicated Education Centre. These are just some of the training and development opportunities available to staff.

The Trust celebrated its 150th birthday on 27 April 2016.


This post will place the successful candidate at the heart of a dynamic medical simulation team. Established in 2005, MediSim, the Royal Surrey County Hospital simulation service, is recognised by HEKSS as a centre of excellence for simulation and has been delivering Medical Student and Foundation Year 1 & 2 programmes ever since. High quality simulation delivery is well established with MediSim being recognised by HEKSS School of Anaesthesia as a regional centre for simulation training for all Surrey anaesthetic trainees. We deliver nationally accredited courses such as MEPA, and are one of the founding centres of the HEKSS accredited TeachSIM faculty training programme. We have active in-situ ICM simulation programmes, and the ICS endorsed STricT course (critical care transfer training) is delivered regularly. MediSim delivers simulation over 3 main sites including the simulation suite, a mobile service in clinical areas and at the University. With access to a Classic SimMan, SimMan 3G, SimBaby, part task trainers, and SMOTS, we are entering into an exciting time of expansion within specialty, mobile and multidisciplinary simulation across the Trust.

The Intensive Care Unit supports all of this activity and currently consists of up to 28 bed spaces including seven isolation rooms in an expanded brand new and purpose built. Over 1300 patients are admitted annually with around 55% coming from surgical specialties. The Intensive Care Unit (together with the anaesthetic department) has become internationally known for using Enhanced Recovery and Goal Directed Therapy for major surgical cases. This has been particularly effective for the hepatobiliary and oesophagogastric patients. The hospital attracts many tertiary referral cases relating to hepatobiliary, oesophagogastric and robotic urological surgery. In particular specialist expertise has been developed in the management of severe acute pancreatitis, small liver/ hepatic failure in both surgical and medical patients and perforated oesophagus. Our SMR is well below that of comparable units with a similar case mix nationally, we are proud of our excellent care. The unit is progressive and offers first class in situ rehabilitation including an on-unit physiotherapy gymnasium.

This Senior Clinical Fellow post would suit applicants wishing either for further experience in medical simulation, education and critical care medicine whilst they are planning to develop their career.

Applicants for this post will have the opportunity to work alongside CT and ST trainees from Anaesthetics and Medicine in a post recognised for advanced Intensive Care training. They will benefit from a full active weekly teaching programme and will complete Workplace Assessments and Competencies in Intensive Care Medicine. They will also have the opportunity to take part in research, and career development is supported and strongly encouraged.

For further information please contact Dr. Justin Kirk-Bayley, Clinical Lead, ICU or Dr Michele Bossy, Associate Trust Lead for Simulation via Deborah Simao, PA to ICU Business Unit on 01483 571122 ext 2177 or

If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links provided to access the full job description/person specification and apply online.

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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The trust aims to treat all applicants fairly in regards to any disclosure of conviction revealed at the application stage. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. If you currently reside outside of the UK we will require documentary proof of security/police clearance, in English.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all safeguarding legislation and current standards.

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.

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

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