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Locum Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine

Job Reference: 293-SWSH-MED-0043-B

Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust
Intensive Care Medicine
Homerton University Hospital, London
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, the City and beyond.

We are very proud that the CQC has recently rated Homerton Hospital’s A&E department as 'Outstanding', medical care at the hospital as 'Outstanding', and our acute services overall as ‘Good’.

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. These specialist services include obstetrics, neonatology, foetal medicine, fertility, neuro-rehabilitation, bariatric surgery, and asthma and allergy services.

The local City and Hackney community served by the Trust is highly diverse with a complex mix of clinical and cultural needs. Good working relationships, strong multi-agency working arrangements and integrated pathways already exist between hospital and community health services, primary care, local authority and mental health services.

The trust is an active partner in bringing different services together across City and Hackney to provide integrated care closer to home, and in the development of an ‘Integrated Care System’, of which the Trust is a major partner, which aims to bring together health and care services, the wider community and voluntary sector to work closer together to provide great services for local people in City and Hackney.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to have been included on the HSJ and Nursing Times Best Places to Work list, and has recently achieved 'Excellence' status in the Healthy Workplace Charter, as awarded by the Greater London Authority.

The Role

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Locum Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine (leading to substantive post with mutual agreement)

Applications are invited from Intensive Care specialists for a Locum Consultant, with the expectation of this leading to an already confirmed substantive post by mutual agreement.

The post will support our service expansion and is suitable for applicants from any acute specialty background with the necessary critical care training and experience.

You’ll have a primary clinical responsibility to Intensive Care. However, there is flexibility to undertake sessions in a second speciality or specific area of interest (maximum 2.5PA). We also welcome

applications from those who wish to work less than full time providing the ITU commitments are honoured.

Candidates must be on the GMC’s Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining this at the time of interview.

The post is based wholly at Homerton University Hospital in Hackney.


Dynamic, forward thinking and committed to keeping the diverse community of Hackney in the best of health, Homerton is a University Foundation Trust close to Central London. We are a regional centre for Bariatric Surgery and Neurorehabilitation. We also have a busy Obstetric Unit with approximately 6000 deliveries per year associated with a Level 3 Neonatal Unit, and an expanding Paediatric service. We are a Trauma Unit linked to the Royal London Hospital and routinely see over 120,000 patients a year in our Emergency Department. The hospital is a busy district general with over 450 inpatient beds. We also offer innovative ambulatory and outpatient services such as an outpatient antibiotic programme. ICU currently admits around 600 patients per year. We actively participate in NELA and were a centre for the recent EPOCH trial.

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has 10 beds which flexibly provide Level 3 and 2 care and the ability to open a further 4 Level 2 beds if required. The intensive care team provide input into all other areas of the hospital and relationships with referring teams are excellent. We are supported by a dynamic and expanding Critical Care Outreach Service. It is an innovative unit, with a strong sense of team working and a high regard for constant quality improvement wherever possible. We are currently in the process of gaining approval for expansion and updating of the ICU.

Outreach Nurses currently provide day-time cover 12 hours per day 7 days a week and further support is offered overnight by the Hospital at Night team. An ICU follow-up clinic is also running monthly at present.

Critical Care staffing is provided by a dedicated consultant rota and a trainee resident rota comprising a mix of anaesthesia and medicine based doctors including CT2 level with trainees from Anaesthesia, Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

The ICU has been inspected and approved for training in Intensive Care Medicine by the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Intensive Care Medicine at Intermediate Level and for all levels of Anaesthetic training.

Homerton University Hospital is one campus for St Bartholomew’s and Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary’s and Westfield College, University of London. Medical students attend the hospital in their clinical years for teaching in peri-operative medicine and resuscitation, anaesthesia and intensive care.

We also have an extremely active Education and Simulation Centre providing education and support for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

The ICU, like the rest of the Homerton, aspires to a paperless system and we have made huge strides in this field in recent times. We now use a paperless system for most inpatients, including prescribing and the plans for the new unit embrace this philosophy.


For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact Dr Katrin Eigener, Clinical Lead for ICU on 020 8510 7301, or email:


Please complete the "Values Screener" under "Further Links" to the right of this page before applying for this post. These multiple-choice questions will help you assess whether you feel aligned to the values of Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. When completing the Screener, please ensure you use the same email address as you have used for this application.

When you have completed the questions you will be given a code which you will be asked for on the application form. Please ensure you copy the code accurately, noting that it is case sensitive. Candidates who do not complete the questions and enter a valid code will not be put forward for shortlisting.

Please ensure that you read the "Guidance Notes On Submitting An Application" under "Additional Documentation" before completing your application.

Please note: we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

The Trust welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.

The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area. More details on our range of benefits can be found on the Homerton website.

Homerton is smoke free.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply, who would require immigration sponsorship, can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UKBA website.

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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

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