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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/12/2019.

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine

Job Reference: 236-ICD-CON31-2019

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Intensive Care Medicine
Salford Care Organisation, Salford
£79,860 - £107,668

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

Consultants in Intensive Care Medicine with the potential to work with partner specialties or ICM alone at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT).

Two posts are available:

Post 1: Consultant in ICM - substantive appointment

Post 2: Locum consultant in ICM (March 2020 to March 2021) to cover a period of maternity leave

Applications are invited from enthusiastic individuals to join our dedicated and cohesive team of consultant intensivists.

We invite applications both from those doctors completing their training in ICM, and from established consultants who are looking for new challenges to further develop their already successful careers. Any special skills possessed by applicants will be used to supplement those of the established consultant group to the benefit of the service over the coming years.

The successful applicants can work full time in Critical Care. Alternatively, applicants with dual accreditation may choose to work in both specialties for which they have trained, and sessions in anaesthesia, acute medicine, emergency medicine or respiratory medicine can be accommodated within job plans.

Salford Royal is a major teaching hospital affiliated to Manchester University. It is a Trust renowned for delivering high quality, patient-focused care and has stated aims to become ‘the safest organisation in the NHS’.

The successful candidate(s) will join our existing team of 23 consultant intensivists. The critical care unit is a mixed general and neuroscience facility which admits more than 2000 patients each year, more than 1200 of these patients require level 3 support. It is housed within the new ‘Hope Building’ at SRFT, which offers state of the art facilities and an exceptional working environment.

The Greater Manchester Neuroscience Centre and Intestinal Failure units are both based at the Trust along with other tertiary surgical and medical services. SRFT is one of three acute trusts which manage major trauma for the North West of England: critical care plays a vital role in the current and future developments of all these specialist services.

Although these jobs are described as full time intensive care posts, additional clinical interests may be able to be incorporated within the successful candidate’s job plan if required. If you would like to be part of our team, and relish the challenges of working in a developing and expanding critical care unit, please call to discuss the opportunity.

Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or be a within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview. Although both these posts are full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

It is anticipated interviews will be held early February 2020.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr. Jonathan Goodall
Clinical Director
Critical Care
0161 206 4718
who will be happy to meet and discuss the opportunities afforded by these changes.

If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

Service details will be requested electronically from the previous employer for applicants who have NHS service

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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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