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Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine & Anaesthesia

Job Reference: 358-2142938-CON

Employer:
University Hospitals of Leicester
Department:
Anaesthetics
Location:
LRI, Leicester
Salary:
£79,860 - £107,668

CONSULTANT IN INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE

Based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary Site

Applications are invited for whole-time or part-time consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia to commence as soon as possible.

We are seeking a highly trained individual committed to Intensive Care Medicine. Applicants must hold a CCT in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia (or equivalent) or be within 6 months of obtaining this at the time of interview.

One substantive replacement post appointment is sought which will bring the team in Intensive care up to 14 whole time Consultants at Leicester Royal Infirmary, UHL. The critical care unit is funded for 19 level 3 beds admitting in excess of 1200 patients per year providing service to one of the busiest A&E departments in the UK.

Following planned service reconfiguration in UHL, it is expected that the unit will expand to a new 48 bedded unit admitting in excess of 2000 patients per year.

The Government has announced 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 with modernised of wards, operating theatres and imaging facilities.

The successful applicant will be joining University Hospital’s Leicester (UHL) at a time of major rebuild including extensive plans to transform the existing Leicester Royal Infirmary Adult Intensive Care Unit into to a state of the art facility in order provide first class care to our patients. As a member of the consultant body, your knowledge and expertise will be instrumental in shaping the unit both in terms of its immediate service delivery, and in terms of its future design and utilisation.

UHL Intensive Care Medicine has an extensive portfolio of expertise. The Royal Infirmary site receives a wide spectrum of medical and surgical specialities including haematology, oncology, infectious diseases, lower and upper gastrointestinal surgery, trauma/orthopaedics and major maxillofacial surgery, emergency admissions accounting for 80% of the units activity. As a Trust, UHL is a forward thinking, value driven Trust that works hard to ensure its patients, service users and workforce feel equally valued and appreciated.

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

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:

For further information and for an informal discussion, please contact Dr R Vaja Head of Service for UHL Critical Care on Leicester (0116) 2502315 or Dr G Williams, Clinical Lead for Leicester Royal Infirmary ICU on Leicester (0116) 2586474.

 




We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

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 especially 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 for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.


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

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



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