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Clinical&Research fellow in PICU & Paediatric Retrieval Medicine

Job Reference: 321-S6-997-CR

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Critical Care
0CCHPM Paediatric Medicine, Oxford
£31.217.00- £49.086.00 pa

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

The Paediatric Critical Care (PCC) departments at Oxford University Hospital (OUH), Oxford and Children Acute Transport Services (CATS), London, UK invite applications for Paediatric Critical Care and Retrieval Fellow posts.

Three Clinical & Research Fellow (ST5-ST8) posts in Paediatric Intensive Care and Paediatric Retrieval Medicine

Posts available from February 2019 (There are three possible starting dates through the year).

Fixed Term posts lasting 12 months

All posts will involve eight months on the OUH PCC and four months with the CATS retrieval service. If you have specific training requirements, we are happy to consider you for an individualized and tailored rotation.

Our Intensive Care fellows are under the supervision of a team of consultants in the Paediatric Critical Care area and with CATS. It is also expected that a successful applicant will take part in an agreed project such as outreach education, research or quality improvement. There will be one protected day a week during your time on PCC to facilitate work on the agreed project.


Children's Acute Transport Service (CATS)


The Children's Acute Transport Service (CATS) stabilises & transports critically ill & injured children into the Intensive Care facilities in North Thames. The posts are ideally suited to doctors with backgrounds in Paediatric, Anaesthesia, Critical Care or Emergency Medicine wishing to consolidate and broaden their experience of Paediatric Critical Care Medicine.


The successful applicants will be working as part of a team of 10 Specialist Registrars, Clinical Fellows and Advanced Nurse Practitioners. The service currently undertakes over 1200 retrievals per year with a wide range of Paediatric, Neonatal, Surgical and Cardiac intensive care cases, including those referred for ECMO support.


Flexible time is included in to allow for participation in governance and quality improvement and to cater to the training needs of the individual. Previous experience in Transport Medicine is desirable but not essential as the post includes full training in the transport of critically ill children by road and air.


Paediatric Critical Care, Oxford University Hospital


The Paediatric Critical Care (PCC) unit provides intensive and high dependency care to the local population and children of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire as well as further afield. It comprises an eight-bedded Intensive Care Area and an adjacent eight-bedded High Dependency ward. The OUH is a major trauma centre and supports a number of medical and surgical specialities including Infectious Diseases, Respiratory medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology and Gastroenterology, Paediatric surgery, Neurosurgery, craniofacial surgery and Orthopaedic surgery.

The department is run by the Consultant of the week, one of eight with either a Paediatric or Anaesthetic background. The Consultant is a strong presence on the unit and provides a continuous high level of training and supervision. The department is staffed with 10 trainees at ST6-7 level with a background in Paediatrics and Neonatology or Anaesthetics and adult Intensive Care Medicine.

Paediatric Intensive Care retrievals from the Oxford region are managed on a 24-hour basis jointly with Southampton General Hospital under the umbrella of the Southampton Oxford Retrieval Team (SORT). SORT provides support to over 15 District General Hospitals in the combined South Central Region. Successful applicants will have a protected day a week during which you will be expected to be available for retrievals and outreach educational activities to the district general hospitals as well as engage in an agreed project (Research / Education / Quality Improvement)

Applicants must be registered with the General Medical Council and be in their ST5-ST8 year of training in Adult intensive care Medicine / Anaesthetics / Paediatrics

Closing date: 18th of Febuary 2019


Salary: £31.217.00- £49.086.00 pa

A possible banding supplement may be applicable

For further details / informal visits contact:

For Further Details/Information, please contact:

Dr Avishay Sarfatti on

Dr Linda Chigaru on

Contact name for informal inquiries about vacancy:

Dr Avishay Sarfatti

Dr Linda Chigaru

Contact number and email. 01865 221411


No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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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