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Intensive Care Medicine Clinical Fellow

Job Reference: 193-MS978UCG

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Intensive Care Medicine
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
£31,217 to £41,300 pa

Royal Berkshire hospital are pleased to announce that following our CQC inspection has been rated ‘outstanding’ with inspectors reporting that we have made significant improvements. The Trust’s overall rating has also improved to ‘good’. This is a great opportunity to join our clinical or non-clinical teams to create a positive and motivating environment within our trust. Come and join our team in this exciting time of change as we pride ourselves, our staff and our services on excellence.

At the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust we put our patients at the heart of every element of health and care that we provide. The Trust works together as a community to deliver its vision which is “Working together to provide outstanding care for our community.”

We are Compassionate in our thoughts, words and actions

We are Aspirational and have a true desire to be dynamic and to innovate

We are Resourceful and responsible in the way we work and live

We are Excellent in our development, fairness and sharing best practice

Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; delivered by amazing people……why don’t you come and join us…….

This post is an excellent opportunity for candidates to gain experience in Intensive Care Medicine. All training will take place at the Royal Berkshire Hospital which is recognised by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) for advanced level training and the GMC. Our unit was graded outstanding by the CQC in 2017 and received an overall satisfaction rating of 96.5% in the 2018 annual GMC training survey placing us within the top 10 Intensive Care Units in the country.




The objective of the post is to provide a grounding in ICM and suitable for those who subsequently might wish to gain entry into ACCS, ICM or Anaesthesia training. Such appointments are also of value to those who expect to practise hospital medicine in an acute specialty in which there is currently no provision for training in ICM, but for which training in ICM is of value.


The current ICM team of 11 Consultants all hold dual accreditation in either Anaesthesia, Acute medicine or Emergency medicine. This has led to excellent working relationships in the hospital with the other acute specialties from which the majority of our referrals are made. Within the Consultant team, we have the current dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine - Dr Carl Waldmann, the Thames Valley Regional advisor for Intensive Care Medicine – Dr Ian Rechner, the Thames Valley ICM Training Programme Director – Dr Liza Keating & the Thames Valley ACCS Training Programme Director – Dr Tim McErlane. We are an enthusiastic group of hard working individuals who are committed to delivering high quality evidenced based care.




There is an active education programme with a weekly teaching programme, journal club and morbidity and mortality meeting. The education programme includes regular in-situ simulation which has received excellent feedback since its introduction. A wide variety of courses are provided at the Royal Berkshire Hospital including ALS, APLS, ATLS, FICE, CUSIC & BASICS. Several of the ICU Consultants are registered FICE mentors and CUSIC training can also be provided for those with an interest in ultrasound.




There is a very active urgent care research team at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, which has been recognised nationally with Dr Keating and the local urgent care research time receiving research awards. We are currently running several NIHR portfolio studies including, Pleural Effusions in Critical Care (PECC), TEST-it, RAMP (randomised ambulatory management of pneumothorax), REST (“protective ventilation with veno-venous lung assist in respiratory failure) & rapid CTCA (rapid CT coronary angiography for low risk chest pain).




Applicants should be post FY2 with ALS provider status.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Andrew Jacques, FICM tutor -

As part of our development programme, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with Henley Business School, Reading, offer a 3 year BA (Hons) in Applied Management. As a Trust, we are delighted to offer such prestigious programme which is accredited with Chartered Management Institutes . We are the only NHS Trust offering this programme and it is a unique opportunity for our staff. Normal application and acceptance process will apply for staff who want to undertake this course.

All new appointments, with the exception of executive positions and all medical & dental staff, are subject to a probationary period.

All our applications are processed through a different system - Applications made via NHSJobs will be transferred into this system automatically.


1. Please ensure you check the email account (including junk/spam boxes) from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

2. Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

3. All vacancies followed by INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY have been classified as an internal role and only internal candidates will be considered.

4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust employees.

5. All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the post can opt for a guaranteed interview.

Applications from Tier 2 candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of suitable and available EU/EEA candidates, as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test as required by the Border Immigration Authority.

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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

UK Registration

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

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