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Clinical Fellow in Critical Care

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'Be part of the team that delivers 'Excellent patient care in world class hospitals'

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values, which can be found by clicking on the 'Trust Objectives 2015-16' document via the link on the right of the screen.

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014 and 2015)
  • Top in the North West and 7th nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England 2014)

Clinical Fellow in Critical Care

Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Fellow in Critical Care at Whiston Hospital available for a fixed term contract.

The Critical Care unit at Whiston is an innovative multidisciplinary department that is led by 8 consultants. Excellent exposure is offered to a wide range of adult surgical, medical, trauma and burns patients.

We have expertise in all forms of renal support as well as utilising high frequency oscillatory ventilation, trans-thoracic echocardiography and ultrasound guided line access. We hope to be able to offer a programme of echocardiography training, aiming for FICE accreditation for appropriate candidates. A novel educational aspect is trainee access to the ESICM online critical care tutorial system. There is an active audit, education and research programme.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a large 3 star Trust consisting of Whiston Hospital & St Helens Hospital with a budget in excess of £162m. The hospital is a new state of the art facility which opened in March 2010.

The Trust employs circa 4,500 staff and currently has in excess of 1000 beds. Although primarily serving the boroughs of St Helens & Knowsley, the Trust also provides services to residents of Halton, Liverpool, Warrington, other parts of the Northwest region and North Wales. In addition the Trust provides a specialist burns and plastic surgery unit to the region.

The Trust has a significant teaching commitment and is a major provider of undergraduate education to medical students from the University of Liverpool. We have a reputation for providing excellent postgraduate medical education and therefore consistently recruit high quality doctors in training.

We are looking to appoint doctors who are contemplating a career in Emergency Medicine, anaesthesia, medicine, surgery or another acute speciality who wish to develop further their Critical Care skills further before application. No prior critical care or anaesthetic experience is necessary but candidates will have been expected to have already achieved FY1 and 2 year competencies or equivalent.

The posts are not approved for training but post holders will have the same educational opportunities as approved post holders. Full training will be provided.

These posts will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adult’s and children’s disclosure).

Closing Date Sunday 23rd October 2016
Shortlisting Date : Monday 24th October 2016
Interview date: TBC

The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information please contact:
Dr Kevin Sim, Consultant in Critical Care & Anaesthesia, on telephone  ( Phone number removed ) .

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to undertake this commitment.

The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.

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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 (formerly a Work Permit)

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