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Senior and Junior Clinical Fellows in Adult Critical Care

Job Description

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services, delivered from 2 hospital sites, St.George’s Hospital in Tooting and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton, and from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth. With national and regional referrals added to our local 35m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m. We employ around 8,000 staff.

Department of Critical Care
Senior and Junior Clinical Fellows in Adult Critical Care
From February 2017 for 6 months (extendable)
General ICU, Neuro ICU and Cardiothoracic ICU (with one position of echocardiography fellow)

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest healthcare units in the United Kingdom accommodating around 1100 beds and treating 89 000 inpatient and day-cases annually. St George’s Hospital is the main teaching hospital in the western sector of South London and as such supports an extensive training programme for junior doctors.

Post are available for clinical fellows in Critical Care from February 2017 for a period of 6 months with the possibility of extension to 1 year. Shorter durations will also be considered. The three St George’s Adult Intensive Care Units work closely together and offer a unique opportunity to experience dedicated Subspecialty and General Intensive Care Medicine under one umbrella. Positions are available for different grades and experience.

We can accommodate both experienced trainees looking to broaden their experience (especially subspecialty) and novice trainees with no prior ICM experience. Duties and responsibilities will be commensurate with the individual candidate’s experience, but are overseen by consultant intensivists at all times. There is a robust teaching programme in place and the opportunity to gain experience in echocardiography (TTE & TOE). One dedicated echocardiography fellow position is available on CTICU (further details in the Job Description). The Critical Care Directorate is worldwide famous for its research and several consultants hold leadership positions in national and international societies. Successful candidates will also be expected to take on non-clinical activities commensurate with their needs and level of seniority.
The posts are suitable for candidates wishing to pursue a wide variety of career aims and candidates from a medical, surgical or anaesthetic background will be considered. Prior experience of the UK healthcare system is desirable, and GMC registration is essential.
Successful candidates for this post will be scored at interview and offered in turn, their first choice of rotation between the units, depending on availability.

GICU is a 21 bedded unit that provides care to a diverse group of patients including:
• routine and emergency high risk surgical patients
• severe trauma patients
• a wide range of medical emergency patients

Successful candidates will gain experience in management of these patients, including haemodynamic optimisation of high-risk surgical patients, advanced respiratory support, advanced cardiovascular monitoring (including echocardiography and advanced cardiac output monitoring), and renal replacement therapy. The unit has an internationally recognised track record of research and successful candidates will be given the opportunity to participate in academic activities such as original research projects, systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

CTICU is an 18 bedded unit that provides care to a diverse group of patients including:
• routine and emergency cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgical cases
• cardiology patients requiring advanced organ monitoring and support
• patients presenting with acute severe respiratory failure.
• general intensive care patients
Successful candidates will gain experience in management of these patients, including advanced respiratory support, advanced cardiovascular monitoring (including pulmonary artery floatation catheters), intra-aortic balloon counter-pulsation, trans-thoracic and trans-oesophageal echocardiography and renal replacement therapy.

Duties on the Neuro Intensive care unit will be as part of a team of consultant intensivist, senior anaesthetic trainee and clinical fellow. The post-holder will gain experience in the management of patients with severe traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage, spinal cord injury, post-operative elective and emergency neurosurgical cases and neurological disease requiring advanced organ monitoring and support.

All rotas attract a banding of 1A. Exact rotas are awaiting finalisation due to expansion, re-organisation and the potential effects of the new junior doctors contract. Further details will be available at interview. Please see the job description for the person specifications and further details of the job responsibilities.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Candidates seeking more information can view the job description or contact Dr Dominic Spray (CTICU) (( Email address removed )), Dr Daniela Mathew (NICU) (( Email address removed )) or Dr Vanessa Elliott (( Email address removed ) ) via email.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email or via NHS Jobs.

If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity. The document/s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features. These features will include:

- The machine readable zone
- An ultra violet image
- An infra red image

As part of you pre-employment checks, we will also be required to obtain satisfactory, written references. Please ensure that the referee details which you provide on your application form are correct. We require atleast one written reference from your current or most recent line manager. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.

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.

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