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Trust Doctor (SHO Level)

Job Description

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 650,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 130,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,000 staff and is the second largest employer in Portsmouth.

The Trust’s vision is to be the best hospital, provide the best care by employing the best people and to ensure our patients are the centre of all that we do. If you share the same values as Portsmouth Hospitals; Respect & Dignity, Quality of Care, Working Together and Efficiency we want you to work for us.

Trust Doctor

We are offering an opportunity to gain General Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) experience in a brand new state of the art adult critical care unit based at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, England. The appointment is due to start from December 2016.

The posts would suit candidates who are currently between rotations (between FY2-ST3) or who are seeking further ICM experience.

This is a Trust Grade appointment in a Unit that is recognised for basic, intermediate and advanced training in ICM by the Faculty of ICM, and C12 CICM (Australasian) accreditation. Previous critical care/advanced airway skills are desirable. There are opportunities for career development in non-clinical interest areas (research and education particularly).

The Department

The Department has a strong reputation for training; there is an on-site high-fidelity simulator. The post is for 4 months in the first instance. There a full shift working pattern attracting a Band 1A supplementation to basic salary. We have received A* feedback for education and training for a number of consecutive years from Wessex Deanery.

We admit over 1450 patients a year from all specialties except elective cardiac and neurosurgery. We provide a paediatric resuscitation and stabilisation service. The regional renal medicine/transplantation unit is based at QA Hospital. There is a roof top helipad for the Air Ambulance and coastguard helicopters. There are 135 ICM consultants, 11 registrars (the rota tier the successful candidates would share) and 12 junior trainees (FY2-CT2 level).


Portsmouth is ideally placed on the South Coast of England, only an hour from London and with world class water sports in the Solent. It is a perfect gateway to Europe with 3 major airports and a ferry-port within easy reach.

Enquiries are welcome and may be made to Dr Kayode Adeniji via email ( Email address removed )

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