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Senior Fellow in GICU (Critical Care)

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

Main area
Critical Care
NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 40 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£50,017 Per Annum
Salary period
28/04/2021 23:59

Job overview

Online applications are invited to apply for the position of Senior Fellow in GICU (Critical Care).This post is intended for doctors experienced in ICM and acute care, able to work on an airway rota, who wish to develop an interest in a number of allied areas.

These options are not exhaustive, as there are also other opportunities such as clinical simulation and peri-operative medicine. It is possible to design a fellowship year to match individual goals. These opportunities would be delivered during normal working hours.

The post will join an established team of junior doctors who provide a full range of services to a large population across the South Coast. The Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital provides Critical Care services for a wide range of specialities including General Surgery, General Medicine, the Major Trauma Centre, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, and Bone Marrow Transplant. The post will provide the opportunity to continue developing your skills 

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached. 

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 


We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post will provide the opportunity to continue developing your skills in all aspects of Intensive Care Medicine in a large multidisciplinary unit supporting a large, expanding teaching hospital ICU admitting approximately 1800 patients per year.

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements:-

  • To support the provision of a first class clinical service
  • To provide effective middle grade leadership to the staff working on the unit
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Trust’s procedures and operating policies
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trust’s and Division’s services plans
  • To support the clinical decision making of medical and nursing staff on the unit
  • To lead, in conjunction with the Consultant workforce, the education programme for junior doctor
  • The appointee will be expected to support the delivery of high quality care to the patients presenting to the Department
  • To support the clinical decision making of junior medical and nursing staff
  • To participate in the undergraduate teaching programme
  • To be fully compliant with Trust mandatory training requirements
  • To actively participate in the departmental education programme
  • To work within the framework of team decisions.
  • To show initiative, enthusiasm and flexibility
  • To be a senior member of the critical team, working on the registrar / airway rota.
  • To assess and admit critically ill adult patients to ICU, stabilise them, make a differential diagnosis and formulate an initial clinical plan. This will include initiating ventilation, use of vasopressors, advanced airway skills, and the insertion of arterial and central venous lines
  • To perform daily reviews on ICU patients and present findings to the duty Critical Care Consultant. Organise and interpret further investigations.
  • To review critically unwell patients outside of the Critical care unit as directed by the duty Consultant
  • To support the learning and development of the wider critical care clinical teams.


Please refer to the person specification 


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

Basic Salary -  MT04        £50,017

Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

Interviews will be held on TBC.

Job Reference: 188-MT0449 - This vacancy closes on or before:  28 April 2021

If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Possession of FRCA or equivalent qualification
  • Possession of an additional degree, diploma or postgraduate qualification e.g. MRCP, FFICM.
Desirable criteria
  • Current ALS / ATLS certification


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of interest in intensive care medicine
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrable experience and competence in the full range of technical and non-technical skills required of an ST3 or above in Anaesthesia/intensive care medicine
  • Evidence of recent quality improvement or audit work.
  • Evidence of recent research activity

Special requirements

Essential criteria
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Evidence of interest in intensive care medicine

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Robert Chambers
Job title
Consultant Anaesthetics and ITU
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