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Post CCT fellow in 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 Hopsital
£50,017 Per Annum
Salary period
28/04/2021 23:59

Job overview

Applications are invited to apply for post of Post CCT Fellow in Critical Care / FICE/ Special Interests, commencing as soon as possible. This post is for 12 months. 

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 can include:

  • Palliative Care; the opportunity to work with the first consultant led  palliative care team embedded on an ICU, participate and develop research themes, attend the local hospice and our ICU follow up clinic.
  • 2.FICE; the opportunity to gain significant U/S experience and recognised qualifications. There is the opportunity to extend practice into TOE.
  • 3.Research; there is a very active research group with two Professors within our unit, with a wide range of on-going projects.

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

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

Special Interest (60%)

1.Palliative Care

Join weekly palliative care ward rounds on ICM with palliative care consultant, ICM consultant with palliative care interest and duty ICM consultant.

Attend acute palliative care ward rounds in the wider hospital, palliative care MDTs, palliative care in the community, and engage with the post ICU follow up clinic. There will be the opportunity to contribute to ongoing research projects around these topics


The successful applicant would have a named FICE mentor, with access to ICM and cardiology trainers to enable full FICE accreditation. There will be the opportunity to develop some TOE experience during this post, as well as Point of Care U/S.

  1. Research

The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to an active research programme (including a number of National Portfolio trials, A2B,TOXYC, BLING III, GAP, SARIPOC) within the critical care department, gain experience in recruiting for trials, working through ethics applications etc. This will be individually supported by one of the 4 consultants actively involved in clinical research.

ICM; (40%)

Predominately blocks of nights on call and weekend work. This would equate to 16-18 shifts per 12 week block.

The post will join an established team of 15 Consultants 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 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.

The post holder will be expected to work closely with their colleagues and the Specialist Registrars to provide cover across the unit and help deliver appropriate teaching and supervision of junior doctors and medical students

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 doctors


Applicants must be able to provide evidence of interest in intensive care medicine and completion of single or joint ICM training or equivalent

Please refer to 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-MT0448 - 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.
  • Holder of CCT in ICM/anaesthesia
Desirable criteria
  • Possession of an additional degree, diploma or post-graduate qualification e.g. MRCP, FFICM.
  • Provider / Instructor of Advanced Life Support (ATLS, APLS or ALS)


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of interest in intensive care medicine
  • Completion of single or joint ICM training or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of recent quality improvement or audit work.
  • Evidence of recent activity of special interest (eg palliative care, FICE, research, SIM training etc)

Aptitudes and skills required

Essential criteria
  • Clear understanding of current NHS reforms, structures and the importance of quality improvement processes within such changes.
  • Demonstrable recent experience in teaching and training of medical, paramedical and nursing staff.
  • Effective teaching/mentoring skills
  • Demonstrable recent audit/quality imporvement activity, allied to a good understanding of the role of clinical audit and its principles.
  • Candidates are able to speak and write English to the appropriate standard necessary to fulfil the job requirements
  • Good IT skills
  • Evidence of interest in intensive care medicine
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrable involvement with region-wide teaching and training programs
  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and concluding research/ audit projects with relevant publications in peer reviewed journals or medical textbooks.
  • Advanced IT and database management skills

Special requirements of the post

Essential criteria
  • Ability to take responsibility, show leadership, makes decisions and exerts appropriate authority.
  • Demonstrates a supportive, understanding, empathetic, approachable and non-judgemental manner
  • Commitment to the philosophy of the patient as an informed decision maker regarding their care.
  • Able to think strategically and demonstrate a forward-thinking approach to the provision of care
  • Punctuality, good levels of attendance, sense of responsibility
  • Ability to change and adapt, respond to changing circumstances.
  • Ability and willingness to work within the Trust and NHS performance framework and targets.
  • Ability to cope with setbacks or pressure.
  • Preparedness, commitment
  • Self-starter, well-motivated, shows interest.
  • Honesty, integrity, appreciation of ethical dilemmas. Committed to high professional standards
  • Ability to work well with colleagues as part of a team. Able to motivate and inspire others.

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

David Sparkes
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Consultant Anaesthetics and ITU
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