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Senior GICU fellow(with options for Clinical Research & FICE training)

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

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NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 40 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£51,017 - £58,398 pa
Salary period
06/07/2022 23:59

Job overview

Here at UHS we have a truly unique opportunity, where you will be able to choose how you split your role, depending on your preferences and career ambitions. You can choose to work in one of three roles in the GICU middle grade doctor team:

100% clinical role, with opportunity for competency certification in all aspects of ICM medicine for any relevant training programme.
50:50 research/clinical role. Out of hours work will be focused on the middle grade (airway) rota for the GICU and weekday working will be dedicated to a research project with full support from our experienced research group.
50:50 clinical/FUSIC fellowship role. Out of hours work will be focused on the middle grade (airway) rota for the GICU and weekday working will be dedicated to FICE training, supported by our experienced Consultant FICE mentors.

Option 1: Standard elements of ICM training

  • You will join the middle grade rota for other Drs in training and have access to competency certification in the full range of General ICM clinical activities. Suitable for those training in ICM, in Anaesthetics or in similar specialities.
  • Once established, (after at least 6 months), there is opportunity to transfer to other clinical areas, (Cardiac ICM, Neuro ICM, Paediatric ICM and General Medicine) as required for single speciality training equivalence. For the right candidate, this could lead to the opportunity to develop a GMC-approved CESR pathway for Specialist Registration in single speciality ICM.

Main duties of the job

Option 2: Clinical And Research (50:50)

  • This post offers an opportunity to develop research skills with 50:50 clinical and research commitments. UHS has an expanding Research portfolio in Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine.
  • These posts provide an opportunity for a Senior Fellow to pursue research projects at all levels including involvement in ongoing studies within the department or to pursue personal research interests. The successful candidate can make use of established datasets to explore their ideas.
  • There are also opportunities to become NIHR associate principal investigator for several clinical trials in both critical care and perioperative medicine.


Option 3: Clinical and FUSIC Fellowship (50:50)

  • These posts offer an opportunity to develop expertise in FUSIC with 50:50 clinical and FUSIC fellowship commitments. Our department is enthusiastic about point-of-care ultrasound as an imaging modality for clinical care.
  • We have several accredited clinicians who will provide training and education in FUSIC Heart and Lung modules to complete Intensive Care Society (ICS) certification within six months.
  • We also have experience using point-of-care ultrasound for research, having completed a recent study of nebulised surfactant in covid pneumonitis.

In addition to 1:1 teaching, a weekly transthoracic echocardiography meeting is provided through our cardiology department, and we also run bi-monthly governance sessions internally.

Working for our organisation


We know that our people are central to our success. So, it’s only right that we reward you with

  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment
  • Opportunities to develop – UHS is one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.
  • A minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and a generous pension scheme.
  • A range of NHS discounts!

A break from the hustle and bustle of city centre life, with beaches and New Forest on your doorstep.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

On this page you will find two helpful attachments

  1. ‘Person Specification’ document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application.
  2. ‘Job Description’ document which covers the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail

More on the team

UHS is a highly progressive Trust and the tertiary referral and teaching centre for a large area of the south of England and the Channel Islands. It has a 32 bed General Intensive Care Unit and admits around 1800 patient per year. The Unit has a recently opened and state of the art patient area, along with an older estate that is awaiting similar refurbishment in the 12 months.

The partnership with the University of Southampton has a global reputation as a centre of excellence in anaesthesia and perioperative medicine research. The GICU department has an active research group at many levels, and great enthusiasm for involving all trainees and Fellows in the research programme. 

We care for the well-being of all our doctors, particularly through this recent period of pandemic. Attention is paid to work life balance and educational supervision and support. We are a large department but there is a culture of collaboration and co-operation. We are passionate about patient care and clinical research and believe that these are best achieved by well supported staff.


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     £51,017             MT05   £58, 394                        

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. 

Job Reference: MT0691-A-  This vacancy closes on or before: 6th July 2022

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Core Training in a relevant speciality (e.g., ICM or Anaesthesia) (A)
  • Medical Degree (A)
  • Full GMC Registration (A)
Desirable criteria
  • Current ATLS or ALS (A)
  • Qualification in Medical Education (A)
  • MRCP, FRCS, MCEM or similar (A)


Essential criteria
  • At least 2 years’ experience of work in the NHS or equivalent (A&I)
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in teaching / training other professionals, including SIM
  • Experience in Research activity or able to demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm (Essential for research: clinical 50 50 option)
  • Experience of FUSIC or able to demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm to learn (Essential for FUSIC: clinical 50 50 option)
  • Experience of Quality Improvement or Audit


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group
  • Basic IT skills
  • Reliable, punctual, hardworking, enthusiastic


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values  Patients First  Always Improving  Working Together

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

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