Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
21 Sep 2020
15 Oct 2020
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Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. This is to cover service expansion.

The successful candidate will join an expanding, innovative and dynamic 32-bed general intensive care unit (John Farman ICU - JFICU) which has recently expanded from 24 beds. The unit admits over 1500 patients per year from all the major specialties, excluding cardiac, with most neuro-sciences and trauma patients being admitted to our sister ICU, NCCU. The majority of admissions to JFICU are emergency admissions and represent the complex mix of patients in Addenbrooke’s with large numbers of transplant and hepatology patients. The JFICU medical team is also responsible for 24/7 medical support of the Rapid Response Team (RRT), which is responsible for the assessment and immediate care of all deteriorating adult patients in the organisation. The successful applicant will join a team of 18 Consultants providing 24/7 cover to the JFICU and RRT.

You will be joining a friendly and supportive team of over 25 Emergency Medicine Consultants working on an annualised full shift rota to provide the full spectrum of Emergency Care within the Emergency Department at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (CUH). The Emergency Department sees over 100,000 patients per year of all ages and disease severities. This is one of the best performing regional Major Trauma Centres and has one of the lowest mortality ratios in the UK. You will be supported by a dynamic and highly motivated Nursing team, an inspiring cadre of training and career grade doctors, Emergency Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Care Practitioners and the full range of in-patient acute specialties.

Sub-specialist interests in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine are well established and additional personal interests in academic Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Ultrasound, Medicine for Elderly (DME), Minor Injuries, Health Service management and Medical Education can all be supported.

Addenbrooke’s Hospital is a thriving modern teaching hospital, which is the local hospital for people living in the Cambridge area and is a regional/supra-regional referral centre for a number of specialties, including cancer surgery, neurosurgery, transplantation, plastic surgery, vascular and paediatrics. As a successful teaching hospital, there is unparalleled capacity for teaching, including involvement in the high fidelity simulation centre, and research within the department as well as the wider biomedical campus.

As part of our commitment to supporting the medical workforce in the part they play in delivering an excellent caring service to patients, all newly appointed Consultants attend our five-day Consultant Development programme within a year of joining the Trust. Leadership is a key requirement of doctors’ professional work and this innovative programme is designed to support Consultants to hone the leadership and management skills they need to succeed at CUH.

Applicants should be fully registered with the GMC and have a CCT in Intensive care Medicine and Emergency Medicine or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013).

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Dr Andrew Johnston, Specialty Lead for John Farman ICU (, Dr Adrian Boyle, Specialty Lead for ED ( or Dr Hemantha Alawattegama, Clinical Director for Perioperative Medicine (

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