Specialist Fellow in Air Ambulance

23 Sep 2020
11 Oct 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time


Applications are invited for the position of Specialist Fellow in Air Ambulance and Adult Critical Care, for a twelve month period commencing in February 2021 at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) in partnership with Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance (LNAA).

This post would best suit doctors wishing to develop their CV either before taking up a consultant post, or as an OOPE/ OOPP or before entering ST3. Others may apply. 50% of the successful candidate’s time will be working with LNAA and the other 50% covering the critical care on-call rota at NUH. The post is EWTD compliant and pay banding is full 1A.

Applicants must have at least 2 years’ post-foundation experience in acute specialties including anaesthesia (minimum 1 year), critical care or emergency medicine (minimum 6 months). Prior experience of working in the NHS or a comparable healthcare system is essential. Applicants will also have passed the Primary FRCA or equivalent level of postgraduate qualification (e.g. MRCEM). Full/ limited registration with the GMC is essential.

LNAA is based at RAF Waddington and provides prehospital critical care across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Having flown over 20,800 missions since its opening in 1994, it is one of the UK’s leading Helicopter Emergency Medical Service charities, The service is dispatched to an average of 3 missions per day with a projected increase to 5 per day as 24/7 coverage is rolled out. A comprehensive induction and education programme is provided.

NUH consists of the Queens Medical Centre Campus and the Nottingham City Hospital Campus. Adult Critical Care is based on both sites and caters for all medical and surgical specialties, admitting approximately 4500 patients per year. QMC houses the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre – the busiest major trauma centre in the UK. While this particular post is not recognised for training by the Postgraduate Dean, all of our critical care areas are recognised for training by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine as well as the Royal Colleges of Anaesthetists, Physicians, Surgeons, and Emergency Medicine. There is a well-established educational programme and co-ordinated audit and research programmes.

This post is whole time and is covered by the Medical and Dental Staff Terms and Conditions of Service. Non EEA national doctors are eligible to apply provided they fulfil the Personal Specifications. Where there are no British citizens or EEA nationals the post may be filled by a non-EEA national who will require a work permit. Applications from candidates who require a work permit to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.

Informal enquiries should be directed to: Dr Steve Cantellow. Email: critcareappoint@nuh.nhs.uk.