East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Fellow in Intensive Care (ST3)

Ashford, Kent
£49,036 basic per annum
19 Oct 2020
02 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Clinical Fellow (ST3) in Intensive Care Medicine

William Harvey Hospital Ashford Kent

Need to buff your CV? Feel you need a break from work place based assessments or were you unsuccessful at the latest round of recruitment?  Fear not, here in the garden of England we have just the job for you…

Due to the expansion of the William Harvey Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Ashford, Kent, we are looking for doctors with previous experience in anaesthesia or intensive care medicine to join our superb team as we move to a new 24 bed ICU. We can tailor the role to suit your needs, from 6 months to 1-year duration.

  • 1.5 PA’s per week to pursue areas of interest including echocardiography, simulation &
    medical education, medical leadership or clinical research.
    • Protected teaching every Wednesday.
    • Supportive and cohesive senior staff providing great supervision and training. Six FICE/FUSIC mentors.
    • New medical school opening 2020.
    • Learn and develop key skills to stabilise and treat critically unwell patients.
    • 35 minutes by rail to London
    • Close to beautiful Kent countryside

Applications are invited for a vacancy in the stand alone Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) Clinical Fellow post for 12 months.

The Intensive Care Unit at William Harvey Hospital is expanding, creating additional clinical fellow posts to help support the current medical workforce.

Thinking of taking time out from specialty training? Didn’t secure a training number for your chosen specialty? Want to develop some new skills and improve your CV? Then come and join our busy and dynamic intensive care unit and hone your skills in resuscitation, organ support and care of the critically unwell. At the same time, use the dedicated non-clinical time within the rota to develop your skills in one of four areas, depending on your training needs and interest; focused intensive care echocardiography (FICE), medical leadership, teaching or research.

The post is open to physicians, anaesthetists and emergency medicine doctors who wish to gain or consolidate their experience in intensive care medicine. The busy 16 bedded, intensive care unit (soon to be 24) is staffed by dedicated consultants and trainees and has an excellent reputation for teaching. It is one of a small number of units in the KSS region recognised for advanced ICM speciality training.

Within the department, there is scope to develop skills and knowledge within one of the following areas;

FICE: There are currently six FICE mentors in the department and a dedicated echocardiography machine for use to accrue the 50 cases required to become FICE accredited.

Medical leadership: Within the department are senior clinicians with significant leadership roles within the Trust. Time would be spent shadowing them during departmental, divisional and executive level meetings, In addition, a quality improvement project would be undertaken to consolidate lessons learnt during the shadowing process.

Research: There are currently 3 NIHR approved research trials and 3 in-house research projects recruiting or starting on the ICU. Fellows would be encouraged to help lead the recruitment and oversight of a trial under the supervision of the principle investigator.