Locum Consultant In Intensive Care Unit

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Intensive & Critical care medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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We're looking to appoint a locum consultant in intensive care. The post allows for flexibility to include sessions in anaesthesia, medical specialities and emergency medicine.

You will share the caseload, facilities and trainee grade support with the existing consultants. In conjunction with the existing consultants, you'll have opportunities to lead developments in the services within the Trust.

Our ICU provides state of the art intensive care services to critically ill patients, including renal replacement therapy, with a critical care outreach team is attached our ICU providing 24/7 services. We support anaesthetic services for elective & emergency surgeries and acutely unwell medical patients. As part of your role you will participate in national and local, audit and research projects, and unit has been recognised for ICM training and regularly have trainees from ICM and other specialties.

On successful appointment, we have a relocation package available to support you joining our team.

Main duties of the job

This post will be based in Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow and will be responsible for providing high quality Intensive care services and/ or another specialty as qualified, to The Princess Alexandra Hospital that assumes responsibility for the patients within the catchment area in co-operation with Consultant colleagues in all clinical departments.

We are a very friendly welcoming department which embraces staff learning and development.

  • Commended in 2019 CQC report for delivering outstanding perioperative dementia care.
  • Be a part of a vibrant and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued.
  • Education and Professional Development - comprehensive postgraduate teaching programmes, journal club and GP meetings , On Site Library facilities.
  • Award-winning Hospital - National FAB week winners 2017 2018
  • Global Achievement award from UNIVANTS for improving the outcomes for patients with sepsis

About us

We are on a journey of transformation and improvement that will lead us successfully into the future, enabling us to deliver modern, integrated and outstanding care that keeps our growing and ageing population healthier. Against a backdrop of NHS and system transformation, the relentless pace of scientific, technical and clinical innovation, and our amazing opportunity to build a brand-new hospital, we need a strategy that is big, bold and ambitious.

This is PAHT 2030, our organisational roadmap. It is designed to inspire and challenge us, to guide and unite us in working smarter and better to achieve our vision.

We launched the strategy in September 2021. We have already made great progress, but there is much more to do. Now, more than ever, we need to come together as one team, working with our local, regional and national partners, our patients and our communities to make PAHT the centre of excellence we know it can be.

Job description
Job responsibilities


  • Maintain and promote multi-disciplinary teamwork within the speciality and those associated with the critical care services.
  • Share responsibility with all consultant colleagues for providing evidence based standards of care for all the patients.
  • Have regard at all times to the clinical and quality standards as set in the Patients Charter and local purchasers contracts.
  • Take an active part in the formal teaching and practical training & supervision of junior staff. Assume responsibility for professional supervision and management of non-consultant grade medical staff.

For more information please see the attached job description or contact Dr Rajamani Sethuraman, Clinical Lead Consultant Anaesthetics, r.sethuraman@nhs.net or 01279 827011.

Person Specification
Education and qualifications

  • Full registration with the GMC with licence to practise


  • A higher degree or equivalent e.g. MD, PhD


  • Evidence of completion (or equivalent) of higher training in Intensive care medicine
  • Achieving GMC standards to be recognised as an educational supervisor

BMJRef: BMJ-75653/292-3940225-RL-C


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