We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Consultant Intensivists to join the team of Consultants in the Intensive Care Unit, which is part of the Directorate of Anaesthesia, Theatres and Critical Care. The unit has received the rating of Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
These posts have risen following retirement and also service expansion.
The successful candidate will join the team of intensive care consultants to cover the intensive Care Unit at Wexham Park Hospital. We offer full time ICM Consultant post or ICM job with additional sessions in Anaesthetics. We are also keen to support candidates with other areas of special interest (Acute Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Respiratory Medicine) and encourage them to contact the department for further discussion.
We are keen to foster individual interests within Intensive Care Medicine, including research and quality improvement ambitions and will encourage continued development within a job planning review and appraisal.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will be expected to take part in developing services within the Trust and to share the clinical, administrative and teaching work with the other consultants in the department. Participation in Clinical Audit is a requirement and an ongoing activity in the Department. Clinical research projects are encouraged.
This is a full time 10 PA post including 1.75 SPAs but any candidate who wishes to work less than full time will be considered and supported, taking into account service needs. Additional sessions may be available on request. The post will be subject to the Terms and Conditions of the new Consultant Contract (2003).
In addition to appraisal, the job plans of all consultants will be reviewed at least annually in conjunction with the Chief of Service and the Associate Director.
Frimley Health is one of the largest Acute Trusts in the South East, formed from the merger of Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey with Heatherwood and Wexham Park in East Berkshire.
The Trust provides inpatient services on three sites: Frimley Park in Surrey, Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot and Wexham Park Hospital in Slough. In addition, the Trust provides outpatient and diagnostic facilities at St Mark's Hospital in Maidenhead, King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor, Upton Hospital in Slough and within Bracknell Forest and the Chalfont's.
Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, has 400 beds with a full range of services including general medicine and its sub-specialities, paediatrics, general surgery, urology, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, otolaryngology, oral surgery and a sub-regional plastic surgery unit which has an extensive catchment area. In the theatre complex there are 9 new theatres and two obstetric theatres.
Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot is our elective surgery site with 62 beds for orthopaedics, general surgery, urology, vascular, breast, plastic surgery and gynaecology. There is a diagnostic imaging unit MRI and a CT scanner. Physiotherapy and rehabilitation are also on site. The new £98m hospital in Heatherwood which opened in April features six operating theatres, 48 inpatient beds and 22 day cubicles and is expected to treat 168,000 patients a year - 85,000 more than the current facility.
The role of the Intensivists in Wexham Park Hospital is expanding. Intensive Care is working closely with other acute specialities and Intensivists are increasingly involved in the management of deteriorating ward patients in the form of outreach and medical emergency teams. We have a daily Consultant delivered Intensive Care Outreach service and an Intensive Care Follow-up clinic. There is a well functioning Medical Acute Dependency Unit. The hospital is currently in the process of setting up the Surgical Acute Dependency Unit.
Essential and Desirable
- CCT (or equivalent) for Anaesthesia, ICM, Acute Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine, or within six months of anticipated CCT
- Appropriate Royal College membership (FRCA, DICM, EDICM, FFICM)
- Membership ESICM
- Joint accreditation in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia/or related speciality