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Consultant in Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2022

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Applications are invited for a permanent consultant post within Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust. Candidates must have full General Medical Council (GMC) and be on the Specialist Register of the GMC in Intensive Care Medicine. The post will be to commence as soon as possible.

Critical Care

The successful candidates will join an enthusiastic team of 18 Critical Care Consultants, 12 Trainees and 21 Middle Grade Doctors in delivering Critical Care services across both The Royal Preston and Chorley Hospital sites.

The Department has an excellent reputation for teaching and training. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in both undergraduate and postgraduate education.


The Emergency Directorate is currently staffed by 14.3 WTE Consultants, 5 Associate Specialists, 4 Specialty Doctors, 10 Senior Clinical Fellows, 5 Specialist Trainees (ST4-6), 4 CT3s, 36 Juniors Doctors (F2-ST2) and 3 FY1 doctors. There is a well-established Emergency Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Clinician service within the department. There is consultant shop floor cover from 8am to midnight seven days a week and there is 24 hour middle grade shop floor cover on the Preston site.

Main duties of the job

Critical Care

- Specifically adopt, in conjunction with colleagues, an active role in the planning, development and delivery of the critical care services for the Department.

- Participate in the critical care consultant on-call rota at the Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble Hospitals with additional cover during colleagues' absence.

- Assume a continuous commitment for the care of patients, even if employed less than full-time and ensure, in consultation with colleagues, that adequate arrangements are made for leave and off duty periods.

- Promote high professional standards of clinical care for patients, both through direct patient care and by the maintenance of continuing professional development.

- Exercise the freedom to develop specialist elements of the services to reflect perceived priorities within available resources.


- Specifically adopt, in conjunction with colleagues, an active role in the planning, development and delivery of the Emergency Service for the Directorate.

- Provide director input to patients; contribute to multi-disciplinary teams and lead the coordination of care for patients within Preston and Chorley Hospitals.

- Participate in the Consultant on-call rota at the Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble Hospitals with additional cover during colleague's absence.

About us

As you may know the Government passed legislation requiring vaccination as a condition of deployment which was due to come in from 1 April 2022. However on the 31Jan 2022 the Secretary of State has announced that this is being reconsidered. However, whilst we wait for further guidance, as a Trust we have made the decision to continue to gather vaccine status during our pre-employment stages should you be made an offer, no offer would be conditional upon you having a vaccine but we need to make you aware that if the decision is taken by the government to implement mandated covid vaccines in the future then your employment may be at risk if you do not have these.

Vaccination against is the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and, of course, your patients from the virus. NHS England and NHS Improvement have always been clear that staff have a professional duty to be vaccinated.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals provides a wide range of general hospital services to around 370,000 people from the Chorley, South Ribble and Preston areas. In addition we provide specialist services to around 1.5 million people from Lancashire and South Cumbria. This includes Neurosurgery, Major Head and Neck surgery and Gynae-oncology. The Trust has recently been designated as both a Major Trauma Centre and Vascular Centre.

Please refer to the attached Job description, Person specification and Specialty/ Trust Brochure for further details on:

  • What we can offer
  • Job Plan/On-call Requirements
  • The Team

Person Specification


  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • FICM/European Diploma
  • CCT or CESR (or entry within 6 months) in ICM and EM
  • MCEM or other equivalent Royal College Postgraduate examination

Experience & Skills

  • Possesses up-to-date ALS, APLS and ATLS or ETC certification
  • Evidence of commitment to further postgraduate education/continuous professional development in Intensive Care Medicine.


  • FICE Accreditation or Similar
  • ALS or equivalent Instructor status


  • Evidence of Clinical Leadership
  • Evidence of commitment to audit and improving clinical practice/service development


  • Leadership Roles within the NHS


  • Examples of effective communication skills.
  • Proven good organisation skills.
  • Works well within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Resident within 30 minutes travel time to Chorley/Preston.


  • Meets professional health requirements in line with GMC Standards/ Good Medical Practice

BMJRef: BMJ-69993/438-CA619


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