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Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Adult critical care
Career Level
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Full Time
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Job Details

The Critical Care Directorate seeks candidates to provide critical care at a busy and dynamic multisite Trust. The Directorate has a high profile within the Trust and is both a rapidly expanding and well-respected service. The organisation currently consists of Northwick Park, St Mark's, Central Middlesex and most recently Ealing Hospital. The Directorate has a high profile in training and in regional and national organisations, and encourages and supports consultants to pursue professional interests. Among its Intensivist and Anaesthetic Consultants, the Directorate numbers an EDIC examiner, three FRCA examiners, a CQC Specialist Advisor, an ICS President and Critical Care Network Lead.

Interview date:19th Sept 2022

Main duties of the job

Within the Trust, Critical Care is financially and managerially located within the Department of Anaesthetics and the Directorate of Critical Care. However, we work closely with many other directorates within the Trust. The Critical Care is a dynamic and non-hierarchical directorate, with a culture of innovation, openness and a leadership approach that is actively welcoming to new colleagues and fresh ideas. We consider ourselves to be a hugely supportive and friendly department. We are proud of the fact that many key lead roles in both ICU and Anaesthesia have been held by recently appointed consultants. We pride ourselves that all consultants have an equal voice in the development of the unit regardless of time in post. As an indication of this, we currently hold monthly ICU Consultant meetings in the evening; these are well attended with an essentially 100% attendance rate. We extend the same approach to intensivists from non-anaesthetic background. We welcome applications from candidates who want to actively contribute to leadership and service change from the beginning of their careers. We recognise taking up a Consultant post within a new Trust, with new system and working with new colleagues can be challenging. Aside from fostering a collegiate supportive department, we actively encourage mentorship, which will be offered within the Directorate, the Trust and externally to the Trust.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largestintegrated care Trusts in the country bringing together hospital and community services across the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our 9,000 staff, including 1,300 doctors and 4,000 nurses and serves a diverse population of approximately 850,000. The Trust was established in October 2014 following the merger of The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust and Ealing Hospital NHS Trust and has an annual budget of over £640million.This is a pivotal time for the Trust as we pursue a transformational programme of activity to improve the way healthcare is delivered across the acute and community settings in North West London. To evolve as an organisation, we must create an identity and culture that will support the ambitions we have for our services 'to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being compassionate, responsive and innovative.' During this exciting period of opportunity and change, we have a clear plan to address our challenges and with the commitment of our teams we are making significant progress. We continue to lead the way in a number of clinical services. Examples of excellence can be seen in our stroke service which is rated the best in the country and at St. Mark's Hospital, an internationally renowned specialist Centre for colorectal diseases. We are also a leading provider in undergraduate and postgraduate medical training and education.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Our priority in the recruitment process is to appoint the best possible candidates to our friendly, collegiate, outward-looking and hard-working ICUs. The posts are open to Consultant Intensivists who may either choose to work full time in ICU or to combine their ICU commitment with Anaesthesia. The job plans are indicative and consideration will be given to any successful candidates wishing to develop special interests that they may have in the development of other aspects of service within the trust which may lead to a change in their initial job plan. We encourage applications from intensivists with interest or experience in critical care outreach or critical care follow-up services. Candidates are encouraged to discuss their speciality interests at the pre-interview stage.

Please read the attached JD for further information.

Person Specification
  • FRCA or equivalent
  • Medical Degree MB MS or equivalent CC(S)T in Intensive Care Medicine or equivalent* Member of Fellow of appropriate Royal College
  • EDICM or FFICM or UK Diploma in ICM
  • Candidate should be on the GMC Specialist Register for anaesthesia (or, if UK trainee, within 6 months of CCT at time of interview)
Knowledge and Expertise
  • Experience in the management of high risk patients Evidence of higher training or equivalent in obstetric anaesthesia, paediatric anaesthesia and anaesthesia for airway surgery to cover NPH on calls.
  • Sufficient familiarity with care of the critically ill child, to participate in pre-retrieval stabilisation
Specialty/Sub Specialty
  • Competence in the generic skills required to care for the critically ill patient such as airway management, invasive monitoring and methods of multi system support
  • Experience or formal certification in any of -critical care echo (FICE/FEEL or equivalent) -critical care ultrasound (RCR or equivalent) Instructor/mentor status in the above
  • Ass, EPLS or APLS ATLS Instructor training for advanced life support courses

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London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country. Our team of more than 8,000 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of approximately one million people providing hospital and community services to the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

As well as delivering community services across four London boroughs from multiple sites we run major acute hospital services at:

  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country’s top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark’s Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for colorectal disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, which also offers a range of outpatient services and urgent care centre.

We also provide specialist care at Meadow House Hospice. We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • Honesty
  • Equality
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

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