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Consultant in Intensive Care

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Maidstone, Kent
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
17 Feb 2023
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Job overview

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic consultants with a special interest in Intensive Care Medicine and an associated speciality in Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine or any other compatible Medical base specialty, to join our progressive team of intensivists, and allied professionals. 

The Trust has close clinical and academic ties with local medical schools, and will be actively involved in the new Kent medical school. Successful applicants will be able to participate in teaching both under and postgraduate students associated with these Universities.

Applicants should have full GMC registration and License to Practice, and be on the Specialist Register or within six months of receiving CCT at the time of interview. An Enhanced DBS (Adults and Children) check is required for this post.

Doctors considering an application are encouraged to visit the hospital and to meet with potential clinical colleagues. The Chief Executive and/or Medical Director would also be happy to meet with doctors interested in this role, commitments allowing.


Main duties of the job

The Trusts’ critical care units are consistently amongst the best performing in the UK with excellent  ICNARC outcomes and a fantastic reputation for evidenced–based practice and education and training.  The Intensive Care team is a multidisciplinary consultant body comprising of consultants in critical care and other specialties, with great relationships with other directorates within the trust.

The critical care team is extensively involved in portfolio research, education and teaching and training. There is a 24/7 Critical Care outreach service which includes Intensive, and a long term vascular access service both with consultant sessions and in addition both units have follow up clinics.

The new appointee will join a team of 15 Critical Care Consultants in total, who are responsible for the Trusts’ two critical care units which are each staffed to a dependency of 7 (23 bed spaces in total). There are excellent opportunities to develop personal interests including echocardiography, research, governance, outreach and ICU follow-up.


Working for your organisation

The Trust provides general hospital services to a population of approximately 480,000 in West Kent and North East Sussex, and some specialist services to a considerably larger population. Around 120,000 new patients present each year to the A&E departments.  Its major hospitals are the Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury and Maidstone Hospital. 

The Trust’s Headquarters are at Maidstone Hospital.  The Trust Chairman is Mr David Highton, the Chief Executive is Mr Miles Scott and the Medical Director is Dr Peter Maskell. The Chief Operating Officer is Mr Sean Briggs.  The Clinical Director for Anaesthetics is Dr Helen Burdett and the General Manager is Ms Joana Silva.

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is situated in an attractive part of the South East of England with good transport links to London and the Continent.  We also have some of the finest schools in the country, in both state and private sectors. The Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury is situated in a picturesque setting.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To provide a high standard of care to any patient for whom you have clinical
responsibility. This will include any patients referred to you and cared for by you personally or by members of your team.

To participate in clinical and other service activities and developments with the aim of ensuring a high standard of patient care across the Trust.

To work in close co-operation with other medical, professional and managerial colleagues, both within and outside the specialty, to provide high quality health care to the Trust’s patients, and to make a contribution to future thinking about the Trust’s strategic direction.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name - Dan Moult

Job title - ITU Lead

Email address -

Telephone number - 01892 635737


Additional contact information

Dr Helen Burdett

Clinical Director at

Telephone on 01622 224361 


Dr Daniel Moult via email at

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