Clinical Fellow in Critical Care
- Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Depending on experience MT04 - MT05
- Closing date
- 28 Mar 2023
- Hospital, Adult critical care
- Career Level
- Contract Type
- Fixed Contract
- Full Time
We invite candidates to apply for the position of Clinical Fellow in Critical Care. This post is for a six-month contract (with potential to extend) commencing in August, and is based at Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital (BNHH).
This is an excellent opportunity to learn and develop ultrasound skills with consultants providing FICE (focused intensive care echo) and lung ultrasound training. There are also opportunities to gain experience with delivering education and training.
The Critical Care department has a GE Venue ultrasound/echocardiography machine as well as 2 x GE Venue Go machines.The successful applicant can expect to have dedicated paid 'ultrasound training/practice' days as part of their job contract.
Main duties of the job
- To learn, develop, and then apply ultrasound skills relevant to practice in critical care.
- To contribute to and accurately document ICU ward rounds
- Daily assessment of ICU/HDU patients assigned to his / her care
- Organisation of investigations and prescription of therapy
- Performance of procedures (including arterial lines, central venous catheters & chest drains and therapeutic interventions - all under supervision until deemed competent in a specific area)
- Liaison with admitting teams and ICU support services
- Attending cardiac arrest, emergency & trauma calls
- Assessment of critical care referrals from theatres, emergency department or general wards
The hospital has 18 critical care beds with 1050 admission per year. The units routinely manage complex surgical patients, as the hospital is a tertiary referral centre for Peritoneal Malignancy surgery.
The post holder will work a rota that includes evenings, weekends and nights on-call covering the Critical Care Unit. Night time work will be supported by an anaesthetically trained doctor on-site, as well as dedicated Consultant support from home. The working pattern is compliant with the European Working Time Directive. Total direct clinical care [DCC] hours averaged over 6 weeks will not exceed 48 hours a week.
Please see attached job description and personal specification for further information on the main requirements and responsibilities of this role.
Training and Qualifications
- MBBS or equivalent
- Licence to practice & full registration with GMC
- Life support course successfully completed (e.g. ALS / ILS / PALS / ATLS)
- Basic anaesthetic competencies
- Postgraduate exam success
- Life support course instructor
Experience and Knowledge
- Worked in the NHS previously
- Completion of Foundation Training or equivalent
- At least one year of clinical work in one of Anaesthetics / Emergency Medicine/ Acute medicine / Surgery / ICU
- Taught on life support or deteriorating patient courses (e.g. ALERT course)
Skills and Ability
- Punctual & reliable
- Excellent communication skills
- Teaching skills & experience
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) is an NHS provider providing wide acute health services for a population of over 600,000 across Hampshire and parts of Berkshire.
Hampshire Hospitals, which came into being in January 2012 as a result of the integration of Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust – which achieved Foundation Trust status in 2006 – and Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare Trust.
The trust’s vision is to provide outstanding care for each and every patient, ensuring our patients are well-cared for across the boundaries between our organisation and other providers. In order to provide this, it’s vital that we focus on the care that we provide to the staff who care for our patients, and we need to do all this within our inclusive CARE values, treating patients, colleagues and partners with compassion and respect.
Working for HHFT offers a rewarding career, nationally agreed employment terms and conditions and a range of additional benefits as part of our extensive reward package.
We aim to ensure staff have training and development opportunities to enable them to provide safe, effective, high quality care to our patients, whilst also creating an environment of health and wellbeing. In addition to this, all staff members are able to access a range of benefits and discount services.
Being a part of the Hampshire Hospitals family is also an opportunity to experience what Hampshire has to offer. Hampshire lies between England’s south-central coastline and the North Wessex Downs and is well-equipped and well-connected to meet the needs of everyone. You will also be spoilt for choice by the wealth of parks and woods, historical attractions, cultural landmarks, modern shopping centres, cosmopolitan restaurants and sports facilities, all in easy reach.
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