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Clinical Fellow in Critical Care

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience MT04 - MT05
Closing date
5 Apr 2023

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Hospital, Adult critical care
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

We invite candidates to apply for the position of Clinical Fellow Critical Care Medicine, with an interest in Medical Education. This post is for a six month fixed term contract commencing in August, based at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital (RHCH). Subject to satisfactory appraisal, there is potential for extension of contract. The hospital has 9 critical care beds used flexibly to admit both medical and surgical patients.

Main duties of the job

No previous experience is required for these posts although some exposure to ICU, anaesthetics, acute medicine or medical simulation/education would be advantageous. The posts will provide excellent training and experience for post-foundation doctors planning careers in anaesthetics, medicine, critical care or surgery, or doctors with more significant experience preparing for specialty training.

About us

The ICU is a 9-bed unit, funded for caring for 4 level 2 (HDU) and 3 level 3 (ICU) patients. However, in keeping with recommended practice, the unit is flexible, in accepting varying ratios of the different levels of care, up to the capacity dictated by nursing numbers. The ICU is recognised for basic training, and can easily demonstrate compliance with recommended activity levels and educational supervision.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This post is for a Clinical Fellow in Intensive Care with the option of including some responsibilities for training and education through simulation. It is expected that successful applicants will be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for and commitment to medical education of themselves and other staff. The post holder will work for 6 months as part of the Critical Care team at RHCH, with the option to renew for a further 6 months subject to satisfactory progress review.

The post holder will work a rota that includes weekdays, evenings and weekends, but not currently nights on-call, covering the Intensive Care Unit. Night-time work may be required depending on the need for critical care surge activity in the face of Covid-19 or clinical pressures on Critical care, but if required would 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.

In addition, a number of Supporting Programmed Activities are expected. This includes compulsory attendance (except when on leave or doing DCC) at:

  • Mortality & Morbidity (M&M) meetings
  • Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meetings
  • Medical unit meetings / grand rounds
  • Timetabled teaching sessions

Person Specification
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

BMJRef: BMJ-116586/251-DS23038



About Us

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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