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Senior Clinical Fellow (ST4+) Cardiothoracic Critical Care Medicine

Barts Health NHS Trust
£33,790 to £53,132 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2023

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Senior Clinical Fellow Cardiothoracic Critical Care Medicine

BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUSTCardiovascular Clinical Academic Group259-MED436SBH

We are recruiting a Senior Clinical Fellow (ST4+ equivalent) in Critical Care Medicine.

Gain experience in both cardiac and general intensive care working in one of four critical care units.This is a unique opportunity to join the UK's premier cardiac centre - Barts Heart Centre. The Barts Heart Centre (BHC) is the UK's largest cardiothoracic centre, with nearly all specialist cardiac services for north central and northeast London and beyond and highly specialised national services brought together in the newly built hospital on the St Bartholomew's site. With state-of-the-art facilities, Barts Heart Centre has 72 critical care beds, 10 theatres, 10 catheter labs and over 250 cardiac, vascular and thoracic beds, creating one of Europe's largest Cardiothoracic Centres. Full GMC registration with a license to practice is required.

Main duties of the job

Post - Senior Clinical Fellow in Critical Care Medicine (6 months extendable to 1 year).

The post is open to doctors from any base speciality who has reached at least an intermediate level (completed ST4) in Intensive Care Medicine or equivalent training.

The fellowship aims to train individuals in advanced cardiothoracic critical care medicine to improve patient care.

The fellow will have the opportunity to gain clinical experience, clinical leadership, and education skills.

They will be exposed to the range of cardiovascular pathologies encountered in the Barts Heart Centre.

The fellow will be encouraged to attend the educational programme, including a weekly core knowledge course and radiology and echocardiography review meetings where feasible. They will be encouraged to participate in relevant national conferences during the fellowship. For interested and motivated individuals, we encourage undertaking an audit and short research projects in critical care.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder will be based in the four Critical Care Units at St Bartholomews Hospital and work in other areas within the hospital as required. The rota is a 1 in 9 full shift rota. The post holder will be resident whilst on shift and will remain under the supervision of the on-call Intensive Care Consultant but will be able to undertake specific clinical responsibilities without immediate supervision depending on experience in consultation with the on-call consultant.

The post-holder will be appointed to the Perioperative Medicine Department and will be accountable to the department's clinical director (Dr Jeremy Cordingley).

Critical care is also staffed by internal medical trainees and junior clinical fellows with a rota providing continuous cover day and night on both the first floor ICUs and the 6th floor ICU.

There is a regular critical care teaching programme in place. Post-holders will be allocated educational and clinical supervisors for intensive care medicine.

Person Specification
  • GMC Registration

Employer details
Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

St Bartholomew's Hospital

West Smithfield



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