Applications are invited for a number of Consultant Intensivist posts within Adult Critical Care at St George's University Hospitals Foundation Trust, London. These opportunities have arisen due to retirements and expansion of services.
We are looking for excellent individuals to join the Critical Care team of this progressive London teaching hospital. In addition to General Intensive Care, the Directorate specialises in Cardiothoracic/Cardiology Intensive Care, Neuro Intensive Care and supports an Outreach service and a Survivorship programme. Experience or interest in these areas is beneficial and training will be given to those who wish to pursue such sub-specialisation.
The Directorate will be expanding over the next two years, with funding secured for a 20 bedded new-build in addition to the 62 existing beds. This is an opportunity to become involved in the development of this long-term expansion, shape clinical care, introduce new services, develop research opportunities and bring your own interests to support the growth of the department.
Main duties of the job
Subject to activity, there is the opportunity to arrange a proportion of DCC in a secondary specialty of interest within the Critical Care Directorate, Anaesthesia, academia or an alternative supporting specialty.
Applicants should have the FFICM or an equivalent intensive care qualification and have suitable experience and qualifications in their proposed secondary specialty.
Our main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London and tertiary services into Surrey and Sussex. The large number of services include cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences, vascular surgery, renal transplantation, ENT, maxillofacial and head and neck surgery, haematology and oncology, complex general surgery and interventional radiology.
A number of our services are members of established clinical networks which bring together doctors, nurses and other clinicians from a range of healthcare providers working to improve the quality of services for patients. These include the South London Cardiac and Stroke Network and the South-west London and Surrey Trauma Network, for which St George's Hospital is the designated heart attack centre, hyper-acute stroke unit and major trauma centre.
Please see attached job description and person specification for more detailed information on this post.
Enquiries about the posts should be directed to Dr Nirav Shah (Clinical Director) via the Department of Critical Care on 020 8725 5699 or Nirav.Shah@stgeorges.nhs.uk. Informal enquiries are encouraged and less-than-full-time applicants are welcome.
Qualifications and Training
- Evidence of having completed a formal training program in Intensive Care Medicine
- EDIC and / or FFICM and / or equivalent
- Specialist registration and a valid license to practice with the General Medical Council
- Valid Advanced Life Support certification
- Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification
- MBA, NHS Leadership programme or similar
- PgC(H)E, MA(ed) or similar
- Qualifications in other specialist skills
- Educational supervision training that fulfils the Trust's minimum requirements
- Clinical experience equivalent to completion of a formal training program in Intensive Care Medicine
- Experience of leading improvement programmes, implementing change and monitoring compliance
- Evidence of teaching/training junior medical staff and undergraduate students
- Specialist experience over and above that gained as part of the formal ICM training program : - 1.Extracorporeal circulatory support 2.Greater than 12 months FTE experience of Neurointensive Care (above and beyond the training programme) 3.Trauma 4.Greater than 12 months FTE experience managing Post cardiac surgery patients (above and beyond the training programme) 5.Advanced echocardiography (With a recognised qualification such as EDEC) 6.Pre hospital care - HEMS/transfer 7.Peri-operative Care
- Experience in Leadership positions (medical or non-medical)
- Experience in developing and delivering educational innovation
- Experience of development and / or implementation of new clinical pathways or services
- Experience and delivery in the field of Environmental Sustainability and implications for ICM in view of the Health and Care act 2022's commitment to Net Zero.
- Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the clinical care of ICU patients
- Ability to organise, prioritise, delegate, and manage
- Ability to work productively in multidisciplinary teams
- Ability to develop rapport with and discuss treatment options with patients in a way they can understand
- High level of verbal and written communication skills
- Awareness of own personal development needs
- Demonstrable ability to cope under pressure
- Proficiency in echocardiography and / or bedside ultrasound
- Skills related to areas of specialist expertise as above
- Development of clinical information systems and/or advanced IT solutions
- Knowledge of the organisation of Critical Care Delivery within London