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Clinical Fellow (Core) in JVF ICU and NCCU

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
A basic salary figure plus on call enhancements
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

Applications are invited for our Core Critical Care Fellowships at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.  We have the following positions available:

John Farnham Intensive Care Unit (JF-ICU)

  • December 23 to August 24
  • February 24 to August 24

Neurosciences Critical Care Unit (NCCU)

  • February 24 to August 24

There are opportunities at the end of these posts to have your placement extended or rotate between these two prestigious tertiary adult ICUs at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

PLEASE NOTE: if you are seeking a post to commence in August 2024, these will be advertised at a later date – this advert is for candidates available to commence as detailed above.


Main duties of the job:

Candidates must have completed their Foundation programmes (or equivalent) and ideally will have experience of emergency medicine, surgery or anaesthesia training at core level.  These posts are particularly suitable post for doctors considering careers in ICM, anaesthesia or other acute specialities.

The working pattern will include clinical work (including nights and weekends) on the John Farman ICU and/or Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care Unit (NCCU). The John Farman ICU and NCCU rotas currently involve 1:3 weekends and are compliant with the latest UK junior doctor rota regulations.  Consultant support is available 24 hours a day.

In order to be considered applicants must meet the following essential criteria:

MBBS or equivalent qualification. Full Registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at time of application. Completion of a Foundation Training Programme or equivalent. Able to deal with general emergency admissions.


Working for your organisation:

Please note that these posts do not carry Postgraduate Dean’s approval or training recognition.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities:

The John Farman Intensive Care Unit (JVF ICU) is a 32-bedded Critical Care Unit admitting over 1800 adult patients annually. The medical case mix reflects the complex nature of the patients within Addenbrooke’s: significant numbers of admissions are from hepatology, haematology, nephrology and transplant medicine. Addenbrooke’s performs around 100 liver transplants annually and is the UK’s sole multivisceral transplant centre. Patients are admitted to the JVF ICU from all major specialties excluding cardiothoracics and neurosurgery.

NCCU is a mixed level 2/3 Critical Care Unit which currently comprises 27 beds and is dedicated to the management of patients with acute brain injury and major trauma. The NCCU has an international reputation for clinical and translational research, particularly in the areas of traumatic brain injury and neuroimaging. It was the first centre in the UK recognised for specialist training in Neurointensive Care. NCCU provides critical care for adult patients in the neurosciences (neurology, neurosurgery and stroke medicine) and to the East of England Major Trauma Network.

Please refer to the Job description and Person specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post. 


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Aoife Quinn, Consultant in Neurocritical Care (

Dr Stephen Ford, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine (


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