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Locum Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
11 Dec 2023
We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join our department as a Consultant Intensivist starting as soon as possible.

The ICU consultants work an annualised job plan with ICU commitments split during 2 weeks.

The onsite component is from 8 am to 8pm and on call from 8pm to 8am.

During the 6 non ICU weeks the consultants are required to attend the MDT and Speciality Mortality Review meeting and contribute to the teaching sessions on Thursday

When off-site but on-call consultants need to be available to return to the hospital within a 30 minutes.

Main duties of the job

In order to make up a full 10PA job plan, an anaesthetic post-holder will be allocated general theatres sessions (maternity sessions may also be available) and will have no further out-of-hours commitment. SPA time for appraisal, CPD and teaching etc. will be granted to be taken when not covering ICU. However there is a great deal of flexibility offered so a non-anaesthetic post-holder could either expand their clinical PAs within critical care or alternatively take sessions in eg. Acute Medicine or in the Emergency Department.

Annual leave and study leave is taken during non-ICU part of the roster. Where leave is required during rostered ITU time this will be swapped with a colleague. Clinical duties are calculated to be performed during 42 weeks per year, leaving 10 weeks to take annual leave, study/professional leave according to national agreements.

About us

We provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. We have over 6,000 members of staff that arePROUD to Carefor nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best preforming Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children's unit at West Middlesex - in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities:

Provide High Quality Care to Patients

1.1. The post holder must be medically qualified and maintain GMC specialist registration.

1.2. Develop and maintain the competencies required to carry out the duties required of the post.

1.3. Ensure prompt attendance at agreed direct clinical care Programmed Activities.

1.4. Ensure patients are involved in decisions about their care and to respond to their views.

1.5. Adhere to the Trust Customer Service Commitment and adopt a professional approach to customer care at all times.

1.6. Develop clinical practice through self-reflection and learning from experience, application of research into practice and active contribution within the multi-disciplinary team.
  1. Research, Teaching and Training

2.1. Provide high quality teaching to medical undergraduates and members of other health care professions as required by the Service Lead. To contribute to training and teaching of medical trainees, medical students, other doctors in training and other staff groups.

2.2. Responsible for teaching and training non-Consultant postgraduate colleagues.

2.3. Where possible to collaborate with academic and clinical colleagues to enhance the Trusts translational research/audit portfolio, at all times meeting the full requirements of Research Governance.

Performance Management
  • Work with medical, nursing, other clinical and managerial colleagues to ensure high performance in the following areas:
  • Clinical efficiency e.g. Length of Stay (LOS) reductions, admission on day of surgery, reducing cancelled operations and DNA rates.
  • Quality of outcomes e.g. infection control targets, reducing re-admission rates
  • Financial management e.g. identification, implementation and achievement of cost improvement programmes and participating in efforts to ensure services are provided cost effectively e.g. managing locum agency spend, monitoring and managing the drug budget to target, ensuring accuracy of clinical data for the team
  • Operational efficiency e.g. day-case rates, waiting list activity and demand management.

Please refer to our detailed job description for more information

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications
  • CCT in Intensive Care Medicine/Anaesthesia or equivalent (on or within 6 months of inclusion on Specialist Register at time of interview)
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • FRCA or equivalent
  • Post-graduate Diploma or equivalent in Intensive Care Medicine
  • Broad range of experience in anaesthesia for high risk or another ICU- related specialty
  • Experience in management of patients in ICU & HDU at a senior level.
  • Evidence of commitment to Intensive Care Medicine
  • Evidence of change implementation and improvement activity related to Critical Care Medicine +/- another specialty
  • Evidence of Clinical Governance activity (risk management, quality improvement etc.)
  • Understanding of and involvement in service development
  • Previous Consultant- level experience
Skills and knowledge
  • Demonstrable training and experience in Critical Care procedures.
  • Management skills including a willingness and ability to work with others to achieve shared goals.
  • Experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Evidence of organising or presenting educational or academic activities
  • Highly organised, self -motivated, track record of achieving sustained change
  • Presentations at recognised national and international meetings.
  • Participation in research or projects relating to Intensive Care Medicine and other clinical specialties

Employer details
Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


West Middlesex University Hospital

Twickenham Road



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