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Clinical Fellow in Critical Care and Enhanced Perioperative Care

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,923 to £55,329 per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Clinical Fellow(s) in Critical Care, Enhanced Perioperative Care and Anaesthesia

Applications are invited for the post(s) of Clinical Fellow(s) in Critical Care, Enhanced Perioperative Care and Anaesthesia.

The Trust provides acute medical and surgical services to a population of around 500000, which more than doubles during the busy holiday periods.

Trust grade fellow posts are available in both Enhanced Perioperative Care (EPOC) and Critical Care. Successful applicants will be invited to choose from either standalone 6-month fellowships in either EPOC or Critical Care or combined 12-month fellowships in both EPOC and Critical Care to run consecutively.

An exciting opportunity for post-foundation training level applicants wishing to pursue careers in anaesthesia / perioperative medicine and/or intensive care medicine and they will provide individuals with a considerable amount of relevant clinical and non-clinical experience to support subsequent applications to these specialities.

These posts offer an opportunity to be part of both a new elective Enhanced Perioperative Care (EPOC) unit in Cornwall and Critical Care unit. With a well- supported perioperative care focus, there are roles suited to those interested in developing careers in both anaesthetics / ITU.

Within these posts there will be protected time to develop individual interests with opportunities in world class research, meaningful quality improvement work and clinical innovation.

Main duties of the job

  • Admit / receive patients and take handover from clinical teams in theatre suite - this may take place on EPOC or involve attending theatres to discuss the patient with the anaesthetising consultant or visiting recovery.
  • Review and prescribe appropriate admission medications.
  • Receive handover from nursing staff in the mornings re: any significant medical issues for patients already on EPOC.
  • Attend / conduct ward rounds as timetabled
  • Undertake clinical review of EPOC patients and clinical interventions as appropriate.
  • Be able to recognise and offer immediate clinical intervention for the deteriorating patient in line with required clinical competencies and ALS protocols.
  • Be continually aware of the clinical status of patient's resident on EPOC and be vigilant and proactive in identifying deviations from the expected post-operative course.
  • Know and act on EPOC escalation pathways when presented with issues that require senior support or when there is uncertainty regarding a course of action.
  • Present patients for senior review and complete discharge paperwork as necessary and subsequent verbal handover to parent surgical team
  • Attend teaching, including Thursday critical care junior doctor teaching.
  • Handover to nursing staff and surgical teams with clear plan for overnight care.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of £380 million and 750 beds

We work with health and social care organisations including NHS Kernow and NHS England to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000 which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually developing clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description
Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click view the supporting document on the right hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:

  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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  • We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.
  • Agency interest will not be considered until this advert has closed.

Person Specification
Qualification / Eligibility

  • GMC Registration with a License to Practice
  • MB BS (or equivalent medical qualification)
  • Eligible to work at Core Level


  • Formal teaching courses / qualifications


  • Demonstrable previous NHS experience or equivalent.
  • ALS Provider or equivalent
  • Has achieved appropriate level of Foundation competencies.
  • Experienced in clinical audit and clinical governance


  • Previous post-graduate experience in ICM, Enhanced perioperative care or Anaesthesia





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