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Junior Clinical Fellow in Sepsis and Critical Care

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on Experience and Includes Enhancements if Applicable
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Adult critical care
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

  • This Junior Clinical Fellow post would suit applicants with previous experience of critical care medicine and training in any acute speciality seeking to enhance this experience at a higher level of training.
  • Applicants should be at CT2+ (or equivalent) level of training or above.
  • Proficiency in anaesthesia/airway management is highly desirable but not essential.
  • This fellowship is open to trainees with an interest in improving quality of care provided to sepsis patients whilst maintaining clinical skills and taking up a leadership role.

One clinical fellow post is available from August 2024 for an initial six months, but maybe extended for a further six months by mutual agreement.

This post will place the successful candidate in a dynamic ICU which actively participates in various National and International research projects.

Main duties of the job

This post will enable the successful candidate to further improve the management of Sepsis patients outside the ICU and prior to their admission to ICU. There are a lot of opportunities to develop QIP (Quality Improvement Projects) in Sepsis as it is presently attaining more and more national attention. Further, this post will also provide ample opportunity to participate in both national and international sepsis trials in which the unit is and will be participating.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Sepsis Fellow would be expected to perform the following roles:

  1. Actively involved in developing and delivery sepsis pathways within the trust.
  2. Auditing the outcomes of Sepsis patients in the trust.
  3. Sepsis related projects in quality improvement and audit will be actively encouraged.
  4. Would have the opportunity to participate in multicentre sepsis trials the unit is part of already and those in the future.
  5. Expect to submit and present findings to HQI meetings.
  6. We have an annual presence and present our research at the ESICM Annual Congress.
  7. Teach and train doctors the Sepsis pathway and management of septic patients.
  • A wide experience of patient management
  • Practical interventions and both bedside and formal teaching are offered.
  • Consultant supervision is available on a 24-hour basis from Consultant Intensivists.
  • Opportunities may arise for the Clinical Fellow to take part in research and career development is actively encouraged.
  • Experience in anaesthesia available.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full information

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice

Knowledge and Experience

  • Previous experience of critical care medicine and training in any acute speciality


  • Proficiency in anaesthesia/airway management is highly desirable but not essential
  • Audit Experience






The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a multi-site acute and community Trust, based in Guildford, which serves a population of more than 336,000 across south west Surrey. We are also a specialist tertiary cancer centre, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to a population of up to two million and a tertiary specialist centre for ENT and Maxillofacial surgery. We attract referrals from across the whole country for other specialties (i.e. urology).

We attract referrals from across the country for some specialties including urology. Our Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (key-hole surgery) is one of only three such training units in the UK. Our patients also benefit from state of the art diagnostic equipment including two MRI scanners, four CT scanners, interventional radiology equipment and a gamma camera. We have one of the lowest mortality rates in the country.

We employ around 4,200 members of staff making us one of Guildford’s largest employers. In addition, the hospital is supported by a thriving group of 500 volunteers all of whom provide valuable services on an independent, voluntary basis. 

We have a great reputation and history of embracing quality improvement (QI) and transformation work – continuously improving is one of our core values. 

The Trust has strong links with the nearby University of Surrey and staff are well supported if they wish to undertake further study. As well as this, staff are able to develop and enhance skills and knowledge by undertaking post-qualification support and training at the hospital’s dedicated Education Centre

Situated on a green field site on the outskirts of Guildford, the Trust has excellent rail and road links (via the A3 and M25) to London (35 minutes) and to the south coast (35 minutes). 

Guildford has great shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities.  The picturesque Surrey countryside is ideal for good walks and outdoor pursuits and has numerous historic village inns. Guildford has a number of schools, both private and state, which cater for all bands of ability. 

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