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Senior Clinical Fellow in Intensive Care Medicine

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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Job Details

This post is specifically aimed at highly motivated senior doctors who aim to gain entry to the GMC specialist register to Intensive Care Medicine via the CESR pathway. Successful applicants will be mentored from Consultants who have undergone this process themselves. There will be regular meetings where your experience to date will be reviewed and guidance given on practical experience / placements required in additional to qualifications, managerial, leadership, research and teaching experience required to provide equivalent experience of a peri-CCT doctor.

Main duties of the job

The clinical commitment is based on the intensive care unit at Royal Surrey Hospital and will include day-shifts, night-shifts and weekend shifts. There is excellent presence of senior cover - with consultants on site until 10pm every day and airway-trained colleagues readily at hand 24/7. The Unit is adjacent to the operating theatre suite.

There are 28 flexibly staffed intensive care beds and dedicated side-rooms, and the unit runs at a high occupancy rate. It has undergone a rapid expansion in the last five years, associated with the expansion of specialist cancer services. Over 1300 patients are admitted annually with ~60% coming from surgical specialties. The unit has paperless electronic records. High quality ultrasound is available throughout the hospital departments with state-of-the-art machines in ICU, theatres and the ED.

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.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Opportunity for a doctor with experience in intensive care medicine or acute specialties including anaesthesia, emergency medicine and acute medicine (level of ST4+ equivalent), ideally with advanced airway skills looking to build a portfolio of experience and skills prior to seeking entry to the specialist GMC register for Intensive Care Medicine.
  • Guidance and support from experienced clinicians who have gained entry to the specialist register via the CESR route.
  • A peri-operative team that are known internationally for Enhanced Recovery and high-risk major surgery
  • Active research department lead by Prof Lui Forni (General Secretary European Society of Intensive Care Medicine ESICM) with opportunity to be involved in a range of NIHR Portfolio and commercial studies, publish in peer-reviewed journals and potentially present at international meetings.
  • Opportunity to learn bedside ultrasound including FICE (Focused Intensive Care Echocardiography) and Lung ultrasound lead by Dr Justin Kirk-Bayley (Course Director and faculty of several national ultrasound courses)
  • Experience in major robotic surgical centre, with specialist cancer services. Tertiary centre for hepatobiliary, oesophageal surgery, maxillo-facial oncological and reconstructive surgery and major gynaecological oncology surgery.
  • Opportunities to gain experience in service development, leadership and quality improvement projects.
  • Opportunities to work in a dedicated multi-disciplinary intensive care team which includes nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, dieticians, speech and language therapists, psychologists, hospital managers and the critical care outreach team.
  • Opportunity to gain experience in critical care follow-up, rehabilitation and psychological support for patients
  • The post is for six months in the first instance with opportunity to be extended

Please see attached Job Description and Advert for full details

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice
  • Demonstrable experience and training in equivalent to ST4+ Intensive Care Medicine, experience in acute specialties including ICU, Anaesthesia and Acute Medicine.
  • Must be ST4 or above (or equivalent)


  • EDIC, European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine, FFICM Fellowship of Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, FRCA Fellowship of Royal College of Anaesthetists (GB) or equivalent higher specialist qualifications in Anaesthetics.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Previous experience in ICU of at least one year
  • Audit experience.
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for teaching.


  • Previous experience in Patient Safety projects
  • Previous experience in QI / research projects
  • Record of QI / research in the field of anaesthesia or patient safety
  • Experience in advanced airway anaesthesia techniques (e.g. RCoA IAoC and further 2 years + 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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