Consultant Intensivist

Ashford, Kent
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
21 May 2019
18 Jun 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are delighted to welcome applications for Consultant Intensivist posts to join our expanding Critical Care Unit at the William Harvey Hospital, part of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust.

If you join our growing department, you’ll join a dynamic and forward thinking team of consultants working together towards a shared goal of building our team and developing our service to the highest standards. There is fantastic scope and support for professional development, and East Kent provides the opportunity to marry a clinically rewarding career with a great lifestyle, thanks to the beautiful places to live and extremely competitive house prices.  Our Trust is investing heavily in our Critical Care Units over the next 12 months, and we would love you to be a part of this. 

Why choose us? 

When you make the move to East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust, your only regret will be that you didn’t do it sooner!  We are a community of great people providing great healthcare, improving health and lives.  Here, you can be confident of making a difference to our patients, our incredible healthcare teams and our dedicated medical students and doctors in training. 

It was recently announced that a new medical school, the first in the county, will be opening next year.  The school, which will offer 100 medical school places per year, is a game-changing opportunity and one which the two universities and Kent and Medway trusts have been working towards over several years.

It isn’t just within your work life that you will experience great things.  There are many areas of unspoilt countryside, expanses of outstanding natural beauty, historic villages and towns and UNESCO world heritage site Canterbury as well as quiet, secluded beaches all within a few miles of each of our hospital sites.  Kent also has an excellent reputation for both public and private schools.

Both London and the Continent are on your doorstep, with easy access to the capital via HS1 (Ashford to St Pancras takes just 37 minutes) and to the Channel Ports and Channel Tunnel and motorway network. 

Your opportunity. 

As a GMC registered Intensivist with an accreditation in anaesthetics, emergency medicine or acute medicine, you’ll play a vital role in a progressive and forward thinking critical care team.  Our busy Critical Care Unit admits around 1000 patients a year, with a mix of medical and surgical specialties. It’s a tertiary referral centre for pPCI for the whole of Kent and delivers a wide range of services including major head and neck surgery, complex ENT, and major colorectal surgery.   

Our ITU boasts some exciting special interests. There’s a strong focus on critical care ultrasonography, with state of the art equipment supporting focused echocardiography and bedside ultrasonography.  Our consultants include multiple accredited CUSIC and FICE mentors, plus two FICE supervisors, and have recently set up our own in-house FICE course. We have designed an in-house refractory hypoxia pathway utilising advanced ventilatory modes such as APRV and Intellivent ASV, and run regular advanced ventilation workshops.  Outreach and a Critical Care Rehabilitation service are well established, and we are well supported by a full complement of allied health professionals. 

Whatever your specialism, we’ll look to you to provide excellent consultant-led care as part of the 24/7 dedicated consultant intensivist rota, support the Critical Care Outreach Team on general wards, and lead and support the wider critical care multi-disciplinary team.  With a strong learning culture and accreditation for advanced training in intensive care medicine, the unit is well respected for training and teaching.  You will make a valued contribution to teaching and supervision of trainees, and take part in collaborative simulation sessions in the Trust’s brand new simulation suite.   

So, if you’re seeking a fresh opportunity in an excellent location with great career building potential, you’re looking in the right place.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please call 01233 616744 today, to arrange an informal chat or visit with either Dr Mark Snazelle, ICU Clinical Lead (  or Dr Marcus Fletcher, Clinical Lead Anaesthetics (

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