Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine or ICU & Anaesthetics - 4 posts

West Midlands
YC72 - £77913 pa - £105042 pa
19 Jun 2019
19 Jul 2019
Career Level
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Substantive Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine or Intensive Care and  Anaesthetics - 4 Posts


This is an exciting opportunity to apply for a substantive post to join the “Outstanding” critical care team at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. These posts are new posts which have been created to meet the increasing activity in critical care and to ensure the wellbeing of our valued workforce. Individuals with single CCST in Intensive Care Medicine are welcome to apply as the department has a proven track record of flexible job planning. Individuals with additional clinical or diagnostic skills or training that enhance the abilities of the critical care consultant team are particularly welcome. Anaesthetic sessions are negotiable to suit the applicant’s sub-speciality interests. Options include sessions in Gynae-oncology, ENT, Colo-rectal, Orthopaedics Pre-assessment and Peri-operative Anaesthesia. The successful applicant will join the current department of 46 existing highly motivated and respected anaesthetic consultants, including 16 who provide critical care cover, supported by a team of 15 experienced speciality doctors and trainees from both Birmingham and Stoke school of Anaesthesia and our new tier of Advanced Critical Care Practitioners.

We are extremely proud that the CQC have rated the critical care service as “Outstanding”. They commented that “The teamwork throughout the critical care service was outstanding” and that “Staff were passionate about the people they served. It was evident in everything they did that care was genuinely and truly patient centred”. However, we are by no means complacent and hope that new colleagues will help us build on this significant achievement.

All consultants at the Trust work cross-site at both City and Sandwell Hospitals, with critical care and theatre services at both hospitals The appointee will be expected to work flexibly at both locations, depending on the needs of the service and the appointee’s sub-speciality interests. We currently provide an on-call cover for each site on a 1 in 9 frequency, reducing to 1:10 as we recruit. Initially posts are for 10PAs with additional sessions available if mutually agreeable.

The applicant must be on the GMC specialist register for Anaesthesia or Intensive Care Medicine or, if currently in training, must be eligible to be on the specialist register within six months of the interview date. The successful applicant will have FRCA (or equivalent). The appointees will have wide training and experience in various anaesthetic sub-specialties. In addition to the clinical responsibilities the department is looking for enthusiastic candidates who will bring new skills, knowledge and techniques to the department. It is essential that Consultants joining the department are flexible, forward-looking and committed. All new consultants join the Trusts well established New Consultants Leadership Programme

The new 670 bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital is expected to be completed in 2022. The new state of the art acute hospital in Grove Lane, Smethwick will bring together all acute services onto one site, including a 30-bed critical care unit, promoting better patient safety and patient experience. It will provide state-of-the-art treatment and care for patients from Sandwell and across the region and will become the civic heart of the area and a point of pride for the community. The new electronic patients record project “Unity” is expected to go live in September 2019.

If you would like to discuss the posts in more detail please contact Dr Jay Susarla, Clinical Director or Dr Nick Sherwood or Sr Rebecca O’Dwyer, Specialty leads for Critical Care on 0121 507 4343/3415. For additional information or to organise informal visit please email the Anaesthetic Secretary at

Colleagues in Directorate management team will be able to meet you and organise visit to the expanding MMH site and update you about the new EPR project and the other exciting projects .

Any candidate who, for personal reasons, is unable to work whole-time is eligible to be considered for the post. The Trust offers a competitive relocation package. Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and is a no smoking organisation.

Please indicate on your application from which post you are applying for.

CLOSING DATE: 22nd July 2019

 INTERVIEW DATE: 20th August 2019