Clinical Fellow in Intensive Care (ST3)

Ashford, Kent
Nodal Point 4 £48,075
04 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Clinical Fellow in Intensive Care (ST3)

Need to buff your CV? Feel you need a break from work place based assessments or were you unsuccessful at the latest round of recruitment?

Fear not, here in the garden of England we have just the job for you…

We have up to 7 clinical fellow posts at ST3+ level at the William Harvey Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Ashford, Kent. We can tailor the role to suit your needs, from 6 months to 1-year duration.

 1.5 PA’s per week to pursue areas of interest including echocardiography, simulation/medical education, medical leadership or clinical research.
 Protected teaching every Wednesday morning.
 Supportive and cohesive senior staff providing great supervision and training. Four FICE mentors.
 Innovative Trust, emphasis on research and innovation.
 Expanding ICU with infrastructure projects and new clinical services.
 New medical school opening 2020.
 Learn and develop key skills to stabilise and treat critically unwell
 35 minutes by rail to London, under 2 hours direct to Paris via
 Close to beautiful Kent countryside and ferry links to the continent.

Further information:

Applications are invited for a vacancy in the stand alone Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) Clinical Fellow post for 12 months.

The Intensive Care Unit at William Harvey Hospital is expanding, creating additional clinical fellow posts to help support the current medical workforce.

Thinking of taking time out from specialty training? Didn’t secure a training number for your chosen specialty? Want to develop some new skills and improve your CV? Then come and join our busy and dynamic intensive care unit and hone your skills in resuscitation, organ support and care of the critically unwell. At the same time, use the dedicated non-clinical time within the rota to develop your skills in one of three areas, depending on your training needs and interest; focused intensive care echocardiography (FICE), medical leadership or research.

The post is open to physicians, anaesthetists and emergency medicine doctors who wish to gain or consolidate their experience in intensive care medicine. The busy 13 bedded, intensive care unit (soon to be 16) is staffed by dedicated consultants and trainees and has an excellent reputation for teaching. It is one of a small number of units in the KSS region recognised for all level of ICM speciality training.

Within the department, there is scope to develop skills and knowledge within one of the following areas;

FICE: There are currently four FICE mentors in the department and a dedicated echocardiography machine for use to accrue the 50 cases required to become FICE accredited.

Medical leadership: Within the department are senior clinicians with significant leadership roles within the Trust. Time would be spent shadowing them during departmental, divisional and executive level meetings, In addition, a quality improvement project would be undertaken to consolidate lessons learnt during the shadowing process.

Research: There are currently 3 NIHR approved research trials recruiting or starting on the ICU. Fellows would be encouraged to help lead the recruitment and oversight of a trial under the supervision of the principle investigator.

The position is ideally suited for candidates who have completed their core training in parent specialities but highly motivated individuals below this level considering a career in acute medicine, anaesthetic or emergency medicine will also be actively considered for the position.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Enquiries to Dr Neil Richardson, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at