Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

ICU Consultant

Swindon, Wiltshire
£79,860 - £107,668 pa
07 Oct 2019
21 Oct 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine to join the Critical Care Department at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon.  A specialty interest in Intensive Care is essential. For candidates who have a second speciality interest there is an opportunity to combine this. For those who are Anaesthetists, there is an opportunity for the successful candidate to get a broad spectrum of anaesthetic cases in keeping with a District General Hospital, and we actively encourage the development of a specialist anaesthetic interest.

The on call commitment will be in Intensive Care, covering 1 in 10 nights and 1 in 10 weekend days.

The Great Western Hospital opened in December 2002 with the Brunel Treatment Centre added in March 2005. This modern development includes fifteen operating theatres and a well-equipped Critical Care Unit comprising 12 single rooms, 8 of which are equipped for mechanical ventilation. There is a well established outreach service and a developing follow up clinic. A FICE training program has been established and an Intensive Care accredited Swindon Echocardiography course is run in the hospital twice a year.

The Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the biggest employers in the South West and we are proud to have a team of 5,200 highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff.  We are a high performing, ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to providing safe, effective and high quality healthcare to around 1.4 million people a year. It is an attractive modern building set on the outskirts of Swindon, which is set in the rolling hills of the Cotswolds to the North and West, the Upper Thames valley to the East, and the Marlborough Downs to the South. The Trust catchment population is currently 350,000 with an annual increase of around 10,000. The population of the borough of Swindon itself is around 200,000, and is projected to continue to grow rapidly in the next decade. Swindon is a thriving town whose economy is built on engineering, light industry and services. Neighbouring rural towns and villages are attractive and accessible and include Marlborough, Cirencester, and Malmesbury. There are outstanding local schools. There is virtually full local employment, and the highest level of coverage of private health insurance in the UK. Local sporting and golfing facilities are excellent, and there is a thriving local theatre and two large cinema complexes. Other cultural opportunities abound in London, Bristol and Oxford, all of which are within one hours travelling time by road and/or rail. The hospital has excellent on-site facilities such as nursery and purpose built accommodation. The Great Western Hospital benefits from progressive relationship between management teams and clinical staff.

To discuss the post and arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Rachel Prout, Clinical Lead Critical Care ( or phone 01793 605233.

It is essential that candidates hold CCT (or equivalent) or be within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview.

To apply please complete the on line application form via and submit a copy of your CV.