Senior Clinical Fellow in Intensive Care Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

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Intensive Care Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
40 hours per week
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Manchester Royal Infirmary
£30,605 - £48,123 per annum Plus 1A Band
25/10/2017 23:59

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

Senior or Junior Clinical Fellow in Critical Care Medicine

Applications are invited for doctors with suitable experience to work as full time Clinical Fellows in Intensive Care Medicine at Manchester Royal Infirmary for a period of 6 months to 2 years. Posts are available on the junior tier of the rota for those with at least two years’ medical experience, and on the senior tier for those with significant experience in acute medicine, critical care or anaesthesia.

The appointee will train in Intensive Care Medicine in one of the UK’s busiest and most exciting units with exposure to a wide range of pathology and specialist patient groups. Opportunities exist to gain experience in areas including ultrasound, echocardiography and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. The department has a strong track record in clinical governance, and active participation in audit and research is encouraged. International medical graduates may be able to take advantage of the Medical Training Initiative scheme under the sponsorship of the Royal College of Physicians.

In partnership with The University of Manchester and other collaborators we are rapidly making Manchester the centre of cutting-edge research to improve healthcare worldwide. The Trust has Biomedical Research Centre status awarded by the National Institute of Health Research.

This post would suit either a UK candidate wishing to gain experience and practical skills prior to applying for a training number in an acute medical specialty, or an international candidate with significant experience of critical care wishing to consolidate their skills in a new environment while developing a rounded CV.

The Critical Care Department

The Critical Care department has 40 adult critical care beds (20 ICU and 20 HDU) and serves a large University Teaching Hospital with approximately 1000 beds. There are numerous tertiary services on site offering tremendous clinical experience to the successful applicant. These include renal and pancreatic transplantation, vascular surgery, major maxillo-facial surgery, tertiary obstetrics, cardiology, hepatology, nephrology, haematology, upper GI and hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery. The successful candidate will join a consultant-lead medical workforce with 20 Consultants 24 trainees of all grades.

The Intensive Care Unit is a brand new state of the art facility, and admits approximately 650 critically ill adult patients yearly. The average APACHE 2 score is high with few elective patients admitted. The vast majority of the patients are ventilated and have at least 2 organ failures. A team of 22 consultants in Critical Care Medicine provides 24-hour cover. The ICU currently has 17 beds open and is nursed on a 1:1 basis. It is supported by a dedicated team of technicians, has its own laboratory, training and teaching unit. There is a follow-up clinic and active research, teaching and audit programs.

The High Dependency Unit admits approximately 1200 patients a year. The Unit works as an integrated Critical Care Service with ICU. The patient acuity is high and the case-mix is extremely wide, offering tremendous educational opportunities for the successful applicant. The medical workforce is multi-disciplinary at both trainees and consultant level (Anaesthesia, Acute Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology and Respiratory Medicine) and is reflective of the specialty-mix of trainees and case-mix of patients

Remuneration will be on the StR payscale which currently ranges from £30,605 - £48,123, and the banding supplement will be 1A reflecting a full shift system (subject to review).

Expressions of interest should be directed to Dr Steve Benington or Dr James Hanison (Faculty Tutors & Consultants in Critical Care Medicine).

It will be a condition of employment that the applicants from outside the European Economic Area who apply to come under the Medical Training Initiative will either have passed the IELTS exam with a score of at least 7 in all domains, or will do so within 6 months of the date of interview.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Dr Steve Benington -
Dr James Hanison -

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4744