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Educational Fellow (Higher) in Intensive Care Medicine

Clinical Fellow (Higher)

Main area
Intensive Care Medicine
Clinical Fellow (Higher)
Fixed Term
Full Time
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
05/11/2018 23:59



Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, is pleased to advertise for applicants for a Clinical Fellowship in Critical Care and Medical Education commencing August 2019.

There are two potential posts:

Post A:

A 12 month rotation comprising six month placements in the following departments: 

• Neuro-Critical Care Unit (NCCU), Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

• John Farman Intensive Care Unit (JFICU), Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Post B:

A 12 month post in either JFICU or Neuro-Critical Care Unit (NCCU)

Neuro Critical Care

The Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care Unit (NCCU) is a 23-bed critical care unit providing specialist Neuro-Intensive Care and general Intensive Care facilities for regional (East of England) Trauma, Neurology, Stroke and Neurosurgical services covering a population of approximately 2.5 million. It was the first centre in the UK recognised for specialist training in Neuro-Intensive Care.

In addition to its clinical functions, NCCU provides the infrastructure for world leading research in brain injury, Neurosciences and Intensive Care Medicine.

The unit is recognised by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (UK) for all levels of ICM training and specialised ICM training. Clinical Fellows practise alongside ST and academic trainees on the NCCU and come from a wide range of backgrounds (including Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Emergency Medicine) and have a range of clinical expertise. It is desirable that applicants to this post have previous critical care experience. The duties of post holders are adapted to their learning needs and as such those with extensive and less extensive critical care experience can be accommodated.

John Farman ICU

The John Farman ICU at CUH is a 20 bed mixed level 2/3 ICU, run by a group of thirteen enthusiastic Consultants. The unit admits 1000 patients each year and we have a diverse and interesting case-mix that gives ample opportunity for high quality Critical Care training. We provide Critical Care services for all specialties except Neuro-Intensive Care, Major Trauma and Cardiothoracics. This includes Intensive Care for a range of regional and national specialist services including liver, multi-visceral, small bowel and haematological transplantation. We achieve excellent quality and outcome measures. The Intensive Care team is also responsible for the Rapid Response Team which cares for deteriorating patients throughout the hospital; ICU middle grade doctors also rotate through the RRT rota. Every trainee is allocated an educational supervisor and there is an on-going educational program which has received excellent feedback recently.

As well as an amazing clinical experience, opportunities exist for training/experience in other areas of interest such as management, echocardiography, bronchoscopy and education. The Intensive Care Unit is involved in a number of multi-centre research studies, as well as its own program of research, and trainees are welcome to contribute to this work.

These posts provide outstanding learning opportunities in specialist Neurosciences Critical Care and Trauma Care, as well as a good grounding in the more generic aspects of critical care.

Educational opportunities

There is a joint critical care educational programme run between the units including practical sessions, tutorials and journal clubs. This is consultant-led and covers the broad spectrum of adult critical care.  Please see below for a sample timetable.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013).  Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

ITU: Dr Stephen Ford via

NCCU: Dr Ronan O'Leary via Ronan.O'

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