Clinical Fellow (with PGCert) in Intensive Care Medicine

Clinical Fellow

Main area
Intensive Care Medicine
Clinical Fellow
Fixed Term
Full Time
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrooke's Hospital
£31,391 - £48,123
28/01/2018 23:59



Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellow (Higher) in Intensive Care Medicine commencing from August 2018. Cambridge University Health Partners, the Academic Health Sciences Centre, and The Institute for Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge are pleased to offer the University of Cambridge Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Medicine in parallel to this post.
The PGCert is designed to enhance the non clinical skills of healthcare professionals and broaden their understanding of healthcare education, research, and leadership. Applications are invited for Clinical Fellows in Intensive Care Medicine linked to the PGCert. 

Further details about this novel, exciting course can be found via the University of Cambridge website, please visit the web link provided on the Job Description.

There are three potential posts:

Post A: A 12 month rotation comprising four 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
• Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), Papworth Hospital, Cambridge 

Post B: 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 C: A 12 month post on one of the three ICUs in Cambridge.

Neuro-Critical Care Unit (NCCU)

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 twelve 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 Cardio-Thoracics. 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.

Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), Papworth Hospital

Papworth Hospital is one of the largest specialist cardiothoracic (heart and lung) hospitals in Europe and includes the country’s main heart and lung transplant centre. Over the last three years, it has performed the highest number of heart surgery procedures in the UK whilst achieving some of the best outcomes with one of the lowest cardiac surgery mortality rates. Papworth also provides a number of highly specialised services – we are one of only a number of centres who implant ventricular assist devices (VAD) and the only hospital in the UK offering Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PEA) surgery.

The PGCert Course Specification is available on the ICE website.

Applications to the PGCert will need to be done in parallel, please go to the ICE website, detailed in the job description, in order to apply.

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.

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).

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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

For informal enquires please contact Dr Ronan O'Leary,,  Dr Stephen Ford, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Dr Andrea Lavinio, Consultant in Neurocritial Care or Dr Peter Bradley, Consultant in Anaesthetics,

If you have problems applying, contact

01223 256264