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Consultatnt in ICU and Emergency Care

Job Field:
Doctor Jobs
Accident and Emergency/A&E Jobs
Doctor & Nurse Grade Type:
Doctor Grades
Doctor & Nurse Grade:
Consultant Jobs
All England
Contract Type:
76,000 to 120,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£76000 - £120000 per annum
Medacs Healthcare
Job Ref:
KClarke 05/10/2016

Medacs Healthcare is currently recruiting Consultant in ICU for the large Trust in London.

The salary scale is up to £120000 per year depending on experience.

The trust has a busy critical care workload, with two ICUs (one per site) and two high dependency units at NPH (which are run via acute medicine and elective surgery/anaesthesia, and which are outwith the current job description).

On-call activity

Both units have a dedicated ICU cover rota, with no cross-cover of anaesthetics or ED during the ICM block.

Out of hours at NPH, there is a consultant intensivist on for ICU, and a general consultant anaesthetist on for theatres and Maternity. There is a tier of 9 residents dedicated to ICU cover 24/7, with 3-4 available during the day from 8am till 10pm. These posts are currently part clinical fellow, and part rotational (CMT/ACCS), with an intention to transfer some posts to the standalone ICM training programme, as a contribution to the development of the speciality. Development of further junior doctor rotations with ED is encouraged and would be suitable for programme leadership by the successful consultant candidate.

There are currently two senior/middle-tier junior doctors out of hours, one of which is a dedicated Emergency Pathway Anaesthetist tasked to support ED/Resusc first, provide ward and transfer cover, and to support ICM. This is an innovative scheme running since Dec 2011 and has proven very successful. There is scope to further develop this role with ED-led nerve blockade for fractured hips, sedation in ED, and other projects; again this would be suitable for programme development by a successful candidate.


Both ICUs function as a closed unit with consultant-led gatekeeping and care, but benefit from a high profile within the hospital and excellent working relationships with referring specialities. The hospitals as a whole, and the ICUs, benefit from a dynamic and engaged consultant body and a collaborative culture where ICU admission, speciality referral, diagnostic, and interventional discussions are held rapidly, amicably, and effectively at consultant-to-consultant level.

The strength of Critical Care is in its staff and working relationships, and the Directorate's quality of care and ability to rise to a crisis have put it in the unique category of receiving an editorial mention from the NEJM for its "extraordinary [delivery of] intensive care" (N Engl J Med 2006; 355:1060-1061), along with formal commendations in the House of Lords and from the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

The requirement:

Full registration with the GMc, relevant experience.

TIER2 is provided.

If you are interested please send your CV to

Closing Date:

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