Clinical Fellow in ICU - 6 month fixed term contract

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£33,790 to £44,705 a year Dependent on experience
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Clinical Fellow posts in the department of Critical Care Medicine

This is an exciting opportunity for conscientious and diligent Critical Care Clinical fellows who have a caring attitude to patients to join our dynamic team to provide resident medical cover under supervision for the critical care Units.

The successful candidates will work in an EWTD compliant 1:6 rota with prospective cover of annual and study leave. There are at least 2 juniors on both LD's and Nights. Candidates must have must a medical degree and full GMC registration.

We are looking for dedicated Critical Care Clinical Fellows committed to maintaining and developing the highest standard of care for our patients. Successful candidates will need to have the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and understand the principles of and take an active role in clinical governance.

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust promotes Equality of opportunity and Diversity within the workplace

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Hamza Noor

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust

University Hospital LewishamHigh StreetLewishamLondonSE13 6LH

Queen Elizabeth HospitalStadium RoadWoolwichLondonSE18 4QH

020 8333 3000

020 8836 6000

Main duties of the job

Assess each patient every day on the ward round and plan patient care under the supervision of the Critical Care Consultant.

Participate with the other members of the team in the ongoing medical care of all the patients on the unit.

Attend and present patients every morning at the handover round and again each evening at the handover round to the Critical Care Resident on night shift

Document and execute a clinical management plan with the Critical Care Consultant on the unit during the day or on call at night regarding the care of all patients on the unit

Communicate effectively with the Critical Care Consultant regarding all new referrals for admission.

Work effectively with trainees from other specialties (most commonly Anaesthetics) to provide safe out of hours care to critically ill patients

Follow all Trust and Critical Care Unit policies at all times, including policies for the clinical management of patients, Infection Control policy and reporting of accidents and incidents according to the Trust's Clinical Risk Management policy.

Participate in the ongoing Clinical Audit program on the unit as well as any clinical research projects that are in progress.

Participate in the teaching and education program for all trainees on the unit

About us

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley. With a turnover of around �700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup.

As an organisation, we've made significant improvements for patients and staff in the last two and-a-half years. This is reflected in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection (from February 2020), which found improvements across the organisation and gave us an improved rating of \Good in the Well-Led and Effective domains, in addition to the rating of \Good that we had already achieved in the Caring domain. Our staff culture change programme has been key to the Trust's improvement journey, as we've stabilised our workforce by reducing vacancy rates and improving staff retention. We've also significantly increased the representation of minority ethnic leaders across our clinical and corporate teams.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post is full-time and is entirely within the Critical Care Unit for the contract duration. Rota pending,applicants who perform satisfactorily may be given a further period of 6 months within Critical Care orAnaesthesia.The successful applicant will work in a EWTD compliant, 1:6 rota with prospective cover of annual andstudy leave. There are at least 2 juniors on both LDs and Nights.The critical care unit is a new 18-bed unit on the third floor of a new 6 storey PFI development that wascompleted in 2006. The unit consists of single cubicle bed spaces and is equipped with modernmonitoring and diagnostic equipment and with IT access at each bed space. The unit admits 800patients per year 40% of whom receive level 3 care and 60% are from Medical specialties.The unit subscribes to ICNARC which provides a comparative audit service to more than 90% of units inEngland, outcome data is consistently better than that predicted by patients illness severity

Person Specification



  • Medical Degree
  • Full Registration with GMC with license to practice



  • ALS provider (Advanced Life Support)


  • Airway management skills
  • Competency in vascular access, including central venous catheter insertion



  • Foundation Year 2 competencies or equivalent


  • At least one year post foundation year experience in Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Anaesthesia
  • Experience in Intensive Care Medicine
  • Experience in Anaesthesia
  • Evidence of participation in research and/or clinical audit projects

General skills


  • Good communication skills in verbal and written English
  • Basic IT (information technology skills) and familiar with software applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Working with colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Personal qualities


  • Able to work under pressure
  • Aware of own limitations and when to ask for help
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and show effective time management
  • Enthusiastic learner with good time keeping, reliable



  • Familiar with current structure of health service and knowledgeable about recent initiatives and changes


  • Some understanding of clinical risk management

Physical Requirements


  • Physically/Mentally fit to pass occupational health assessment.
  • New work permit rules apply to this post



  • Through understanding of principles of medical audit


  • Evidence of participation in audit project

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