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Junior Clinical Fellow - Sepsis and Critical Care

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£41,257 to £50,017 a year Plus Enhancements and London Weighting
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

This Clinical Fellow post would suit applicants wishing either for further experience in Quality Improvement Projects, education and critical care medicine whilst they are planning to develop their career.

Applicants for this post will have the opportunity to work alongside CT and ST trainees from Anaesthetics and Medicine in a post recognised for advanced Intensive Care training. They will benefit from a full active weekly teaching programme and will complete Workplace Assessments and Competencies in Intensive Care Medicine. They will also have the opportunity to take part in research, and career development is supported and strongly encouraged.

Main duties of the job

The Sepsis Fellow would be expected to perform the following roles:
  • Actively involved in developing and delivery sepsis pathways within the trust.
  • Auditing the outcomes of Sepsis patients in the trust.
  • Sepsis related projects in quality improvement and audit will be actively encouraged.
  • Would have the opportunity to participate in multicentre sepsis trials the unit is part of already and those in the future.
  • Expect to submit and present findings to HQI meetings.
  • We have an annual presence and present our research at the ESICM Annual Congress.
  • Teach and train doctors the Sepsis pathway and management of septic patients.

  • About us

    Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

    Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

    We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

    We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

    There has never been a better time to join us.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Job Summary:
    • This Senior Clinical Fellow post would suit applicants with previous experience of critical care medicine and training in any acute speciality seeking to enhance this experience at a higher level of training.
    • Applicants should be at CT2+ (or equivalent) level of training or above.
    • Proficiency in anaesthesia/airway management is highly desirable but not essential.
    • This fellowship is open to trainees with an interest in improving quality of care provided to sepsis patients whilst maintaining clinical skills and taking up a leadership role.

    One clinical fellow post is available from August 2023 for an initial six months, but maybe extended for a further six months by mutual agreement.

    This post will place the successful candidate in a dynamic ICU which actively participates in various National and International research projects.

    Please see attached Job Description for full details.

    Person Specification



    • Full GMC registration with a Licence to Practice.



    • Previous experience of critical care medicine and training in any acute speciality.


    • Proficiency in anaesthesia/airway management is highly desirable but not essential.
    • Audit Experience.

    Values and Behaviours


    • Demonstrable commitment to and focus on quality, promotes high standards to consistently improve patient outcomes.
    • Demonstrable skill to work together to serve our community through delivering safe and excellent clinical care.
    • Value diversity and difference, operates with integrity and openness.
    • Treating others with compassion, empathy and respect.
    • Share information openly and effectively with patients, staff and relatives.
    • Works across boundaries, looks for collective success, listens, involves, respects and learns from the contribution of others.
    • Uses evidence to make improvements, increase efficiencies and seeks out innovation.
    • Actively develops themselves and others.

    Skills and Capabilities


    • To possess a high standard of skills in written and verbal communication.
    • To be articulate, clear and influential; participate in teaching.
    • To be willing to maintain skills and keep up to date with new developments.
    • Evidence of ability to co-operate closely with clinical and multidisciplinary colleagues.
    • Used to working in a busy environment.
    • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to cope with uncertainty.
    • Willing to engage with and learn from peers, other professionals and colleagues in the desire to provide or support the most appropriate interventions.
    • Professional calm and efficient manner.
    • Effective organizer/prioritisation skills.
    • Demonstrates a strong desire to improve performance and make a difference by focusing on goals.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Highly motivated with ability to influence and inspire others.
    • Ability to work independently.


    • Influencer and networker.

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