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Senior Clinical Fellow in Research & Critical Care

Whittington Health NHS Trust
£55,329 to £63,152 Per Annum. MT04 (£55,329) or MT05 (£63,152)
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellow in research and critical care at the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust.

This post is for 12 months and extension by mutual agreement and would suit candidates with some previous ICU experience and Acute Specialty experience. Anaesthetics experience is not essential.

Research opportunities (0.4 of the role)

The appointee will support the research and critical care in delivering a broad range of critical care research. There are opportunities to work alongside consultants experienced in research such as Prof Hugh Montgomery and our research nursing team. Current clinical research opportunities include the recovery trial, T4P trial and SHORTER trial.

Clinical Fellow (0.6 of the role)

The clinical role is in the day-to-day management of patients on our 12 bedded adult Critical Care Unit with about 700 admissions a year working on our middle grade rota, as well as supporting the Critical Care Outreach service. The Unit is fully covered by Consultant Intensivists in a dedicated rota.

There is a weekly ITU teaching program and other training opportunities are available within the Trust.

The Whittington Hospital is a busy, friendly teaching hospital situated in North Central London. The Emergency Department sees 85,000 new patients per year who come from diverse backgrounds with a broad range of clinical problems.

Please note that the posts will close when a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Main duties of the job

  • Assessment & clinical management of critically ill patients both within the ICU and across the wider hospital who are referred for assessment, admission and on-going care.

This includes prompt review of referrals from ED or the ward teams at night as the Critical Care Outreach nurse service only operates 8am-8pm 7 days a week
  • Timely discussion with senior supervising colleagues regarding appropriateness of admission, unexpected deterioration and suitability for discharge.
  • Familiarity and competence at common procedures is expected (vascular access, chest drain insertion etc) but supervised training is also given for other procedures eg percutaneous tracheostomy. Airway support is provided by the on-call Anaesthetics team for ICU doctors without anaesthesia or airway skills.
  • Direction, guidance, supervision & teaching of more junior ICU trainees including for practical procedures.
  • Organisation of appropriately detailed patient hand-over both at shift changes including current clinical condition of patients under review outside of the ICU.
  • Written and verbal handover to ward team for patients stepping down to ward care
  • Updating of clinical records, electronic & paper data & audit systems including the ICU activity database (Wardwatcher)
  • Communication with families & relatives of patients to update them on patient progress.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trustbelieves that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a detailed overview of the main duties and responsibilities of the post please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification



  • Registered medical practitioner
  • Valid Registration with the General Medical Council and current licence to practice
  • Provider status at ALS


  • Postgraduate medical qualification
  • Provider status at ATLS or APLS

Experience and knowledge


  • Successful completion of Foundation Programme or equivalent
  • Experience in a critical care medicine role at F2 level or above
  • Ability to take full responsibility for initial assessment of patients
  • Experience of and commitment to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff


  • Knowledge related to planning a research project
  • Experience of audit management

Skills and Abilities


  • Empathetic and sensitive approach to patient needs
  • Approachable and effective Multi-disciplinary team member with excellent interpersonal skills


  • IT skills
  • Presentation skills

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to communicate with staff at all levels


  • Evidence of innovation

Other requirements


  • Must be willing to work flexibly according to research workload
  • Ability to work at different sites within the organisation


  • Continued professional/personal development

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Whittington Health NHS Trust

Magdala Avenue


N19 5NF

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