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Senior Clinical Fellow (ST5+) in ICU Echocardiography or Research

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 to £63,152 Per annum plus London Weighting (MT05 competencies/on-call in JD)
Closing date
4 Aug 2024

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Candidates are invited to apply for our highly sort-after posts aimed at senior trainees / post-CCT doctors in Critical Care Medicine. There are two types of posts: the first a post designed to teach echocardiography to an advanced level whilst integrating that skill into everyday critical care practice the second is spent developing and deliver a critical care research project either translational or clinical. Approximately just over 50% of time is spent on critical care shifts and just under 50% is spent on fellowship time on echo or research accordingly.

We have posts for either echo or research. We offer a 12-24 month fixed term contract with a start date of February or August 2025. We will also consider applications beyond that time and for the correct candidates, there may be an opportunity to extend.

Main duties of the job

Based at University College Hospital, successful applicants will combine clinical duties with developing complementary skills in the field of critical care: Critical Care Echo & Ultrasound or Research. Clinical duties include being a senior trainee on the Intensive Care (level 2 and 3 care) or covering outreach and under the supervision of Critical Care consultants. This post will be an opportunity to be part of a world renown multidisciplinary team working with general medical or surgical patients and specialist services including haematology (including TTP/HUS, HaemOncology, HLH, and CAR-T cell therapies), oncology, infectious disease and Cancer Surgery.

The key feature of the post is the opportunity to undertake the fully funded specialist fellowship with opportunities to learn or develop specialist skills related to intensive care. Fellows will join specific programs in Echo (predominately transthoracic) or Research. Substantial time is dedicated to the development of these skills. The Fellowship has been designed to allow ICM ST6 trainees to undertake their SSM year. For the appropriate candidate we can support bespoke fellowships. Please see the Job description for more detailed description of the fellowships. The rota is banded at nodal point 4 or 5 depending on candidates competencies assessed at application, interview and at intervals in post.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recentNHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running!: University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Echo fellows will be taught transthoracic critical care echo cardiography imaging, interpretation and integration in clinical practice to a level 2. They will become members of a fully functioning critical care echo service that runs 7 days per week performing every ICU echo. Candidates will be supported and expected to reach appropriate level 2 qualifications. These fellowships are designed to last 18-24months, though candidates with sufficient skills and logbooks may complete in 12 months. See job description for more details

The theme of the translational research topic will cover infection and immunology. Previous laboratory experience is desirable but not essential. It is expected that the fellow develops wet laboratory skills including cell culture and flow cytometry. Alternatively, if a fellow has prior laboratory experience and a testable hypothesis they wish to explore, they will be supported in delivering this. Clinical research projects would focus on hyperinflammation, cancer, cardiovascular system or infection. Previous fellows in this post have presented their work at international conferences and published their work in peer reviewed journals. The fellow will be supported in pursuing a higher research degree (MD or PhD) if they wish to.

UK and overseas students are encouraged to apply, and there is GMC sponsorship program for eligible candidates. All applicants must have good experience in Critical Care Medicine, though backgrounds can vary and sufficient airway skills to be the airway responder. Candidates should have achieved competencies to ST5 training year and FRCA, FFICM (or equivalent). UK based trainees must seek approval for SSM ST6 placement, OOPE or will be supported in applications to the RCoA and GMC for OOPT / OOPR approval as appropriate.

Previous critical care experience with appropriate airway skills is essential for this post. Additionally, candidates would ideally either have previous research experience for the research fellowships or have at least basic echo skills for the echo fellowships. Candidates will need to demonstrate self-motivation and excellent time management skills.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the hospital or discuss the fellowship over video conference. For further information or to arrange a visit to the department, please contact Dr Sam Clark via email: When applying candidates should use their personal statements to express their interest in the precise version(s) of the fellowship that most appeal to them and the reasons why they might be appropriate for that particular program.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • MBBS or equivalent


  • Final FRCA or equivalent
  • Eligible for GMC registration
  • Entry onto the Specialist register for Anaesthesia/Critical Care Medicine
  • Higher degree (eg. MD or PhD



  • 6 months previous Critical Care experience

Skills and Abilities


  • I.T. literate


  • Evidence of leadership role
  • Evidence of participation in research
  • Previous Echo experience
  • Previous Teaching experience
  • Previous Research experience

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospital

235 Euston Road



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