Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine

Winchester/Basinstoke, Hampshire
YC72 (£76,761 - £103,490)
11 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Would you like to live and work in a city repeatedly voted the best place to live in the UK; in an area boasting excellent schools, low crime rate, unspoilt countryside and easy access to London, the New Forest and the Coast; in a Trust rated one of the best in the country (CQC rating Good, with Outstanding for care) and join a Critical Care team rated Outstanding for
the care it delivers to patients?

We would like to invite keen, dynamic Intensivists to join our existing team of 18 Consultants. Our friendly team would welcome applicants with Specialist Registration in Intensive Care Medicine or within 6 months of achieving CCT on the interview date. Single, joint or dual CCT holders are encouraged to apply as we also have sessions available in Anaesthetics or Medicine.

Our critical care facilities include a 10-bed ICU/HDU at Royal Hampshire County Hospital (RHCH) and 16 Critical Care beds at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital (BNHH), with two more due to open this year due to further increased tertiary surgical activity. Beside anaesthetic trainees and clinical fellows, we have two Advanced Critical Care Practitioners (with two more in training). We are active in research with established ICU research nurses. The Trust is already centralising some services, with a formal external consultation reviewing our planned further service reconfiguration: a new central hospital containing the highest acuity patients and a single new Critical Care Unit and single interventional Obstetric Unit.   

We aim to appoint to a post based at RHCH and to a post based at BNHH. We endeavour to concentrate clinical workload to “one site working” where possible. Like all appointments to the Trust, successful candidates may be required to work at any of the hospital sites if the clinical service requires this.

ICU weekday sessions are worked for a 5-day week on a 1:8 rotation. HDU sessions in Basingstoke are worked for a similar 5-day week. ICU on-call is currently provided by 7 ICU consultants at each site with the plan of achieving 1:8 on-call rota on each site with new appointments.

The posts are offered on a 10 PA contract, but a part-time contract is also available. Critical Care will incorporate at least 4.7 PA (including on-call). Anaesthetic, critical care or medicine work can constitute the remaining PA to make up to total 12 PA on negotiation. SPA allowance starts at 2 PA, but we encourage individuals to develop roles and opportunities outside the department, some of which may be recognised in extra SPA time. A relocation package of up to £8,000 is available to cover verified moving expenses.

For physician applicants, we are looking to develop an acute nephrology service to all areas of the Trust. There are 4 PA’s of nephrology work per week available to help provide and develop this service. These sessions would sit within the Medical Division, but linking with clinical teams of all Divisions. The details of this would be negotiated with the Medical Division.

To find out more about the posts, or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Arthur Goldsmith, Clinical Director, Anaesthetics & Critical Care on 07747 015109 or

Those interested in a medical / nephrology component to their job plan should contact Dr Jimmy Chong, Clinical Director on 01962 825097 or

For more information and to apply for this position, please click the Apply button

Closing date: 1 September 2017.

Interview date: 22 September 2017.

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