Clinical Teaching Fellow in Critical Care

NHS Grampian
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
ST £31,220 - £49,091
04 Jun 2018
24 Jun 2018
Career Level
Trust / Career grade
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

We wish to appoint two enthusiastic doctors to join our team in Aberdeen.  Applications are invited for two Clinical Teaching Fellows in Adult Critical Care Medicine, for a period of six months starting in August 2018.  There will be the facility to extend the posts by a further six by mutual agreement.  The posts can be tailored for trainees at all levels and appropriate training and supervision will be in place depending on experience. The posts are suitable for those seeking additional experience in critical care for equivalence (CESR) applications and we are happy to work with applicants to fulfil training requirements.  Applications from those with a certificate of completion of training (CCT) wishing to gain further experience in Critical Care are also welcomed.

Although the posts are not recognised as training positions by the Postgraduate Dean or Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine they will be extremely useful for those wishing to gain additional knowledge and skills in Critical Care Medicine. These posts can provide flexible directed training and we would welcome discussion about how these posts can be tailored to individual needs.  

Opportunities are available to develop new and additional skills in extracorporeal life support, echocardiography, education and simulation, quality improvement and research. Candidates will have the opportunity to negotiate some sessions in their own particular field of interest. 

Successful applicants will join a dedicated team of 13 Critical Care Consultants in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  The ICU is a sixteen bedded general unit receiving around 800 patients each year requiring multiple organ support.  We admit patients from across the North of Scotland and the Northern Isles and also receive patients from shipping and off-shore oil installations.  A six bedded Cardiothoracic ICU sits adjacent to the General ICU and admits around 600 patients per annum.    

All major specialties are covered within the ICU (with the exception of transplant surgery) including Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Major Vascular Surgery, Major Head and Neck Surgery, Plastics, Neurosurgery and Major Trauma.  The ICU provides Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support for patients from across Scotland; it is an ELSO Platinum Centre of Excellence and a surge centre for the UK ECMO network.   

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) is the largest hospital within NHS Grampian. It is situated on a self-contained 125 acre site at Foresterhill, to the north west of the city centre, and is one of the largest hospital complexes in Europe.  The campus houses Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, the Scottish National Hyperbaric Centre, the University of Aberdeen Medical and Dental Schools, the University Institute of Medical Sciences, Health Services Research Unit, and the world renowned Rowett Research Institute.      

ARI has a catchment population of over 600,000 across the North of Scotland, and admits approximately 100,000 patients per annum.  It is the Major Trauma Centre and tertiary referral centre for the Grampian and Highland regions and the Northern Isles.  Close links with the University of Aberdeen have made ARI a centre of pioneering medical research in a number of fields.    

Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan city that offers a great range of cultural activities.  Its close proximity to beautiful coastline, hills and awe-inspiring countryside makes it ideal for those seeking an exciting outdoor lifestyle.   

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit  

Informal enquiries are welcome.  To obtain further information please contact: Dr Stephen Friar, Consultant Intensivist. Telephone 01224 559850 or via email Dr Kevin Sim, Consultant Intensivist and Clinical Lead for Intensive Care. Telephone 01224 559850 or via email

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To obtain the job description for this post please click on the following link - CI20076 - CTF in CC/ICU.docx 

Closing date:  Sunday, 24 June 2018.