Clinical Development Fellows in Adult Critical Care Medicine

NHS Grampian
£32,157 - £42,544
28 Jan 2019
03 Mar 2019
Career Level
Trust / Career grade
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Applications are invited for Clinical Development Fellows in Adult Critical Care Medicine, for 12 months starting in August 2019. We wish to appoint enthusiastic doctors to join our team in Aberdeen.

The Clinical Developmental Fellowship (CDF) programme is suitable for trainees who have completed or are about to complete (Aug '18 or Aug'19) the UK Foundation Programme, Core Surgical Training or Core Medical Training.

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.

Successful candidates will be contracted for 40hrs per week – 28 hours per week on average undertaking clinical activities; 12 hours per week on average will be protected for developmental activities and there will be an out-of-hours commitment. The post holder will be paid at ST level based on their previous experience. A banding supplement relevant to the OOH component of their rotas will also be received. 

6 months will be spent in the ICU & 6 months in Medical HDU. Opportunities are available to develop new and additional skills in extracorporeal life support, echocardiography, education and simulation, quality improvement and research.

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 Oxygen (ECMO) support for patients from across Scotland; it is an ELSO centre of excellence and a surge centre for the UK ECMO network.

Medical HDU is a 10 bedded unit admitting around 1100 patients per year and contains an integrated GI Bleeding Unit staffed by senior staff from the GI Unit. Respiratory, cardiovascular and renal support are all provided routinely on the Unit.

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 School, University Institute of Medical Sciences, Health Services Research Unit, and the 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 a tertiary referral centre for the Grampian and Highland regions and the Northern Isles and is one of the 4 Scottish Major Trauma Centres. 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 559847 or via email Dr Kevin Sim, Consultant Intensivist and Clinical Lead for Intensive Care. Telephone 01224 559847 or via email

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Please note that further Clinical Development Posts will be advertised in May 2019 for other specialties across NHS Grampian.

Closing date: Sunday 3 March 2019.