Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthetics or Emergency Med or Acute Medicine

23 Apr 2019
23 May 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant in Intensive Care with Anaesthetics or Emergency Medicine or Acute Medicine

Whiston Hospital

Intensive Care


Full time 10PA's plus 5% on call


£77,913-£105,042  per annum

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthetics or Emergency Medicine or Acute Medicine, to join our team and OUTSTANDING Trust.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is now the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of nine in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission in August 2018.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals are renowned for its good working relationships, staff morale and family friendly atmosphere; our NHS Staff Survey results from 2018 confirm this.

The critical care unit is amongst the longest established critical care units in the UK. The clinical team is led by a multidisciplinary Consultant body comprising of five consultants in Critical Care and Anaesthesia and a Consultant in Critical Care and Consultant Physician.

Within the Intensive Care Department, we have 8 level 3 beds and 6 level 2 beds with the flexibility to increase the number of level 3 beds (up to 11). A medical and nurse consultant-led critical care outreach and medical emergency team (MET) are well established. There is a regular rehabilitation service and follow-up clinic for patients who have been discharged from critical care. Trainees are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds including Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesia.

Consultants in Clinical Biochemistry, Plastics and Burns, Microbiology and Radiology join the multidisciplinary (MDT) meeting once a week and there is an excellent working relationship with all other specialty consultants.

The Critical Care supports the Medical Emergency Response Team (MET), which has been running successfully since January 2012 and is led by one of the Critical Care Consultants. The vast majority of admissions (approximately 800/year) are emergency cases. There is a wide range of General Medicine, Surgical, Urological, ENT and Orthopaedic/Trauma cases. Whiston hospital hosts the regional burns and plastic surgery unit and offers excellent experience in the management of the critically ill burns patient. The unit has extensive expertise in ventilation for ARDS, as well as renal replacement therapy.

There is a state of the art Clinical Information System, electronic data management systems and e-NEWS2. The unit provides data to ICNARC regularly.

Date Advertised: Friday 12th April 2019

Closing date: Sunday 09th June 2019

Shortlisting date: Week Commencing 10th June 2019

Interview date: Monday 05th August 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Ascanio Tridente on 0151 290 1421 or