Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine

Yeovil, Somerset
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
02 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Come and join our fantastic team.

We are looking for an Intensive Care Consultant to join our forward thinking hospital.  This is a replacement post and is available from 1st November 2019. 

Details of the role include:

  • To provide comprehensive clinical care to patients requiring ICU or HDU services, primarily on our 10 bedded critical care unit.
  • To further develop evidence based local treatment policies, to guide best clinical care.
  • Early development of a clinical leadership role, and set a strategic direction for the ICM service.
  • The contract will be for a 11 PA’s per week. This includes a very favourable 2.5 (10 hours) per week of SPA activity.
  • Consultants take part in a  non-resident on-call rota. This will be at an extremely favourable frequency of 1 in 15 nights, and could change further in the future.
  • Provide on-call cover for HDU and ITU on a 24 hour basis within a rota system. Currently there is significant cross cover with the department of Anaesthesia, to provide adequate participating numbers. In the future, as participant numbers rise, the intention is that the cover may be split to give a fully separate rota.
  • There is no requirement for applicants to hold Anaesthesia qualifications, nor would applicants have to cover any Anaesthesia services when on-call. When the post holder is on-call for ICU, a separate consultant will be on-call for Anaesthesia.
  • Those applicants with a relevant second parent specialty, and CCT, such as Anaesthesia, Medicine, Acute Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, or Emergency Medicine are also welcome to apply. Such applicants are encouraged to discuss their career aspirations with the Clinical Director prior to the interview, and the job plan can be adjusted accordingly. 
  • The department is relaxed and friendly. There are 8 ICU Consultants, 7 Specialty Doctors (Middle Grade doctors), 5 Core Trainees, 4 ITU/Teaching Fellows and a F1.
  • Around 750 Critical Care admissions per year.
  • We actively encourage personal and professional development and funding for study leave is available.
  • We are big on work-life balance.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants should be Fellows of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (or be eligible to become so by the time of taking up the appointment) or equivalent, be fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise.  Applicants must have entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview date), CESR or European Community Rights.
  • Candidates who wish to spend some of their clinical time working in a partner specialty, will be accommodated wherever possible. Where such agreements are made, individual job plans will be tailored accordingly.  Successful applicants can work full time in critical care.
  • Alternatively, those with dual accreditation may choose to work in both specialties for which they have trained.  All relevant specialties will be considered and may be accommodated should suitable candidates apply.

We really value the impact that you as a Consultant will have on our patients and services; we therefore offer an enhanced benefits package (subject to criteria) which includes:

  • Welcome to Yeovil payment
  • A generous relocation package
  • 10 hours of paid time for professional development every week (SPA)
  • £700 personal budget for training and development every year

About Yeovil Hospital:

  • Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a modern hospital surrounded by stunning countryside with good transport links to cities such as Bath, Bristol, Exeter and is just over two hours from London, with a 40minute drive to the coast.
  • We are an ambitious Trust with a family feel and our vision is to care for our patients as if they are one of our family. Our aim is for our Trust to be a fundamental part of a vibrant, sustainable, and collaborative healthcare community; patients’ first choice for acute health care, founded on a reputation of quality, safety and compassion. Running a highly-successful quality improvement initiative, we aim to drive innovation with patient-centred thinking.
  • Serving a population of approximately 220,000, the Hospital has enjoyed a successful history; trusted and respected by our patients, staff and commissioners. Our successful nurse recruitment campaign has put us in a strong position to care for our patients and our highly-regarded, active Research and Development department is involved in a wide range of local, national and international research studies, with record numbers of patients recruited onto trials this year.
  • Our iCARE model, which has established the principles of exemplary patient care and patient experience, has attracted national interest and is embedded in everything we do.

About Yeovil:

  • Yeovil is a vibrant market town on the Somerset/Dorset border surrounded by beautiful countryside and villages. It is an attractive area to live with a wide array of leisure, cultural and sport activities. Within the highly desirable South-West of England, house prices in the area are very favourable compared to other parts of the region, and the post holder may wish to purchase a large rural property. There are excellent state and private schools nearby.
  • It is very easy to go to London for the day, as it is 2 hours away by train. It’s easy to go to the south-coast beaches, as they are 30 minutes away.

Please refer to the job description and persons specification for further information. To apply please complete an online application form and attach a copy of your CV. Your application will only be considered if accompanied by a CV.  

AAC Interview and Assessment day will be Wednesday 16th October 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Nick Craw, Clinical Director, on 01935 384544 or

It is recommended that candidates shortlisted to attend the assessment day should arrange a pre-interview visit to Yeovil Hospital to meet the Anaesthetics team and the AAC panel members. Where a visit cannot be accommodated you should undertake a telephone call with the Clinical Director and Medical Director.