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Locum Consultant – Critical Care & Anaesthesia


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Critical Care
FTC: 6-12 months
10 PA’s
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University College London Hospital
£77,913 to £105,042 pa
28/06/2019 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.



University College London Hospitals   NHS

NHS Foundation Trust



FTC: 6-12 months

Candidates are invited to apply for the above post, working in our Critical Care and Anaesthesia departments.

This post will facilitate the operational requirements of the Critical Care Units at University College Hospital and Westmoreland Street. The posts will also support the opening of 10 critical care beds in the new Haemato-Oncology ICU in the new Phase 4 building in 2020.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic doctor who wishes to provide high quality clinical care as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team. Applications from both senior trainees and established consultants are welcome. All departments have strong commitments to undergraduate and postgraduate training and clinical research. 

The critical care department at UCH currently has 35 level 2 and level 3 beds and the patients are cared for by two teams working closely together. At Westmoreland Street there are an additional 9 beds that are capable of caring for Level 2 and level 3 patients predominantly post-surgical Thoracic and Urology patients.  Teams will work closely with each other across both sites. There is excellent middle grade cover and a fantastic multidisciplinary team. The UCH site is a mixed medical/surgical adult critical care unit with specialist interests in sepsis, ARDS, haemodynamic monitoring and peri-operative management of major surgery. It deservedly has an international reputation for delivering high quality research and excellent clinical outcomes. It has an expanding clinical trials unit with a lead consultant and 4 research nurses.

The department of anaesthesia at University College Hospital is a key part of this major teaching hospital with 24 operating theatres.  It is a regional cancer centre and tertiary referral centre, with particular expertise in bariatrics, upper and lower GI, orthopaedics, urology, head and neck, paediatric, thoracic and endocrine surgery.  The labour ward delivers 6000 women a year, and has a special interest in high risk medical patients including GUCH.  A regional block room provides high quality analgesia and is a hub for education and research.  The hospital is committed to developing and delivering an individualised perioperative medicine package for all its patients. Our aim is excellence in clinical care, teaching and training and in research.

All candidates must be eligible for full GMC registration and either already be on the Specialist Register or be within six months of receiving CCST/ CCT as well as having completed higher training in Intensive care medicine at the time of interview. Essential qualifications for the post are MB BS, FICM, MRCP or equivalent and FRCA or equivalent. 


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or to arrange to visit the Department please contact Meena Patel, Critical Care Directorate General Manager Tel: 0203 477 3390.