Consultant in general intensive care (GICU)

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

Online applicants are invited to apply for the post as an Consultant in Intensive care and Anaesthetics. University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is a highly progressive Trust which the tertiary referral and teaching centre for a large area of the south of England and the Channel Islands. 


The Department of Critical Care, Theatres and Anaesthetics is a large department within the Trust, and covers a very wide range of work. We are concerned for the well being of our Consultants and attention is paid to work life balance in the detailed construction of job plans.  We are passionate about patient care and believe that is best achieved by well supported staff.

In the aftermath of SARS-Covid 19 there is an unknown need for GICU provision. Thus the successful candidate will require resilience and flexibility at first. However they will be joining a cohesive team who all are working together to deliver high quality care for patients in these difficult and uncertain times. 


The Trust has over 1100 beds for inpatient services, along with over 40 operating theatres and four intensive care units. It has extensive research facilities including the Welcome Clinical Research and a Biomedical Research Unit. It currently employs 127 Consultant Anaesthetist or Intensivist staff.  It provides every type of tertiary centre care, with the exception of organ transplantation.   It is the Major Trauma Centre for the region.

UHS is the largest centre for Intensive Care on the South Coast and has a regional responsibility for delivery of specialist care, education and research. The Unit received a rating of Outstanding in the CQC inspections in 2016 and continues to deliver very high quality ICNARC data.

The General ICU currently has 28 beds and provides for medical and surgical level 3 patients divided between 2 adjacent areas. In addition there is a 10 bed peri-operative level 2 unit currently looked after by the GICU Consultant team. A large ICU extension will open in the autumn of 2020 which will allow the expansion of GICU to 31 beds, but more importantly will greatly enhance the quality of the physical space devoted to General ICU. This is therefore an exceptionally exciting time for the Unit as it moves into new accommodation. 


Applicants should have CCT and be on the GMC Specialist Register. 

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their competence to communicate in spoken and written English.These posts are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service determined by the UHS NHS FT Board.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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18 June 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £79,860 - £107,668 per annum GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
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