Senior fellow in cardiac intensive care (CICU)

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

Online applications are invited to apply for a senior fellow post in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care commencing 1st September  2020 or potentially sooner. This post is fixed term.

This post is based in the Wessex Cardiac Centre, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. The unit is the third busiest UK cardiac centre with some of the lowest mortality rates. The ITU has 16 beds and there are 22 all day cardiac theatre lists per week.


This post combines clinical duties with an excellent teaching programme and research opportunities. The clinical component provides training in adult (and potentially paediatric) cardiac anaesthesia and adult cardiac intensive care, and includes on-call cover for the adult cardiac intensive care unit.

Southampton is one of a few European centres (and only UK centre) accredited to run the EACTA fellowship in cardiothoracic anaesthesia and intensive care programme. Southampton has one of the longest running and most successful programmes. There is formal consultant-led weekly teaching in cardiac anaesthesia, ITU and transoesophageal echocardiography. Extensive support and training is given to those undertaking TOE accreditation. There are opportunities for suitable fellows to undertake this. The EACTA fellowship curriculum can be seen at 


The post offers wide exposure to all types of acquired adult and congenital cardiac disease with the exception of cardiac transplantation.  There is close involvement with the diagnosis of and surgical or other interventional management of cardiac disease.  There are considerable opportunities for perioperative anaesthetic and intensive care management, including the use of perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography, pulmonary artery catheterisation, nitric oxide, aortic balloon counter pulsation, haemofiltration and the insertion of percutaneous tracheostomies. There will be some opportunity to gain some experience in ECMO and other mechanical circulatory assistance but we are not a cardiac transplant or ECMO centre.

This post does not have educational approval from the Postgraduate Dean and does not carry a National Training Number.


Applicants must be GMC registered by the time they start the position. This includes demonstrating clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group as determined by GMC regulations (by IELTS or OET tests).

Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that candidates provide confirmation of this from the relevant College or Faculty in the United Kingdom and attach confirmation to your application.


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

Basic Salary -  MT04        £49,036


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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

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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4 July 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £49,036 per annum GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
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