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Severe Respiratory Failure Senior Fellow In Intensive Care Medicine

Nodal Point - 4

Main area
Severe Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine
Nodal Point - 4
Fixed Term – 6 months
Full Time - 40 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Hospital
£47,132 p.a excl. LZ
05/11/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Fixed Term – 6 months
£47,132 p.a excl. LZ
Nodal Point - 4
Start Date: 6th February 2019



“These posts will commence on 6th Feb 2019 for 6 months, extendable by mutual agreement. UK and Overseas trainees who are interested in this post in the next 12 months are advised to contact Dr Andrew Aswani ( to discuss further.” 

Applicants are invited to apply available position in the Department of Critical Care starting in 6th February 2019. The appointment is for a severe respiratory failure fellow and is for 6 months, with the option of extending to 12 months. Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is a regional and supra-regional referral centre and provides a full range of medical and surgical subspecialties. The Critical Care Department at is one of the largest in the UK, treating over 2500 patients per year. GSTT critical care was commissioned in 2010 as a tertiary centre for adult severe acute respiratory failure. We provide flexible, multi-modality advanced respiratory support) to patients in our assigned network in South and South East England and beyond. This includes a 24/7 consultant-led ECMO/severe respiratory failure retrieval service, which also incorporates the development of a VA programme for the management of reversible cardiogenic shock and eCPR. We will be actively looking to expand these capabilities as required by the commissioners and are actively collaborating with other centres to maintain quality.

The post is for trainees with substantial experience in intensive care medicine who wish to gain experience in techniques used for managing severe respiratory failure, including advanced modes of conventional ventilation, extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCO2R) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The post will have clinical, research, audit and management components. The post will include a comprehensive induction and teaching programme with a full study leave allowance.

Applicants should have sufficient experience by the start of the post. MRCP/FRCA/MRCS or equivalent is required. DICM/EDIC or equivalent would be an advantage. Substantive experience with research and teaching are advantageous.

This is an exciting and challenging post and will provide the post-holder unrivalled clinical experience and many opportunities for portfolio development including audit and research. The role occupies a central position in the trusts high class delivery of care and carries significant responsibility.

We welcome non-UK/EU applicants however you must be eligible for full registration with the GMC. We are a GMC-approved sponsor for overseas ICM trainees who require GMC registration.

For further information please apply online, quoting reference number MED1746.

Closing date: 05/11/2018, midnight.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Dr Andrew Aswani

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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