ICU Clinical Fellow

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Applications are open for this innovative 12 month post based mainly within the Intensive Care Unit at Ninewells Hospital Dundee. There are four posts available. Commencing 7th August 2024, successful applicants will have the opportunity to spend their development time in a variety of ways

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a welcoming and forward-thinking department. The intention of the position is to increase doctors’ experience of critical care patients prior to application to national recruitment processes. Opportunities will be provided to enhance the portfolios of successful candidates thereby providing a competitive portfolio in future recruitment processes.

These posts would be suitable for those who have completed an ACCS or Core training programme. Applications will also be accepted by those who have completed foundation training and who wish to explore a critical care career path.

Doctors within this role will be expected to participate in ward rounds, MDT meetings, and the ongoing care of the critically ill patient. The opportunity to be supervised in the assessment of patients in the Emergency Department and the hospital wards who require Critical Care input will also be available. If appointed you will provide out of hours on-call commitments to the critical care rota.

Out of hours and at weekends you will be one of two residents providing cover for the Critical care units with a senior trainee from anaesthesia or intensive care providing on site support and supervision. There is dedicated critical care consultant cover 24hrs a day and 7 days a week.

The successful applicants will have a dedicated clinical supervisor and will be encouraged to use keep a portfolio to document their critical care experience. The appointed candidates will have the opportunity to participate in audit, education and quality improvement projects within the departments. Access to support for projects are available within the following areas of interest:

• Quality improvement and research

· Teaching

· Mastery learning

The role of Clinical Development Fellow allows successful applicants to spend 4 hours per week (1 day per fortnight or 2 half days) to perform dedicated development projects whether this be in education and teaching, research, quality improvement and there may be flexibility to support other areas of interest to a successful candidate.

Whilst this post does not have a study leave budget we have previously been able to financially support educational activity and courses relevant to the post. The posts are not recognised for training. Applicants must hold Full GMC Registration with a current Licence to Practice.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to make contact with Dr Susan Chapman (Consultant in ICM Susan.Chapman3@nhs.scot

Closing Date:  26th April 2024. 


PLEASE NOTE: We are looking to recruit to this post as soon as possible and will be shortlisting as and when applications come in. Please complete your application as soon as you can to avoid being disappointed and allow us to fast-track applications. 

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