CI187326 - Specialty Registrar LAT (ST3) in Intensive Care Medicine

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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 invited to apply for a 12 month LAT (ST3 level or above) post in Intensive Care Medicine based in the Department of Critical Care, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The successful applicants will join a dedicated team of 16 Critical Care Consultants leading the Critical Care Department, in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  The department is delivered across two areas totalling 32 beds providing Level 2 and Level 3 to over 1800 patients a year. A six bedded Cardiothoracic ICU sits adjacent to the General ICU and admits around 600 patients per annum.

The Critical Care Department is a mixed medical and surgical service admitting all major specialties (with the exception of transplant surgery).  This includes Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Major Vascular Surgery, Major Head and Neck Surgery, and Neurosurgery. The department is the commissioned National ECMO Centre for Scotland providing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygen (ECMO) support for patients from all Scottish Health Boards.  It is an ELSO Centre of Excellence and an integral part of the UK ECMO Network. Aberdeen Royal Infirmary is a Major Trauma Centre working as part of the Scottish Trauma Network and a base for the North Division of the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service.  The department is extremely supportive for training, with great trainee feedback via the GMC and STS surveys and top programme for overall trainee satisfaction within the UK.  Opportunities are available to develop new and additional skills in extracorporeal life support, echocardiography, education and simulation, quality improvement and research amongst other things.  

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) is the largest hospital within NHS Grampian. It is situated on a self-contained 125-acre site at Foresterhill, to the Northwest of the city centre.  It is one of the largest hospital complexes in Europe.  The campus houses Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, the Scottish National Hyperbaric Centre, the University of Aberdeen Medical and Dental School, University Institute of Medical Sciences, Health Services Research Unit, and the world renowned Rowett Research Institute. It has a catchment population of over 600,000 across the North of Scotland and admits approximately 100,000 patients per annum.  It is a tertiary referral centre for the Grampian and Highland regions and the Northern Isles.  Close links with the University of Aberdeen have made ARI a centre of pioneering medical research in several fields. 

Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan city that offers a great range of cultural activities.  Its close proximity to beautiful coastline, hills and awe-inspiring countryside makes it ideal for those seeking an exciting outdoor lifestyle. 

Applicants should refer to the National Person Specification (ST3 Intensive Care Medicine) to confirm their eligibility for this post, available at ;

The full unit brief is available at ;

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and / or programme has the required educational and Postgraduate Dean's approval

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. (licence to practise must be in place prior to starting in post).  For more information visit 

Applicants may be eligible for excess travel and relocation expenses.  Information regarding nationally agreed excess travel and relocation are contained in NHS Circular PCS(DD) 2010/8.  NHS Grampian’s relocation policy can be accessed by visiting ;

Informal enquiries are welcome to Dr Stephen Friar, Consultant Intensivist and Training Programme Director for ICM ( / telephone: 01224 554253 or Dr Paul Gamble, Consultant Intensivist and Regional Advisor for ICM ( / telephone: 01224 554253.


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