Senior FUSIC & Research GICU Fellow

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
December 20, 2022
Offerd Salary:£33,790 - £53,132
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 12 month
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Senior FUSIC & Research GICU Fellow NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

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NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow


Fixed term: 12 months


Full time - 40 hours per week (plus additional hours subject to rota)

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Southampton General Hospital




£33,790 - £53,132 pa

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20/12/2022 23:59
Job overview

Are you a Senior Fellow in General Intensive Care, wanting more freedom and choice in what direction you take in your career? Here at UHS we have a truly unique opportunity, where you will be able to choose how you split your role, depending on your preferences and career ambitions.

You can choose to work in one of two roles in the GICU middle grade doctor team:

1. 50:50 research and clinical role. Out of hours work will be focussed on the middle grade (airway) rota for the GICU and weekday working will be dedicated to a research project with full support from our experienced research group. 2. 50:50 clinical and FUSIC fellowship role. Out of hours work will be focussed on the middle grade (airway) rota for the GICU and weekday working will be dedicated to FICE training, supported by our experienced Consultant FICE mentors.

Main duties of the job


Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities



Option 1: Clinical and Research (50:50)

  • This post offers an opportunity to develop research skills with 50:50 clinical and research commitments. UHS has an expanding Research portfolio in Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine.
  • These posts provide an opportunity for a Senior Fellow to pursue research projects at all levels including involvement in ongoing studies within the department or to pursue personal research interests. The successful candidate can make use of established datasets to explore their ideas.
  • There are also opportunities to become NIHR associate principal investigator for several clinical trials in both critical care and perioperative medicine.
  • Option 2: Clinical and FUSIC Fellowship (50:50)

  • These posts offer an opportunity to develop expertise in FUSIC with 50:50 clinical and FUSIC fellowship commitments. Our department is enthusiastic about point-of-care ultrasound as an imaging modality for clinical care.
  • We have several accredited clinicians who will provide training and education in FUSIC Heart and Lung modules to complete Intensive Care Society (ICS) certification within six months.
  • We also have experience using point-of-care ultrasound for research, having completed a recent study of nebulised surfactant in covid pneumonitis.
  • In addition to 1:1 teaching, a weekly transthoracic echocardiography meeting is provided through our cardiology department, and we also run bi-monthly governance sessions internally.


    On this page you will find two helpful attachments

  • ‘Person Specification' document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application.
  • ‘Job Description' document which covers the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail
  • More on the team

    UHS is a highly progressive Trust and the tertiary referral and teaching centre for a large area of the south of England and the Channel Islands. It has a 32 bed General Intensive Care Unit and admits around 1800 patient per year. The Unit has a recently opened and state of the art patient area, along with an older estate that is awaiting similar refurbishment in the 12 months.

    The partnership with the University of Southampton has a global reputation as a centre of excellence in anaesthesia and perioperative medicine research. The GICU department has an active research group at many levels, and great enthusiasm for involving all trainees and Fellows in the research programme.

    We care for the well-being of all our doctors, particularly through this recent period of pandemic. Attention is paid to work life balance and educational supervision and support. We are a large department but there is a culture of collaboration and co-operation. We are passionate about patient care and clinical research and believe that these are best achieved by well supported staff.


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

    Successful candidates will have an educational framework equivalent to training grade doctors, and there will be a named educational supervisor assigned at the start of the post. The opportunity for Continued Professional Development (CPD) is highly supported and encouraged by the Trust, with options available to take study leave. All licensed doctors must meet the GMC requirements for revalidation and there will be an annual appraisal to support this process.

    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 £51,017 Basic Salary – MT05 £58,398

    Salary will be assessed based on experience and skills. Eligibility criteria for appointment to a Nodal Point 5;

  • Have a minimum of 6 years of Specialty training
  • Hold relevant higher specialty exam (e.g FRCP, FRCA, FRCS)
  • A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates they meet the criteria for progression (in line with the Curriculum for the speciality similar to deanery trainee)
  • Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview

    Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.

    Job Reference: 188-MT0816-A - This vacancy closes on or before: Tuesday, 20th December 2022

    Sue Denton

    PA to CGM Critical Care

    Person specification Qualifications and training Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Medical Degree
  • Core Training in a relevant speciality (e.g., ICM or Anaesthesia)
  • Desirable criteria
  • MRCP, FRCS, MCEM or similar
  • Current ATLS or ALS
  • Qualification in Medical Education
  • Previous or relevant experience Essential criteria
  • At least 2 years' experience of work in the NHS or equivalent
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience in Research activity or able to demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm (Essential for research: clinical 50 50 option)
  • Experience of FUSIC or able to demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm to learn (Essential for FUSIC: clinical 50 50 option)
  • Experience of Quality Improvement or Audit
  • Experience in teaching / training other professionals, including SIM
  • Aptitudes and skills Essential criteria
  • Reliable, punctual, hardworking, enthusiastic
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group
  • Basic IT skills
  • Living the Trust values Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, 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.

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    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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