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Junior SHDU Fellow

University Hospital Southampton


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The Junior fellows are primarily involved in the daily management of surgical high dependency and critical care patients. Attendance at ward rounds is expected. Routine work is shared among the junior medical staff. Trainees will be expected to have or be willing to acquire skills such as central venous insertion and arterial cannulation. More complex procedures may be undertaken if progress allows. Fellows will be expected to adjust organ support measures after receiving appropriate training. Attention to record keeping must be meticulous. It is expected that clinical handover to colleagues must be comprehensive.

The post will provide training and experience in all aspects of Intensive Care Medicine in a large multidisciplinary unit admitting approximately 1500 patients per year. You will primarily be responsible for the management of post operative surgical patients in the surgical critical care unit but will also have shifts in the general intensive care unit allowing exposure to general intensive care, trauma, and surgical intensive care. You will also have exposure to perioperative medicine, cardiopulmonary exercise testing for risk stratification, shared decision-making high-risk clinics and a prehabilitation service.  There are opportunities for research projects with the well-known perioperative critical care research group and for quality improvement projects.  We support supernumerary time for engagement in these projects.


This post is intended for Junior Fellows who wish to gain experience in the management of Level 3 and Level 2 patients in an

Intensive Care Unit. Preference will be given to those who have previous experience in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia.


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 – MT03        £40,257

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. 

Interviews will be held on TBC

Job Reference: 188-MT0813 – This vacancy closes on or before: Wednesday, 12th October 2022

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