Consultant Intensive Care Medicine Specialist Interest

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Full Time
£88,364 - £119,133 a year
Posted 20 days ago
Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Shrewsbury and Telford
Hospitals NHS Trust for an enthusiastic, highly driven Consultant with
a passion for intensive care and an allied specialty (anaesthetics,
emergency medicine or acute medicine) to complement and develop
existing services through the provision of specialist knowledge &

An ICM CCT is not essential and potential candidates are directed to
page 19 of the FICM document “Critical Staffing #1 A best practice
framework for safe and effective Critical Care staffing”. The post
holder is therefore required to have full registration with the
General Medical Council & a valid licence to practice and be on the
specialist register for their allied specialty +/- Intensive Care
Medicine or be within 6 months of CCT or equivalent at the time of


  • Provide high quality Critical Care and emergency and/or acute
medicine services as part of the cross County team
  • To develop enhanced clinical skills, especially in the assessment
and management of acutely ill patients.
  • To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and
professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
  • To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and
locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
  • To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main
provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people
in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales,
the Trust’s catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the
west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The
main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry,
Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire); Newport, Telford and
Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin); and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys)
– all beautiful and unique.

Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in
Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which
are located 20 minutes’ drive apart. Together they provide 99% of
our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital
services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics,
inpatient medical care and critical care.

We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at
the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt
Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and
Whitchurch Community Hospitals.


A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and
their Clinical Director and consultant colleagues, on behalf of the
Medical Director within 3 months of starting in post. A full-time job
plan is based on a 10 PA working week.

The job plan will be reviewed annually and is a prospective agreement
that sets out the consultants duties, responsibilities, and objectives
for the coming year. It covers all aspects of a consultant’s
professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research,
education and managerial responsibilities. It will provide a clear
schedule of commitments, both internal and external and will include
personal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and
trust strategic priorities.

For a full-time contract, the job plan will be divided on average per

week (pro-rata for a part time post) as:
  • 7.5 Programmed Activities (PAs) of Direct Clinical Care - includes
clinical activity, clinically related activity and predictable and
unpredictable emergency work. 1.0PA is currently allocated for night
time Critical Care unpredictable on-call work (6pm-8am in the week of
night cover)
  • Rota is 1 in 9 rolling pattern with 2 split day/night weekends to
work in 9 weeks. Therefore, this attracts a 3% Category A on-call
(return to work) payment.
  • 2.5 Supporting Professional Activities (SPAs) - includes CPD,
audit, teaching and research. It is expected that the applicant will
fulfil a significant SPA role for Critical Care e.g., M&M Lead, CCOT
Link Intensivist.
The allocation of PAs is reviewed and may be subject to adjustment
when a further diary exercise is undertaken or if the service demands
a review of the team job plan.

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