Consultant Critical Care Medicine

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Truro, UK
14 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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*with opportunity to apply for position of Honorary Clinical Teacher, University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS)

Applications are invited for this replacement consultant post in the department of Critical Care Medicine, established in recognition of the expansion of the critical care service and the role of consultants in providing excellent clinical care, governance, research, teaching and leadership.

The successful candidate will join the Critical Care consultant team of eleven, in a large rurally located acute hospital Trust of around 700 beds, serving a resident population of approximately 450,000. The principal responsibilities encompass intensive care, high dependency, and critical care outreach. The post also incorporates a contribution to undergraduate teaching with the University of Exeter Medical School. On-call commitment is to critical care and is a 1:12 frequency with internal cover.

The post will be based at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, although the successful candidate may be expected to work some Programmed Activities at the other hospital sites within Cornwall. The present Job Plan is remunerated at 10 PA's and reviewed annually. Subject to agreement with the Divisional Director, there may be opportunities to work additional programmed activities in the parent specialty of the post holder.

Subject to approval from the Trust there may be an opportunity to appoint a second candidate on the day of interview.

Cornwall is a beautiful county which offers an outstanding quality of life and providing many opportunities for outdoor activities, with its sailing waters, surfing beaches and rugged coastal pathways for walking, and cycling. There is a thriving arts and theatre scene, as well as an interesting variety of eating places, including celebrity-owned restaurants within Cornwall. The major route in and out of the county is the recently improved A30 which connects with the M5 motorway at Exeter. There is an excellent rail service, with daily passenger and sleeper services, and an airport at Newquay with daily connections to many cities throughout the UK and abroad.

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

If you are thinking of joining us and have a partner or family who would relocate with you please contact us as we have a variety of employment opportunities within the hospital and would be happy to discuss this with you.

Informal enquiries would be welcomed by: Dr.Jonathan Paddle, Specialty Director, Critical Care Medicine ( Email address removed ) tel. 01872 253147


Dr. Thys de Beer, Clinical Director, Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pain and Theatres Division, (( Email address removed ) , tel 01872 253147).

Royal Cornwall Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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