Locum Consultant in Intensive Care (with optional Anaesthetics work)

£88,364- £119,133

Your role as a Consultant Intensivist in this team would be to provide high quality Critical Care and emergency and/or elective work. You will be given a prime opportunity to develop and enhance your clinical skills, especially in the assessment and management of acutely ill patients. You will be expected to have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team. In addition to delivering clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.

Key Details

Location – London

Salary - £88,364- £119,133

Contract – 12 months (with a view to extend)

The Department

The department you would be joining is an 18 bedded combined ICU / HDU which was opened in March 2009 and is fully equipped to manage up to 18 Level 3 patients, it includes 5 side rooms, and the main area is light and spacious with pendant services to each bed space giving plenty of room to work without feeling restricted.

The unit provides critical care services to all departments in the trust and has a 7 day a week Outreach service and a consultant led follow up clinic. In addition to this the hospital also has a busy Interventional Cardiology Suite and the ICU manages patients on Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps with consultant cardiologist support.

There is an active audit and research program and they have recently finished an RCT as well as 3 portfolio studies. There is weekly formal teaching of trainees and specialty doctors alike, and the unit is recognized for basic ICM training.

During the day 2 resident Anaesthetists, trainee or specialty doctor and 2 consultants are allocated to critical care to manage the patients.  There are multidisciplinary Consultant led ward rounds at 08:00 and 17:00 and a joint round with a Consultant microbiologist daily. There is an excellent team of highly trained and dedicated nursing staff, with a nurse practice facilitator to aid with nurse training and skill mix.

Main Duties of the job

  • To deliver high-quality patient care in line with national standards whilst working both in the Critical Care Department and the wider hospital
  • To share responsibility with consultant colleagues for the day-to-day running of the Critical Care Unit
  • To actively participate in departmental meetings, including monthly mortality & morbidity, monthly clinical governance, monthly consultant meetings and weekly MDT meetings
  • To work alongside colleagues in expanding critical care services
  • To review patients as and when requested by the Critical Care Outreach Team, or new referrals from other specialties
  • To maintain CPD activity and engage fully with Appraisal and Revalidation processes
  • To have oversight and responsibility for quality improvement activity undertaken by junior staff within critical care
  • To ensure educational value for junior doctors during ward rounds and patient interactions in critical care, whilst also enhancing the development of nurses and allied health professionals

Opportunities for development 

This Trust offers excellent educational and development opportunities for all staff.  With strong links to the local universities, they offer an extensive portfolio of courses and programs ranging from personal development through to leadership and management skills.  

Their Leadership Academy develops leaders for the future and our induction introduces new recruits to the values of the organisation and provides important information about the benefits offered to our staff.


In order to apply for this role you will need:

  • GMC Registration complete (or awaiting ID check)
  • Recognized post graduate degree (EDAIC, EDIC, MRCP, FRCA, USMLE)
  • Language test (OET or IELTS)
  • ECFMG verification
  • Experience in a similar position overseas or locally (Consultant/Locum Consultant)
  • Experience working as a Consultant Anaesthetist / Intensivist overseas or in the NHS

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this opportunity or if you would like to discuss your search for work and seek advice on other available posts then please send a copy of your most recent CV to [email protected] and one of the Anaesthetics & ICU specialists will be in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the best with your job search!

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