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Neuro Critical Care
Clinical Fellow (Higher)
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Cambridge University Hospitals
12/02/2019 23:59
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Clinical Fellow (Higher) in Neuro Critical Care (NCCU)

Clinical Fellow (Higher)



Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellow (Higher) in Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care (NCCU), available to start February 2019, May 2019 and August 2019 (other start dates may be considered).

These posts are particularly suitable for candidates considering an out of program experience from their base specialty at intermediate, or advanced level of ICM training, or for specialists requiring post-CCT experience in neurosciences critical care or major trauma critical care.

NCCU is a 23-bed critical care unit providing specialist neuro-intensive care and general intensive care facilities for regional (East of England) trauma, neurology, stroke and neurosurgical services covering a population of approximately 2.5 million.

NCCU is recognised by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (UK) for all levels of ICM training and specialised ICM training. Clinical Fellows practise alongside ST and academic trainees on the NCCU and come from a wide range of backgrounds (including anaesthesia, intensive care, neurosurgery, neurology, emergency medicine) and have a range of clinical expertise.

Although it is desirable that applicants to this post have previous critical care experience, the duties of post holders are adapted to their learning needs and as such those with extensive and less extensive critical care experience can be accommodated. These posts provide outstanding learning opportunities in specialist neurosciences critical care and trauma care, as well as a good grounding in the more generic aspects of critical care.

In addition to its clinical functions, NCCU provides the infrastructure for world leading research in brain injury, neurosciences and intensive care medicine, and ample research opportunities are available to prospective applicants.

These are full-time clinical posts.                           

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2014).

If the Primary Medical Qualification including clinical contact was not carried out using English, applicants must either:

  • Have an academic IELTS score of at least 7.0 in each domain and an overall score of 7.5 within the same test to meet the GMC’s requirements


  • Complete the medical Occupational English Test (OET) and achieve grade B in each of the four domains tested to meet the GMC’s requirements. Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

For informal queries please contact Dr Andrea Lavinio, Specialty Lead, NCCU, via email

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