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Critical care Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant
Fixed term: 24 months (N/A)
Full time: 10 sessions per week (10 - 11 PAs)
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Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
06/12/2020 23:59

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Locum Critical Care Consultant

NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant

On 1st October 2019, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created, through the merger of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. The newly formed Trust is responsible for managing services at Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Bringing together a combined workforce of over 12,000 staff, the Trust has become the largest NHS employer in Merseyside and Cheshire. As well as providing general hospital services to the local population, the Trust provides a range of highly specialist services to more than two million people in the North West and beyond.

This merger has been driven by clinicians, who for a long time have recognised that a union of the Trusts will enable significant changes that will transform the way healthcare is delivered.  The aim is to address the current levels of variation and fragmentation that exists between acute hospital services in Liverpool, and to ensure that all services are of the highest quality. The new Trust will also seek to influence the wider determinants of health by closer involvement in employment, housing and education, and to be part of a first class research and scientific development partnership with Higher Education and business enterprise across the city and beyond.

These changes, which will take place over the next few years, through a phased approach, building on the skills and talents of a fantastic workforce, to spread best practice, deliver innovation and provide sustainable services for patients. This will be achieved by reconfiguring services, centralised where necessary, local where possible and focusing on staff; with an ambition to be the best place for staff to train and work

We will soon be opening a new state of the art hospital. The new hospital will provide every patient with a single bedroom with en-suite facilities. We believe that modern healthcare is as much about privacy, comfort and dignity as it is about pioneering treatments and cutting-edge technology. Please look at our digital pack for videos and further information:



Applications are invited for the post of Locum Consultant in Critical Care Medicine at Aintree University Hospital, part of Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust, starting date TBC.

Aintree Hospital is a 750-bed teaching hospital in north Liverpool. It is the receiving site for Major Trauma in Cheshire and Merseyside and is the tertiary referral centre for Head and Neck surgery, Hepatobiliary surgery and Rheumatology.

Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the country. The combined Critical Care Departments comprise approximately 60 Critical Care beds.

The Critical Care Unit at Aintree University Hospital is a busy, 23 bedded, general adult critical care unit which admits approximately 1,400 patients per year, including elective post-operative complex major surgery patients, major trauma and emergency medical and surgical patients.

The Critical Care department is staffed by 14 Consultant Intensivists providing 24/7 cover of the Critical Care Unit

Suitable candidates will have a major interest in and commitment to Critical Care Medicine. They will have a desire to work in a large Critical Care department in a large and expanding teaching hospital department. They will have an interest in the management of critically ill major trauma patients.

The posts are full-time appointments in Intensive Care Medicine, however it is usually possible to arrange up to 2.5 PA of activity in another sub-specialty, depending on requirements.

The Unit is recognised for training by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine for all levels of training. Both intermediate and advanced ICM trainees rotate through the department.

Applicants must have full GMC registration and hold Fellowship of the faculty of Intensive Care medicine (FFICM) or equivalent. They should possess a CCT in Intensive Care Medicine and must be either listed on the Specialist Register for Intensive Care Medicine or within 6 months of eligibility. They must have at least 1 year of experience working in Intensive Care Medicine in the NHS. Where there is a desire to pursue a minority interest in another subspecialty, applicants must also meet the equivalent standards for membership, CCT and Specialist Register eligibility in this area. Substantive appointments must have experience of practice of Critical Care and any relevant subspecialty in the UK.

Liverpool is an exciting and vibrant area to live in, with significant development in the city following the success of the European Year of Culture. The city has an international reputation for arts and sports, while giving easy access to countryside and excellent recreational activities.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Eoghan O’Callaghan, Clinical Lead, Critical Care Unit (telephone: 0151 529 2373, email: Eoghan.O’ )

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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

Eoghan O'Callaghan
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Clinical Director Critical Care
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0151 529 2373
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