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Resident Doctor - Critical Care

London – The Wellington Hospital
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Job - Resident Doctor – Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Location – The Wellington Hospital, London

Contract Type - Full time or part time with a range of flexible shifts. Option to join our staff bank for extra shifts.  Rotas allow for adaptable part-time contractual commitments. Shifts are 12 or 24-hour and can be arranged to be block booked if required to fit around outside commitments.

Salary Competitive (dependent on skillset & years of experience)  

About the role

We are actively seeking to recruit an experienced Resident doctors who are senior SHO/Registrar Levels doctors to be part of the ICU Resident Doctor Medical Team at The Wellington Hospital.

Resident Doctors in ICU at HCA UK are required to work independently within their skill set to review and treat a wide spectrum of inpatients and out-patients with short and long-term, complex conditions, as well as formulate plans under the supervision of the Consultant in Charge or a leading Professor.

Clinical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Day to day medical care of inpatients- clerking admissions, reviewing discharges, assessing referrals

  • Daily patient ward rounds, responding to ad-hoc medical needs, and emergencies

  • Undertaking medical procedures as required including vascular access (e.g., insertion of central venous catheter/vascaths, insertion of arterial lines), airway management (e.g., intubation, management of tracheostomies), management of acute pain/epidural catheters, use of ultrasound, ventilation management, optional skills at other procedures (e.g., chest/abdominal drain insertion, lumbar puncture)

  • Providing escort for transfer of ventilated patients in the hospital (e.g., to CT or MRI scanner) and occasionally inter-hospital/external transfers.

  • being a member of the cardiac arrest team with the aim to provide airway management and team leadership as part of the hospital emergency response team.

  • Providing an urgent medical attention to staff and visitors

  • Providing high standard of accurate documentation on electronic records or paper notes.

  • Assuring comprehensive handover and effective communication with all healthcare professionals

  • Being an integral part of multidisciplinary Team of Consultants, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals

  • Maintaining a high standard of work to uphold the professional image of HCA Healthcare UK

What we look for in a Resident Doctor in ICU:

  • MBBS medical qualification

  • An additional post-graduate qualification FRCA/ FICM/ MRCEM/MRCP or equivalent is desirable

  • Doctors must be the equivalent level of ST3 and/or above

  • Fully registered with the GMC and current licence to practice.

  • Post holder must hold current ALS certificate

  • Good inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting

  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment & on own initiative.

  • NHS training programme in ICM or Anaesthesia

  • Experience with Cardiothoracic ICU/ neuro ICU is desirable

Desirable Criteria

  • Ultrasound course

  • Cardiac ALS

Career Progression and Opportunities for development

  • Core staff have an allocated study budget, for courses relevant to speciality.

  • HCA has a comprehensive Learning Academy where you can enrol on courses.

  • HCA offer grants and sponsorship for research (MD, PhD) and opportunities to develop leadership skills

with the ‘Executive Master’s in Medical Leadership’ with Bayes Business School

  • The role allows to work closely with the best consultants from top Private and NHS Teaching Hospitals,

with opportunities to produce research papers and enhance personal development.

Benefits package: 

By caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day.

  • 25 days holiday each year (excluding bank holidays)

  • Health Benefits; Private healthcare, private GP and dental insurance for you and your family

  • Protection: Critical illness cover and Life assurance for you and your spouse, personal accident insurance, travel insurance and will writing

  • Private pension contribution and free pension advice

  • Lifestyle: Cycle to work scheme, gymflex plus other discounts 

  • Annual pay review

At HCA we are open to international candidates, with GMC registration and licence to practise in the UK.

HCA can sponsor your work visa: Certificates of sponsorship, Tier 2 Visa’s processed through our immigration’s specialists plus temporary accommodation support for your arrival.

The Wellington Hospital Background

Based in St Johns Wood, The Wellington Hospital is the largest private hospital in the UK and offers the largest of all HCA’s 5 private intensive care units in London. The hospital itself provides care for a wide range of specialties, including cardiothoracic, neuro, general surgery, head and neck, HPB, Liver, and breast reconstruction surgery, among many others.  Some of the world’s top surgeons are performing ground-breaking procedures here.

The ICU at the Wellington Hospital consists of two units, with 26 ICU beds in total, with some additional HDU beds. The ICU covers emergencies within the hospital and for other inpatients that may require organ support or higher levels of monitoring.

The ICU Resident Doctor plays a crucial role within the private Healthcare Sector. Consultants work as Independent Practitioners, and therefore the hospital requires the 24-hour presence of a Resident Doctor to provide continuous quality patient care to support these Consultants.

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