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Resident Doctor Critical Care

London – London Bridge Hospital
Full time
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Job - Resident Doctor (RD) – Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Location – The London Bridge Hospital, London

Contract Type - Full time (FTE) or less than full time (LTFT) 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)

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 support with immigration, Certificates of sponsorship, Tier 2 Visa’s processed through our immigration’s specialists and temporary accommodation support for your arrival.

Clinical Duties and Responsibilities

  • · Play an integral part and to work collaboratively with specialist consultants, nursing professionals and members of the multidisciplinary team to provide 24-7 excellent patient care, maintain a high standard of work and uphold the professional image of HCA Healthcare UK.
  • · Carry out a comprehensive handover from outgoing Resident doctor to incoming Resident doctor at each shift change and to maintain a high standard of accurate documentation on electronic patient records and any paper notes.
  • · Day to day medical care of inpatients- admissions and discharges and assessing referrals from ward Resident doctors.
  • · Undertake 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) Other procedures (e.g., Chest/abdominal drain insertion, lumbar puncture, management of acute pain/epidural catheters, use of ultrasound, ventilation management)
  • · Provide escort for transfer of ventilated patients in the hospital (e.g., to CT or MRI scanner) and occasionally inter-hospital/external transfers.
  • · Carry a bleep/ DECT phone which is part of the cardiac arrest team and always be available to provide airway management and team leadership as part of the hospital emergency response team.
  • · Provide any urgent medical attention to staff and visitors until the person is admitted under a consultant or transferred to an NHS facility.

Essential Criteria

GMC registration and be in good upstanding with GMC

Completion of Foundation training and at least 2 further years of core anaesthetics/ stage 1 ICM or ACCS.

At least 6 months experience of anaesthesia and ICU


Desirable Criteria


Ultrasound course

Cardiac ALS

Experience with Cardiothoracic ICU/ neuro ICU

NHS training programme in ICM or Anaesthesia

Career Progression and Opportunities for development

  • Core staff have an allocated £1000 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 and opportunities to develop leadership skills with the ‘Executive Master’s in Medical Leadership’ with Bayes Business school
  • The opportunity to work closely with ICU consultants to produce papers or research
  • Personal development

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