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Resident Doctor Critical Care

London – The Wellington Hospital
Part time
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Job - Resident Doctor (RD) – 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)  

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

Essential Criteria

  • GMC registration and licence to practice in the UK
  • Completion of Foundation training or equivalent and at least 2 further years of core anaesthetics/ stage 1 ICM or ACCS.
  • At least 6 months experience of anaesthesia and ICU
  • ALS trained

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 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 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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