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Lead Critical Care Resident Doctor

Birmingham – The Harborne Hospital
Full time
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Lead Resident Doctor – Critical Care

Birmingham, West Midlands

It is a hugely exciting time here at HCA UK. We are pioneers in providing healthcare solutions to our patients as part of an established US healthcare organisation built on over 50 years of experience. 

HCA Healthcare UK, has over 30 locations in the UK, that provide a depth, breadth and complexity of care on a scale unmatched in the independent sector. A combination of “Good and Outstanding CQC rated private hospitals, urgent care centres, outpatient and diagnostic centres, GP practices and NHS partnerships, with University Teaching Hospitals.

To continue our success, we are opening our 4th NHS partnership, The Harborne Hospital, partnering with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust. Opening Spring 2023. The Harborne Hospital - is our brand new £100million, purpose-built 50 bed, multi-speciality private hospital to deliver full clinical pathways across a mix of specialities and sub-specialities at all levels of complexity, including Cardiology, Cancer and Complex Surgery.  

We are starting to recruit our employed Medical Team ready for the opening and are actively seeking to recruit a Lead Resident Doctor to manage the Critical Care Unit.

  • Location: The Harborne Hospital
  • Rewards: Attractive salary dependant upon experience,  £57425 - £82100 per annum.
  • Plus private medical healthcare insurance, contributory pension, 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (which increases with years of service), plus a vast range of employee benefits, such as life insurance and critical care cover.
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours: Full time, shift patterns 12 hours on the 24/7 rota. 80% Clinical 20% Protected Admin /Managerial time.

About the role:

This is a unique opportunity for a highly-skilled, passionate doctor, Critical Care trained to Senior Registrar Level or Junior Consultant, to be part of the Critical Care Unit leadership team. You will work clinically in the unit as the Lead Resident Doctor, manage resident doctor rotas, take resource and medical budget responsibility, and be a clinical expert role model to coach and develop the Resident Doctors in adult critical care unit. In addition, you will be the ‘go to lead’ doctor to Private Consultants and Senior Nursing professionals to assist in ensuring outstanding care is continuously delivered.

You will conduct;

  • 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
  • Medical procedures as required include 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)
  • Escort service for transfer of ventilated patients in the hospital (e.g., to CT or MRI scanner) and occasionally inter-hospital/external transfers.
  • The leadership of the cardiac arrest team to provide airway management and team leadership as part of the hospital emergency response team.

Upon the hospital opening, the Lead Resident Doctor will also have responsibility for providing professional leadership to help establish ward/unit-based standard operating procedures specifically for the care of critical care patients for the Resident Doctor workforce.

Successful applicants will need to be:

  • MBBS medical qualification
  • Fully registered with the GMC and current licence to practice
  • An additional post-graduate qualification FRCA/ FICM/ MRCEM/MRCP or equivalent is desirable
  • NHS Trained in intensive care medicine or Anaesthesia to ST6 and above.
  • Able to manage complex airways competently unsupervised and train and support others
  • Able to demonstrate teaching and mentoring of junior doctors
  • Must hold current ALS certificate


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