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Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 sessions per week (Full Time 10 PA's)
Job ref
Furness General Hospital
Barrow in Furness
£88,364 - £119,113 per annum
Salary period
14/12/2022 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Applications for this substantive post will only be accepted if you hold or  are in the process of obtaining your CCT/CSER in Critical Care Medicine within six months of interview

Applications are welcomed for highly motivated Consultant Anaesthetist posts with an interest in ICU, based at Furness General Hospital. The hospital is a trust of 5 site bases with intensive care departments on 2 of its larger sites and theatres on 3 of the 5 sites. You will predominantly be based at the Furness General Site with an expectation to cover Royal Lancaster Infirmary Site when required (ITU). 

You will join an expanding department of 8 Consultants with several Associate Specialists and Specialty Doctors supporting all general services of the hospital including a busy Accident and Emergency department, Theatres covering maternity, gynaecology, orthopaedic and trauma, ophthalmology and ENT.

Furness General Hospital is a lovely, small, friendly district general hospital based on South West Coast of the Lake District. Westmorland General Hospital is located on the outskirts of the popular Lakeland town of Kendal. 

Interviews are scheduled for 24th January 2023

Main duties of the job

You will work on a Consultant of the Week Rota in Intensive Care covering prospectively 1:8. This will include cover of Obstetrics and Emergency Theatre. 

  • You will participate in a 1:8 Consultant of the week model, including prospective cover.
  • You will join a well-established team of 8 Consultants with several Associate Specialists Specialty Doctors supporting all general services of the hospital including a busy Accident and Emergency department, Theatres covering maternity, Gynaecology, Orthopaedic and trauma, ophthalmology and ENT.
  • On-call shifts provide non-residential cover of emergency ITU, Obstetrics and Theatre supervising two resident anaesthetists covering all services.
  • Involvement in undergraduate and post-graduate medical education.
  • Lead Assessments of the deteriorating patient for emergency admission to the Intensive Care Unit.
  • Lead the team in managing pre and post operative theatre admissions.
  • Participate in clinical audit, governance and quality improvement.
  • Demonstrate evidence-based practice where appropriate.
  • Undertake and participate in the appraisal process and job planning.
  • Satisfy the criteria for revalidation.
  • Contribute to service development in areas of special interest and expertise.
  • Actively participate in continuing medical education.
  • Undertake personal appraisal and job-planning as part of revalidation.
  • Maintain all mandatory training requirements.




Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre. 

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay 


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/  

Person specification

Professional qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practice
  • Entry on the GMC specialist register or be within six months of obtaining your CCT at the time of interview
  • FICM or an equivalent qualification
  • FRCA or an equivalent appropriate higher anaesthetic qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Higher Postgraduate professional qualifications in research or Education

Training and experience

Essential criteria
  • Completion of specialist training or equivalent training in Anaesthesia and intensive care
  • ICM recognised formal training in intensive care medicine or equivalent
  • Experience in the management of Trauma and other surgical emergencies
  • Broad exposure to anaesthesia particularly for laproscopic surgery, emergency surgical and obstetric emergencies.
  • Evidence of involvement and experience in audit
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of and interest in medical education

Personal skills, ability etc

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Experience of working in a multi disciplinary team
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Experience of leading a clinical team
  • Experience of supervision of junior medical staff and relevant staff in other disciplines & GMC recognised training in Educational & clinical supervision.
Desirable criteria
  • Attendance at an advanced communication skills course
  • Evidence of significant Leadership roles, training or abilities

Research and development

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of completion of audits.
  • Ability to supervise junior doctors to plan and conduct a research and audit project
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of peer reviewed publications.
  • Evidence of recent independent or supervised research with relevant publications


Essential criteria
  • Commitment to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of previous undergraduate teaching experience.
  • Experience of “problem based learning” systems.
  • A diploma in education or other teaching qualification


Essential criteria
  • Awareness of the managerial role of a consultant in the NHS
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of engagement with the management process during training.
  • Recent attendance at a management course or a recognised qualification in management.
  • Understanding of managerial responsibility and its future development in the role of clinicians in management

Professional interests

Desirable criteria
  • Membership of appropriate professional societies

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Step into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Mark Wilkinson
Job title
Cross Bay Clinical Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01524 416117
Additional information

Dr Amr Dawood  amr.dawood@mbht.nhs.uk

Lead Clinician in ICU FGH

Dr Wael Abdelrhman  wael.abdelrhman@mbht.nhs.uk

Deputy Clinical Lead based FGH