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Anaesthetics, ICM
Fixed Term until 1st March 2019
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Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Anaesthetics - Med Staff (Dept)
Milton Keynes
£76,761 to £103,490 per annum
11/02/2018 23:59
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Locum Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine Plus Sub-Speciality (Anaesthesia, Acute Medicine or Emergency Medicine)


Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients . The hospital is undergoing significant  investment and development including a new surgical ward, a new main entrance (allowing expansion of A&E services),  a new Academic Centre and a planned new Cancer Centre.

Milton Keynes is the fastest growing and most successful city in the country (visit for which we provide Emergency Medicine (including Paediatrics) from minor injury to major trauma, Critical Care, Cancer Services, General Surgery & Medicine, Women’s & Children Services (including Maternity, Paediatrics & Neonatal) and Renal Services.

The Health Service Journal recently named Milton Keynes one of the top performing NHS Trust to work in and we are proud to be rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission.

 You can expect a warm welcome, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviors


Job Title:  Locum Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine Plus Sub-Speciality (Anaesthesia, Acute Medicine or Emergency Medicine)

Department: Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Pain

Location: Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Salary: £76,761 to £103,490 per annum

Programmed Activities: 10 (additional may be available via annual job planning process)


Applications are invited to apply for a full-time Locum Consultant post in Intensive Care Medicine at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

This post is to cover a period of maternity leave, this will be for 12 months until 1st March 2019 with the possibility of extension and consists of 10 programmed activities (9 DCC and 1 SPA)

There will also be scope within the job plan to accommodate sub-specialty interests such as Anaesthesia, Acute Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and progressive clinician to join our friendly, dynamic team of intensivists. There are excellent opportunities within the department to develop personal interests e.g. echocardiography (including TOE), research, outreach and ICU follow-up in our highly respected department of critical care (DoCC). The unit is fully accredited for FICM training and is well staffed with trainees from ICM, anaesthetic, ACCS and medical backgrounds.

The successful applicant will join a department of 10 Intensive Care Consultants who are responsible for the 10 bed DoCC and depending on experience and interest, may also undertake sessions within our anaesthetic, medical or emergency departments. Candidates are encouraged to contact the department to discuss this part of the post further.

This post would be ideal for an applicant who is currently in or considering a post-CCT position and would like to gain excellent experience at consultant level in a university teaching hospital before applying for a substantive post.

Please see Job Description for full details of the job plan.

CCT in ICM (or equivalent experience) is required for this post.

The Trust has close clinical and academic ties with Oxford University Hospitals and the successful applicant will be expected to participate in teaching both under and postgraduate students associated with the University of Oxford and the newly opened University of Buckingham Medical School.

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham allows us to attract, train and retain the best doctors.

This is an important step towards establishing the Trust as a first class centre of teaching excellence. The first students arrived on wards in May 2015 and a medical school building is under construction, which will create exciting opportunities in the future for all staff in the fields of clinical research and education.  

This exciting new phase will include opportunities for undergraduate and post graduate teaching, enhanced research facilities.  A teaching and research background would be highly advantageous when applying for this position.

We believe the continued growth of the hospital will allow us to expand and improve our services to offer the very best care to the people of Milton Keynes, and beyond.

Located just 50 miles north of London, Milton Keynes has excellent access to the capital whilst being centrally located for Oxford and Cambridge and having ease of access to the north. Lying in attractive countryside, Milton Keynes offers first class facilities for sport, theatre, music, shopping and dining.

Doctors considering an application are encouraged to visit the hospital and to meet with potential clinical colleagues. The Chief Executive and/or Medical Director would also be happy to meet with doctors interested in this role, commitments allowing. 


Please submit your CV by attaching it to your application.


Closing date for receipt of applications: 11th February 2018

Interview Date: 28th February 2018


This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Milton Keynes is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

  • Richard Stewart, Clinical lead for Critical Care, via switch on 01908 660033
  • Wassim Shamsuddin, CSU lead, via switch on 01908 660033

If you have problems applying, contact

01908 996168