Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Clinical&Research fellow in PICU & Paediatric Retrieval Medicine

Main area
Paediatric Critical Care
Fixed term 12 months
Job ref
0CCHPM Paediatric Medicine
£31.217.00- £49.086.00 pa
05/02/2019 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx



The Paediatric Critical Care (PCC) departments at Oxford University Hospital (OUH), Oxford and Children Acute Transport Services (CATS), London, UK invite applications for Paediatric Critical Care and Retrieval Fellow posts.

Three Clinical & Research Fellow (ST5-ST8) posts in Paediatric Intensive Care and Paediatric Retrieval Medicine

Posts available from February 2019 (There are three possible starting dates through the year).

Fixed Term posts lasting 12 months

All posts will involve eight months on the OUH PCC and four months with the CATS retrieval service. If you have specific training requirements, we are happy to consider you for an individualized and tailored rotation.

Our Intensive Care fellows are under the supervision of a team of consultants in the Paediatric Critical Care area and with CATS. It is also expected that a successful applicant will take part in an agreed project such as outreach education, research or quality improvement. There will be one protected day a week during your time on PCC to facilitate work on the agreed project.


Children's Acute Transport Service (CATS)

The Children's Acute Transport Service (CATS) stabilises & transports critically ill & injured children into the Intensive Care facilities in North Thames. The posts are ideally suited to doctors with backgrounds in Paediatric, Anaesthesia, Critical Care or Emergency Medicine wishing to consolidate and broaden their experience of Paediatric Critical Care Medicine.


The successful applicants will be working as part of a team of 10 Specialist Registrars, Clinical Fellows and Advanced Nurse Practitioners. The service currently undertakes over 1200 retrievals per year with a wide range of Paediatric, Neonatal, Surgical and Cardiac intensive care cases, including those referred for ECMO support.


Flexible time is included in to allow for participation in governance and quality improvement and to cater to the training needs of the individual. Previous experience in Transport Medicine is desirable but not essential as the post includes full training in the transport of critically ill children by road and air. 


Paediatric Critical Care, Oxford University Hospital

The Paediatric Critical Care (PCC) unit provides intensive and high dependency care to the local population and children of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire as well as further afield.  It comprises an eight-bedded Intensive Care Area and an adjacent eight-bedded High Dependency ward.   The OUH is a major trauma centre and supports a number of medical and surgical specialities including Infectious Diseases, Respiratory medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology and Gastroenterology, Paediatric surgery, Neurosurgery, craniofacial surgery and Orthopaedic surgery. 


The department is run by the Consultant of the week, one of eight with either a Paediatric or Anaesthetic background.  The Consultant is a strong presence on the unit and provides a continuous high level of training and supervision.  The department is staffed with 10 trainees at ST6-7 level with a background in Paediatrics and Neonatology or Anaesthetics and adult Intensive Care Medicine.


Paediatric Intensive Care retrievals from the Oxford region are managed on a 24-hour basis jointly with Southampton General Hospital under the umbrella of the Southampton Oxford Retrieval Team (SORT). SORT provides support to over 15 District General Hospitals in the combined South Central Region. Successful applicants will have a protected day a week during which you will be expected to be available for retrievals and outreach educational activities to the district general hospitals as well as engage in an agreed project (Research / Education / Quality Improvement)


Applicants must be registered with the General Medical Council and be in their ST5-ST8 year of training in Adult intensive care Medicine  / Anaesthetics / Paediatrics



Closing date: 18th of February 2019 

Salary: £31.217.00- £49.086.00 pa 

A possible banding supplement may be applicable 


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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


For Further Details/Information, please contact:


Dr Avishay Sarfatti on avishay.sarfatti@ouh.nhs.uk

Dr Linda Chigaru on linda.chigaru@gosh.nhs.uk


Contact name for informal inquiries about vacancy:

Dr Avishay Sarfatti

Dr Linda Chigaru

Contact number and email:

avishay.sarfatti@ouh.nhs.uk 01865 221411