ICU Fellowships

The 46 bed Southmead Intensive Care Unit is one of the busiest ICUs in the country, with a team of over 300 staff treating more than 2,200 critically ill patients each year.

Southmead ICU cares for emergency and elective patients from all medical and surgical specialities except cardiac, ENT and paediatrics. We are the regional specialist critical care centre for major trauma, neurosurgery, renal medicine, plastics, and burns, and are delivering some of the highest intensive care and major trauma survival rates in the country.

Intensive Care Clinical Fellows CT1/2 Level

These posts are advertised as “Clinical Fellow (CT1/2 equivalent) in ICU/ED” on NHS Jobs. The posts are generally advertised in March/April each year for an August start-date, although positions may become available at other times of the year. Two types of post are available - 12-month posts in Intensive Care Medicine, and split-posts which involve 6 months of ICM and 6 months of Emergency Medicine. 

The minimum requirements for these posts are completion of foundation training (or equivalent), however these posts are also popular with those who have completed core training in another specialty who are considering a career in intensive care medicine, or would simply like to improve their clinical skills in caring for critically ill patients. The posts are educationally sound, with regular protected teaching time. Each post-holder is supported by a named educational supervisor.  

For further information please contact Dr Dom Janssen, ICM Consultant, Faculty Tutor on email Dominic.Janssen@nbt.nhs.uk

Intensive Care Clinical Fellows ST3/4 Level

These popular posts are advertised as “Clinical Fellows in Anaesthesia and/or Intensive Care (ST3 level)” on NHS Jobs. The posts are generally advertised in March/April each year for an August start-date, although positions may become available at other times of the year. The positions are suitable for trainees who have completed core training in any of the complementary specialties (Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine or CMT).

These posts come with protected time to develop your CV by participating in Quality Improvement, Research and/or Education with the support of the ICU consultants. The fellowships are also an outstanding opportunity to develop clinical and procedural skills in intensive care medicine, including echocardiography, major trauma management, and neurocritical care. The posts are focused on career development, and each post-holder is supported by a named educational supervisor.

For further information please contact Dr Dom Janssen, ICM Consultant, Faculty Tutor on email Dominic.Janssen@nbt.nhs.uk 

Critical Care Fellowship

Our Critical Care Fellowship programme is suitable for post CCT or senior trainees, from both the UK and overseas, with a strong interest in high quality critical care, who wish to gain further experience of managing complex patients in a busy regional specialist centre. Successful applicants will have a senior clinical role in a medical team of 24 ICU Consultants and more than 35 ICU trainees. There is extensive opportunity to gain leadership and management experience and Fellows will be encouraged to assist in the development and delivery of projects and new services.

The Fellowship programme includes one day per week of scheduled career development time to pursue subspecialty interests of the Fellow’s choosing. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, research, major trauma, echocardiography, neuro critical care, and simulation, supported by Consultants with matching interests. As a University Teaching Hospital there are active research programmes in critical care and major trauma and Fellows could expect to gain peer reviewed publications during the term of the Fellowship.

For further information please contact Dr Julian Thompson, ICM Consultant on email Julian.thompson@nbt.nhs.uk