Senior Clinical Fellow for the Critical Care Unit

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust



Job summary

We are inviting applications Senior Clinical fellow Posts in the Critical Care department at King’s College Hospital (the department covers both the Denmark Hill and Princess Royal University Hospital sites). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience of working in a large tertiary critical care department under the mentorship of consultants with a range of tertiary hospital sub-specialist interests (including, but not limited to: major trauma; neurology and neurosurgery; cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery; haematology including haemoncology).

Main duties of the job

The successful applicants will be assigned to one of 7 critical care units (6 based at the Denmark Hill site in South London, with a further 1 unit at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley). These posts are highly flexible and allow for a range of experiences and training opportunities, depending upon the needs of the trainee and the department. In addition to working within the intensive care unit, there are opportunities to work outside of the unit, supporting the emergency department and major trauma team and providing outreach cover for the wards.

About us

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King’s to another level. We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people. King’s is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone’s contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust’s carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.



Job Responsibilities

This post is designed to give doctors with experience in the speciality further experience in critical care.

For candidates from Spain who have trained already or are currently training in Spain in ICU:

  • Si estás en los últimos años de residencia en anestesia o Medicina Intensiva (anestesia cuarto año y Medicina Intensiva en cuarto/quinto). Puedes venir con nosotros como “clinical fellow”. Se te hace un contrato mínimo de seis meses. Para ello has de estar colegiado en el GMC (General Medical Council, full registered with a licence to practice) y pasar una previamente una entrevista de selección.
  • También puedes venir a hacer un “Senior Clinical Fellow” de 2-4 años con nosotros si acabas de concluir la residencia o también si eres un adjunto A1-A3.
  • El Reino Unido no tiene incompatibilidades de que cobres tu salario en el UK y, además, el español de residente mientras estes con nosotros.
  • Este trabajo se reconoce como parte de tu formación en España, al ser un centro más que reconocido en educación médica. Se aconseja venir como “observer” al menos, un mes antes de empezar a trabajar y planear la estancia como mínimo un año de antelación. Todos los trabajos empiezan en los meses de agosto y febrero de cada ano.

This post is open to doctors who already hold full GMC registration (if you require departmental sponsorship for GMC registration, we cannot offer that through this advert. Please apply for our International Clinical Fellow position instead.




  • Prior experience within ICM
  • Valid ALS certificate
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Good standard of written and spoken English


  • FFICM/EDIC/FRCA/MRCP/MRCS or equivalent qualification
  • Evidence of commitment to Critical Care
  • Demonstrable teaching experience
  • Demonstrable research experience
  • Experience of working within NHS
  • Airway competencies ATLS

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).



King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Denmark Hill






Sancho Rodríguez Villar, LMS, MSc, PhD, EDIC, AFICM

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the “GKT School of Medical Education”