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Vacancy / Intensive Care Medicine

Vacancy ID: ICMNRO/17-18/PWY/0088084760/034-3-R2A 
Staff group: Medical
Grade (Places): ST3 (162), LAT3 (1)
Post type: Specialty training (ST)
Post commencing from:
August 2017 
Recruitment lead: Intensive Care Medicine National Recruitment Office
Recruiting for: United Kingdom (England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland)
Recruitment model:
Nationally Led and Operated 
Opening date: Wednesday 01 February 2017 10:00
Closing date: Wednesday 22 February 2017 16:00
Enquiries email:
Vacancy closed Vacancy is closed

ST3 Intensive Care Medicine Information

Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) also referred to as critical care medicine, is that body of specialist knowledge and practice concerned with the treatment of patients, with, at risk of, or recovering from potentially life threatening failure of one or more of the body organ systems. It includes the provision of organ system support, the investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of acute illness, systems management and patient safety, ethics, end-of-life care, and support of families.

ICM is dynamic specialty with the responsibility for caring for the most critical ill patients in hospital. Whilst other medical specialties deal exclusively with specific organs or body systems, ICM encompasses patients with the entire spectrum of medical and surgical pathology. An ICM doctor is able to provide advanced organ support during critical illness and is responsible for co-ordinating the care of patients on the ICU. ICM is high-tech, life-saving care that underpins and interacts with all other areas of the hospital.

It is also possible to train in ICM in combination with a partner specialty. With the new single CCT it is possible to form a Dual CCT Programme with a range of specialties. Initially these will be Anaesthetics, Acute Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Renal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

Application process

The Intensive Care Medicine National Recruitment Office (ICMNRO) at Health Education West Midlands is coordinating the national process for recruiting trainees into Intensive Care Medicine ST3 posts.

You can start your application via the Apply button above.

The expected outcome of the training programme is a Certificate of Completion of Training.

Before applying please read the person specification to assess your suitability for the post. .

In order to assess whether or not you have the requisite competences or equivalent, refer to the Specialty Training web page (https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/)

Please upload all required evidence of competences to your application form when completing it online. For those experiencing difficulties uploading evidence, please ensure you email the evidence to the following email address by the application deadline: icm@wm.hee.nhs.uk

Please note that Health Education West Midlands is governed by the Department of Health and the UK Borders Agency regarding overseas applicants. If you are subject to immigration control, you will be required to provide evidence of your immigration status as at the closing date of the post to which you are applying. Please refer to the HEE Applicant Guide (available at https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/) for further information.

Evidence of immigration status should normally consist of a biometric residence card, date stamped passport and accompanying letter from the Home Office. Please visit their website for more information.

Additional Information

Please visit http://icmnro.wm.hee.nhs.uk to find out the following information:

  • Indicative number of posts available
  • Interview dates and venues
  • Applicant guidance
  • Recruitment documents

Key Dates and Information:

Applications Open: Wednesday 1st February 2017 (10am)

Applications Close: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 (4pm)

Interview Invitations sent out: Monday 6th March 2017

Offers Released: Monday 10th April 2017

Interview dates and venues:

Interviews will take place within the West Midlands, regardless of the region you are applying to.

All interviews will take place from Tuesday 21st March to Thursday 23rd March 2017 at the following venue:

West Bromwich Albion Football Ground, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 4LF

Posts commence from Wednesday 2nd August 2017.

The expected duration of this programme is 5 years (single CCT), however the actual duration may depend on the circumstances of the individual.

Please note that the Intensive Care Medicine National Recruitment Office and Health Education West Midlands have a strict application policy and will not accept applications submitted after the submissions deadline.

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and / or programme has the required educational and Dean’s approval. The Training Programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share.

Interview Process

Information on the interview process is available from http://icmnro.wm.hee.nhs.uk

Document checking

When invited to interview, candidates will be informed of all documents that they are required to bring with them


Preferencing will be made available via the Oriel System at time of application.

Pay Scales

All trainees should be paid monthly at the rates set out in the national terms and conditions of service for hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service (England and Wales), “the TCS”, as amended from time to time. The pay scales are reviewed annually. Part-time posts will be paid pro-rata.

Pay scales will be those that apply to Junior Doctors and Dentists of the relevant country within the UK. Junior Dentist pay in England transfers to the new contract from 2017.

England - http://www.nhsemployers.org/~/media/Employers/Documents/Pay%20and%20reward/Pay%20and%20Conditions%20Circular%20MD%2022016%20updated%20121216.pdf

Scotland - http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/pcs/PCS2016(DD)01.pdf

Wales – http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/workingfornhswales/payconditions/payandconditionsresources

Northern Ireland - https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/health/hsc-tc8-2-2016.pdf

Disclaimer – The pay scales advertised are accurate at the time of publication. The figures published at the time of advertisement may not be the same as that in force at the time of starting the post.


A general applicants’ guide can be downloaded from www.specailtytraining.nhs.uk and an Intensive Care Medicine applicant guide is available from http://icmnro.wm.hee.nhs.uk

During the recruitment episode please visit http://icmnro.wm.hee.nhs.uk regularly to access up to date information relating to this vacancy and information about the recruitment process. You may also find the Frequently Asked Questions section helpful in answering your query.

For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact the Intensive Care National Recruitment office on icm@wm.hee.nhs.uk

If you require an application form in large font please contact icm@wm.hee.nhs.uk

For further national information please visit https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/