Specialty Applications

Intensive Care Medicine ST3 Specialty Training Advert 2023-2024

The information and documents included on this page are to help you prepare for your future specialty training applications.

The information is from specialty training posts advertised in 2023, with a start date from August 2024. Please be aware specialty training advertisements, links, recruitment leads, post numbers, etc. can change and there is no guarantee that future advertisements and application processes will remain the same. 

Job Advert

The text below is for posts advertised in November-December 2023, with a start date from August 2024. It is included here for information to help you prepare for future applications.

Please be aware specialty training advertisements, links, recruitment leads, post numbers, etc. can change and there is no guarantee that future advertisements and application processes will remain the same. 

Training Programme:Intensive Care Medicine ST3
Post Type:Specialty Training
Post Commencing From: August 2024
Duration (months):60
Recruitment Lead:Intensive Care Medicine National Recruitment Office
Recruiting For:United Kingdom (England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland)
Enquiries email:england.icmnro@nhs.net
Enquiries:https://icmnro.wm.hee.nhs.uk/
Information:

The Intensive Care Medicine National Recruitment Office (ICMNRO) at NHS England working across West Midlands is coordinating the national process for recruiting trainees into Intensive Care Medicine ST3 posts in the United Kingdom. 

ST3 Intensive Care Medicine Information

Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) also referred to as critical care medicine, is the 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 a 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 & Eligibility Information 

You can start your application via the Apply button.

The expected outcome of the training programme is CCT/CESR/CESR CP, subject to satisfactory progression and completion. Information on the length of training programme (subject to level of entry) can be found on the FICM website.

Before applying please read the Person Specification to assess your suitability for the post.

In the event of further training opportunities becoming available within this specialty in any of the programmes managed by the Intensive Care Medicine National Recruitment Office, shortlisted candidates may also be considered for these posts.

In order to assess whether or not you have the requisite competencies or equivalent, refer to the Specialty Training website 

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 ICMNRO.

All medical practitioners have been added to the Shortage Occupation List in the UK. This means that all medical practitioners are exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) and can apply for any specialty in any recruitment round, subject to eligibility.

It is strongly suggested that you read the Medical Specialty Recruitment Applicant Guidance to familiarise yourself with the immigration information contained within.

Key Dates and Information 

Online Interview dates and details can be viewed on the ICMNRO website

The expected duration of the programme is 5 years however the actual duration may depend on the circumstances of the individual. 

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

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that these placements and/or programmes have 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. 

Additional Information

Please visit ICMNRO website to find out the following information:

  • Indicative number of posts available
  • Online Interview Dates
  • Applicant guidance
  • Recruitment documents

Please be aware that although trainees’ preferences are considered when making decisions on placement, final decisions take into account the service needs of all sites within our training programmes.

Online Interview Process

Information on the online interview process is available from ICMNRO website

Document checking

When invited to online interview, candidates will be informed of all documents that they are required to show.

Programme Preferences

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

Pay Scales

Please follow the links below for information about salary scales in the participating nations.

England: https://www.nhsemployers.org/articles/pay-and-conditions-circulars-medical-and-dental-staff

Scotland:http://www.msg.scot.nhs.uk/pay/medical/junior-doctors

Wales: https://www.nhs.wales/hpb/nhs-pay-conditions/

Northern Ireland: https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/health/doh-hsc-tc8-03-2022.PDF

Enquiries

A general applicant guide can be downloaded from Specialty Training website and the ICM applicant guide is available from ICMNRO website

During the recruitment window please visit ICMNRO website regularly to access up to date information relating to this vacancy and information about the recruitment process.

For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact the ICMNRO

For further national information please visit Specialty Training Website 

Links

The following links were included within the advertisement. Some links may only be live or working during the application and recruitment window.

Documents

No documents were included in the advertisement. See the Links and Job Advert sections for links to further information and resources.

Application Form

For specialty-specific questions please visit the Intensive Care Medicine ST3 application form page.

For the generic application form questions applicable to all specialties please visit the application form page.

Competition Ratios

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For further information and all competition data please see the Competition Ratios page.

Fill Rates

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For regional fill rate data please see the Intensive Care Medicine fill rates page.