Critical Care recruitment

Our Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield (in Chelmsford), Basildon and Southend, is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve.

Do you share our passion for care?Critical care

With five critical care units across our Trust, our new Critical Care Division is one of the largest in the East of England. 

We’re passionate about developing our staff. If you're a consultant, specialty doctor or junior doctor with an interest in critical care, why not join our team? You would be joining at an exciting time where you would have the opportunity to help shape the future of the Critical Care Unit across mid and south Essex.

We'll share everything you need to know about making the transition to a critical care unit and answer any questions you may have. Your training and development is key, not only when you start but throughout your career with us. We’re passionate about developing our staff. The opportunities for career development and progression across the service are both rich and rewarding.

We work closely with clinical and academic partners within and outside our Trust to strengthen our R&D portfolio, not only to ensure we provide the best possible service for our patients, but also to benefit our staff.

Our Sites

Burns theatreBasildon Adult Critical Care Unit

The Basildon general CCU is a large and busy unit serving a local population of around 450,000. The casemix reflects a busy district general hospital which also supports regional vascular surgical services, cardiology services and the emerging renal centre of excellence. Basildon critical care is supported by a large, well established Acute Respiratory Care Unit (ARCU) with a large negative pressure capability and a high-performing Critical Care Outreach Team.

Broomfield Adult Critical Care Unit

The Broomfield general CCU serves a population of around 370,000 but also supports many regional surgical services including major upper GI, complex head and neck, complex plastics, major urological and high-risk colorectal surgery. The unit has strong links with a well-developed department of peri-operative medicine, established multi-disciplinary follow-up service, several FICE and CUSIC mentors and has for many decades been accredited for stage III training. Broomfield has been a paperless unit since 2006. Critical care is supported by a newly established ARCU and the Trigger Response Team.

Southend Adult Critical Care Unit

The Southend general CCU serves a population of around 350,000 but also supports regional cancer services (medical and surgical) and major urological and gynaecological surgical services. The unit has an established follow-up serviceand is accredited for stage I & II training in ICM. Southend critical care is supported by a large, well established ARCU and a high-performing Critical Care Outreach Team.

St Andrew’s Burns Unit, Broomfield Hospital

Our Broomfield site is home to the internationally-renowned St Andrew’s Burns Unit, treating complex burn injuries from across London and the South East of England, serving a population of 21 million.

Cardio Thoracic Centre, Basildon Hospital

Our Cardio Thoracic Centre, based on our Basildon site, is another exciting service that undertakes both elective and emergency cardiac and thoracic surgery as well as managing the intubated out of hospital cardiac arrest patients.

There are opportunities to rotate through these services to gain additional skills and knowledge to help you progress your career.


We are currently recruiting to a range of different medical roles across the three sites. More information of each of roles can be found my clicking the Currnet Vacancies tab above.