An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Junior Clinical Fellow FY3 programme for doctors that have completed Foundation Training or equivalent who are looking for access to the educational activities and support they need to develop their career. Whilst individual posts will vary in the content – duties will generally include ward work, participation in ward rounds and multidisciplinary meetings as well as time in theatre (where relevant) and outpatient clinics. Posts will usually include out of hours and are full shift rotas with senior medical supervision available at all times.
It is an opportunity to join a friendly and dynamic hospital team with a range of specialty interests and an excellent reputation for providing an educational and supportive environment and onward appointment to training posts.
These posts are not nationally recognised for training but provide valuable access and support for onward application to various medical career paths.
Main duties of the job
Clinical duties will include:
- Specialty specific duties and responsibilities will be dependant on the placement of the post-holder.
- To support patient care.
- To develop enhanced clinical skills, especially in the assessment and management of acutely ill patients.
- To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
- To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
- To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways.
Working for your organisation
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.
Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust’s catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire); Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin); and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) – all beautiful and unique.
Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes’ drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.
We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch Community Hospitals.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The successful candidates will be based at either The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury or the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, depending on the specialty area of the placement and will work within their specialist team of Consultants, SAS Doctors, Specialty Trainees, Core Trainees, Locally Employed Doctors, Foundation level doctors, Physician Associates and Advanced Clinical Practitioners.
This is an opportunity for foundation year two or doctors with equivalent experience and competence to develop further and to support onwards career choices. We have created various posts to support training with a strong educational support. The post holders will be encouraged to attend local teaching in departments and will have study leave time and associated funding and leave entitlement allocated. The programme offers practical and educational opportunities to match differing or undecided future career aspirations.
Placements can be as short as 4-6 months in a single speciality or as long as 2 years rotating across a number of different disciplines. The rest of the contracted time can be in a range of specialities within the trust of the candidate’s choosing. These would be undertaken on a ‘block’ or rotational basis of (usually) 6 months. We will also support flexible working hours wherever possible.
The post would suit a doctor who enjoys working in a stimulating, friendly environment and is committed to providing high quality patient care.