Doctors - Junior Clinical Fellow - FY3 Programme

  • Department Emergency Medicine/Surgery
  • Salary £40,257 per annum
  • Closing Date 06/06/2023
  • Location Telford/ Shrewsbury
  • Grade FY3
  • Job ref 223-MJ49
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract 4 - 24 months Fixed Term
  • Hours 40

Job overview

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.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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