Junior Clinical Fellow in Acute Medicine

Orpington (City/Town), London (Greater)
11 Aug 2020
14 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.


The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.


The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.


Due to extensive growth within our faculty we are currently recruiting for a number of Trust Grade Clinical Fellows working at the equivalent of the Senior House Officer grade, to join the Princess Royal University Hospital (BR6 8ND) based across the main site and sister Orpington Hospital (BR6 9JU). Successful individuals will join the Acute Medicine Department at the Princess Royal University Hospital. This gives you an amazing opportunity to take the foundation medical experience gained into an environment where you can develop your acute care skills. From August 2020 individuals will have the opportunity to gain more experience in Acute Medicine or to rotate into other medical specialties.


Acute Medicine at Princess Royal University Hospital supports the admission of all Medical patients on the Emergency Pathway (the Medical Take), the Acute Medical Unit (56 beds) and the Ambulatory care Unit. Individuals will get the chance to focus on managing acutely unwell patients within the first 48 hours of admission and will gain experience of managing a broad range of medical conditions during the acute phase. Under the supervision of Acute Medicine Consultants the post-holder will benefit from experience in ambulatory emergency care and will be able to develop their procedural skills.


This post would be suitable for any trainee who has, or are on course to, successfully complete a 2-year Foundation School programme or has achieved equivalent competencies who will join at a Junior Clinical Fellow level. Ideally trainees will have an up to date certification for Adult Life Support training, or be able to fulfil the necessary qualification upon appointment.


Although this appointment is not accredited for training through HEE, the appointee will be expected to participate fully in the educational and training programmes within the department and the hospital. The Acute Medicine Department has an exciting teaching programme which includes instruction in skills such as resuscitation, acute ultrasound and lumbar puncture. The appointee will have a named clinical/ education supervisor. Annual leave and study leave is commensurate with other post foundation doctors.


The experience and opportunities offered would be excellent experience for applicants planning a career in any medical specialty. Previous post holders have been successful in gaining entry to training programmes upon completion as well as completing their Royal College membership exams.


For further details / informal visits contact:


Medical Staffing - kch-tr.JuniorDoctorsMedicine@nhs.net