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Somerset NHS FT Clinical Fellow Programme

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Taunton, Somerset
Salary
£39,467 Per Annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Acute internal medicine
Career Level
Fellow
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time
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These posts are to commence on the 4th August 2022 for a period of 12 months, with the opportunity to extend this post to 2 years.

The Clinical Fellow Program provides an exciting opportunity for trainees interested in pursuing a career in Medicine. This opportunity will allow you to gain experience of clinical medicine at a CT / ST level, and be involved in the medical on call Rota’s.

Main duties of the job

The medical fellowship is designed on a 50% Clinical (general medicine) and 50% non-clinical commitment. Successful candidates will spend their time in their chosen sub-specialty during the non-clinical commitment period. This gives candidates a great opportunity to spend time in their chosen sub-specialty and work closely with leaders in that field. The sub-specialties include:

  1. Cardiology
  2. Stroke Medicine
  3. Acute Medicine with Renal attachment
  4. Respiratory Medicine
  5. Neurology
  6. Endocrinology
  7. COOP
  8. Teaching (Pg Cert in Medical Ed)
  9. Leadership (Pg Cert in Leadership)

You will be joining a cohesive and progressive team with a strong reputation for clinical excellence. We have an excellent reputation for training and we expect the successful post holders to develop and enhance their skills during their tenure. We are looking for dynamic individuals who have completed their Foundation Programme training and have experience of working in the NHS.

About the Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged. We provide community and mental health services across the whole of Somerset and acute hospital services in the north, west and centre of the county and beyond.

Location

Taunton is a beautiful area of the South West, located between areas of outstanding natural beauty. Somerset offers you the opportunity to live near some of the UK’s most desirable locations; from the beautiful local beaches; to the vibrant cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter, all being within easy reach.  

The County town of Taunton boasts a wide range of local amenities including; an extensive range of shopping, a wide range of local restaurants, sporting and recreational facilities such as Somerset County Cricket Ground, Taunton Racecourse and The Blackbrook Theatre. Taunton’s nightlife offers a great atmosphere with cosy pubs and trendy bars.

Taunton also provides access to the M5 motorway and a mainline intercity rail link. Travel connections are convenient with the main line station offering trains to London Paddington in less than 2 hours.

About Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged. We provide community and mental health services across the whole of Somerset and acute hospital services in the north, west and centre of the county and beyond.

We are privileged to work with over 9,000 colleagues who deliver or support our patient services. From therapists to nurses, doctors, researchers, scientists, porters, cleaners, kitchen staff, accountants, those who teach the next generation of clinicians and the receptionists who welcome our patients, the contribution of all of our colleagues is invaluable.

Working together we provide services from the cradle to the grave. The Trust’s general services are commissioned by the local clinical commissioning groups while specialist services such as Vascular Surgery are nationally commissioned.

In addition to providing a wide range of patient services, we also contribute to training the next generation of nurses, doctors and therapists and conduct research that will help to advance clinical practice and treatments in the future. We are proud of the highest GMC score for training in the South West

A 2030 project is underway to develop new state of the art facilities for Maternity, Paediatrics and Neonatal care, Oncology and Emergency services. As detailed above, building is already underway for a new surgical and Critical Care centre encompassing 2  Interventional Radiology compatible  theatres and an Acute assessment hub to support care for patients requiring emergency assessment. The Trust sees IR as integral to the development of all acute and complex services.

Surgical and Critical Care Centre

In total the new centre will provide:

  • 6 endoscopy rooms, patient recovery and clinical support areas
  • 8 state-of-the-art operating theatres (including two interventional radiology theatres), recovery areas and clinical support.
  • 22 critical care beds, all specified for level 2 and 3 critical care patients
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