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Clinical Fellow (Higher) in Frailty / Acute Medicine

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£51,017 (ST3-5) or £58,398 (ST6+) per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
31 May 2022
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Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Fellow (Higher) in Frailty / Acute Medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This post is available from 03 August 2022 until 01 August 2023.  The successful candidate will spend 6 months In the Frailty Unit, followed by 6 months in Acute Medicine.

As well as providing you with experience of working in a ward environment, this post will also offer you the opportunity to partake in the running of the General Medical Take based in the Emergency Department.

There will be excellent opportunities to gain experience in the management of frail older patients to develop your PDP. There may also be opportunities to attend outpatient clinics and service evaluations if this is of interest to the successful applicant.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us and work in the department of Medicine for the Elderly as we develop services within the Trust. Applicants will be expected to provide StR Level (ST3+) medical cover as part of the acute frailty team and a core 27 bedded DME bed on rotation.

In order to be considered applicants must show how they meet the essential criteria in the Person Specification section of the Job Description.

Please note that these posts do not carry Postgraduate Dean’s approval or training recognition.

Full Registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at time of application is required.

Working for your organisation

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the General Internal Medicine Registrar rota. This is a commitment of 6 weeks in every 44 weeks. As this rota is written on a rolling basis, it is expected that this post will contribute no more than 8 weeks during a 12 month post. This will include night shifts, on take cover and post take ward rounds. The timetable is flexible and according to the successful candidate’s needs.

We are looking for individuals with excellent acute care skills, who will help us in our aim to return patients to their homes as soon as possible; staff will be required to be proactive in driving the patient journey and looking at all alternatives to admission beyond 12-24 hours as part of a close multidisciplinary team.

There is excellent senior support and supervision from a team of dedicated Consultants, while the Trust offers plenty of other educational opportunities.

The Trust has a world-class reputation for excellent care, research and teaching. If you have the passion to provide safe, kind and excellent care, we can offer you a great place to work and develop your career. We are focused on improving quality: for our patients, their carers/families and for our staff.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post.

Additional contact information

Lelane van Der Poel, Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly


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