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Junior Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£33,883 to £53,276 a year Plus Oncalls
Closing date
31 May 2022

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Hospital, Emergency medicine
Career Level
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Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Junior Clinical Fellows

We are looking for motivated junior doctors to join our enthusiastic and expanding team in the Emergency Unit at University Hospital of Wales Cardiff.

The posts are available from 3rd August 2022 for a period of 12 months.

The University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff is the busiest Emergency Unit in Wales with 134,000 annual attendances of which 34,000 are paediatric. It is the main receiving hospital for trauma in South Wales. It has an excellent on-site trauma team and good links with Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS). The University Health Board is fully committed to being the designated Major Trauma Centre for South Wales, offering the full range of trauma and Emergency Services, including a dedicated Paediatric service.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board works closely with Cardiff University and the Emergency Unit support the medical education of undergraduates and postgraduate students in medicine, nursing and other allied health professionals. The Emergency Medicine Academic Centre supports education and research in Emergency and Prehospital Care.

Please read the individual job description for further details. Although these posts are full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

Main duties of the job

The post holders would work at junior doctor level in the Emergency Unit. We would support the individual to develop skills and competencies across the breadth of Emergency Medicine, including but not limited to ultrasound, observational medicine, pre-hospital, paediatrics, frailty. The clinical work in the Emergency Unit is well supported by middle grades and consultants throughout the 24/7 period. This is an opportunity to further develop and embed clinical skills and experience in emergency medicine.

To further support the career development of the post holder the post is split into 80% clinical work and 20% professional development. We are able to offer development opportunities in clinical leadership, innovation, quality improvement and research and could support a post graduate certificate or diploma in medical education or other related fields. It is anticipated that the post holder will contribute to teaching undergraduates in the Emergency Unit and at Cardiff University throughout the academic year. Cardiff, Wales' Capital city, offers lots of opportunities for leisure time including a range of unique attractions, top class entertainment, sporting events and quality shopping - all just 2 hours by train from London. Welsh Government have no plans to impose a new junior doctors' contract. For further information about the post or to visit the department please contact:

Dr Lyndsey Macdonald - Clinical Director Emergency Medicine 02920 74 8004

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is "Caring for People, Keeping People Well" ,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Training in Radiation Protection or agreement to attend next available course
  • ALS , ATLS, APLS provider status


  • MCEM
  • MSc or PHD


  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues


  • Audit
  • Teaching

Previous Experience

  • 2 years with suitable experience in Emergency Medicine


  • Paediatrics, Acute medicine, Orthopaedics & Trauma. Critical care and anaesthetics.

BMJRef: BMJ-76274/001-MP186.21A


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