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Junior Clinical Fellow - Neurosurgery

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£33,883 to £53,276 a year per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Neurosurgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Applications are invited for Junior Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery within Cardiff and Vale Health Board which is fixed term for 12 months.

The ward-based aspect of the post involves being an active member of a team consisting of junior doctors, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners under the guidance of a neurosurgical physician. As well as operative experience and exposure to neurosurgical high care, the post offers the unique opportunity to gain experience across a number of neurosurgical sub speciality.

The clinical fellow will work closely with the vascular services within the Neurosurgery department to ensure continuity of care and development of treatment pathways. Other sub-speciality interests may be developed within the unit subject to mutual agreement. There will be an expectation to assist in the development of pre-admission assessment services.

This post has proven highly successful for previous post holders as a step towards their future applications for specialist training. The junior clinical fellows are encouraged to get involved in research as well as audit projects to present at monthly neurosurgical Quality and Safety meetings based at the University Hospital of Wales.

Cardiff & Vale is a teaching health board with close links to Cardiff University. The University boasts a high-profile teaching, research and development role within the UK and abroad. Together we are training the next generation of medical professionals.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Fellow will be general clinical duties within the ward areas including the neuroscience high-dependency unit, with an on call commitment.

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


  • Intercalated Degree
  • MSc or PHD
  • Academic Excellence (Prizes, merits, distinctions etc.)
  • CCT in Neurosurgery


  • Previous Neurosurgical experience including responsibility for acute admissions


  • Motivated and efficient
  • Able to relate to patients, staff and medical colleagues
  • Flexible, caring and hardworking
  • Ability to work as part of a team

OTHER REQUIREMENTS e.g. On-call duty

  • Resident when on-call


  • Effective communication skills - Verbal and written
  • Up to date with current medical practices


  • Audit
  • Teaching

BMJRef: BMJ-79641/001-MP092.22


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