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Undergraduate Clinical Teaching Fellow

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£40,257 to £58,398 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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**Please note that this post will be closed when we have received sufficient applications - which may be before the advertised closing date. You will not be able to apply for the post after this date**

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) seeks applicants for a number of one year, Clinical Teaching Fellow posts at core training level 1-2 Level, post core training or ST3+ level to commence in August 2022. This post is predominantly focused on the Complex Medicine for Older People unit of teaching (4th year students).

The post provides an ideal opportunity for the successful candidate to work in a highly active undergraduate clinical teaching setting, which is part of a busy inner city University Hospital. The successful candidates will be actively involved in organising and delivering undergraduate medical education and will be encouraged to undertake a funded Certificate in Teaching & Learning for Health Professionals at the University of Bristol.

Main duties of the job

Eight sessions a week will be spent in developing your skills in undergraduate medical education. Main teaching responsibilities will relate to the delivery of

  • The Year 1 HCA tutorials and weekly half day clinical attachments
  • The Year 2 Effective Consulting Clerkship (3 weeks) and weekly half day clinical attachments
  • The Year 3 Full time clinical clerkship including medicine & surgery, musculoskeletal disease, trauma, dermatology and acute and peri-operative care with emergency medicine (Main focus is on medicine and surgery).
  • Year 4 'Life Cycle' year - Clinical Teaching Fellow involvement mainly with Complex Medicine for Older People unit.
  • Year 5 - Full time (9 week) assistantships in Acute and Critical Care, Primary and Community Care and Ward Based Care. Elective at the start of year

There are also opportunities to become involved in teaching in other specialties depending on skills and requirements. The successful candidate will participate in bedside, small group teaching and tutorials, as well as assisting in the organisation and running of assessments, both locally and at the Medical School.

The appointee has the opportunity to do a maximum of 1 day per week (on average) of clinical work in an area of their interest. These days are designed to be flexible and it is expected that at busier times of the academic year, you will prioritise your teaching time.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification
Knowledge and Experience

  • Empathy and Sensitivity: Capacity & motivation to take in others' perspectives and to treat others with understanding.
  • At least 12 months' experience (at FY1/2 level) in appropriate posts.
  • Conceptual Thinking & Problem Solving: Capacity to think beyond the obvious, with analytical and flexible mind.
  • Coping with Pressure: Capacity to recognise own limitations and develop appropriate coping mechanisms.
  • Organisation and Planning: Capacity to organise information/time effectively in a planned manner.
  • Managing Others and Team Involvement: Capacity to work effectively in partnership with others.


  • Interest in working with older people, or some experience in Geriatrics

Additional and Aptitudes

  • Sympathetic attitude: you will be required to provide pastoral support to students in difficulty at times.
  • Supportive, Respectful, Collaborative, Innovative.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.

Skills and Abilities

  • Clinical Knowledge & Expertise: Capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge & awareness to full investigation of problems.
  • Communication Skills: Capacity to adjust behaviour & language as appropriate to needs of differing situations.

Qualifications and Training

  • MBBS or equivalent primary medical qualification.
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies by time of appointment in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice.
  • Evidence of experience of and enthusiasm for teaching.
  • GMC is up to date and fit to practise safely.


  • Undertaken additional teaching courses or qualification.

BMJRef: BMJ-81194/387-TS-5934-CB


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