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Clinical Fellow General Surgery

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£33,883 to £44,826 a year NA
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Hospital, General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Job Details

Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellow post in General Surgery commencing as soon as possible and is fixed term for 12 months. The post offers excellent experience and developmental opportunities in elective and emergency General Surgery (although it is currently not recognized for training by the Postgraduate Dean). The department is committed to support the appointee by offering them extensive opportunities to develop their portfolio, with a view to their successful progression onto the registrar level. This post is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced surgical trainee with ambition to progress to registrar level.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will have the opportunity to progress clinically to the standard of competence needed for appointment to higher surgical training, or other registrar level posts. They will have their own educational supervisor. Active participation in surgical audit and clinical research projects will be encouraged. The appointee will have the opportunity to develop teaching skills within the department, and also through the undergraduate teaching programme.

About us

Study leave will be encouraged and supported on an equivalent basis to that which applies to educationally approved posts, with ATLS courses are available locally, if required. Assistance with exam preparation (e.g. MRCS) and interview practice will be provided.

Glan Clwyd Hospital enjoys excellent clinical and postgraduate facilities, with an extensive library.

This post currently operates a 1:11 full-shift Rota with prospective cover for annual and study leave.

Job description
Job responsibilities

A full job description and person specification can be found in the additional documents within the advert.

Person Specification

  • Full registration with GMC with a licence to practice


  • Post graduate qualification


  • Broad based experience in General Surgery


  • Ability to know when to ask for help
  • Ability to apply knowledge
  • Ability write relevant, legible clinical notes
  • Safe and effective oral communication skills
  • Willingness to involve patients in their management
  • Willingness to handle interviews with patients or relatives with tact and sensitivity
  • Basic IT skills


  • An understanding of NHS management practices and their application
  • A willingness to attend and actively participate in the departmental management meetings

Audit and Research

  • Evidence of participation
  • Ability to access published evidence


  • Evidence of completed audit projects
  • Critical appraisal course/skills
  • Evidence of teaching Nursing and Paramedical staff

Teaching and Training

  • Evidence of commitment to life long learning and CPD
  • Member of work orientated specialist societies


  • Friendly and polite disposition
  • A team player who values the individual contributions of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Reliable, self-motivated and punctual
  • Able to work 'flexibly'


  • Able to work in stressful situations and/or under pressure
  • Able to work outside normal hours at short notice in times of need


  • Professional appearance and manner
  • Fit for the duties of the post


  • Excellent spoken and written English


  • Welsh speaker

BMJ Ref: BMJ-82910/050-GSURC-06-22



Betsi Cadwaladr

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