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Clinical Teaching Fellow in Ageing and Health (iOPAL)

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£40,257 to £51,017 a year plus London weighting
Closing date
31 Aug 2022

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University & research
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust plays a significant role in medical student teaching for students from both St Georges University of London (SGUL) and Southampton University; and Physician Associate (PA) students from the University of Surrey. The first Undergraduate Clinical Teaching Fellow post at the Trust was established two years ago and has been so successful that the Trust now has four Clinical Teaching Fellow posts. The post holder will work closely with the other Clinical Teaching Fellows. There are two Undergraduate Managers based at the Trust, who plan, organise and support the organisation of teaching within the Trust. 50% of the post holders time will be spent on undergraduate teaching activities as well as time for CPD from Monday to Friday inclusive, with a view to commencing employment on 5th September 2022. The remaining 50% of time will be used for clinical work to develop the individuals career. The main clinical work will involve the Inpatient Older Persons Assessment and Liaison (iOPAL) service working alongside the Ageing and Health team. The successful candidate will be supervised by a Consultant from the iOPAL Team for their clinical work.

Main duties of the job

This is a full time post for a Clinical Teaching Fellow in Ageing and Health with the opportunity to undertake an appropriate teaching qualification.

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than 45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post will be tailored to the successful applicant and their specific interests and the roles.

Please see attached job description for further details.

Person Specification
  • Full GMC registration.
  • Successful completion of foundation scheme or
  • demonstration of equivalent competencies.
  • Previous experience of teaching undergraduate medical
  • students/other clinical students.
  • Competent in procedures e.g. CPR, infection control,
  • physical examination, history taking etc (capabilities and
  • competencies appropriate to level of clinical
  • training/experience)
  • MRCP.
  • Higher post-graduate certificate/diploma/masters in
  • education.
  • Additional postgraduate qualification such as MSc, MD
  • or PhD.
  • Audit, presentations or publications in medical education .
  • Evidence of leadership in education.

BMJRef: BMJ-88975/384-C9384-SG-EMF11674



The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a multi-site acute and community Trust, based in Guildford, which serves a population of more than 336,000 across south west Surrey. We are also a specialist tertiary cancer centre, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to a population of up to two million and a tertiary specialist centre for ENT and Maxillofacial surgery. We attract referrals from across the whole country for other specialties (i.e. urology).

We attract referrals from across the country for some specialties including urology. Our Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (key-hole surgery) is one of only three such training units in the UK. Our patients also benefit from state of the art diagnostic equipment including two MRI scanners, four CT scanners, interventional radiology equipment and a gamma camera. We have one of the lowest mortality rates in the country.

We employ around 4,200 members of staff making us one of Guildford’s largest employers. In addition, the hospital is supported by a thriving group of 500 volunteers all of whom provide valuable services on an independent, voluntary basis. 

We have a great reputation and history of embracing quality improvement (QI) and transformation work – continuously improving is one of our core values. 

The Trust has strong links with the nearby University of Surrey and staff are well supported if they wish to undertake further study. As well as this, staff are able to develop and enhance skills and knowledge by undertaking post-qualification support and training at the hospital’s dedicated Education Centre

Situated on a green field site on the outskirts of Guildford, the Trust has excellent rail and road links (via the A3 and M25) to London (35 minutes) and to the south coast (35 minutes). 

Guildford has great shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities.  The picturesque Surrey countryside is ideal for good walks and outdoor pursuits and has numerous historic village inns. Guildford has a number of schools, both private and state, which cater for all bands of ability. 


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