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Senior Clinical Fellow in General Medicine

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£33,790 to £53,132 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Oct 2022

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

This post is for a Senior Clinical Fellow to work General Medicine. This is a full-time post offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated doctor to join a dynamic, rapidly expanding team delivering multidisciplinary acute care in St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals.

The post holder will be required to work fulltime and will contribute to the ST3+ or IMT3 on-call rota, depending on experience. There may also be an opportunity to experience sub-speciality clinics/procedures, depending on the interest/experience of the post-holder.

Due to the short term nature of the role/service demand, the successful candidate must hold full registration with the GMC and have existing right to live and work in the UK, at the time of application. Candidates who are not GMC registered or do not hold existing right to live and work in the UK, at the time of application will not progress through the shortlisting stage.

Main duties of the job

The Medical Care Group comprises medical specialties such as Medicine for Older People, Emergency Department, Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Haematology, ITU, HDU, CCU, Paediatrics, Dermatology and Intermediate Care. The Surgical Care Group includes all of the surgical disciplines, Anaesthetics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Support Services include Radiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Haematology, Neurophysiology and Cardiorespiratory.

The Medical Care Group comprises 415 medical beds including a 48 bedded Acute Medical Unit (AMU) with a GP / Ambulatory Care unit, a 17 bedded CCU, a 29 bedded Stroke Unit, 20 bed Haematology Unit and a 27 bed Intermediate Care Unit. There is also an Endoscopy Suite, a Cancer Day Hospital, a satellite Haemodialysis Unit and an OP Diabetes Unit. The Department of Medicine for Older People has in total 152 beds, including a frailty unit.

About us

A 338 million (PFI) investment has re-built and modernised both Whiston and St Helens Hospitals, resulting in modern state of the art health care facilities for the treatment and care of patients. St Helens Hospital was completed in 2008 and Whiston Hospital in 2010. The hospitals include 887 inpatient beds with state of the art CT and MRI facilities existing on both hospital sites. CT and MRI scanners at St Helens have also recently been upgraded including installation of a high field 3 Tesla MRI scanner. The DEXA scanner is also located at St Helens Hospital.

The Trust provides a full range of acute inpatient, outpatient, day case and emergency services to local communities of St Helens, Knowsley, parts of Halton and Liverpool. The Regional Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit also extends its services to the whole of Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

As a Trust, our aim is to provide a high quality service to all patients. We strive to meet the best standards for professional care whilst being sensitive and responsive to the needs of individual patients. Our valued workforce is recognised for their unique skills and talents with our teams of experts winning national awards on a regular basis.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Participate in the initial assessment and management of patients, supervising more junior members of the team.

To lead inpatient ward rounds to ensure the on-going clinical management of patients is appropriate. To support the discharge of patients, to a place of safety, in a timely manner.

Participate in or lead the acute take, to provide senior clinical decisions, with the support of consultant clinicians.

Contribute to the Medical Emergency Team (MET). Lead cardiac arrest calls.

Contribute to GIM/medical speciality clinics.

Liaise with other members of the clinical team and other specialties.

Advise junior trainees and ANPs about management of patients

Develop skills in managing the ward to avoid unnecessary patient delays and maintain good clinical care to all patients.

Person Specification

  • Applicants must hold full registration with the GMC at the time of application
  • MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification
  • ALS Certification
  • Completed Foundation Year Programme and/or equivalent medical qualification/experience
  • Completed 2 years' experience in a medical speciality, post Foundation Programme or equivalent experience
  • Completed or part completed UK MRCP examinations or equivalent post-graduate examination

Knowledge & Experience

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of your professional code of conduct
  • Ability to demonstrate good clinical care
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and caring attitude to patients
  • Willingness to seek timely assistance from senior colleagues when appropriate


  • Competent in history taking and examination skills


  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Exhibit leadership skills & be able to lead a clinical team
  • Computer literate
  • Demonstrated administration ability or responsibility, not necessarily medical


  • Have experience of clinical audit, service improvement or research


BMJRef: BMJ-93417/409-4429357-B



St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of nine in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018
  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017 and 2018)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2018 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Positive organisation culture of safety
  • Quality of care
  • Staff engagement
  • Staff morale
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Providing a safe environment for staff

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.

Find Us
0151 290 4566
Whiston Hospital
Warrington Road
L35 5DR
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