Clinical Fellow in Chemical Pathology

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Dec 2022

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Hospital, Pathology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Applications are invited to work in the Clinical Biochemistry department at King's College Hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our dedicated workforce and join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and the desire to make a difference.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will deliver clinical services across both Denmark Hill and PRUH sites.

You will have experience in managing patients on parenteral nutrition, patients with lipid disorders and experience in laboratory medicine.

The rota will be shared with two London Deanery Chemical Pathology /Metabolic Medicine trainees. There will be no on-call or General Internal Medicine commitments.

Please see the proposed Job Plan detailed in the Job Description.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London.

The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The remit of the post-holder will be supporting the clinical services of the department with specific emphasis on parenteral nutrition service.

The individual will be required to play an active role in the general workload, whilst having a significant commitment to research, teaching and training of junior staff across King's Health Partners (KHP).

You will be the primary contact for the PN referrals

Daily assessment of clinical status of patients

Complete prescriptions for patients in conjunction with the team

Organising biochemical monitoring

Communication with medical team/ward staff.

Please read the Job Description/Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification
Qualifications & Registration

  • Registerable medical qualification
  • FRCPath (part 1)
  • Registration with GMC


  • FRCPath/Equivalent

Relevant experience/Academic achievements

  • Experience in clinical nutrition and management of in-patients treated with parenteral nutrition
  • Experience in research at UJ or PG level


  • Publications in clinical nutrition, lipidology, obesity

Skills, Audit, Communication & Team Work

  • Expectant of a SpR at ST3/above
  • Understanding of the principles of clinical audit
  • Excellent written and spoken communications in English with ability to build rapport and work with others
  • Ability to work well with colleagues


  • Clinical Audits


  • Empathy, understanding, listening skills, patients, social skills appropriate to deifferent types of client
  • Punctuality, attendance, sense of responsibility
  • Able to change and adapt, respond to changing circumstances
  • Honesty, integrity, appreciation of ethical dilemmas

BMJRef: BMJ-101232/213-DH-5175


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