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Junior Clinical Fellow

Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£33,790 to £44,705 a year per annum, inc London Weighting
Closing date
9 Dec 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Renal medicine
Career Level
Fellow
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

The King's Renal Unit provides adult nephrology, dialysis and renal transplant clinic services to a diverse patient population, estimated at 1.4m, in southeast London. The current work of the Unit includes the care of about 750 patients with end-stage renal failure (ESRF). The Unit provides both in-centre and satellite haemodialysis. The Renal Service also provides a referral and diagnostic service for patients with renal disease in general. This includes outpatient clinics and the facilities for admission for diagnostic procedures. The Unit cares for patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) and admits about 160 AKI cases per year. The Victor Parsons Renal Unit is a twenty-nine-bed inpatient area in King's College Hospital (Denmark Hill site). The area is dedicated to the care of renal patients and is staffed by the renal nursing team in two areas, designated Fisk Ward and Cheere Ward. In addition, the Unit has a close working relationship with the ITU, and we typically co-manage two to four patients on the ITU at any one time.

Main duties of the job

There are 10 consultants, 4.5 Clinical Renal Specialist Registrars (SpR) and 2-4 SpR research staff who contribute to the SpR on-call rota. There are 5 Renal Senior House Officers (ST-2) and 3 Junior Clinical Fellow participating in a European-Working Time directive compliant 1 in 8 rota.

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 provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. 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 post is suitable for junior doctor who wish to gain experience in renal medicine in a tertiary referral centre before applying for ST3 posts. The post holder will become familiar with all aspects of Renal Medicine in both the in-patient and out-patient settings. The post offers excellent experience in the care of acutely ill patients with a variety of medical and surgical problems and the post holder will become skilled in caring for patients with multi-organ failure. In addition, the post holder will attend outpatient clinics on a regular basis and participation in audit and research projects is actively encouraged.

Potential candidates should have at least 6 months experience at Senior House Officer level in the United Kingdom. Applicants are required to have GMC registration.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • years of experience
  • Full registration with GMC and licence to practice

Desirable

  • Evidence of excellence in training (e.g. medical school projects & prizes, post-graduate qualifications)

Skills and Knowledge
Essential

  • Evidence of excellence in training (e.g. medical school projects & prizes, post-graduate qualifications)
  • Clear understanding of clinical risk management

Desirable

  • Previous involvement in research project(s)

Training and Experience
Essential

  • trainee experience or equivalent in Renal
  • Experience of and ability to work in multi-professional teams
  • Understanding of NHS, clinical governance & resource constraints

Desirable

  • Experience in day to day in a NHS organisation

BMJ Ref: BMJ-101847/213-DH-5219

 

 

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All about King’s

We are one of London's leading hospitals with a world-class reputation, but our roots lie in the heart of our community.

Every day we care for patients from some of the most deprived communities in the capital and from some of the wealthiest. Our globally renowned specialties – including liver, diabetes and sickle cell – are largely driven by the health problems of our ethnically diverse local community.

King's is also one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals. We train 400 doctors, 275 nurses and 750 dentists each year, in partnership with King’s College London.

We have a reputation to maintain, so we are looking to recruit great people. Whether you work in medicine, nursing, administration, scientific services or patient support, we want you to keep up our high standards… and push them even higher.

A reputation for excellence

By trying new things and working hard, we do more with less: that’s the King’s way. We’ve built our reputation by finding ways to be excellent, even in challenging times. As a result, we are now one of the UK’s largest and busiest hospitals, providing a full range of services for people in the London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham as well as specialist provision for patients in the South East and further afield.

Our reputation extends beyond London and the UK. King’s is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, blood cancers and fetal medicine.

Making a difference to the community

As an NHS Foundation Trust, we reach out to the community and team up with local councils and groups to improve our services.

From working with police teams to tackle violent crime and anti-social behaviour, to lobbying for improvements to transport, King’s has the reputation and the influence to be more than a local hospital. In partnership with small businesses in the area, we are creating a two-way exchange of local services and skills.

King’s in the media

Our achievements regularly appear in the local and national media. From new surgical techniques to innovations in research, our reputation keeps growing.

The Channel 4 TV documentary 24 Hours in A&E was based at King's. The programme showed how our Emergency Department staff, and other medical and surgical teams across the hospital, worked together to treat seriously ill patients.

Pioneering research

Patients and clinicians come to King’s from all over the world because of our reputation as pioneers in medical research.

Transferring the results of this research from bench to patient bedside is now quicker and easier thanks to the establishment of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.

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