Applications are invited for the above posts which are available from August 2022 at King's College Hospital. The posts will be for 12 months initially (renewable subject to mutual agreement).
Main duties of the job
The Clinical Fellow post is suitable for anyone looking to pursue a career in renal medicine. This job provides a rounded exposure to all aspects of nephrology in a busy tertiary referral centre with the possibility of on call as well. The post is a good stepping stone to applying for ST3 posts in nephrology due to the experience gained in this post.
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
This post will involve clinical work at SpR/ST3+/registrar level in adult renal medicine. There are added clinical research and management opportunities depending upon the training needs of the successful candidates. Candidates should possess significant experience in renal medicine ideally at registrar level or equivalent. MRCP or equivalent is highly desirable.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
MBBS or equivalent medical qualification (2) MRCS (2) Full registration with the GMC and licence to practice (2)
Full registration with the GMC and licence to practice
Evidence of excellence in training (e.g. medical school projects & prizes, post-graduate qualifications)
Skills and knowledge Essential
Evidence of achievement of Foundation competences from a UKFPO affiliated Foundation Programme or equivalent by time of appointment in line with GMC standards/ Good Medical Practice
Understanding of the principles of medical audit
Clear understanding of clinical risk management
Previous involvement in research project(s)
Training and Experience Essential
Core trainee experience or equivalent in Renal
Experience of and ability to work in multi-professional teams
Previous experience in Renal
Understanding of NHS, clinical governance & resource constraints
Experience in day to day in a NHS organisation
BMJ Ref: BMJ-101829/213-DH-5218
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.
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.