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Paediatric Junior Clinical Fellow

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,408 to £46,844 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Dec 2022

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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PAEDIATRIC JUNIOR CLINICAL FELLOW We are looking for Junior Clinical Fellows (previously known as SHO-tier) to come and work with us for a period of 12 months with further extension where appropriate. These are temporary fixed term posts to support the junior clinical fellow 1 in 11 rota and the successful applicants will work in a busy acute paediatric unit and level 1 neonatal unit. Currently we have 11 Junior Clinical Fellow tier doctors including 3 GPSTs, 1FP2, 7 Junior Clinical Fellows.

Main duties of the job

We are happy to welcome doctors who wish to just have a taster of general paediatrics prior to doing something else, or those committed to a career in the specialty. The clinical fellow post is not an approved training post. However, we strive to provide the successful applicant with the same training and educational experience as the trainees. Our Paediatric (Dewi) Ward has recently been on Welsh TV featuring in a popular series called Ward Y Plant. We expect all our doctors to actively engage in departmental educational activities and undertake audits during their time with us. We are located on the doorstep of the magnificent Snowdonia National Park and the Menai Straits. We're only three hours from London by train, or an hour from Chester/M6 by car. If you are interested give us a call for a chat or to arrange a visit to the department.

About us

Our department comprises 8 acute consultants; we have a small neonatal unit providing special care and high dependency and busy general paediatric unit. All consultants have a special interest covering respiratory, asthma, allergy, gastroenterology, diabetes, cardiology, neurology and oncology. The department covers a large rural population within Gwynedd and Ynys Mon.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The bulk of the day work comprises working on the ward with acute admissions and day case patients. The SHO also attends deliveries in Labour suite, covers neonatal unit and postnatal ward. The rota ensures that all juniors cover each area in turn. There is ample opportunity to sit in OPD, and also to attend specialist OPD with visiting consultants from Alder Hey Children's hospital as a learning experience. Handover is an extremely important part of the work, and is useful as a learning tool as well as to ensure high quality care is delivered.

Person Specification

  • MB BS (or equivalent).
  • Registration with the GMC.
  • Evidence of training progression.


  • Additional qualifications.


  • Completed foundation programme (or equivalent outside the UK).


  • Experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices (or equivalent).

Clinical Skills

  • Competent in history taking and examination skills.
  • Competent in basic life support and resuscitation skills.

Communication Skills

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Able to establish good working relationships with all members of the multidisciplinary team

Personal Qualities

  • Good organisational skills and time management.
  • Able to function successfully under pressure.

Other Requirements

  • Willing to seek help from senior colleagues as appropriate.
  • Ability to fulfil all the duties of the post including weekend working and night shifts.
  • Prepared to be flexible in working patterns
  • An understanding of the principles of Clinical Audit.


  • Demonstrate some experience in teaching undergraduates.
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Word/Excel/Access or equivalent).
  • Completed an audit project.

BMJ Ref: BMJ-102281/050-JCF-PAED-1122-W




We provide a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services across 3 district hospitals, 22 community hospitals and a network of over 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units. BCUHB also coordinate the work of 113 GP practices and the NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists across the region.

Our aim is to enable everyone who uses our services to do so through the medium of Welsh or English, according to personal choice and to encourage other users and providers to use and promote the Welsh language in the health sector.

Our vision

  • We will improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society
  • We will do this by developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations
  • We will develop our workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture

Our values

  • Put Patients first
  • Work together
  • Value and respect each other
  • Learn and innovate
  • Communicate openly and honestly

Our purpose

  • To improve health and deliver excellent care
  • Our strategic goals
  • Improve health and wellbeing for all and reduce health inequalities
  • Work in partnership to design and deliver more care closer to home
  •  Improve the safety and outcomes of care to match the NHS's best
  • Respect individuals and maintain dignity and care
  • Listen to and learn from the experiences of individuals
  • Support, train and develop our staff to excel
  • Use resources wisely, transforming services through innovation and research

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  • Locations:
    Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2PW
    Telephone enquiries: 01248 384 384

    Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5UJ
    Telephone enquiries: 01745 583 910

    Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, LL13 7TD
    Telephone enquiries: 01978 291 100
  • 01248 384 384
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