Clinical Fellow - Medical Education and Simulation

Employer
The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Wakefield
Salary
£40,257 a year
Closing date
17 Feb 2023

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Sector
University & research
Career Level
Fellow
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Part Time
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Job Details

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (MYHT) is seeking highly motivated, clinically able applicants; who wish to gain experience in clinical teaching, medical education and simulation; to work within our highly innovative and exciting medical education team.

These posts have been specifically designed for trainees who are looking to take a 12-month break from their training, after successfully completing their FY2 year, and applicants must have some prior experience in teaching medical undergraduates. This role will enable successful appointees to develop a specialty interest in medical education.

The majority of teaching will be to undergraduate medical students, of all levels; but this role will also offer the exciting opportunity to be involved with postgraduate education, in delivering teaching to foundation year 1 doctors, developing and facilitating our STR1DE Teaching Programme. For those that wish to, there is also opportunity to be involved with delivering the STR2DE teaching programme to foundation 2 doctors.

These are 12-month posts, beginning in August 2023, averaging 3 days per week over the year (0.6 WTE). However, most days are worked during medical student term times; with more time off over the Christmas, Easter and Summer periods.

Successful applicants will work cross-site at Pinderfields Hospital and Dewsbury District Hospital, based within the education centres.

Main duties of the job

Clinical fellows receive simulation training, regular appraisals and support to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education, should they wish to do so, during their year in post. There are also opportunities to attend other educational or professional courses. We will support clinical fellows who have significantly contributed to undergraduate educational projects to apply for Junior Doctor Developmental Clinical Teaching Excellence Awards from Leeds Medical School.

Clinical fellows will have teaching commitments on all their educational days; receiving close mentoring and support to develop as teachers, and will have opportunities to add to and improve existing educational programmes.

At Pinderfields, we have excellent simulation facilities; with clinical skills and simulation rooms, high-fidelity 3G SimMan manikins, medium-fidelity ALS/ SimPad manikins, and an extensive range of part-body simulators. We are currently developing a simulation suite, in the Oakwell Centre, at Dewsbury and District Hospital. Clinical fellows facilitate simulation courses for medical students from Y2-Y5, and for foundation doctors.

About us

We provide care and support to over half a million people in Wakefield and Kirklees in their homes, in community settings and across our three hospital sites at Pontefract, Dewsbury and Pinderfields (in Wakefield).

Always striving for excellence, we are at the forefront of innovation and research and we invest in teaching and the development of our workforce.

We live by our values of caring, improving, being respectful and maintaining high standards. We listen and learn because we aim to make Mid Yorkshire the best place to work and the best place to receive care.

We have a clear vision, and you could be part of this! If you share our values and you want to make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families and carers, we would love to hear from you.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (MYHT) is seeking highly motivated, clinically able applicants; who wish to gain experience in clinical teaching, medical education and simulation; to work within our highly innovative and exciting medical education team.

These posts have been specifically designed for trainees who are looking to take a 12-month break from their training, after successfully completing their FY2 year, and applicants must have some prior experience in teaching medical undergraduates. This role will enable successful appointees to develop a specialty interest in medical education.

The majority of teaching will be to undergraduate medical students, of all levels; but this role will also offer the exciting opportunity to be involved with postgraduate education, in delivering teaching to foundation year 1 doctors, developing and facilitating our STR1DE Teaching Programme. For those that wish to, there is also opportunity to be involved with delivering the STR2DE teaching programme to foundation 2 doctors.

These are 12-month posts, beginning in August 2023, averaging 3 days per week over the year (0.6 WTE). However, most days are worked during medical student term times; with more time off over the Christmas, Easter and Summer periods.

Successful applicants will work cross-site at Pinderfields Hospital and Dewsbury District Hospital, based within the education centres.

We envisage appointees will organise regular additional clinical locum work, within MYHT, in specialties of their choice; to maintain clinical competencies, provide evidence for revalidation, and gain clinical experience in individuals areas of interest. Locum work needs to be organised around the educational commitments of this post, and remain EWTD compliant, and will be remunerated at published internal locum rates.

This post is not a recognised UK training post. However, the post-holder will have an enthusiastic educational supervisor, and be supported in undertaking a wide range of CV-enhancing activities, as part of their role as a member of the medical education team; with the opportunity to apply for a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education at the University of Leeds.

Work in the medical education department will be as part of an enthusiastic, dynamic and growing team of clinicians, clinical teachers and supporting staff, with a wide breadth of experience.

MYHT is well recognised within the region as a centre for educational excellence. We have strong links with Leeds Medical School, and receive excellent feedback regarding our undergraduate teaching; with MYHT one of the most popular student placements in the Yorkshire region. We have been awarded a great number of Clinical Teaching Excellence Awards, from Leeds Medical School, in recognition of this.

Clinical fellows receive simulation training, regular appraisals and support to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education, should they wish to do so, during their year in post. There are also opportunities to attend other educational or professional courses. We will support clinical fellows who have significantly contributed to undergraduate educational projects to apply for Junior Doctor Developmental Clinical Teaching Excellence Awardsfrom Leeds Medical School.

Clinical fellows will have teaching commitments on all their educational days; receiving close mentoring and support to develop as teachers, and will have opportunities to add to and improve existing educational programmes.

At Pinderfields, we have excellent simulation facilities; with clinical skills and simulation rooms, high-fidelity 3G SimMan manikins, medium-fidelity ALS/ SimPad manikins, and an extensive range of part-body simulators. We are currently developing a simulation suite, in the Oakwell Centre, at Dewsbury and District Hospital. Clinical fellows facilitate simulation courses for medical students from Y2-Y5, and for foundation doctors.

The wide and expanding range of clinical fellow educational activities includes:

- IMPRES5: Our innovative, progressive 8 week teaching programme for Y5 medical students, including case based learning, diagnostic teaching and simulation.

- Y4 Specialty Teaching: Clinical teaching and simulation sessions for Y4 medical students on their specialty placements: Acute & Critical Care, Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Sexual Health, and Paediatrics.

- Y3 Teaching: Tutorial, simulation, and bedside teaching; in a range of specialties.

- Y2 Teaching: Skills, simulation, and bedside teaching.

- Practice OSCEs

- Post-Finals Assistantship Programmes

- Cardiac Arrest Simulation

- Virtual learning programmes

- Digital content for MYHT MESH Platform

- Pastoral support & mentorship

- Providing student feedback

- Multi-disciplinary team working

- Supporting clinical areas within area of professional interest and clinical locum work

- STR1DE: Our FY1 teaching programme, including core curriculum teaching cases, simulation, prescribing, leadership, and development of teaching skills

- STR2DE:Our new FY2 teaching programme combining clinical knowledge and educational content with post FY2 career planning

There are opportunities for clinical fellows to lead on educational activities, reflective of their key interests and objectives for the year, within the teaching programme; and clinical fellows will be supported in creating new initiatives where possible.

Motivated applicants may wish to apply for the excellent Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education, at The University of Leeds. Successful applicants will be granted study leave, to attend the face-to-face sessions. Limited study funding will be granted towards this, for each successfully appointed clinical fellow.

The post is offered for a 12-month fixed term, on the basis of the current local scale, which is based on national TCS and pay scales for this grade. These will be provided upon request. The current salary is 40,257 pro rata.

Formal visits may only be offered to candidates who have been shortlisted for interview. Such candidates may be reimbursed their travel and subsistence expenses for one such visit only. In the case of candidates travelling from abroad, travelling expenses are normally payable only from the point of entry to the UK.

Should you require any further information please contact the Medical Staffing Department at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust on Tel: 01924 543642.

Person Specification
Personal Attributes
Essential

  • Good communication skills.
  • Flexibility.
  • Able to demonstrate team working
  • Willingness to provide and learn all aspects of hospitals internal systems and processes and adhere to local policies
  • Physically able to carry out the duties as specified in the job description and ability to evidence competencies
  • Disclosure + Barring Service (DBS) Clearance

Desirable

  • Has personal insight into own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of the Trust, the Unit and its services.
  • Evidence of multidisciplinary team working
  • Evidence of leadership, creativity and innovation.
  • Specific educational interests and evidence of educational ideas.

Experience
Essential

  • Evidence of an enthusiastic interest in medical education.
  • Evidence of delivering teaching

Desirable

  • Recent experience working in UK NHS hospitals.
  • Evidence of teaching on educational programmes and sessions, personally developed and presented.
  • Evidence of self-directed individual educational project work.
  • Evidence of clinical skills or simulation teaching.
  • Recent educational conferences or courses attended.
  • Feedback and assessment of educational activity

Management skills
Essential

  • Demonstrates intelligent and analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Good time management.

Desirable

  • Good organisational skills

Qualifications
Essential

  • Medical Degree from recognised medical school

BMJRef: BMJ-108580/377-C9377-23-0898

 

Company

About the Trust 

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute and community health services to more than half a million people living in the Wakefield and North Kirklees districts of West Yorkshire. 

We offer services in three main hospitals – Pinderfields (Wakefield), Dewsbury and Pontefract – as well as in a range of community settings such as health centres, clinics, GP surgeries, family centres and in people’s own homes.

In addition, the Trust provides two specialist regional services, in burns and spinal injuries. 

In 2018/19:

  • There were over 260,000 attendances to A&E
  • Over 130,000 patients were admitted 
  • Patients attended more than 480,000 outpatient appointments
  • Nearly 6,000 babies were delivered
  • There were over 300,000 face-to-face contacts by our adult community nurses/therapists

Why Yorkshire?

As the name suggests, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, is settled in the heart of Yorkshire, which has beautiful countryside and has been given the name “God’s own county.” 

This means that there is plenty on offer to suit those who love the great outdoors; from the North Yorkshire Moors to the Yorkshire Dales and the stunning Yorkshire Sculpture Park. But if that’s not for you then there are lots of fascinating towns, cities and cultural delights to explore. From mediaeval York to cosmopolitan Leeds you can brush up on your history whilst indulging in some retail therapy, or visit the Hepworth - the largest art gallery outside of London.

The motorway network in Yorkshire provides easy routes to other parts of the UK and the train gets you to central London in less than two hours. There are also excellent state schools which have been rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted, as well as independent schools.

 

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