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Senior Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£35,408 to £55,674 a year per annum pro rata, paid monthly
Closing date
11 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

Do you share our health board values; Caring for each other; working together; always improving? If so we would love for you to come and work for Swansea Bay University HB.

The paediatric department based at Morriston hospital are looking to appoint 2 fixed term senior clinical fellows to join their multi disciplinary team for a period of 12 months.

The appointee will share in the ward duties on Oakwood wards and the Paediatric Admission Unit, as well as attending to referrals from other wards. At present the team consists of 12 SHOs, 1 Associate Specialist, 1 Specialty Doctor and 6 SpRs. The Unit has 7 senior Clinical Nurse Specialists (Epilepsy, CF, Asthma, Nutrition, Diabetes, Safeguarding). The medical and nursing team work together to deliver care on the inpatient Unit and in outpatients.

Specific duties will include clerking and follow-on care of children,presentation of cases at meetings and ward rounds, involvement in outpatient paediatric clinics, and the teaching programme of the Unit. The appointee will acquire skills in paediatric acute and emergency care, HDU care and a broad range of paediatric subspecialty care. They will interact with the paediatric surgical teams (Burns and Plastics plus some tertiary surgical specialties) and support medical, surgical, nursing and allied professional team in delivering care to children.

Main duties of the job

The Paediatric Inpatient Services in Swansea are on the Morriston Hospital site, the posts are based at Morriston Hospital.

We wish to appoint two Senior Clinical Fellows to our general paediatric service. The successful applicants will join a team of 11 middle grade (Tier 2) paediatricians to work together to deliver and develop general paediatric services in SBU Health Board and support their tier 1 colleagues. They are expected to participate in the tier 2 middle grade resident on call rota (1:10 rota with prospective cover) . In addition to this, there will be specific responsibilities in relation to the Paediatric Assessment Unit, the Outpatient Department, liaison with the Accident & Emergency Department and other specialties.

Situated in South Wales, the area surrounding the Health Board boasts beautiful scenery, affordable housing, excellent schools and higher education, good road and rail links to London (2 1/2 hours). We are conveniently situated on the M4 corridor.

This post is suitable for doctors who wish to pursue a career in paediatrics and those who are preparing for MRCPCH or equivalent. The post is a full time appointment, but applications from doctors wishing to work on a part-time basis will also be welcomed.

About us

Swansea Bay University Health Board has responsibility for the health of around 390,000 people in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas, with a budget of around 1 billion and employing 12,500 people. We are a University Health Board working in partnership with Swansea University, Swansea School of Medicine, the School of Health Science and the Institute of Life Science. The HB has three major hospitals providing a range of services: Morriston and Singleton hospitals in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot hospital in Baglan, Port Talbot.

The Health Board is part of A Regional Collaboration for Health (ARCH), which is a partnership with Hywel Dda UHB and Swansea University. Aimed at improving the wellbeing and wealth of South West Wales.

Swansea is Wales' second-largest city, and sits on the five-mile sweep of Swansea Bay. An ideal base for exploring South-West Wales, there is also much on offer for visitors in Swansea itself. Swansea has a range of shops, cozy cafes, great restaurants, art galleries as well as being able to offer good outdoor lifestyle with its beautiful coastline and beaches on the Gower Peninsula. Swansea also has excellent sporting facilities including the Wales National pool and liberty stadium home to the Ospreys and Swansea City football club.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Fellow will provide a clinical service in conjunction with colleagues & under the direction of a Consultant, which will include the responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood illness. The appointee will be expected to;- Participate fully in the supervision and care of paediatric inpatients.- Engage in departmental audit and governance programmes, to aid indevelopment of clinical service guidelines- Advise clinicians in hospital and primary care regarding paediatric matters- Support colleagues in their clinical work and the above activities.- Participate in the paediatric departmental teaching programme postgraduate, undergraduate and multi-disciplinary- Undertake the administrative duties associated with patient care andthe administration of the department- Deputise for absent colleagues and in exceptional unforeseen circumstances may have to perform additional duties to ensure thesafe running of the department (for additional remuneration or time off in lieu of payment).

For more details in relation to this post please click on the supporting documents section to find the full job description and person specification.

Person Specification

  • Primary medical qualification - MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCPCH or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration with licence to practice
  • Knowledge of Child Safeguarding procedures and UK practices - level 3 or equivalent


  • Higher Degree


  • 3 years (minimum) experience of paediatrics
  • Experience at registrar level or equivalent in paediatrics
  • Experience of child safeguarding procedures
  • Experience of teaching and presenting
  • Understanding of principles of clinical governance
  • Experience of audit activities and shows commitment to continuous improvement


  • Clinical experience in related paediatric specialties
  • Published research in peer reviewed journals

Aptitude and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multi- disciplinary environment
  • Ability to prioritise clinical needs
  • Ability to lead the clinical team
  • Ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy when working with others


  • Ability to speak Welsh


  • Values 

BMJ Ref: BMJ-109439/130-25214328-2523



About us:

Swansea Bay UHB covers a population of approximately 390,000 in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas, with an annual budget of around £1bn. The health board employs approximately 12,500 staff.

It has three major hospitals providing a range of services: Morriston and Singleton in Swansea, and Neath Port Talbot Hospital in Port Talbot. We also have a community hospital and primary care resource centres providing clinical services outside the main hospitals.

Primary care independent contractors play an essential role in the care of our population and the health board commissions services from GPs, opticians, pharmacists and dentists across the area.

We have 49 GP practices in our health board area, 72 dental practices including orthodontists, 31 optometry practices and 92 community pharmacies. Mental health and learning disabilities services are provided both in hospital and community settings.

The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery at Morriston Hospital forms part of the UK network of burns and plastic surgery units, covering Wales, and the south west of England. Morriston is one of two specialist cardiac surgery services in Wales.

Other specialist services provided by the health board included cleft lip and palate, renal, fertility and bariatric surgery. Forensic mental health services are provided to a wider community which extends across the whole of South Wales.

The health board has an excellent reputation for research and innovation, with excellent links with Swansea University.

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Our Sites:

  • Morriston Hospital - our largest site, hosting our Emergency Department and tertiary services. One of the largest in Wales
  • Singleton Hospital hosts a range of acute services and maternity unit
  • Neath Port Talbot Hospital provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and day case services 
  • We also provide a comprehensive Mental Health Service at Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend sites, along with Gorseinon Hospital for Assessment and Rehabilitation of Older People
  • Learning Disabilities - Celebrating 100 years of Learning Disability Nursing

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