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Fixed Term Clinical Fellow ST3+ Level in General Medicine

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St. Edmunds
£55,329 pro rata per annum
Closing date
17 Dec 2023

Job Details

Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Fellow (ST3+ Level) in General Medicine. Each post holder will rotate within general medicine to gain experience in 2 sub-specialties from those listed.

This is a fixed term post (December 2023 - September 2024).

West Suffolk Hospital is a busy and popular hospital, serving a population of 280,000 and is run by a forward-thinking Foundation Trust. The General Medicine Department has a supportive structure in place to ensure development within the department and will work with the successful candidates to gain experience and core competancies within both the NHS framework and Intermal Medical Training curriculum. We have an excellent track record of successful appointment to training programmes by our Clinical Fellows following a period of employment with us.

This is a great opportunity to work in an award-winning Trust and to build on an already high level of patient satisfaction, staff engagement and public confidence for the quarter of a million people served by the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job
  • General ward work and on-going care of in-patients.
  • Support and supervise foundation year trainees
  • Maintenance of ward
  • Handover of patients to on call and hospital at night
  • Consultant ward
  • Attendance at MDTs and board
  • Attend outpatients
  • On call as per rota including night shifts.
  • Participate in ward and medical directorate clinical governance
  • Issue death certificate and provide statement for coroner's referral or evidence

Please see job description attached for full details.

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see job description and personal specification attached for full details.

The department of Medicine is run on an integrated acute medicine and care of the elderly ward based system, with most wards having at least three consultants, two Specialty Registrars, three Specialty Registrars/F2 trainees and three F1 trainees. F1 trainees are regularly rostered to clerking shifts on AAU under the supervision of the physician of the day. In the evenings and at weekends medical wards are covered by two F1 trainees, with support from the rest of the on call team. At night the hospital is covered by a hospital at night team run by the specialist registrar and including F2 trainees and enhanced trained nurses. F1 trainees no longer work at night within the hospital. Formal handover to the hospital at night time is an important component of the post for the on call F1 trainees.Each ward has their own ward based team of juniors including combinations of FY1, FY2, ST1 and ST2 trainees.

Each ward also has ward based StR(s) and a combination of medical and COE consultants. The division runs a physician of the day system, to cover the acute on call and provide a daily post take ward round of those admissions not retained in AAU or the short stay facilities.

Person Specification
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCP
Career progression
  • Evidence that career progression is consistent with personal circumstances
  • Evidence that present achievement and performance is commensurate with totality of period of training
  • At least 24 months' experience in medicine or an ACCS programme or equivalent (not including Foundation modules) by the time of commencement of ST3 training
  • Hold full registration and licence to practise with the GMC
  • 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 including: ogood clinical care omaintaining good medical practice ogood relationships and communication with patients ogood working relationships with colleagues ogood teaching and training oprofessional behaviour and probity odelivery of good acute clinical care
  • Evidence of completion of CT/ST1 or equivalent competences in medicine at time of application, and CT/ST2 competences in medicine by time of appointment, supported by evidence from work-based assessments of clinical performance and Multisource Feedback (DOPS, Mini-CEX, CBD, ACAT) or equivalent.
  • Previous clinical experience in Elderly Medicine
Fitness to practise
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely.
Language skills
  • oAll applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues which could be demonstrated by of the following: PLAB 2
Clinical Skills
  • Competence in the immediate management of medical emergencies
  • Appropriate knowledge base, and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems
  • Proficiency in a range of medical procedures
  • Able to work without direct supervision where appropriate
  • Able to prioritise clinical need
  • Able to maximise safety and minimise risk
  • Personal attributes: shows aptitude for practical skills, e.g. manual dexterity.
  • Experience of managing common presentations of frailty
Academic/ Research skills
  • Demonstrates understanding of research, including awareness of ethical issues
  • Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrates knowledge of evidence- informed practice
  • Evidence of relevant academic and research achievements, e.g. degrees, prizes, awards, distinctions, publications, presentations, other achievements.
  • Evidence of active participation in audit.
  • Evidence of involvement in teaching students, postgraduates and other professionals
  • Evidence of participation in a teaching course

Employer details
Employer name

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


Quince House

Hardwick Lane

Bury St. Edmunds

IP33 2QZ

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