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Clinical Research Fellow in Rehabilitation Medicine

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 a year Plus on-call enhancements
Closing date
14 Feb 2024

Job Details

This is a fixed term appointment designed to support research and undergraduate teaching as well as supporting and gaining experience within clinical neurosciences. For successful applicants wishing to be supported in studying for a part-time Masters or Doctorate the duration of contract would be extended to reflect the length of time required for this study.

Main duties of the job

Clinical duties will include ward cover for patients in the Central England Rehabilitation Unit. Appointees will gain clinical experience of a range of neurological and neurosurgical conditions and develop skills in interdisciplinary working and management of complex cases. There will be opportunity to gain experience in outpatient and outreach settings, working from hyper acute to long-term stages of the clinical pathways. Appointees will participate in weekly educational complex case meetings covering difficult medical, ethical and psychosocial issues.

About us

The Central England Rehabilitation Unit (CERU) is the largest high-dependency inpatient acute specialist neurological rehabilitation service in the UK. Housed within the Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital as part of South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust, CERU has 42 acquired brain injury rehabilitation beds providing for Level-1 and Level-2 neurorehabilitation patients. The site also includes 20 Stroke rehabilitation beds and outpatient services including spasticity management, specialist wheelchair services and orthotics.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post will include participating in CERU rehabilitation research activities. This could be contributing to recruitment and data acquisition for existing studies, or designing your own studies for research questions across a broad potential range. Suitable candidates could register for an MSc, MD or PhD. This would particularly suit candidates planning a career in rehabilitation medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, stroke medicine, trauma, neurophysiology, or neuropalliative care.

Person Specification
Satisfactory Occupational Health Clearance

  • Satisfactory Occupational Health Clearance




Come and join a Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC. South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust have been rated as outstanding following our latest inspection by the CQC and we are recruiting new staff to come and help us improve even further.

We are one of the best perfoming NHS Trusts nationally and our staff think this is a great place to work and we hope you will agree.

We provide services across Warwickshire and beyond ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the whole county. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. Over 4800 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don’t need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

The first thing you will notice about us is how we take our values seriously. We believe that our values underpin everything we do. If you are interested in a role with us you need to make sure our values match your own.

Our values can be summed up in one sentence. We are ‘Trusted to provide safe, effective and compassionate care’. Throughout the recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn’t matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

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01926 495321

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