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Education Fellow in Neonatology

Employer
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£37,068 to £57,570 a year + London Weighting & On Calls
Closing date
13 Feb 2024

We have an exciting opportunity to join our a Neonatal team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Chelsea and Westminster has one of the two neonatal intensive care units in the North West London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network, and is the designated unit for neonatal surgery. The neonatal unit is one of the largest in London with 37 cots comprising 12 ITU, 12 HDU and 13 SCBU cots.

The Education Clinical fellow posts are based in the Neonatal Department at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

These newly created posts offer an exciting opportunity for neonatal trainees interested in furthering their educational and/or simulation experience and leadership. The posts will combine educational experience with training opportunities in Neonatology and gives the opportunity to develop both neonatal clinical and educational skills. This is a twelve month 'out of programme (OOP)' post aimed at those who wish to build on their hands-on teaching experience and develop educational resources.

*Please note, the successful postholder will be required to commence in September 2024.*

Main duties of the job

The Education Clinical fellow posts are based in the Neonatal Department at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

These newly created posts offer an exciting opportunity for neonatal trainees interested in furthering their educational and/or simulation experience and leadership.

The posts will combine educational experience with training opportunities in Neonatology and gives the opportunity to develop both neonatal clinical and educational skills.

This is a twelve month 'out of programme (OOP)' post aimed at those who wish to build on their hands-on teaching experience and develop educational resources.

About us

We provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best preforming Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children's unit at West Middlesex - in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The education fellow post holder will be expected to contribute to the running of the neonatal education on a day-to-day level working closely with the established PGMDE team.

Combined Learning outcomes for the post may include some of the following:

  • Develop and evaluate learning resources relevant to Neonatology using the appropriate pedagogical principles for the target recipients
  • Gain an understanding of simulation, including human factors, as an educational modality
  • Be able to develop and run MDT simulation training sessions, teaching days
  • Complete an educational qualification at the level of certificate or above
  • Develop a good understand of patient pathways and safety
  • Develop an understanding of implementation programmes under NHS frameworks
  • Develop a good understanding of improvement methodology

Clinical

The post holder will also join the clinical fellow rota. Although classed as a non-training post, the training opportunities provided are identical to a training grade ST4 to ST8. Applicants will be supported in gathering the experience and portfolio evidence needed to support their applications to the GMC for CESR, or to add to their existing training experience.

Duties include:

  • Operational management of NICU under direct supervision of consultant neonatologists
  • Daily consultant ward rounds and a weekly nutrition ward round with paediatric gastroenterologists
  • Lead ward round and clinical decision making once a week on the registrar led ward round
  • Overseeing documentation and progress of discharge summaries
  • Support of SHOs in the assessment and management of acutely ill and postnatal ward neonates.
  • Attendance at the weekly grand round with neonatal and paediatric surgical consultants
  • Weekly liaison meeting with NICU staff and social services
  • Weekly perinatal grand round with all obstetricians and neonatologists
  • Liaison with neonatal surgical team and anaesthetists, paediatric cardiology and respiratory teams
  • Involvement in neonatal medical and neurodevelopmental follow-up clinics.
  • Participate in neonatal transport (when not performed by NTS).

Person Specification
Education
Essential

  • MBBS
  • MRCPCH or equivalent

Desirable

  • Higher Degree in Paediatrics/ Teaching/ Research

Experience
Essential

  • Middle grade experience in a neonatal unit
  • Previous experience in a tertiary neonatal unit

Desirable

  • Previous experience in a paediatric intensive care unit / cardiology
  • Evidence of teaching experience
  • Previous Research Experience

Skills and knowledge
Essential

  • Competent in resuscitating and stabilising neonates
  • Intubating and Managing Ventilated Neonates
  • Competent in neonatal procedures like umbilical catheterisation

Desirable

  • Experience in managing pre and post -surgical aspects of neonatal care
  • Perform Neonatal Echocardiograms
  • Ability to perform Cranial ultrasound scans
  • Design and manage clinical audit projects
  • Supervise junior trainees and involve in informal and formal teaching
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals

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