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Senior Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£37,068 to £57,570 per annum
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Full Time

Job Details

This post is for a Senior Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics. This is a 4-Month whole-time post offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated medic to join a dynamic, rapidly expanding team delivering multidisciplinary acute care in Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

Due to the short-term nature of the role/service demand, the successful candidate must hold full registration with the GMC and have existing right to live and work in the UK, at the time of application. Candidates who are not GMC registered or do not hold existing right to live and work in the UK, at the time of application will not progress through shortlisting stage.

There is a requirement for on-calls with this role, paid at banding supplement 1A.

Main duties of the job

Duties and Responsibilities

This is a full-time post and the holder will be expected to work flexibly on the ST3+ rota of 1 in 11. Duties will cover all areas in the Department including inpatients, the Children's Observation Unit, Outpatients, the Neonatal Unit, Paediatric Emergency Department and Maternity Unit for high risk deliveries.

The role also encompasses elements of Clinical Audit, Clinical Governance, teaching of medical students, nursing staff and junior doctors.

Regular Departmental activities include:

  1. Daily Consultant Post Take Ward Round
  2. Audit on a bi-monthly basis
  3. Specialist Clinics as detailed above
  4. Paediatric Grand Rounds/Topic Presentation - Friday AM
  5. Protected Teaching for ST1-3 and F1/2 grades - Wednesday AM

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to rotate through a sub specialist clinic of their choice in cardiology, diabetes, epilepsy and respiratory.

About us

The Secretary of State has approved the partnership between St Helens & Knowsley and Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.

From 1st July we have come together as a single organisation under the name Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Trust delivers acute hospital care, intermediate care, community, and primary care services to a population of over 600,000 people with a combined workforce of around 9000 dedicated and skilled staff from 17 locations including Whiston, Southport & Formby, St Helens, Ormskirk and Newton hospitals.

The Trust provides regional services for burns, plastic surgery and spinal injuries to more than 4 million people across Mersey and West Lancashire, Cheshire, the Isle of Man and North Wales.

Our Vision is to deliver 5 Star Patient Care:

  • CAREthat is evidence based, high quality and compassionate
  • SAFETY that is of the highest standards
  • COMMUNICATION that is open, inclusive and respectful
  • SYSTEMS that are efficient, patient centred and reliable
  • PATHWAYS that are best practice and embedded, but also respect the individual needs of patients

Our achievements include:

  • Trust rated Outstanding by CQC Inspection August 2018
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers & Health Service Journal)
  • Awarded National Preceptorship Accreditation (2023) for our Nursing & AHP Preceptorship Programme

Please see our Wellbeing & Benefits booklet for more information on our staff benefits. Accessible version available upon request.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • To observe the provisions of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures.
  • To actively participate in annual performance review to identify personal development needs.
  • To attend Trust Statutory and Mandatory training sessions as required and any other training courses relevant to the post.
  • To fully comply with the relevant sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act. The post holder must also understand and implement St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Hospitals Trusts Statement of Policy on Health and Safety at Work and the Trusts corporate Health and Safety Policies and Procedures. The post holder is required to follow all applicable rules and procedures relating to Health and Safety at Work and to take all responsible precautions.
  • To be aware of the confidential aspects of the post. To keep up to date with the requirements of information governance undertake mandatory training and follow Trust policies and procedures to ensure that trust information is dealt with legally, securely, efficiently and effectively. Breaches of confidentiality will result in disciplinary action that may involve dismissal. You must maintain the confidentiality of information about service user staff and organisational business in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) and Caldicott principles

Person Specification

  • Applicants must hold full registration with the GMC at the time of application
  • M.B.ChB or equivalent
  • PALS
  • MRCPCH Part 1, or equivalent


  • MRCPCH Part 2
  • APLS & NLS


  • 12 months' experience of a broad range of medical specialties
  • Three years knowledge and experience in Paediatrics and Neonates as a specialist trainee, or equivalent experience and competencies, including at least 6 months in Regional/sub-Regional Neonatal Unit


  • Experience and ability in specific Paediatric and Neonatal procedures
  • Demonstrates skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Ability to work as in a team
  • Willingness to base practice on best available evidence


  • Experience and commitment to Audit


  • Commitment to continuing further postgraduate medical education and CPD
  • Participation in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

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