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Junior Clinical Fellow in General and Acute Medicine

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£37,068 to £48,637 a year PA plus additional rota allowances and London weighting
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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**We are recruiting Trust Junior Clinical Fellow roles for August 2024 start dates**

There are vacancies across the General Medicine Wards and Acute Medicine Ward at Princess Royal University Hospital (BR6 8ND).

There will also be position available at Orpington Hospital.


Acute Medicine at the Princess Royal forms part of the Acute and Emergency Medicine Division and works closely with the Emergency Department to provide acute care services on the site based in the Acute Medical Unit and the Ambulatory unit. The post holder will work as part of a dynamic team comprising of 8 Acute Medicine Consultants and 24 junior doctors.

Individuals will get the chance to work on the acute medical take focusing on managing acutely unwell patients within the first 48 hours of admission, and more stable acute patients in the ambulatory unit. The appointee will gain experience in managing a large range of medical conditions and the opportunity to gain confidence in assessing and treating unstable patients.

Main duties of the job

This post would be suitable for any trainee who has, or are on course to, successfully complete a 2-year Foundation School programme or has achieved equivalent competencies who will join at a Junior Clinical Fellow level. Ideally trainees will have an up to date certification for Adult Life Support training, or be able to fulfil the necessary qualification upon appointment.

Although this appointment is not accredited for training through HEE, the appointee will be expected to participate fully in the many educational and training opportunities within the department and the hospital. The appointee will have a named clinical/ education supervisor. Annual leave and study leave is commensurate with other post foundation doctors.

The experience and opportunities offered would be excellent experience for applicants planning a career in any medical specialty.

Previous post holders have been successful in gaining entry to training programmes upon completion as well as completing their Royal College membership exams.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Princess Royal University Hospital is within greater London close to both Bromley and Orpington town centres which have fast rail links (18 minute journey) to central London. Both stations are less than 3 miles away with frequent bus service from the hospital. In addition the hospital is only 20 minutes drive from the M25 J4.

In General Medicine there are an exciting range of opportunities for training and augmenting your experience. If successful at interview you will be able to confirm your preferred specialty.

Person Specification
Previous Experience

  • Experience in general medicine
  • Successful completion of a Foundation School Training Programme in the UK (or able to prove equivalent competencies)


  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC
  • MB BS (or equivalent)


  • MRCP part 1 (or equivalent)
  • Academic honours or prizes
  • Valid ALS


  • Knowledge and experience of general medicine.
  • Clear, logical thinking showing an analytical/ scientific approach
  • Experience and ability to work in multi-professional teams.
  • Shows knowledge of evidence informed practice
  • Able to change and adapt, respond to changing circumstances
  • Able to operate under pressure, cope with setbacks, self-aware


  • Understanding of NHS and Clinical Governance.
  • Information technology skills
  • Demonstrate use of evidence-informed practice
  • Shows initiative/ drive/enthusiasm (self- starter, motivated, shows curiosity, initiative).
  • Evidence of teaching experience involvement in organised teaching

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