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Junior Clinical Fellow - Older People's Medicine

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,923 per annum
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Specialist doctor, Geriatric medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Substantive Junior Clinical Fellow posts available Older People's Medicine department

These are substantive appointments for Junior Clinical Fellow positions within Older People's Medicine department (OPM). These posts are in Geriatric medicine working in our wards/clinics covering a broad range of subspecialties within the care of the older person including ortho-geriatrics, short stay, dementia, delirium and acute illness.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is recruiting Doctors with a passion for caring for Older People. Our Older People's Emergency Department (OPED) provides Emergency treatment to people of 80 years and over, providing fast and efficient care in a specially designed environment, supported by a wealth of experts in Older People's medicine. I

The basic full-time hours would be 0900-1700 Monday to Friday (40 hours). Any applicant can choose to work the same pattern of our IMT1s instead (nights, weekends, evening on a rotational basis) which would mean compensatory days off in the week (as per junior doctors contract 2016) and enhanced pay for unsociable hours if they wish, or we would be flexible to requests for Less than full time working as long as this is compatible with the other workers

Please read the person specification for this post, includes recent experience of working in the UK/NHS, for at least one year as essential for eligibility

Main duties of the job

  1. Work across the OPM wards, OPM outpatients, OPM admissions to AMU and hospital at night shifts
  2. Ensure patients are assessed and reviewed on the OPM wards, which may be part of the consultant ward round or may be an individual ward round.
  3. Communicate with patients' relatives.
  4. Supervise more junior medical colleagues.
  5. Keep accurate patient records as required these must be dated, timed and signed off appropriately and be easily identifiable.
  6. Produce timely discharge letters, with accurate and comprehensive diagnoses, and supervise their production by more junior colleagues.
  7. Participate in the management of occasional emergencies and in unforeseen circumstances at the request of an appropriate Consultant.
  8. Agree to read and follow medical guidelines and policies.
  9. Take part in Clinical Governance activity, including Clinical Audit
  10. Attend training and education sessions, regularly in the department.

About us

As a university teaching hospital we have developed our research and development strategy with the UEA and work with partners at the neighbouring Norwich Research Park. There are numerous opportunities for the post holder to undertake teaching roles on a sessional basis.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the biggest hospitals in England with over 1000 beds, situated in the city of Norwich. Norwich is a vibrant city, which has been voted as the best city to live in, on consecutive years by the Guardian and Sunday Times. The historic city is filled with independent cafes, restaurants and shops, as well as all the typical high street chains. You can expect to spend your weekends exploring our beautiful coast, enjoying great coffee and treats in one of hundreds of cafes, walking in the countryside or watching a show at one of our many theatres. With excellent transport links to Cambridge and London, affordable housing and award-winning schools Norfolk offers everything you require to establish the perfect work life balance.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For a detailed job description and main responsibilities of these Junior Clinical Fellow posts please read the attached job description and full advert

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCP (UK) or evidence of relevant equivalent medical experience FY1/FY2


  • Ability to prioritise clinical need
  • Able to work in multi-professional teams and supervise junior medical staff
  • Ability to apply sound knowledge and judgement to problems


  • Full GMC Registration and hold a current licence to practice
  • Recent experience of working in the UK/NHS for at least one year
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

Clinical Skills - Clinical knowledge and expertise

  • Ability to apply sound knowledge and judgement to problems
  • Ability to prioritise clinical need
  • Ability to maximise safety and minimise risk Recognition of, and ability to undertake the initial management of, an acutely ill patient




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