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Medical Education Teaching Fellow in Neonates and Paediatrics

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£55,329 to £63,152 per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust for an enthusiastic, highly driven Teaching Fellow at ST4+ level. The post is for a period of one year and will provide the successful applicant with the necessary skills required to become a confident and competent teacher as well as gaining experience within Paediatrics/Neonatology. The postholder will work non clinically supporting education and simulation programmes throughout the Trust during the day time Monday to Friday. They will also work clinically in the Paediatric & Neonatology departments on the tier 2 on call rota. This post is not recognised for training but interested applicants can apply for an Out of Programme Experience with their Specialty School. The department offers a wide range of paediatric subspecialties. The educational and clinical experience gained from this OOPE will enhance future career progression, including GRID and SPIN applications. This post will commence in September 2024 and end in September 2025.

Main duties of the job

Duties will include:

  • Delivering clinical and simulation teaching sessions to a multi professional audience
  • Delivering small group teaching sessions for medical staff
  • Delivering ward-based teaching / in situ simulation sessions for medical staff
  • To develop enhanced clinical skills, especially in the assessment and management of acutely ill patients.
  • To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
  • To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
  • To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways.

About us

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust's catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire) Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin) and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) - all beautiful and unique.

Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes' drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch Community Hospitals.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Trust has a dedicated Simulation Centre with access to high fidelity simulation mannekins. The Simulation Centre runs regular multi-professional training sessions. The post holder will play a key part in the delivery of these sessions, working closely with the Simulation Faculty and Medical Education Team. The post holder will also be involved in a range of additional Medical Education activities including bedside teaching, clinical skills teaching, facilitation of reflective workshops, communication skills training and group-based teaching sessions. The paediatric and neonatal department have separate simulation leads and MDT faculty who deliver regular in-situ MDT simulation training. The postholder will be involved in developing and arranging in situ simulation sessions within the Paediatric/Neonatology Department on a weekly basis.

The successful applicant will be enrolled onto a Train the Trainer course and will receive training on advanced simulation. There may also be an opportunity for the post holder to be supported to undertake a funded PgCert in Medical Education if required. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to link with other neonatal and paediatric simulation fellows within the West Midlands and to support and develop regional simulation sessions.

The post-holder will be expected to contribute pro rata to the full-shift neonatal or paediatric tier2 rota. The rota is compliant with the terms and conditions of the 2016 Junior Doctor Contract and WTD and has been carefully designed to maximise training opportunities for doctors whilst maintaining a safe and efficient service, with an even spread of long days and nights. The rota template will be individually designed to incorporate 50% clinical work (tier 2 clinical oncall rota) with appropriate rest and time allocated for the educational activity associated with the post. The post holder be allocated a 6 period of neonatal or paediatric tier 2 oncalls during the first 6 months and the second 6 months of the post, dependant on departmental requirements.

The work pattern may be subject to change depending on the needs of the service.

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Full Registration and a licence to practise with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Demonstrates Progress and Commitment at ARCP
  • APLS (or equivalent), NLS, level 3 safeguarding course


  • Training the trainers Course or similar
  • Simulation Instructors Course
  • Teaching Qualification
  • APLS/NLS Instructor (or similar)
  • Understanding of educational theory


  • ST3/4 or equivalent (i.e. 3 years minimum working in paediatrics and neonates)
  • Minimum 6 months working in NICU
  • 6 months minimum working as middle grade
  • Have experience of working across a range of NHS Trusts
  • Experience of and enthusiasm for teaching
  • Demonstrates understanding of the NHS and current challenges to paediatrics
  • Experience of Audit and Quality Improvement
  • Experience in mentoring or supporting junior members of staff or students


  • Experience of Clinical simulation as a candidate or instructor
  • Teaching/educational activities in a multi-professional setting
  • Published research
  • Demonstrates leadership
  • A minimum of 6 months NHS experience





The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes’ drive apart covering a range of specialties and providing care to the local population. Almost a quarter of the county is designated as the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and we have three national nature reserves. We also have internationally important wetland sites, special areas of conservation (of European significance) and many sites of special scientific interest.

We are entering an exciting phase of change at SaTH with the transformation of the Princess Royal Hospital into a specialised site for planned care, and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site a specialised site for emergency care through our Hospital Transformation Programme.



Company info
01743 261000
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Mytton Oak Road,
United Kingdom

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