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Senior Clinical Fellow In Respiratory Medicine

Barts Health NHS Trust
£37,068 to £57,570 Per Annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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This post is in the department of Respiratory Medicine at Newham University Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust. The post is whole time based at Newham University Hospital.

The purpose of this post is to connect the operational and clinical aspects of day-to-day ward activities, and to empower improvement and change. Furthermore, it will aim to provide continuity of care and support to senior decision makers whilst also acting as a lead on national audit collection and championing clinical outcome reporting.

They will receive a high standard of training in quality improvement and be given the chance to utilise these skills within the department they are working within. This is an ideal post for someone looking to implement real change, gain a unique insight into management, improve their clinical acumen and skill base, and to broaden their portfolio.

The post holder requires MRCP (or European equivalent) and previous NHS experience. The post will be for a fixed period, depending on the starting date for up to 11 months (until next October 12th) depending on the postholder's preference and start date and extension can be considered following this.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Respiratory

  • The post holder will join 4 other registrars on the firm to share ward duties including managing inpatients including those on acute NIV under the care of the respiratory consultants, chest clinics and respiratory referrals within the hospital.
  • The post holder will be expected to attend the morbidity and mortality (M& M) meetings and diagnostic Lung MDT meeting.
  • Training will be available for pleural ultrasound, pleural procedures and bronchoscopy.
  • The post holder will be encouraged to take part in audit, governance including incident reporting and education.
  • The posts are ideal for candidates wishing to pursue a career in Acute Medicine or Respiratory Medicine and who seek to be clinical leaders in the future. There are ample career development opportunities within the department.
  • To engage In teaching of more junior colleagues regularly throughout the posting

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers. The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients. Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together. We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Leadership and Management

  • To assist operations teams in supporting bed-flow and board-rounds
  • To learn and shadow clinical leaders and gain an understanding of their job roles and what challenges they face
  • Liaise with operational managers on a regular basis (including regular 1-1s) to bring about strategic alignment between managers and clinicians at all levels


  • To lead and co-ordinate national audit data collection and clinical outcome reporting
  • To bring about an improvement culture to the department and ward
  • To act as a mentor to a set of house officers and provide guidance and advice when needed

Summary of Main Opportunities

  • Training for practical clinical skills including: pleural procedures and ultrasounds and bronchoscopy
  • Dedicated time for Official Training in IQ Process
  • Support to work with leads in quality improvement
  • Scope to innovate and actively improve the service you work in
  • Chance to work with and learn from clinical and managerial leaders
  • To be central in helping improve care provided by the department and hospital
  • Flexible to be able to assist you in your training needs

Person Specification

  • Substantial experience in General Internal Medicine within the NHS
  • Experience in Respiratory Medicine within the NHS
  • Experience in teaching
  • Previous involvement in Quality Improvement projects
  • Experience in clinical audits


  • Maintenance of a CPD diary or portfolio
  • Previous Involvement in Research and Publications


  • Phlebotomy Cannulation Arterial Blood Gas
  • Demonstrable skills in department management
  • Fluency in Excel
  • ALS accreditation


  • Lumbar puncture Pleural procedures
  • Level 1 pleural ultrasound accreditation


  • Excellent knowledge in general and acute internal medicine
  • A broad range of knowledge in other relevant disciplines
  • In depth understanding of IQ process
  • An understanding of Clinical Governance


  • Knowledge in specialist respiratory medicine
  • Knowledge of national audits within respiratory
  • Importance of bed-flow, board-rounds and continuity of care within a hospital
  • Awareness of current challenges and issues within the NHS, Barts Trust and Newham Hospital


  • MRCP (or EU equivalent)
  • GMC registration with a license to practice work permit for UK


  • Higher Degree i.e MSc, PhD or equivalent


  • Team player
  • Patient focused
  • Adaptable to change
  • Problem solver
  • Good communication skills
  • Good Time Management Skills


  • A keen interest in Leadership, Management, and Improvement
  • NHS complaint handling
  • A desire to bring about real change within the NHS




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