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Senior Clinical Fellow - Paediatrics

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£55,329 a year On-call allowance depending on Nodal Point
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are excited to announce the development of our paediatric department with the extension of our Tier 2 (Senior Clinical Fellow) rota. We are seeking to employ 3 full-time Paediatric Senior Clinical Fellow. The Senior Clinical Fellow role provides an excellent opportunity for a paediatric trained doctor (ST3 or above) to maintain their clinical skills caring for children, young people and neonates in a ward environment and to gain experience of paediatric sub-specialities in a District General Hospital.

This unit has a long history of supporting and nurturing doctors including those from overseas to help them achieve their career goals.

All principal duties will be undertaken under the direct supervision of the Consultant and the wider Paediatric Team.

These positions are based at Ormskirk District General Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will participate in a 1:11 on call rota at ST3+ level. This is equivalent to Tier 2 level (previously known as Registrar or Middle grade, now known as a Senior Clinical Fellow).

The Paediatric Department includes the dedicated Children's Accident & Emergency Department with a 4 bedded Assessment Bay, a 17 -bedded in-patient ward and a 6-bed day case unit including facilities for adolescents. There is a designated Modern Paediatric Outpatient Department at Ormskirk Hospital.

The paediatric ward is responsible for providing 24 hours emergency admission facility to the children of the district along with routine planned admissions and day cases.

The Neonatal Unit has 12 cots including one for Intensive Care (Level 2) with more room for expansion if needed. The current number of deliveries is around 3,100 per annum, The Neonatal Unit is part of the Cheshire and Mersey Neonatal Intensive Care Network.

The emergency department sees approximately 28,000 patients a year. There is a dedicated Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant with additional consultant cover provided by the general Emergency Medicine Consultants.

About us

The Secretary of State has approved the partnership between St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals 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:

  • CARE that 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.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Key Relationships

Upper and Lower Triangle

Consultants and Medical Teams

Nursing Team

Administrative Team

Clinical Director

Associate Medical Director

Associate Director of Operations

Directorate and Operations Service Managers

1st and 3rd Sector Partners

Please see Job Description Attached.

Advertising Date: 10th June 2024

Closing Date: 8th July 2024

Shortlisting Date: 10th July 2024

Proposed Interview Date: w/c 22nd July 2024

Please be aware: This vacancy may close early if high number of applicants reached.

Person Specification

  • Full Registration with Medical Council and Licensed to Practice - MB ChB, MBBS


  • Other Paediatric Qualifications MRCPCH

Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum 3 years' experience at Tier 1 (Senior House Officer/F2)
  • 12 months experience Senior Clinical Fellow (Registrar/Middle Grade) in Paediatrics
  • Must have experience of managing both in and out patients.
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Basic Paediatric Life Support Skills


  • APLS

Skills & Abilities

  • Proven ability to teach
  • Commitment to teaching and supervision of junior staff
  • Willingness to seek timely assistance from senior colleagues when appropriate
  • Experience and evidence of Audit, Research and Quality Improvement
  • Good personal and interpersonal skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills


  • Evidence of Multi-Disciplinary team working
  • Completed Audit Topic and Research Publication
  • Up to date knowledge of the changing NHS structure and Hospital based services

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