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Senior Clinical Fellow - Paediatric Emergency Medicine

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 to £63,152 per annum plus London weighting
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

Job Details

The post will be based at Denmark Hill and this will be reviewed within 3 months of the postholder commencing in post.

All employees are expected to undertake work on any of the Trusts sites as required by the service. As an employee of the Trust you will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Trust's patients. Integral to these responsibilities is the following: -

The provision of a first class clinical service.

Effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty.

Sustaining and developing teaching and research in conjunction with King's College London / KHP.

Main duties of the job

Specialist interest:

One day per week dedicated to either trauma, simulation or ambulatory care.


Remainder of job plan spent clinical in the ED, delivering all aspects of care of medical and surgical paediatric patients presenting to the Emergency Department, supervision of more junior paediatric/emergency department colleagues in the department


Assistance in conjunction with consultants, lecturers and more junior trainees with the teaching of undergraduates


The department is actively involved in PERUKI studies and the successful candidate will be encouraged to get involved

Undertaking all work in accordance with the Trust's procedures and operating policies.

Conducting clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trust's service plans.

Maintaining the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, the Care Group or the Trust.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of £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 Reach is 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

Together with the other medical / dental colleagues to provide a service for Child Health. This includes all aspects of treatment and relevant management duties for the proper functioning of the Care Group.

Shared responsibility with the other colleagues for providing 24 hours, 7 days a week cover for the Unit on a rota basis. Responsible also for covering colleagues periods of annual leave and short-term sickness.

Participation in Multi-disciplinary Meetings.

Contribution to audit and clinical governance programmes.

Responsible for outpatient clinic commitments in peripheral hospitals as agreed with the Care Group management team.

Contribute to the Care Group research interests in accordance with the Trusts R& D framework.

Contribute to the audit programmes, Morbidity and Mortality, clinical governance programs and learning from Deaths.

Conduct all activities within the contracted level of service and operating plan for service(s).

Work in conjunction with clinical and other professional colleagues to ensure that the productivity of staff within the specialty is maintained and their job satisfaction is enhanced. This may include involvement in the appraisal process for peers and/or junior colleagues.

Be aware of, and comply with, all Trust infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene.

Prepare for and undertake the protective interventions that you are responsible for in a manner that is consistent with evidence-based practice and maintaining patient safety.

Person Specification
Higher Qualifications

  • Registerable medical qualification
  • MRCPCH Part 1 and Part 2 or equivalent.


  • Full registration with GMC with License to Practice.

4.Training and Experience

  • Able to demonstrate competences expected of a new ST4 level paediatric trainee or above. A minimum of 6 months neonatal experience. APLS or equivalent. Level 3 Safeguarding certificate.


  • Experience in day to day organisation of multidisciplinary services.

6.Audit & quality improvement

  • Thorough understanding of principles of medical audit and quality improvement.
  • Must have undertaken and completed audit projects.


  • Experience of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and exam preparation.

9.Personal Skills

  • Effective communicator, able to work in a close-knit team and co-operate with all medical and paramedical staff
  • Flexible and resilient.

10.Personal attributes

  • Professional attitude towards work, reliability, good record of attendance and tidy personal appearance.


  • Experience of clinical research.
  • Relevant research experience in one or more aspects of general paediatrics
  • Publication of relevant review articles or case reports

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