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Clinical Fellow Trust IMT3/ST3 Level - Medicine

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St Edmunds
£43,923 Pro rata per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor
Specialty training (ST3), Fellow
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

Please Read Job Description and Person Specification attached for full details

Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellow Trust IMT3/ST3+ Level. Depending on availability you may be placed in the following areas, Acute Medicine with Neurology/Renal Medicine with Neurology/Care of the Elderly. This post is available for a fixed term of one year from 7th August 2024 - 5th August 2025.

This placement is for a doctor who wants to undertake elements of specialty registrar training to acquire specific training and experience. The shortlisting will be undertaken using the Person Specification, but some emphasis will be placed on the training requirements of individual candidates and their career aims.

Main duties of the job

Work as part of team to provide best medical management to patients under your care

Supervise and teach more junior staff on the ward

Liaise with relatives and carers

Liaise with other members of the multidisciplinary team

Lead Medical Team during on calls and out of hours, including management of cardiac arrest calls.

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please Read Job Description and Person Specification attached for full details

The department of Geriatric Medicine provides acute in-patient services, post-acute rehabilitation, stroke and ortho-geriatric services and out-patient clinics at the West Suffolk Hospital site. In addition we provide out-patient clinics, and falls clinics in conjunction with Suffolk PCT at community hospitals in Newmarket and Sudbury and medical services to a 16 bedded rehabilitation ward in the community hospital at Newmarket.

The department of Renal Medicine provides acute in-patient services on ward F8 (+associated outlier wards), outreach renal service for inpatients and a variety of Nephrology clinics including general nephrology, renal transplant, predialysis (low clearance), dialysis clinic, joint diabetes/renal, paediatric transition clinic. There are also close links with other specialties- including a weekly ITU ward round reviewing patients on ITU with AKI especially those requiring renal replacement therapy and a monthly cardio-renal MDT. The Nephrology consultants oversee the day to day running of the on site dialysis unit (with 13 stations) on behalf of Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust (CUH) and work closely with the CUH Nephrology team.

Acute admissions are assessed on a 22 Bedded Acute Assessment Unit (AAU), or in the Accident and Emergency Department. The AAU is staffed by its own team of consultants and junior staff who provide early senior clinical assessment of patients with high rates of same-day discharge. The AAU team runs the take from 8am until 9pm, and provides on-going care to patients on AAU. There is a multi-disciplinary early intervention team to support same or next-day discharge for appropriate patients, and a 12 bedded ambulatory area SDEC.

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCP (UK)


  • MD, PhD or higher degree

Career progression

  • Evidence that career progression is consistent with personal circumstances
  • Evidence that present achievement and performance is commensurate with totality of period of training
  • At least 24 months' experience in medicine or an IMT, ACCS or equivalent programme (not including Foundation modules) by the time of commencement of ST3 training


  • Hold full registration and licence to practise with the GMC
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competences from a UKFPO affiliated Foundation Programme or equivalent by time of appointment in line with GMC standards/ Good Medical Practice including:
  • good clinical care
  • maintaining good medical practice
  • good relationships and communication with patients
  • good working relationships with colleagues
  • good teaching and training
  • professional behaviour and probity
  • delivery of good acute clinical care


  • Evidence of completion of CT/ST1 or equivalent competences in medicine at time of application, and CT/ST2 competences in medicine by time of appointment, supported by evidence from work-based assessments of clinical performance and Multisource Feedback (DOPS, Mini-CEX, CBD, ACAT) or equivalent.
  • Previous clinical experience in Nephrology

Language skills

  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues which could be demonstrated by one of the following:
  • That applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English or have the following: -PLAB 2 If applicants believe that they have adequate communication skills, but do not fit into one of the examples they need to provide evidence.

Clinical Skills

  • Valid ALS (Resus Council UK)
  • Competence in the immediate management of medical emergencies
  • Appropriate knowledge base, and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems
  • Proficiency in a range of medical procedures
  • Able to work without direct supervision where appropriate
  • Able to prioritise clinical need
  • Able to maximise safety and minimise risk


  • Personal attributes: shows aptitude for practical skills, e.g. manual dexterity.

Academic/ Research skills

  • Demonstrates understanding of research, including awareness of ethical issues
  • Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrates knowledge of evidence-informed practice


  • Evidence of relevant academic and research achievements, e.g. degrees, prizes, awards, distinctions, publications, presentations, other achievements.
  • Evidence of active participation in audit.
  • Evidence of involvement in teaching students, postgraduates and other professionals
  • Evidence of participation in a teaching course





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