Senior Clinical Fellow in Burns & Plastics Surgery

Prescot, Merseyside
£31,217 - £49,086 per annum (MN37)
30 Aug 2019
27 Sep 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time


Applicants are invited to apply for the role of Senior Clinical Fellow post ST3 Level in Plastic Surgery. The department are seeking 3 Senior Clinical Fellows on a  12 month fixed-term basis.

The Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit has its own dedicated burns, plastics, laser and day case theatres and a dressing clinic. The consultants have access to 28 plastic surgery beds and a trauma assessment area on the plastic surgery ward and 12 burn beds on the burn ward. The unit has 4 theatres for plastic surgery, 1 for burns and 1 for day case skin work at Whiston. There are 6 day case theatre sessions per week and a Mohs unit on the St Helens site. Whiston hospital houses the majority of other surgical and medical specialties occasionally needed by plastic surgical patients.  We have excellent pathological and radiological departments on site with recently enhanced MRI facilities

Although this is a non-training post, all of the duties and commitments of the Senior Clinical Fellow Appointment for Service trainee are exactly the same as the Specialist Trainees.  Post holders are actively involved in the Unit’s research, audit and teaching programmes.  The successful candidate will share the rota with Specialist trainees and their duties will be similar to them encouraging participation in teaching, audit and research. This job is intended for less experienced trainees, who want to increase their experience in plastic surgery before applying for ST posts.  Due to this, previous candidates have found the job very useful and it has helped them in their applications for ST3 level posts.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of nine in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018
  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017 and 2018)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2018 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Positive organisation culture of safety
  • Quality of care
  • Staff engagement
  • Staff morale
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Providing a safe environment for staff

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.

The successful candidate will be expected to have full Registration with the GMC at the time of appointment. Candidates without GMC will progress if shortlisted for interview, though will be expected to have full GMC registration at the time of appointment.

Interview Date: Thursday 17th October 2019