Senior Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics Senior Clincial Fellow
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching HospitalsFull time Full day
Senior Clincial Fellow
12 months (The post is fixed term until 29th September 2022)
Part time - 23 hours per week (this role works on a 1 in 11 full shift tier 2 rota, the average hours worked over 11 weeks average at 23. there will be weeks when more hours are worked and weeks when fewer hours are worked)
We are seeking to employ one part-time (0.5 wte) Paediatric Senior Clinical Fellow on a 12 month fixed term contract from 30th September, 2021 to 29th September 2022, to cover maternity leave. 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-specialties in a District General Hospital.
Due to the short time scale for recruitment, the Trust will only accept applications from individuals who have an existing right to live and work in the UK. Candidates must also be fully registered with the GMC at the time of application. Applicants who do not meet this requirement will not progress through the shortlisting stage’
The successful candidate will take part in a 1 in 11 second on call, EWTD, new contract compliant, full shift rota with 10 other registrars,
Main duties of the job
This is a less than full time post (0.5 WTE) and the holder will be expected to work flexibly on the ST3+ rota of 1 in 11. Duties will cover all areas in the Department including inpatients, the Children’s Observation Unit, Outpatients, the Neonatal Unit, Paediatric Emergency Department and Maternity Unit for high risk deliveries.
The role also encompasses elements of Clinical Audit, Clinical Governance, teaching of medical students, nursing staff and junior doctors.
Working for our organisation
The Paediatric Department prides itself on being a friendly, caring team within the Medical Care Group and has an active Audit and Clinical Governance Structure.
Two paediatric wards accommodate both general paediatric/surgical inpatients and day case surgery in 29 beds, plus a 2 bed HDU unit. There is also a Children’s Observation Ward with 8 beds, a Paediatric Phlebotomy Service and the Whiston Children’s Hospital at Home Nursing Team which offers outreach care for children stable enough to be nursed in their own homes. The Neonatal Unit with 15 special care cots supports the Maternity Unit with over 4,000 deliveries per year.
There are active postgraduate and undergraduate teaching programmes with medical students attending regularly from Liverpool University. There are close links to the Tertiary Paediatric Centre at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, with joint specialty clinics held locally in Cystic Fibrosis, Neurology and Epilepsy.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Regular Departmental activities include:
- Daily Consultant Post Take Ward Round
- Audit on a bi-monthly basis
- Specialist Clinics as detailed above
- Paediatric Grand Rounds/Topic Presentation – Friday AM
- Protected Teaching for ST1-3 and F2 grades – Thursday PM
- Hot Topics in Neonatology – Monday PM
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to rotate through a sub-specialist clinic of their choice in cardiology, diabetes, epilepsy or respiratory
The On Call Sessions
The rota provides robust clinical cover 24 hours a day with 2 registrars working night shift (see page 6).
When on call, the Senior Clinical Fellow will supervise paediatric F2-ST2 doctors working on the General Paediatric Wards, Emergency Department, Neonatal Unit as well as the Labour and Postnatal Wards. The post holder will be resident when on call. Consultant Paediatric advice will be available when needed. The post holder will also undertake to be available exceptionally for such irregular commitments outside normal scheduled hours as are essential for continuity of care.
- MRCPCH Part 1, or equivalent
- Applicants must hold full registration with the GMC at the time of application
- Applicants must hold existing right to live and work in the UK at the time of application
- MRCPCH Part 2
- APLS & NLS
Knowledge & Experience
- 12 months’ experience of a broad range of medical specialties
- Three years knowledge and experience in Paediatrics and Neonates as a specialist trainee, or equivalent experience and competencies, including at least 6 months in Regional/sub-Regional Neonatal Unit
- Experience and ability in specific Paediatric and Neonatal procedures
- Experience and commitment to Audit
- Demonstrates skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
- Ability to work as in a team
- Willingness to base practice on best available evidence
- Commitment to continuing further postgraduate medical education and CPD
- Participation in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are committed to providing an environment and services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity, we welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve to enable us to reflect their diversity and improve the delivery of the services we provide
Any information gathered during the application process relating to protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is gathered for statistical purposes only and is not made available to recruiting managers at any stage of the recruitment process.
As a ‘Disability Confident Leader’ we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who consider themselves to have a disability and who meet the minimum selection criteria (essential) at each stage of the selection process. You can indicate your wish submit an application under the Trust's guaranteed interview scheme in the personal information section of the online application form.
Transitional arrangements are in place for EU,EEA and Swiss Citizens following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Should you this apply to you, you are advised to familiarise yourself with these arrangements to ensure you continue to have right to work in the UK and how to evidence that right in the future. Please see the document attached to this vacancy. This requirement does not apply to Irish citizens, who can continue to freely enter, live and work in the UK.
The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.
Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received from which a shortlist can be confirmed therefore you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.
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