Junior Clinical Fellow - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 30 July 2024

Job summary

A new, exciting opportunity has arisen for a Junior Clinical Fellow (JCF) to join the Trauma and Orthopaedics Department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. This post is fixed term period of 6 months with the option to extend. Ideally looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Junior Clinical Fellow is varied, including ward cover (trauma & elective), fracture clinics, SHO on-calls, elective clinics (if allocated to work with a Consultant), assisting in elective theatres and trauma theatres. This role will have exposure to all areas of the department.

Within this, there are plenty of educational opportunities including planned teaching, simulation sessions and departmental teaching sessions are arranged by the Consultants and Registrars. JCF posts are also provided with study leave allowance.

The Junior Clinical Fellow post plays an important support role within the department, including helping with FY1/FY2/GPTVS/CT1 inductions.

About us

More and more UK doctors are opting to take time out of training in order to pursue medical and personal interests abroad. Here at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, we feel passionately about the personal and professional benefits to be gained by taking time out from medical training - whether your motivation is to broaden your clinical exposure, to resolve specialty or career indecision, to pursue personal interests, or even just to exercise some autonomy over your work and professional development or for travel and adventure.

We will aim to meet your preferences in terms of both length and speciality of post and new jobs may become available as the year progresses.

Date posted

03 July 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Doctor - other

Salary

£43,923 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

6 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193- MS1535PCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Job description

Job responsibilities

Whilst not formal training posts these jobs are either generated from gaps in the training programmes or established trust posts. The Trust is committed to the educational development of medical staff within this programme. Candidates will be assigned an educational supervisor.

We are in the initial process of establishing an Education qualification (PG Cert Edu) with the University of Reading and hope to secure funding to assist with this.

We are determined to support successful applicants with career progression and actively encourage and support involvement in Quality Improvement, learning and exam/interview preparation. Applicants will be assigned an educational supervisor for the year and will be encouraged to attend appropriate teaching sessions within the trust.

We also run a structured teaching programme in which JCF doctors provide medical student teaching and obtain feedback on this. JCF doctors also have the option to be mentored by previous JCF doctors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Whilst not formal training posts these jobs are either generated from gaps in the training programmes or established trust posts. The Trust is committed to the educational development of medical staff within this programme. Candidates will be assigned an educational supervisor.

We are in the initial process of establishing an Education qualification (PG Cert Edu) with the University of Reading and hope to secure funding to assist with this.

We are determined to support successful applicants with career progression and actively encourage and support involvement in Quality Improvement, learning and exam/interview preparation. Applicants will be assigned an educational supervisor for the year and will be encouraged to attend appropriate teaching sessions within the trust.

We also run a structured teaching programme in which JCF doctors provide medical student teaching and obtain feedback on this. JCF doctors also have the option to be mentored by previous JCF doctors.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Advanced Life Support certification
  • GMC registered to practice

Desirable

  • Postgraduate qualifications or diplomas
  • Teaching qualifications

Experience

Essential

  • Completion of Foundation Year 2
  • Previous experience of working in the NHS as a doctor.

Desirable

  • Previous experience in one of the following specialities: o Respiratory Medicine or other medical specialities at FY2 or higher level o Intensive Care medicine o Emergency medicine o Surgical specialities
  • Post registration experience working in other specialties relevant to the role.
  • Provider status in one of the following: ALS, ATLS

Ability & Knowledge

Essential

  • Applicant's knowledge is up to date and is safe to practice
  • Aware of own limitations
  • Capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to the job
  • Experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk. Knows when to seek help, able to prioritise clinical need
  • Shows aptitude for practical skills, required in the job
  • Proven ability to work effectively in different clinical settings required in the job

Desirable

  • Ability to teach and enthuse junior medical staff
  • Ability to undertake audit/research
  • Evidence of completed QIP
  • Familiarity with clinical governance systems

Specialty Specific Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of the "Top 20" acute medical presentations and their management or surgical presentation (depending upon post applied for)

Desirable

  • Excellence evidenced by WPAs and e-portfolio
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Advanced Life Support certification
  • GMC registered to practice

Desirable

  • Postgraduate qualifications or diplomas
  • Teaching qualifications

Experience

Essential

  • Completion of Foundation Year 2
  • Previous experience of working in the NHS as a doctor.

Desirable

  • Previous experience in one of the following specialities: o Respiratory Medicine or other medical specialities at FY2 or higher level o Intensive Care medicine o Emergency medicine o Surgical specialities
  • Post registration experience working in other specialties relevant to the role.
  • Provider status in one of the following: ALS, ATLS

Ability & Knowledge

Essential

  • Applicant's knowledge is up to date and is safe to practice
  • Aware of own limitations
  • Capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to the job
  • Experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk. Knows when to seek help, able to prioritise clinical need
  • Shows aptitude for practical skills, required in the job
  • Proven ability to work effectively in different clinical settings required in the job

Desirable

  • Ability to teach and enthuse junior medical staff
  • Ability to undertake audit/research
  • Evidence of completed QIP
  • Familiarity with clinical governance systems

Specialty Specific Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of the "Top 20" acute medical presentations and their management or surgical presentation (depending upon post applied for)

Desirable

  • Excellence evidenced by WPAs and e-portfolio

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Trauma & Orthopaedics Consultant

Amr El Khouly

Amr.ElKhouly@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

Date posted

03 July 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Doctor - other

Salary

£43,923 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

6 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193- MS1535PCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


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