Clinical Teaching Fellow
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Swindon Undergraduate Academy would like to appoint Clinical Teaching Fellows both office and ward based for the Academic Year beginning August 2023. These are 1-year posts in the first instance, but they can be extended for a further 12 months by mutual agreement.
These posts are aimed at post-foundation year doctors (ST1-ST4) who wish to spend time working in a medical educational role at the Academy in Swindon, working with medical students from the Universities of Bristol, Oxford & Kings College London . The posts are suitable for doctors who wish to take time out before starting higher medical training; doctors who want to take a year out of a training programme (subject to agreement by the relevant training programme director) or for doctors interested in an academic career who wish to pursue a higher degree such as an MSc or doctorate (MD).
All appointees will be fully funded to undertake a formal educational qualification such as the University of Bristol Teaching & Learning for Health Professionals (TLHP) certificate or equivalent.
Office-based appointees will spend 80% of their time working on the UG programme and 20% of their time undertaking supernumerary clinical work.
Ward-based appointees will spend 50% of their time working on the UG programme and 50% of time in a clinical environment. The rotations are expected to reflect the candidate's UG role
Please specify which post you would be interested in the Supporting Information box on the online application form.
Main duties of the job
- The CTF's work on a day-to-day basis with the Academy Undergraduate Manager and administrators, and the UC / UT's who are responsible for organizing the formal teaching programme and clinical placements for that Unit in their Academy. They will ensure that specified formal teaching sessions are appropriately timetabled and delivered.
- CTF's need to be in regular communication with the UT / UC and with each other. They meet formally throughout the year, to review the course and plan for the future. In order to achieve this each CTF will develop and use an individual or group CTF Outlook Calendar.
- An Office Based CTF is expected to work 40 hrs per week 09:00 - 17:00 of which one day will be spent in a clinical specialty, see allocation of clinical areas of responsibility below. It is recognized that the workload is variable and that the hours will need to be flexible. A Ward Based CTF appointed to ED/ITU (6 month rotation) will work one week clinical/one week Academy, and will be included on the departmental rota which will include some weekends.
- It must be recognized that students will be present in an Academy for only part of a calendar year. When considering the sessional commitment, periods of greater or less educational activity need to be averaged over the year.
Further details can be found on the attached job description
Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are. We will expect your values and behaviours to reflect the STAR Values of the organisation:
Service We will put our patients first
Teamwork We will work together
Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service
Respect We will act with integrity
01 February 2023
Hospital medical and dental staff
Doctor - other
£40,257 to £51,017 a year per annum
The Great Western Hospital
The educational component
The educational duties of the CTF-office based will mostly be delivered in the academy environment, 80% of their time. These are set out in table I and they include responsibility for the student choice projects and associated fieldtrips. The specific area of educational responsibility will be determined by the appointees interests.
The clinical component
- CTF-office based will spend 20% of their time (up to 2 sessions/week) working clinically. It is an opportunity to try out a specialty before applying for higher post graduate training. The clinical role is a supernumerary working daytime hours (band 1A). However, if the appointee does wish to participate in the out of hours or the on-call rota, this can be negotiated with the Clinical Lead/Rota Coordinator for the Dept. They will be paid separately by the clinical dept for this. It should be noted that where an appointee chooses to opt into an out of hours / on call rota, it must have no impact on the educational component of their role (no compensatory time off during the academic component).
- WB-CTF will spend 50% of their time working clinically. For F3 doctors this will involve 6 months in the emergency dept (ED) and another 6 months in ITU. The clinical role is set out in appendix I. For doctors who have already begun specialist training in ED they will be placed in that clinical area for the entire 12 months. The same T & Cs regarding work patterns, including out of hours / on call will apply as for F3 doctors (above).
- Clinical teaching fellows may need, under exceptional circumstance, be re-allocated to other clinical areas at the direction of the Medical Director and the Trust Executive Board
For doctors who have already begun specialist training they will be placed in that clinical area for the entire 12 months. The same T & C for out of hours/ on call duties set out above will apply.
Successful applicants will also be offered the opportunity & funding to take part in the University of Bristol Choice Programme in the French Alps (Wilderness & Expedition Medicine, Sports Medicine) & Malta (Dive Medicine); Medical Education & Widening Participation programmes and Simulation training and leadership in our state-of-the-art simulation suite.
Further details can be found on the attached Job Description
- Fully Registered with the GMC
- MBBS, MBChB or equivalent Medical Degree
- Teaching Experience
- completed Foundation Training or equivalent
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Great Western Hospital
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Undergraduate Deputy Manager
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