Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 23 May 2022

Job summary

Senior Clinical Fellow (Equivalent of ST6+) in Paediatric Gastroenterology in IBD, Mucosal Immunology and Gastro-intestinal Allergy

Senior Clinical Fellow (Equivalent of ST6+) in Paediatric Gastroenterology in Nutrition

Recruitment Start date of Position: 5th September 2022, subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Number of Posts:

  • Two 12-month Senior Clinical Fellow posts in Mucosal Immunology and IBD, or Nutrition and Intestinal Failure

We are excited to advertise two fixed-term roles for a senior clinical fellow (ST6+ or equivalent) to join the Paediatric Gastroenterology services at Great Ormond Street Hospital. These posts are subject to regular appraisal and a probationary period. There may be an opportunity to extend this beyond the fixed-term, as part of the applicants clinical appraisal and departmental requirements.

These appointments provides comprehensive training in Paediatric Gastroenterology, and are suitable for candidates with at least 5 years of Paediatric experience at a post-graduate level. Candidates should be able to demonstrate previous experience in paediatric gastroenterology.

Please note, the candidate's preference for their post, should be included at the beginning of their 'Supporting information' section of their application, but will be interviewed jointly.

Main duties of the job

Scope of the role

These posts provides a unique and exciting opportunity for training in Gastroenterology, in one of the largest units in the UK, with a specific focus in for training in Paediatric Nutrition and Intestinal Failure Rehabilitation with a focus on managing children requiring both inpatient and home parenteral nutrition (PN) and those referred for consideration of small intestinal transplantation; or with a focus in training in Paediatric IBD, Mucosal immunology and Gastrointestinal allergy. We are a UK recognised training centre in Paediatric Gastroenterology by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). This is not a HEE recognised post.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role attached.

The Person Specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required, both attached.

Person Specification



  • Primary medical qualification - MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration with Licence to Practice or IELTS Certificate with an overall score of 7.5 or Occupational English Test (medicine version) with a minimum score of 'B' in each domain.
  • MRCP, MRCPCH or equivalent
  • Paediatric experience (including gastroenterology) for more than 5 years, at post-graduate level (doctor), including training in paediatric resuscitation (APLS or equivalent)
  • Paediatric experience in paediatric gastroenterology for more than 2 year, at post-graduate level (doctor)
  • Understanding of the spectrum of Inflammatory bowel conditions
  • Understanding of the spectrum of conditions requiring specialist nutrition


  • Higher degree - MSc, MPhil related discipline
  • Experience of diagnostic endoscopy

Knowledge and experience


  • Experience in paediatric gastroenterology
  • Experience of audit activities
  • Understanding of principles of clinical governance
  • Broad knowledge of Paediatric Medicine
  • Be confident in the management of paediatric emergency, for a range of medical specialities,
  • Commitment to carry out high quality research leading to publications
  • Understanding and proven ability to apply research findings in a clinical/organisational context
  • Experience of teaching and presenting


  • Published research in peer reviewed journals, with evidence of experience in developing research, audit or improvement projects

Skills and abilities


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Ability to prioritise clinical needs
  • Able to establish and maintain working relations with patients, carers and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues
  • Flexible/Adaptable
  • Drive and enthusiasm


  • Ability to take initiative when required
  • Ability to teach nursing and medical staff

Our always values


  • Always welcoming - open, positive, polite, prompt, thoughtful
  • Always helpful - respectful, caring, supportive, patient, flexible
  • Always expert - role model, vigilant, striving for quality, proactive
  • Always one team - informative, mindful, appreciative, open, honest

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Hospital



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For questions about the job, contact:

Edward Gaynor


Date posted

10 May 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff


Doctor - other


£44,705 to £53,132 a year pro rata, per annum


Fixed term


12 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Great Ormond Hospital



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