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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/04/2020.

Clinical Teaching Fellows in Medical Education and Orthopaedics

Job Reference: 386-ES2327626

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Trauma and Orthopaedics
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£37,935 per annum

I’m delighted that you’re thinking about joining the team here at Yeovil Hospital, recently rated the best Trust in the NHS for staff health and wellbeing.

Working in the NHS is both challenging and rewarding. That’s why we’re committed to giving our staff the best possible balance between a stimulating career and a relaxing personal life, enabling you to make the most of our picturesque surroundings and arrive at work energised each day.

Looking after you helps you look after our patients, and enables us to achieve some of the best performance in the NHS. For instance, we are regularly one of the top-three hospitals in England for emergency care, and we have a global reputation for research and development, and innovative partnerships with primary care.

If this is your first role in the NHS, we’ll show you why we’re one of the most respected healthcare systems in the world. And if you’re joining us from another Trust, we’ll remind you why you wanted to work in healthcare in the first place.

I look forward to working with you


Jonathan Higman, Chief Executive

These two posts provide an exciting opportunity to develop teaching skills in the University of Bristol Medical School Undergraduate Programme in Somerset Academy (Yeovil) and to extend clinical experience in the Trauma and Orthopaedic department.

Each role is fixed term for one year from 5th August 2020 until 3rd August 2021, in line with national NHS employers rotation dates.

Undergraduate Medical Education duties include:

  • Teaching in small group tutorials, seminars, skills based practical sessions, simulation and bed-side teaching.
  • The focus will be on Year 3 student teaching, and experience will be available in SimMan clinical scenario teaching, and assessment.
  • These roles will be under the supervision of the Academy Dean, and the Unit co-ordinators in Year 3 Medicine & Surgery and Year 5 Medicine & Surgery.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to undertake the Certificate in Medical Education with the University of Bristol, which will be funded, during their tenure of the posts.

Orthopaedic duties include:

  • Admission, clerking and day to day care of patients on the Orthopaedic wards and any outlying wards as required.
  • Attending daily trauma meetings, ward rounds, clinics and operating sessions as required.
  • Rotating through the elective ward, trauma ward, theatres and take part in the Hospital@Night rotation covering both Orthopaedics and General Surgery.

Applicants should note these posts are not recognised by the Deanery or Royal Colleges for training. They will provide an opportunity for enthusiastic doctors in training who wish to extend their knowledge, skills and practice in medical education and acute medicine.

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a modern hospital surrounded by stunning countryside with good transport links to cities such as Bath, Bristol, Exeter and is just over two hours from London, with a 40 minute drive to the coast.

We are an ambitious Trust with a family feel and our vision is to care for our patients as if they are one of our family. Our aim is for our Trust to be a fundamental part of a vibrant, sustainable, and collaborative healthcare community; patients’ first choice for acute health care, founded on a reputation of quality, safety and compassion. Running a highly-successful quality improvement initiative, we aim to drive innovation with patient-centred thinking.

Serving a population of approximately 220,000, the Hospital has enjoyed a successful history; trusted and respected by our patients, staff and commissioners. Our successful nurse recruitment campaign has put us in a strong position to care for our patients and our highly-regarded, active Research and Development department is involved in a wide range of local, national and international research studies, with record numbers of patients recruited onto trials this year.

Our iCARE model, which has established the principles of exemplary patient care and patient experience, has attracted national interest and is embedded in everything we do.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Trauma and Orthopaedic Contact:

Mr Oliver Donaldson, Consultant in Trauma and Orthpaedics, on 01935 384597 or by emailing

Medical Education Contact:

Mr Tim Porter, Under Graduate Associate Dean, on 01935 384227 or by emailing

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 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

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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