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Medical Education Fellow

Job Reference: 175-1920-MD377

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Education & Training
£37,935 per annum

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.


Medical Education Fellow – Clinical Education

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Clinical Education team at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus from August 2020.

Royal Papworth Hospital is one of the leading cardiothoracic hospital's in Europe, carrying out more major heart operations than any other hospital in the UK, with outcomes that are among the best in the world.

The Trust is renowned for its commitment to education and delivery of high-quality teaching and training, including to students from the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine.

The post holder would primarily be responsible for contributing to the development, delivery and quality assurance of teaching these students, as well as involvement in supporting learning of doctors in training and the wider multi-disciplinary team. This post is available for 6 or 12 months and is offered as 40 hours per week on a junior doctors pay scale. Job share will be considered. It will enable the right candidates to develop their own portfolio in teaching, training and understanding learning as well as being supported in their own development as an educator. There is opportunity to gain formal medical education qualifications if desired as well to work supernumerary in a chosen clinical specialty.

The post holder will need to have a full General Medical Council registration with a License to Practice and have completed foundation years or equivalent. Experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices or equivalent is essential.

Interviews will consist of a short 10 minute presentation/demonstration of training:

“What strategies would you use to teach a group of year 6 medical students on how to care for a diabetic patient

Informal visits welcomed and encouraged to discuss how the posts could work for you and the longer term vision of the team, please contact:

Dr Zilley Khan – Medical Education Manager / Associate Director of Medical Education

01223 639940 |

Dr Nicola Jones – Clinical Sub-Dean

Closing Date: 03/04/20

Interview Date: TBC

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency 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 Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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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.

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