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Senior Clinical Fellow (CESR Rotation)

Job Reference: 179-MSJ06-20

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Emergency Medicine
Bury St. Edmunds
£49,036 pa

About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

At the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. With us, the opportunities are endless.

We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest care for more than a quarter of a million people. We aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk.

We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Join us – what will you #BeKnown for?

Key achievements

  • For the last two years the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) have rated us as the top hospital in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for meeting best practice criteria for patients treated for a hip fracture.

  • We’re among the top 10 hospitals in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.

  • Our stroke services regularly achieve high ratings in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) scores.

  • We consistently achieve high early detection of cancer, and cancer survival rates in the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group area are the best in the east of England.

Rotating Senior Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine

(Rotating to Anaesthetics, Critical Care, Acute Medicine)

Commencing from 2020 for a four year period, West Suffolk Foundation Trust has three rotational positions in Emergency Medicine to Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Acute Medicine.

  • This post is ideal for doctors who wish to obtain specific competencies to enable entry to formal training at ST3/4 level or by the CESR route, DREEM and Article 14.
  • The West Suffolk Foundation Trust will provide middle grade position and experience in Emergency Medicine and junior positions in rotational specialties, each specialty component lasts 6 months.
  • Clinical supervision, competency assessment and education are part of the package; each doctor will have an Educational Supervisor.
  • The appointment is suitable for middle grade, clinical fellows and LAT doctors in Emergency Medicine.
  • Previous experience in Emergency Medicine is essential.
  • There is an intense and fully supported education and training program with generous provision for study leave with full funding.
  • The department is a 24/7 designated Trauma Unit dealing with the full spectrum from critical illness, the acutely ill, major trauma and care for the ambulatory stream for a population of 225,000.
  • The Emergency Department managed 79,953 patients in 2019.

There are Seven Consultants, one Associate Specialist, Two Specialty Registrar, nine rotating Clinical Fellows, one ACCS, two STGP2, four ST1GP, three F2 and two F1.

The Senior Clinical Fellow posts are 36 to 48 month fixed term contracts with room for flexibility.

Two of the Clinical Fellows have finished this rotation and successfully entered an ST4 position. Our Clinical Fellows have passed their MRCEM within two and a half years of starting this post.

This is a great opportunity to work in an award winning Trust and to build on an already high level of patient satisfaction, staff engagement and public confidence. A quarter of a million people are served by the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. With over 3,000 staff and a vision to deliver the best quality and safest care for our community, the Trust offers a full range of district hospital services together with specialist cancer and surgical services in conjunction with the neighbouring teaching hospitals.

Our vision is to deliver the best quality and safest care for our community – which we benchmark against the best. Our values, developed with staff and patients, have been clear since 2008 - FIRST - Focused on patients; Integrated team working; Respectful and courteous; Staff focused and supportive; Two-way open communication. We live these values and it shows in our key achievements below.

Key achievements

  • In 2019 the ED rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was very good.
  • We are one of the top 10 sites in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.
  • Top performing trust in UK in terms of best practice in Hip Fracture as identified by NHFD.
  • Our Trust has scored top in the East of England for doctors’ overall training satisfaction in acute trusts in the GMC national training survey 2018
  • West Suffolk Hospital Foundation Trust was named as one the CHKS Top Hospitals for 2018.
  • In the NHS staff survey results for 2016, we emerged as the acute trust with the best performance engagement score throughout the whole of England. 85% of staff would recommend the Trust for the treatment of a friend or relative and 75% would recommend the Trust as a place to work.
  • As a global digital exemplar, we have invested in an e-Care system that will make us one of the first paperless hospitals and health systems in the NHS.
  • Our trust was recently awarded a contract to develop an alliance to run local community services.
  • We have had the best early detection of cancer in the country for three years running.

Bury St Edmunds is a beautiful market town that is regarded as ‘the jewel in the crown’ of East Anglia. It has excellent schools, shops and restaurants.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome. However, Non-EEA candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship may not be shortlisted or 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 this post. For further information please visit the UK Border should be on or eligible for inclusion onto the GMC Specialist Register for General Surgery or be within 6 months of their expected date of obtaining a CCT at the time of the interview.

If you would like further information on this post please contact Mr Ravi Ayyamuthu on 01284 713000 or call the department secretary or call on 01284 712700.

We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.

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.

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