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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/07/2021.

Junior Clinical Fellow in Medical Directors Leadership

Job Reference: 349-NMGH-3267484

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Leadership
North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester
£39,467 per annum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

Medical Directors Leadership Fellow Job Description

Are you interested in developing your skills in medical leadership, organisational strategy and service-transformation?

Come and join us, as our Medical Directors Leadership Fellow (MDLF) at North Manchester General Hospital, part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. This post will start in August 2021 for 1 year and is suitable for doctors who have completed foundation training. This post was created in 2020, in recognition of the benefits junior doctors can offer to organisational strategy and improvement.

We are looking for 1 motivated individual, who wants to broaden their skills and develop themselves as a future systems leader. The successful applicant will work with our Executive Medical Director, Professor Matt Makin, to gain unique exposure and experience in strategy, workforce, medical-education and patient-safety initiatives. Professor Makin will act in a supervisory role to support both the development of the candidate and the projects they are involved in.

No formal management or leadership training is required for the position, the MDLF is seen as a development role with support to cultivate leadership skills while at North Manchester. We are looking for someone who is passionate about change and improvement, with the potential to lead NHS organisations in the future.

As part of this post, you will be integrated into the Senior Medical Leadership Team, made up of the Medical Director, Associate Medical Directors’, Divisional Clinical Directors and Director of Medical Education. Within this team, you will have the opportunity to design and implement projects across the organisation from conception to completion.

The post will feature 80% non-clinical time and 20% clinical time.

The successful candidate will be allocated a £3,500 education budget to contribute to further education of the applicant’s choice. This can be used toward post-graduate education such as PG-Cert in medical education, leadership or similar.

Core aims of the post:

  • Improve engagement with Junior Doctors at the organisation
  • Work towards achieving the goal of North Manchester becoming the best centre for Junior Doctor experience within the region
  • Act as a voice for Junior Doctors in organisational decision-making
  • Personal development for MDLF leadership and change-management skills
  • Provide opportunity for MDLF undertake post-graduate qualifications

The clinical component of this role will be subject to negotiation depending on the clinical background of the successful candidate.

Examples of projects undertaken by current MLDF:

  • Creation and management of a ‘Junior Doctor Shadow Board’
  • Academic research in leadership & policy
  • Review of staff wellbeing strategy
  • Redesigned and implemented existing out-of-hours structures, including designing a novel Hospital-at-Night system
  • Designed and implemented ‘Clinical Fellow Development Programme’

As an organisation, North Manchester is 3 miles out of Manchester City Centre and caters to a diverse population with one of the highest depravation indexs’ in the area. This is an exciting time for the organisation as the hospital is currently undergoing a complete rebuild and merger with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. As part of this redevelopment process, the Senior Medical Leadership Team have committed to forging new relationships with their junior doctor workforce, placing juniors at the heart of service transformation and organisational decision making.

In addition to the Medical Directors Leadership Fellow, you will work alongside the Global Emergency Medicine Fellow, Clinical Development Fellows and Lead Registrars at the organisation. These posts are part of a wider strategy to harness the capability of junior doctors to transform the organisation into a centre of excellence for training.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Joseph Home

Job title Medical Directors Leadership Fellow

Email address

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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