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Clinical Fellow ST3+ Emergency Medicine

Job Reference: 249-MED9990143

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Emergency Medicine

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.

Clinical Fellow ST3+ in Emergency Medicine

Applicants are invited to apply for a Clinical Fellow ST3+ post in Emergency Medicine. Post is from ASAP for a period of 6-12 months with a possibility of extension. Applications from candidates wishing to work less than full time are welcome.

These posts will be part of the full shift rota which will include evenings, nights and weekends. Posts will attract pay enhancements as per the rota according to the rota worked.

The department encourages a thorough work up of patients prior to admission and is well supported by 10 Consultants, 10 middle grade staff (mix of Specialty Registrars, Clinical Fellows & Specialty Doctors) and 18 Junior staff, (mix of F2, ACCS, GPVTS & Clinical Fellows ST1/2) the department is aiming to increase this number to 20 Juniors.

We believe that education is important; the successful candidate will participate in protected middle grade teaching once a week. Candidates working towards FCEM would be well supported with various FCEM examiners working within the Consultant body, they will be able to offer advice and run regular teaching sessions. One of our Consultants is the Training Programme Director for the Emergency Medicine trainees in the Severn Deanery. A number of our former ST3+ trainees have progressed to HST in EM and have now become EM Consultant. There is experience within the department of successful CESR applications and mentoring through this process will be available.

The department sees 80,000 new patients/year. The hospital is newly built and has modern facilities such as digital radiography and Electronic Patient Records. The department has a state of the art Resuscitation room with overhead x ray facilities, a chest pain assessment unit with access to Primary PCI and an observation ward. The department has recently undergone refurbishment and now includes an audio visually separate Paediatric area. In addition, there are Emergency Nurse Practitioners and Physiotherapy Practitioners. The Psychiatric Liaison Team and Social Work Assessment team are also based within the Department. We are a designated Trauma Unit and participate in Stroke Thrombolysis.

This post has not been approved by the Postgraduate Dean for training, however the educational opportunities in this post are identical to the Deanery posts.

If you have an interest in Leadership and Management and would like to do a formal qualification there may be an opportunity to do this whilst undertaking this role. The Trust supports the Health, Economics, Leadership Management Programme (HELM) and is committed to supporting those Doctors who are keen to learn more about NHS Management.

The successful candidate will have a study leave allowance which includes up to 30 days leave per year and £500 funding. Although the posts are not formally recognised for training there will be the opportunity to attend the internal teaching programmes.

Candidates must have at least 6 months of Emergency Medicine experience and must be at least an ALS provider. Continuing personal development is encouraged and a mentoring system is in place. Regular non-clinical shifts will be part of the rota for candidate’s own development.

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where the Cotswolds meet the West Country, enjoys enviable local support and excellent partnership working. It serves the local population of Swindon, Wiltshire and parts of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire. The hospital is ideally located near junction 15 of the M4, London, Bristol and Oxford can all be reached within 1 hour by road or rail.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact any of the Consultants within the department or the Duty registrar on (01793) 604020, bleep 5555

To Apply, please complete the online form.

Closing date for applications:  24th March 2019

Please note that the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust does not pay travel expenses for interviews.


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Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery and are one of the first employers in the country to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week subject to eligibility.

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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.

UK Registration

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

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