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Clinical Fellow - Paediatric Rheumatology

Job Reference: 425-A-19-28074

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£31,217 - £49,086 per annum pro rata

Applications are invited from candidates with suitable training in general paediatrics or paediatric rheumatology for a Clinical Fellowship post based at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust. Thispost is initially for 6 months, with a possibility of extending to 12 months. The post does not award a National Training Number and is not a ‘training post’. Appropriate registration with the GMC is required, and if the appointee does not hold right of residence in the UK a work permit will be required. Approval for this to be a training post in the future is planned.

Any applicant who is unable for personal reasons to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post; if such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with Consultant colleagues.


Health services in Sheffield are provided for a resident population of approximately 526,000. Regional services are provided for approximately 450,000 children under sixteen. The majority of children's services are based at the Children's Hospital. Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is one of only four dedicated children’s hospital trusts in the UK and provides acute and specialist services combined with community and mental health care.

The hospital became a designated paediatric regional trauma centre in 2012 and the children's Emergency Department sees 52,000 new patients per year. Sheffield Children’s Hospital provides secondary paediatrics for the city, which comprises about 20% of the population of North Trent.

Hospital services for adults are provided by the Northern General Hospital and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, which, together with the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital and Weston Park Hospital, form the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. They house University Departments in various disciplines and have academic, laboratory and library facilities on their respective sites.

The Sheffield Children’s Hospital offers a comprehensive range of tertiary referral paediatric and adolescent rheumatology services. The service is provided by a large multidisciplinary team comprising consultants, ST 3 trainee, paediatric rheumatology and paediatric uveitis nurse specialists, 2 paediatric rheumatology physiotherapists and a paediatric rheumatology occupational therapist, a paediatric rheumatology pharmacist, psychologist, clinical support worker, 2 research nurses and administrative support. The team is recognized as a research active speciality within the organization and has one of the few seamless transitional pathways in the UK .

The Supra-District Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is part of the Jessop Wing of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, situated about a quarter of a mile from the Children’s Hospital. Spinal injuries (except PICU) are based at the Northern General Hospital. Cardiac services for children are based at the Leeds General Infirmary and their Consultant Cardiologists provide an outreach service as required. We have a general paediatric consultant with an interest in cardiology on site and a general paediatrician with an interest in renal medicine on site, with outreach service from the Nottingham renal team.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£49). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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, must 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) will also be 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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