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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/05/2019.

Innovative Clinical Fellows (ST3+) in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Job Reference: 425-A-19-29004

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Emergency Department
£33,127 - £49,086 per annum pro rata

Exciting opportunities have arisen for 3 Innovative Clinical Fellows combining Paediatric Emergency Medicine with substantial dedicated time to focus on another area. We require this time to be spent either as an educational, research, trauma or leadership fellow in the area of paediatric emergency medicine.

Opportunities in designing, developing, embedding and assessing in all these areas is available to enthusiastic, ambitious and motivated individuals.

The post holders would have a split in their time between clinical and non clinical of 66:33. It is envisaged that the clinical component of the job would be largely evenings and weekends.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the following people for further information in any of the areas of interest:

Dr Cath Rimmer – Education / Leadership

Dr Shammi Ramlakhan - Research

Dr Clare O’Connell – Trauma and Emergency planning

The posts would offer the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a wide range of paediatric emergency presentations and would be relevant for those seeking a career in emergency medicine or paediatrics in the future.

These novel jobs also offer valuable non clinical experience in an area tailored to specific interests of the successful candidates.

The successful candidates would work clinically as part of the CT3/ST3 rota.

A paediatric emergency medicine consultant is present on the shop floor every day between 8am and midnight with a consultant non-resident on call between midnight and 8am.

In total, there are 11 ST/CT 1-3 trainees from a combination of paediatrics, emergency medicine and GP training schemes.

In addition there is an ST4+ rota which provides middle grade cover from 8am-midnight Monday-Friday and 9am-11pm Saturday & Sunday.

We have ENP’s working in the department and a primary care stream that is staffed by GP’s in the evening and weekends.

Whilst this is a non training post, an educational supervisor will be allocated and it would be recommended that appraisal meetings are undertaken together with interim assessments on a regular basis. We would encourage the development of a personal portfolio, which will include a personal learning plan, and information about experience gained, learning opportunities and evidence of progress.


We are a major paediatric trauma centre and have weekly trauma meetings, monthly trauma M+M meetings as well as regional and national engagement with trauma networks.

We have embedded teaching into daily handover and fostered an educational culture with in house SIMS, regular journal clubs, e-learning platforms and sharing of best practice through media groups.


There is protected in-house ED teaching on a weekly basis. The department holds child protection peer review meetings, radiology tutorials and mortality / morbidity meetings on a regular basis.

SCH ED is a team that values patient care and junior doctor training. We aim for excellence in both areas and welcome new members of the team who want to be a part of that.

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 (£45). 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.

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