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Core Paediatric Fellowship doctor

Job Reference: 188-MT0050-MEDICAL-A

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospital Southampton, Southampton
£37,191 pa

Begin your Core Fellowship career at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, one of the leading centres of clinical excellence in the south of England. Apply for our two year guided fellowship programme, designed to give you the bespoke support you need to become a skilled candidate, ready for entry into UK specialty training programmes.


We’ve created our fellowship programme specifically to hone your clinical skills in a supportive environment and help further acclimatise you to the NHS ways of working. Our programme, tailored to your level of experience, aims to support you in becoming the best doctor you can. Once completed, you’ll be equipped with the tools you need to take the next crucial steps of your career.

The programme is comprised of either a training programme at foundation level, designed for you to reach your competencies and move on to core training, or direct entry onto core level. You can do this by either having 4 x 6 month rotations within different specialties or if you need a year or two developing your knowledge within a particular specialty we can accommodate your requirements. The level at which you enter the programme will be assessed and discussed with you during the recruitment process. 


During your fellowship with us, you’ll have a fellowship supervisor for each rotation. Our supervisors are committed to helping you get the best from your clinical experience in order to progress your career. In addition, we can offer:

-Study leave

-Study budget

-Reimbursement of ePortfolio fees

-Regular teaching sessions

-Portfolio development

-Formal appraisals every year in order to obtain GMC revalidation

-The same learning opportunities as those in a national training post

-A shadowing programme for doctors new to the NHS to help acclimatise

-Fully supported Tier 2 visa applications to work within the UK

-A dedicated fellowship team to help support you in your work/life balance

During the programme, you’ll be able to develop your professional skills such as audit, quality improvement, teaching, and leadership. You’ll also have opportunities to undertake certificates and diplomas in clinical research, with the option to complete fellowships based in the region.


Your rotations will be in Child Health and will include cardiology, orthopaedic surgery, general and nephrology


  • Advanced life support (ALS) and previous UK experience would be an advantage
  • responsible and cooperative working
  • initiative and resilience in the face of challenges
  • excellent time management and organisational skills
  • drive and commitment to always developing and improving
  • the ability to prioritise clinical need, maximise safety and minimise risk
  • understanding and anticipation of the needs of patients, visitors and staff

If you’re applying from outside the UK you’ll also require:

  • EU citizens require IELTS 7.5 or above,
  • outside of the EU will require IELTS 7.5 & PLAB

Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists) which will be published and available at time of offers.

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

Basic Salary – MT03           £37,191                

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any question. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply please follow the link below

Start date for these posts is 7 August, 2019.

Job Reference: MT0050-MEDICAL This vacancy closes on or before:  5TH June 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lisa Moore

Medical Education Coordinator


Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


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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.

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