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Clinical Teaching Fellow

Job Reference: 262-A-19-63441

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC)
261 202052 SIFT
£37,935 per annum

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) have merged to form North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). Joining forces is an historic step in the journey to truly join up health and care services for a happier, healthier population in Cumbria. As a result of the two organisations working closely together with our partners we are already being regarded nationally as a leading edge integrated care system.

The Trust encourages applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and is committed to having a workforce that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to develop teaching skills and concurrently gain clinical expertise in a speciality of the appointee’s choice.

The post is available from 5th August 2020 for a period of 12 months based at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. There may be an opportunity to extend this post for a further 12 months thereafter.

The Trust has provided clinical teaching for Medical Students from Newcastle Medical School for many years. We have an active and enthusiastic Undergraduate Medical Education Team (incorporating Lecturers, Teaching Fellows, Specialist Nurses and Administrative Staff), which has a proven track record in delivering high-quality teaching. There is an established clinical simulation programme delivered by the faculty, utilising our high-tech ‘sim-man’.

As of 2019 an exciting new Newcastle University curriculum has been launched, providing an increase in medical student allocation across 1st, 2nd 3rd and 5th years. NCIC also hosted for the first time, final year Newcastle University MOSLER examinations in 2019 and will host this annually, further raising the profile of the department..

The post holder will assist in delivering the Trust’s Undergraduate Medical Education Programme and will also be attached to a clinical speciality. The majority of specialities are available and this will be negotiable depending on the successful applicant’s area of interest.

The post will consist of five sessions of Undergraduate Education and five clinical sessions per week on a flexible, annualised basis. In effect, successful applicants will undertake more than five educational sessions weekly during periods of high workload for the undergraduate faculty, but will have the opportunity to balance this out over the whole academic year at times when students are not present in the trust.

The post holder will work 40 hours per week, and will be remunerated according to the level of previous experience. No out of hours duties are required.

The successful candidate will be funded to attend the Postgraduate Certificate of Medical Education Course at Newcastle University or an equivalent, approved qualification.

The post offers excellent experience and the successful appointee will be afforded the same terms and conditions as Training Grade Doctors.

Applicants should display an enthusiasm for teaching and have good communication, presentation and clinical skills.

The Undergraduate Medical Education faculty provides exciting extracurricular activities for the medical students encompassing a wide range of activities across North Cumbria. There are opportunities to see and develop teaching innovations brought to life with the assistance of resourceful and supportive colleagues, with the beautiful lakes as your classroom and in collaboration with local specialists from mountain rescue to HEMS

A well-stocked library and excellent Postgraduate facilities are available on site.

Recently re-furbished single accommodation may be available.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Associate Clinical Sub-Dean and Medical Clinical Educator. At the end of the post, it is envisaged that they will have a portfolio of competences and experience that will enhance their future career as a medical educator.

The closing date for the post will be: 24th January 2020.

Interviews will be held week commencing 10th February 2020.

For an informal discussion regarding the post or an informal visit, please contact:

Dr John Craig Associate Clinical Sub-Dean and Honorary Senior Clinical

We reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive sufficient suitable applications.

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