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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/02/2020.

Senior Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine

Job Reference: 216-9971-EDSF

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
216 120326 Emergency Department
£48,075 pa

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

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University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Post Title                   Senior Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine

Grade                          Trust Senior Clinical Fellow

Contract                     Fixed Term Contract / 6-12 months fixed term (although flexibility around                                    the start date and length can be negotiated)

Hours                          40

Job ref                         216-9971-EDSF

Salary                         Nodal Point MT04 plus additional supplements


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Amazing opportunities for work life balance in sunny Devon


National pioneers of sustainable working and portfolio careers, the consultant team at Derriford Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) are looking to find Emergency Medicine (EM) Senior Clinical Fellows (ST3 and above) to work alongside us in our newly-renovated Major Trauma Centre ED here in the wonderful South West Peninsula. Consistently recognised as a center of training and developmental excellence, and rated amongst the top EDs in the country at the RCEM annual awards in 2018, we are excited to be able to offer a range of flexible EM appointments to join our team in 2020. This post offers you up to 25% time off of the shop floor to develop your interests.

Opportunities include:

  • EM with Ocean Medicine (Ocean illness and injury research database)

  • EM with British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit, deploying to Antarctica

  • EM with Global Health spending time in rural Kenya

  • EM with Trauma, supporting our Major Trauma Centre

  • EM with Sepsis, working with a national sepsis lead

  • EM with Pre-Hospital, combining time with Devon Air Ambulance

  • EM with Education/Simulation with Peninsula Medical School

  • EM with Lifestyle, developing a wellbeing and safety culture

  • EM with Leadership and Innovation

  • EM with Research (working with a renowned research team)

  • EM with Expedition Medicine

  • EM with Mountain rescue/Coastguard/RNLI

  • EM with CESR secondments


If there’s something that you’re interested in and we haven’t listed it, let us know and we’ll see what we can do!

New recruits would join a large and varied senior team, many of whom have enjoyed a number of years with us. Our philosophy is one of investment in our colleagues and new EM fellows will be able to call upon the support of a dedicated CESR supervisor as well as a team of experienced emergency medical educationalists. The department is a busy but friendly tertiary hospital ED and regional Major Trauma Centre that enjoys good relations with the rest of the wider Trust. We have just completed a renovation to our resus and paediatric areas and have secured funding to build a new state-of-the-art ED, if like many, you fancy staying around for a while..

You would be living near the Cornwall/Devon border and have easy access to stunning beaches, the Tors of Dartmoor, gorgeous rivers and estuaries with all of the leisure and sporting opportunities that these offer.

Working or training in EM can be challenging. We believe that we can offer stimulation, support and sustainability that could make your choice of EM an even smarter one. We can build the right job for you…


Undergraduate Medical Education

Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) has been praised by the GMC for its innovative approach to undergraduate medical education. The curriculum is based around problem based learning and has been highly ranked by our graduates in how they felt prepared for postgraduate medicine. Your role will include important opportunities to engage with undergraduate education, in both the hospital environment and the school itself, to continue this vital job of producing tomorrow’s doctors and allied health care professionals.


For more information or an informal discussion, please contact:


•          Dr Fionna Lowe:    


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