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ED Clinical Fellow (ST4+ Level))

Job Reference: 050-ED-CF-0218-A

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Emergency Medicine
Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor
£37,923 to £70,719 per an

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

And … If successful why not join our temporary staffing Bank where you will have greater flexibility of when you work and we can support you to choose the shifts that fit in with your lifestyle and timetable. We will also introduce you to our smartphone App that allows you to share with us your availability.

For more information, please contact our friendly team on 03000 850 044 press 1, 2 or 3

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Bangor ED Clinical Fellow (ST4+ Level) posts in Emergency
Medicine with a choice of PHEM, Medical Education, Global EM,
Mountain Medicine, or Management/QI

12 month posts, starting dates February and August 2019
(shorter & longer posts and alternative start dates by negotiation)
Bangor ED’s Clinical Fellow posts are the original and best “Gap Year”. We
invented the concept, and we’re now recruiting our 9th cohort of doctors wishing to live on the doorstep of Snowdonia and Anglesey, and gain an appreciation of the challenges of remote/rural EM that city training can never prepare you for.


These are Clinical Fellow posts in rural EM with a fabulous bonus – nearly 25% of the job plan is off the shop floor, with your choice of personal development time, plus dedicated SPA time. Choose from original PHEM, Medical Education, management/QI or Global EM or Mountain Medicine. Some options can be mixed and matched, and we’d particularly welcome applicants wishing to do MedEd. Although many of our Fellows come straight after ACCS (any specialty), coming a year or two later (i.e. after EM ST4/5) is even better. We also offer a generous study leave budget – either up to £5k to attend suitable relevant courses or we fund your postgraduate qualification (up to the fee level for UK students).


The posts are open to all those with experience equivalent to ACCS (including international applicants) and at least 5 years’ post-graduation training.
You pick the number of sessions per week you want to work. If you want to
maximise pay, you’d opt for the standard 13-session job plan (approx = Band 1A rota).

The hospital component of the posts is in the ED in Bangor Hospital (Ysbyty
Gwynedd) in NW Wales. All our Fellows are expected to take an active part in
teaching, service development & audit alongside our HSTs, but for those wishing to put particular effort into CV-enhancement, or who wish to start a research
portfolio, you will find enthusiastic educational supervisors standing by to assist.


PHEM posts are designed to be the perfect “prep school” for later PHEM sub-specialty training. You’ll undertake shifts with Welsh Ambulance, and EMRTS, the Welsh HEMS service (max 50% of your PHEM time). Close relations with our SAR & Mountain Rescue colleagues provide opportunities
to gain unique insights into SAR medicine in Snowdonia.


Our Medical Education option primarily involves teaching medical students
(3rd and final years from Cardiff) but there are also opportunities to teach
paramedic students, Advanced Practice MSc students (nursing and
paramedic) and junior doctors – and we throw in the option of a fully funded
PGCertMedEd for MedEd Fellows staying for 12 months.


Our Management/QI programme is tailor-made to suit individual interests.
We can easily arrange service development research projects, and for those
interested in medico-politics, we can arrange exposure to local, regional and
national Welsh NHS politics.


Global EM and Mountain Medicine are the new kids on the block. They’re
more specialized – please read the Job Description carefully. We are looking
for our Post Pioneers for August 2019: you’ll be working with us to develop
these posts.


So, who are you?


    • You must have completed ACCS (EM, anaesthetics or AM).


    • Alternatively, if you have trained abroad, or have had a non-standard
      career to date, you’ll need to demonstrate you have comparable
      experience to those who have completed UK ACCS. Your application form
      must include details of the amount of time you have spent training in EM related acute specialties. Better still, get in touch to discuss eligibility


    • Applicants with fewer than 10 months’ previous EM experience are not
      eligible for posts under 12 months duration.


    • If you’re on run-through training, you’d need to come on OOPE – please
      discuss your plans with your TPD as soon as possible (6 months notice to your TPD is normally required).


    • You must hold the MRCEM/FRCEM Intermediate, Primary FRCA, MRCP or
      equivalent (or expect to do so by the starting date).


    • You don’t need any PHEM experience – we’re happy to train you from
      scratch. The same applies to MedEd, Mgt/QI, and Global EM programme.
      The Mountain Medicine post needs substantial mountaineering
      experience if you want to do the DipMM – we can offer a research-based
      alternative if not.


Please check the Person Specification carefully and if you are applying for
the PHEM post, note the Occupational Health requirements.


We are currently recruiting for starting dates in February and August 2019: we strongly prefer to new starters to join at these times, but we can be flexible if required. Outstanding applicants may be
considered for deferred starts in August 2020.


If you’re an EM Higher Specialist Trainee, and would like to come to
Bangor without delaying your CCT, talk to us about coming on OOPT
(sadly no PHEM etc, but most of the other benefits, including one whole day a week of SPA!). If you want to guarantee yourself a slot for OOPT, you’d need to apply here, alongside
the Clinical Fellows, to bag yourself a slot.

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