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Clinical Fellow in Breastcare

North Bristol NHS Trust
£40,257 to £51,017 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Doctor - other
Contract Type
Full Time
full/part time permanent clinical fellow in breastcare

We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic doctor to join our busy department in North Bristol NHS Trust. Some experience of working in a breast clinic is desirable, however there will be opportunities to train the successful candidate further (both with external courses, and in house training).

The successful candidate will be based primarily in the breast clinic, with opportunity to spend some time in theatre, MDTs, admin, audit and research.

The role is 40 hours a week, with no on call commitment.

This is a 2 site service with occasional requirement to cover clinic in Weston General Hospital.

There will be close supervision and support from senior clinicians, however as the candidate becomes more confident, the aim will be to run one stop clinics independently.

We anticipate that over time we would encourage and support the clinician to develop competency in Ultrasonography of the breast, allowing further career development and opportunities within the department.

This is an exciting new post offered as part of a significant investment in the development of our workforce, subsequently we are looking to appoint a candidate who would like to be part of a long-term service development within Breastcare. There will be lots of opportunities for progression and development within the breast unit and we are looking for an enthusiastic clinician to come in to the team and make the most of this excellent new role.

Main duties of the job

full duties described within the job description

The learning objectives of the post will be set out specifically with the supervising consultant at the start of the post.

Clinical experience

This is a permanent role in the breast service, ideally suited to an enthusiastic clinician looking to develop their career in Breastcare

We would anticipate that the successful candidate will develop their breast clinical skills within the breast unit, and that over the years, will be able to tailor this role to any particular areas of special interest.

Courses/Training/Journal/Clubs/Lunchtime meetings
  • The post offers exciting opportunities for developing educational skills and quality improvement as well as furthering breast surgery knowledge and expertise.
  • Although an enthusiasm for teaching is a prerequisite, no assumptions will be made about formal knowledge of educational theory or practice.
  • An Educational Supervisor will be allocated to ensure that the opportunities are optimised and tailored to the individual, who will have access to the same education opportunities as those in the regional training programme.
  • There are regular opportunities to meet with the clinical and management team to ensure that all issues regarding rotas, training and other problems are identified and resolved.
  • Monthly Audit meetings are held and the postholder will be expected to participate fully in these presenting and discussing Audit data.

About us

About our Trust

North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest Trust in the Southwest region and one of the largest trusts in the country. Last year the Trust treated over 100,000 inpatients, over 35,000 outpatients, 90,000 emergency department patients and helped deliver over 6,000 babies. It employs more than 9,500 staff, has approximately 1,050 inpatient beds and has an income of over �540 million.

The Trust recently moved the majority of its acute services to the Brunel Building, regarded as one of the best hospital facilities in Europe, on the Southmead Hospital site. At Southmead Hospital, we also have our excellent maternity and women's health services, the Bristol Breast Care Centre and the Trust's Severn Pathology service.

As well as Southmead Hospital, the Trust also has Cossham Hospital, in Kingswood, which recently underwent a �19m refurbishment, the Bristol Centre for Enablement, at Cribbs Causeway (Bristol) and the Trust also runs children's community health services across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

The Trust has University Teaching status and is associated with both the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post will give the candidate excellent experience in one of the largest breast departments within the UK, and would be suitable for exceptional clinicians considering a career in a new and exciting role in a cancer driven, elective specialty

The post offers exciting opportunities for developing educational skills and quality improvement as well as furthering surgical knowledge and expertise.

If you are shortlisted we will contact you by email with details of your interview and you will need to confirm your attendance.

Please note, North Bristol Trust will not pay any interview expenses in connection with this post.

Committed to equal opportunities, job share applications welcome

Person Specification



  • MB BS
  • Maintain Full registration with the GMC, with a licence to practice.


  • ATLS
  • MRCS
  • Prizes

Training and Experience


  • Completed pre-registration year (or equivalent outside the UK).
  • Experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices (or equivalent).
  • Minimum of 2 years postgraduate experience


  • At least 6 months experience at SHO level
  • Interest in pursuing career in breast

Management & Audit


  • Evidence of recent CME / reasonable training progression at this stage of career
  • Experience in audit project and written up


  • Quality Improvement project involvement

Research Teaching Publications


  • Competent in history taking and examination skills.
  • Able to produce clear concise notes


  • Demonstrates an interest in academic enquiry.
  • Demonstrate experience in teaching under-graduates and post-graduates

Other Requirements


  • Good written communication skills


  • Good oral and presentation skills.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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