Clinical Fellow in Onco-Geriatrics (Internal Medicine Training)

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 a year Salary is dependant on experience
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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We are looking for a highly motivated, organised and hard working individual to join our department for a Clinical Fellow year in Oncogeriatrics.

The post will involve a 70% Care of the elderly and 30% Oncology split. The post will enable the appointee to develop experience in managing acute and chronic medical problems in older patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting as well as preparing them for a more senior role in geriatrics. It will also provide experience in oncogeriatrics, which will involve outpatient reviews and contribution to an oncogeriatric MDT as well as some liaison work with, at times, in-reach to an oncology ward. There will also be an expectation that the successful candidate will contribute to ongoing oncology research and the operational development of the oncogeriatric service, including involvement in data collection, analysis and presentation of outcomes.

Main duties of the job

Under the direction of senior colleagues, you will undertake the duties below these are not definitive and may be changed in accordance with the needs of the service. There is potential flexibility in the timetable to take on additional roles to broaden your experience and enhance your portfolio.

This post is equivalent to a first year registrar role in Geriatrics. Duties will include, supporting on a consultant ward round, independent ward rounds and geriatric clinics and a contribution to the medical registrar on call rota. The postholder will also be expected to manage time and clinical priorities efficiently, communicate effectively with patients, relatives and colleagues. To use evidence, guidelines and audit to benefit patient care.

Cooperation with nursing staff and other members of the multi-disciplinary team (pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists, dieticians) is mandatory.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Other duties will include (with the appropriate level of supervision):

Providing continuity of care to medical in-patients

Managing outpatients with long term conditions

Managing medical problems in patients in other specialities

Managing end of life and applying palliative care skills

20% on call commitment of a full time registrar on the general medical rota

While this is not formally recognised as a training post we would expect post holders to gain similar experience to those on recognised training posts and use this as a springboard to achieve a competitive post in the future. Post holder will be encouraged to discuss career aspirations with the supervising consultant at the commencement of the post.

Person Specification



  • MRCP Part 1 & Part 2
  • Full GMC registration


  • BSc, BA or equivalent with grade 1 or 2:1



  • Resuscitation experience if taking part in acute on call
  • Recent experience of working in an NHS hospital at IMT level.



  • Intention to pursue a career in Geriatrics and General (Internal) Medicine.
  • Recent experience of working in an NHS hospital at IMT level.



  • Undergraduate prizes
  • Other publications



  • Ability to communicate well with patients, their relatives and colleagues
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Interpersonal sensitivity


  • Self awareness
  • Resilience



  • oWillingness to use technology to improve standards of care and support to our patients

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

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital

Parkfield Drive



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