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Clinical fellow in infectious disease & general internal medicine

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 to £58,398 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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The infectious disease department provides inpatient and outpatient care for adult patients with severe and complex infection. The inpatient service is responsible for the care of 20-25 inpatients at any one time with a wide variety of infections, including patients with HIV infection, tuberculosis and imported infection. In addition, there is a comprehensive consultation service for patients managed under other specialities, an outpatient parenteral antibiotic service and an in-reach service to the acute medical and ambulatory care units.

There are 6 ID consultants in the department, including 2 Professors of Infectious Diseases, and up to 6 speciality registrars training in infectious disease combined with either microbiology or general internal medicine. There are three Infectious Diseases SHOs supporting the inpatient service and in addition there are dedicated antimicrobial pharmacists and other allied health professionals.

Main duties of the job


Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted

Job description

Job responsibilities



This is an exciting opportunity to gain training and experience in ID and GIM in a busy tertiary referral hospital of excellence and would be suitable to someone wanting to subsequently train to CCT in ID.

The post holder will join a large and supportive infectious diseases team which includes two academic ID physicians and will have opportunities to participate in world leading research projects including clinical trials of in-vitro diagnostic devices for infection and human challenge models. The post holders will also contribute to an on-call rota for acute medicine and general medicine under the supervision of the acute physicians.

There are weekly multidisciplinary team meetings where all inpatient cases are discussed in addition to weekly radiology meetings and quarterly histology meetings and mortality and morbidity meetings. In addition, there are regular educational meetings including weekly journal club, infectious diseases tutorials and speciality trainee led morning report.


We are seeking to appoint a clinical fellow to work in the Infectious Diseases department. This post provides an unrivalled opportunity for clinical experience in this speciality.

Previous experience in infectious diseases or related medical specialities is desirable but not essential.

This post requires a motivated and dynamic person, with good team-working and problem-solving skills, who would like to gain clinical experience in Infectious Diseases. You will join our dynamic team to provide care for inpatient and outpatients with complex infection as well as having the opportunity to work in a tertiary centre that acts as a regional hub for HIV and TB services. The department of infection runs the infectious disease inpatient firm as well as outpatient clinics, a consultation service, OPAT services, antibiotic stewardship service and an infection prevention and control service that all work closely and collaboratively with other speciality teams within the hospital.


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

Successful candidates will have an educational framework equivalent to training grade doctors, and there will be a named educational supervisor assigned at the start of the post. The opportunity for Continued Professional Development (CPD) is highly supported and encouraged by the Trust, with options available to take study leave. All licensed doctors must meet the GMC requirements for revalidation and there will be an annual appraisal to support this process.

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • GMC registration with a licence to practise
  • MRCP


  • Education/Training qualification
  • Undergraduate or post graduate diploma or degree

Previous or relevant experience


  • Appropriate knowledge base, and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems
  • 4 years post-graduate training, including 2 in relevant medical specialty equivalent to core medical training ST1/2
  • Extensive and in-depth knowledge of working within the NHS
  • Participation in Audit and Clinical Governance activity


  • Training posts in Medicine in UK teaching hospital
  • Research experience
  • Publications in scientific journals
  • Presentations at conferences
  • Previous experience in an infection specialty
  • Demonstration of commitment to infection speciality
  • Prizes or awards

Aptitudes and skills


  • Evidence and ability to work effectively in multiprofessional teams
  • Understanding of equality and diversity and how this affects patients, visitors and staff
  • Evidence and ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients and colleagues
  • Demonstrate good organisational skills including ability to prioritise effectively and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate the ability to be calm, compassionate, and able to respond efficiently to various circumstances, which may change rapidly
  • Evidence of participation in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Demonstrates leadership skills


  • Management skills
  • Awareness of changing structure of NHS

Living the Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

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

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

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