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Senior Clinical Fellow in Renal Medicine

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Depending on experience £33,790 - £53,132 per annum plus London Weighting
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

The post is based in the Imperial College Renal and Transplant Centre at the Hammersmith Hospital, which is the largest renal and transplant centre in Europe. The Trust Fellowship is 75% clinical, with exposure to all aspects of renal and transplant medicine, while allowing significant time (25%) for dedicated renal or transplant research, clinical experience in subspecialty areas of renal medicine, or leadership / management experience according to the trainee's needs. The post will be for one year, but may be extended for a further year. The fellowship is suitable for post-CCT trainees or nephrologists in the earlier stages of their training who have completed IMT (or equivalent) and hold MRCP, who are looking to gain expertise in Renal Medicine alongside gaining experience in a related aspect such as research, procedures or management.

Main duties of the job

The fellow will divide their time between clinical work (75%) including inpatient work, outpatient work and an on-call rota, and research/subspecialist experience/leadership and management (25%). Clinical work includes regular exposure to acute transplantation and glomerulonephritis, and working on a renal high dependency unit. Outpatient work includes covering our satellite services at hospital sites across north west London.

Non-clinical time will be flexible to accommodate the successful candidate's preferences and interest. The appointed fellow will either alternate between blocks of 9 weeks of clinical work and 3 weeks of non-clinical time, or this time can be split during the working week - according to the fellow's needs.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career. Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

The statutory requirement to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated as a condition of employment from April 2022 is subject to legislative review. At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. The successful applicant may have contact with patients and service users and as part of our pre-employment checks and risk assessments, we will ask all candidates to confirm whether or not they have been fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical (75%):


Ward work on 3 acute nephrology wards

On-call on a renal high dependency unit

Taking transplant offers from NHSBT

On-call covering our 2 renal admissions units, co-ordinating transfers in from other centres.


Specialist renal outpatient clinics in-centre (transplant, GN, lupus, PD, renal-genetics, obstetric nephrology)

General nephrology and advanced kidney care clinics at satellite units across north-west London

Non-clinical work (25%):

This will be tailored to the needs to the fellow and could include:


Audit, quality improvement and service development

Subspecialty clinical experience (vasculitis, lupus, transplantation, procedures)

Leadership and management

There are a number of educational opportunities to support the post:

Renal X-ray MDT (weekly)

Renal Histopathology MDT (weekly)

Renal subspecialty MDT / research forums (lupus, GN, complex transplant, dialysis, frailty)

Renal Grand Round (monthly)

Trust Grand Round (weekly)

Renal SpR / senior fellow training afternoon (monthly)

Renal junior trainee teaching programme open to all grades (weekly)

Trainee / peer lead teaching (fortnightly)

Renal Open Meeting (monthly), multidisciplinary

Person Specification



  • MRCP
  • Appropriate Royal College Membership or equivalent


  • MD, PhD



  • Able to speak and write English to the appropriate standard necessary to fulfil the job requirements.



  • Evidence of involvement and leadership in multi-disciplinary audit.
  • Understanding of principles of clinical audit.

Teaching & Training


  • Experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • Appraisal and assessment training and skills.


  • Formal training in teaching skills

Management Skills


  • Active participation in and broad understanding of Clinical Governance.

Clinical Skills


  • Evidence of clinical leadership skills.
  • Commitment to continuing Professional Development


  • Membership of appropriate professional society(ies)
  • Knowledge of the up to date literature



  • Evidence of achievement appropriate to appointment at registrar level at ICHNT.

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