Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£44,705 to £53,132 a year Per rata, per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Number of Posts:
  • Two 12-month Clinical Fellow posts: 12-months in General and Acute Gastroenterology, with an opportunity to apply if successful, for a second year Advanced Fellowship in Nutrition, Gastrointestinal Motility or IBD & Mucosal Immunology.

We are excited to advertise two fixed-term roles for senior clinical fellows (ST6+ or equivalent) to join the Paediatric Gastroenterology services at Great Ormond Street Hospital. These posts are subject to regular appraisal and a 3 month probationary period. There may be an opportunity to extend this beyond the fixed-term, as part of the applicants clinical appraisal and departmental requirements.

These appointments provide comprehensive training in Paediatric Gastroenterology and are suitable for candidates with at least 5 years of Paediatric experience at a post-graduate level. Candidates should be able to demonstrate previous experience in paediatric gastroenterology.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be one of a team delivering high quality clinical care to patients with gastro-intestinal conditions. The post holder will be providing care within our specialist gastroenterology ward, and as part of our outreach service to children elsewhere within the hospital. They will also provide support to patients from our subspecialty areas (neuro-gastroenterology and motility, mucosal immunology & Intestinal failure and rehabilitation). Allocated endoscopy lists and outpatient clinic should not be expected in our foundational training year.

This role also includes out of hours working, providing you with the opportunity to experience multiple specialties within the Specialised Medicine group (Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Metabolic Medicine, Dermatology, Rheumatology and Nephrology). Prospective candidates would be expected to be competent in managing all paediatric patients in emergency settings, as either part of a hospital at night or our weekend team.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role. The Person Specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachments

Applicants must have full registration with General Medical Council or be in the process of applying for recognition, and meet Key Requirements.

Please note that applicants who do not have sufficient experience will not be shortlisted. Please contact us to discuss, should you not meet criteria, but would like to be contacted for other roles in the future

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Always welcoming
  • Always helpful
  • Always expert
  • Always one team
  • Experience of working as part of a diverse team.
  • Experience of contributing to an inclusive workplace culture.
  • Knowledge and Understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace.
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Skills and abilities


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Ability to prioritise clinical needs
  • Able to establish and maintain working relations with patients, carers and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues
  • Flexible/Adaptable
  • Drive and enthusiasm


  • Ability to take initiative when required
  • Ability to teach nursing and medical staff

Knowledge and experience


  • Experience in paediatric gastroenterology
  • Experience of audit activities
  • Understanding of principles of clinical governance
  • Broad knowledge of paediatric medicine
  • Be confident in the management of paediatric emergency, for a range of medical specialities
  • Commitment to carry out high quality research, leading to publications.
  • Understanding and proven ability to apply research findings in a clinical/organisational context
  • Experience of teaching and presenting


  • Published research in peer reviewed journals

Education, training and qualifications


  • Primary medical qualification - MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration with Licence to Practice (or application in process) or IELTS Certificate with an overall score of 7.5 or Occupational English Test (medicine version) with a minimum score of 'B' in each domain
  • Paediatric experience (including gastroenterology) for more than 5 years, at post-graduate level (doctor), including training in paediatric resuscitation (APLS or equivalent)
  • Paediatric experience in paediatric gastroenterology for more than 1 year, at post-graduate level (doctor)


  • MRCP, MRCPCH or equivalent
  • Experience of diagnostic endoscopy
  • Higher degree - MSc, MPhil related discipline

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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