Senior Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 to £58,398 a year
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for two experienced doctors to join our Emergency Department (ED) team. These are fixed term positions for 6 12 months, available from August/September 2023, within a tier of doctors who provide 24/7 middle grade cover for the 60,000 patients who attend our ED each year.

As one of the UKs busiest Paediatric Emergency Departments we see a broad case-mix of common and specialist conditions and our Trust is the designated Paediatric Major Trauma Centre within the West Midlands Trauma Network.

You will be part of a friendly and dedicated team of 11 Consultants, 6 Specialty Doctors/Senior Clinical Fellows (including this post), 4 senior Specialist Trainees (from Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics), 8 ST2/3s, 2 Clinical Fellows and 2 Teaching Fellows. We are also proud of our ongoing development of Advanced Nursing Practice within the ED.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work alongside the Specialist Trainees in Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine, undertaking a similar role, and will be encouraged to develop their own special area of interest. The rota is a full-shift pattern that is fully EWTD compliant. We welcome applications from candidates who wish to work either full-time or less than full time (LTFT).

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Bridget Wilson, ED Clinical Lead ( or via the departmental secretaries on 0121 333 9515/9516) or by contacting the project theme leads directly (see job description).

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies from a UKFPO affiliated Foundation Programme or equivalent by the time of appointment in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice including:
  • Make the care or your patient your first concern
  • Protect and promote the health of patients and of the public
  • Provide a good standard of practice and care
  • Treat patients as individuals and respect their dignity
  • Work in partnership with patients
  • Be honest and open and act with integrity
  • By the time of appointment, achievement of one of the following or their international equivalent:
  • Level 1 training competences in Paediatrics.
  • CT1, CT2 & CT3 Acute Common Care Stem (ACCS) Emergency Medicine (EM) competences at Core Trainee level
  • Evidence of 36 months training at CT1, CT2 and CT3 level in the specialties that make up the ACCS and CT3 EM programme, but must include a minimum of 6 months in EM and a minimum of 3 months in specialties other than EM. If musculoskeletal has not been completed then a minimum of 9 months EM is required.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK


  • Success in one of the following:
  • MCEM
  • MRCP
  • Equivalent qualification (eg FRACP)

Clinical Skills


  • Competencies in acute paediatric care:
  • Up-to-date APLS/EPALS
  • Out of hours experience relevant to the job
  • Relevant speciality clinical knowledge:
  • Capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to the job
  • Clinical judgement:
  • Experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk. Knows when to seek help, able to prioritise clinical need
  • Practical skills:
  • Shows aptitude for practical skills required in the job


  • APLS/EPALS instructor
  • ATLS/ETC provider

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

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Steelhouse Lane


West Midlands

B4 6NH

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