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Junior Clinical Fellow in ENT

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£40,257 a year PA
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

This post is for tenure of 6 months (with view to extend if suitable). The appointment is primarily based at Guy's Hospital. The position is full-timeand will include on-call commitments at SHO level including nights and weekends. It offers an excellent opportunity to gain clinical, surgical, andresearch experience across ENT and Head & Neck surgery at a prestigious tertiary centre.

The ENT Department at Guy's & St Thomas' provides tertiary referral Head Neck cancer, skull base, rhinology/facial plastics and otology(including implantation) and paediatric services. It also provides general secondary level ENT services to Lambeth and Southwark.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will, together with colleagues, be responsible for the provision of services at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust toinclude:o To assist in the provision of high quality ENT and Head & Neck services to Trust patients.o Diagnosis and treatment of patients of the Trust in such hospitals, health centres or clinics or other premises as required.o To participate in clinical and other service activities with the object of ensuring a high quality of patient care and to contribute to serviceneeds and developments.

o To take part in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training.o To participate in research activities with the Department.o To help maintain the data collection of patients.o Continuing clinical responsibility for the patients in your charge, allowing for all proper delegation to, and training of, your staff.o To work actively and professionally alongside all team members clinical and non-clinical.o To participate in clinical and other service activities with the object of ensuring a high standard of patient care.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country, with a staff of over 13,650, a turnover of over �1.3B and 2 million patientcontacts a year. The Trust comprises two of London's oldest and best known teaching hospitals. The hospitals have a long history, dating backalmost 900 years, and have been at the forefront of medical progress and innovation since they were founded. Both hospitals have built on thesetraditions and continue to have a reputation for excellence and innovation

Job description

Job responsibilities

The department has two designated wards: Blundell mainly for Head and Neck and complex ENT patients, and Esther which is a short staysurgical ward. The post holder will join a dedicated team of 9 SHOs and a wider clinical team of 17 SpRs (across ENT and Head & Neck), 7Head & Neck Consultants and 16 ENT Consultants. This post will provide the post-holder with unrivalled clinical experience and many opportunities for portfolio development including audit andresearch. The role occupies a central position in the Trusts delivery of high quality clinical care and carries significant responsibility.

Main place of employment:The post will be based across the Guys & St Thomas sites. It is a requirement of your employment that you be prepared to work at any additional or different location owned or served by the trust, either on an on-going or temporary basis according to the demands of the service.

Annual Leave:All leave must be requested at least six weeks in advance to the Junior Doctor Co-ordinator. Some leave requests may need prior agreement with the Clinical Lead and or your supervising consultant. Appropriate arrangements for cover of service provision must be made if needed.

Study Leave:Study Leave must be requested with at least 6 weeks notice. Requests need to be made to the Junior Doctor Co-ordinator and are granted at the discretion of the Education team and service provision. In extenuating circumstances short notice requests will be considered.Study leave requested must be appropriate to your grade and training programme. Funding for CPD will be equivalent to that of the appropriate Training post.

Training of multi-disciplinary staff:The post holder will take responsibility for the training and direction of multi-disciplinary staff allocated to him/her under aegis of the training plan that that postholder has agreed with their supervising consultant.

Teaching:The post holder will be expected to contribute as appropriate in the teaching of multi-disciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Clinical Governance:All medical and dental staff are expected to take part in clinical governance activity, including clinical audit, clinical guideline and protocol development and clinical risk management. They will be expected to produce evidence of their contribution in these areas and their audit of their own clinical work as part of their appraisal.

Mutual Obligation to Monitor Hours:There is a contractual obligation on employers to monitor working hours through robust local monitoring arrangements supported by national guidance, and on individual doctors to co-operate with those monitoring arrangements.

European Working Time Directive (EWTD):All posts and working patterns are under constant review in line with EWTD guidelines

Educational Programme:Neither the London Deanery nor the Royal College accredits this post for postgraduate training. However the postholder will be expected to attend and contribute to educational activities e.g. departmental meetings, x-ray meetings, pathology meetings, multidisciplinary meetings, journal clubs etc.

Appraisal:All medical and dental staff are required to undertake annual appraisal as per GMC guidelines.

Other:The list of duties and responsibilities given above is not an exhaustive list and you may be asked to undertake other duties in line with the overall purpose and nature of the post as may be required from time to time.This job description reflects core activities of a post at a particular time.

The trustexpects that all staff will recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work. All staff are expected to contribute to the smooth running of their clinical service as required; in particular, to comply with the policies and procedures, Standing Orders and Financial Regulations of the trust

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification o Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment o Eligible to work in the UK


  • o MRCS Part A

Previous experiance


  • o Completion of Foundation Years


  • Some previous clinical experience of ENT and evidence of intent to pursue a career in ENT



  • o Understanding of the principles and applications of clinical research Experience of clinical audit


  • Evidence of original research Presentation / Publication in at least one specialist field Evidence of contribution to effective clinical audit and clinical risk management

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