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Senior Clinical Fellow in Nephrology

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
£35,254 to £53,132 a year pa
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Job summary

This is a fixed term Senior Clinical Fellow appointment for a period of 12 months, available to start as soon as possible. The post is based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage, is full time and the post holder will be expected to participate on the 1:8 renal on call rota. This is an excellent opportunity within the Nephrology department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.This post would suit a dynamic doctor planning a career in Nephrology who wishes to gain further experience of renal medicine at registrar level. The successful applicant will be expected to assist in the running of nephrology services within the Lister Hospital, including in-patient and out-patient management of renal patients. They will work at registrar level and will participate in the renal registrar on call rota and potentially some general medicine on call.Experience in renal medicine at core level is essential.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work under the supervision of the consultant nephrologists to provide day-to-day care of patients on the nephrology ward, in the Hemodialysis Unit and CAPD Unit, and attending renal clinics in the Lister Hospital. There will also be duties at the satellite units as rostered. The appointee will be encouraged to contribute to audit and research activities in the unit.The post holder will be encouraged to participate in audits, presentations and teachings. Although, this post is not recognised for training the appointee will be encouraged in their training and development within the role.Applicants must hold full GMC registration and licence to practice. Applications from those wishing to work part-time or job share are welcomed.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.We run the following hospitals:o The Lister Hospital, Stevenageo New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden Cityo Hertford County, Hertfordo Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), NorthwoodWe have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation; our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees.Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to assist in the running of renal services within the Lister Hospital and will work at registrar level. The post holder will be involved in in-patient and out-patient management of renal patients with a variety of conditions.Provide renal input to co-ordinate and deliver the in-patient and out-patient renal service within the Trust.This job description is neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the duties and responsibilities may vary from time to time in the lights of changing circumstances and in consultation with the job holder.

Person Specification



  • Hold a current licence to practice from the General Medical Council



  • College Membership (MRCP) or qualification of an equivalent level
  • Postgraduate academic degree
  • College Fellowship

Clinical Expertise in Speciality/Subspeciality


  • Experience at core level in Nephrology


  • Experience in Dialysis Care and Dialysis Access procedures.
  • Experience at registrar level in Nephrology
  • NHS experience

Fitness to Practice


  • Up to date and fit to practice safely and aware of own training needs
  • Evidences engagement with appraisal and revalidation

Clinical Governance


  • Able to evidence engagement with clinical governance and the identification of errors and the learning from errors
  • Able to show situational awareness and application of good decision making
  • Can evidence leading on patient safety issues and achieving a change in practice



  • Experience of supervising undergraduates, doctors in training and other colleagues
  • Ability to teach clinical skills
  • Experience in organising educational activities



  • Experience of audit


  • Completed an audit in the field of Nephrology



  • Participation in research
  • Ability to critically appraise published evidence


  • Any Renal research experience including relevant publications

Personal Skills


  • Value the diversity and experience of our community colleagues and partners, creating relationships and climates that provide an opportunity to share, collaborate and grow together
  • Create a safe environment where we are curious of the lived experience of others, seek out best practice and are open to listening and hearing new ideas
  • Committed to consistently delivering excellent services and continuously looking to improve through a creative workforce that feels empowered to act in service of our shared purpose
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion

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