Autonomic Clinical Fellow

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£33,790 to £53,132 a year Per annum plus London Weighting
Closing date
25 Jun 2023

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We are pleased to invite applicants for this rare opportunity to apply for a 1 year fixed term post as a Specialty Doctor within Autonomics.

The successful applicant will support the nationally and internationally recognized Autonomic Unit based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Main duties of the job

The senior clinical fellow will be part of the team delivering excellent care to autonomic patients, assisting to ensure a high quality, safe and efficient patient centred service. This is an autonomous role where the post holder is expected to take a lead in Autonomic co-ordinated patient care and is accountable for their own professional actions.

Role of the post holder:

o To assist and undertake aspects of the treatment pathway of patients admitted to the Autonomic departmento Participate in three outpatient clinics per weeko To work within a complex multi-disciplinary teamo To participate in clinical governanceo To actively participate in clinical researcho To represent the centre at meetings and conferences playing an active role in disseminating research outcomes to a wide audience and promoting and raising awareness of the broad spectrum of patients seen at the Autonomic Unito To share clinical expertise and knowledge with other members of the team to promote all aspects of patient care are delivered to the highest standards.

About us

The Autonomic Unit has pioneered the translation of autonomic research into clinical practice in the UK and worldwide, and is closely involved in national, European and international autonomic and neurological societies, and in International Consensus Groups and Task Forces providing guidelines and policy. Clinical Autonomic Scientists work along with the clinicians, to ensure that the clinical service is underpinned by a strong investigation and evidence base. They have devised and implemented new diagnostic tests for central and peripheral autonomic function, and novel treatments. They have pioneered novel, mainly non-invasive techniques for the investigation of pathophysiological mechanisms in various autonomic disorders.

The team has in the last 5 years established additional patients' pathway including the delivery of autonomic assessment, rehabilitation and immunotherapy one of the most severe but treatable autonomic failure condition, such as autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy. We have also established the first Autonomic adolescent service and a new diagnostic assessment for postganglionic sudomotor dysfunction.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The expanded spectrum of patients seen at the Autonomic unit require additional senior specialist in autonomic neurology leading on the delivery of assessment and treatment of patients with autonomic failure.

The Specialty doctor would also supervise our junior clinical fellow and co-ordinating and supervising elective complex admissions for autonomic failure patients and autonomic outpatient clinics, plan and co-ordinate weekly MDT meetings.

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Professional Qualifications


  • UK GMC Registration


  • MRCP or equivalent

Clinical Experience


  • Equivalent to ST6 or above training in a medical specialty
  • Experience in interpretation of autonomic cardiovascular and sudomotor testing

Clinical Skills


  • Ability to manage common acute and chronic medical conditions
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal English
  • Ability to teach and train junior staff


  • Experience in research and publication in autonomic Neurology

Personal Qualities


  • A flexible collaborative approach
  • Good team worker
  • Leadership skills

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

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Queen Square



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