Senior Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

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

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Job summary

The Birmingham Womens & Childrens Hospital is currently advertising for a Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology & Nutrition for a period of one year from January /February 2024.

The job will entail participating in delivering core inpatient and outpatient services of the department. These include ward rounds, consults, outpatient clinics and endoscopy (and other investigative tools) both in gastroenterology and clinical nutrition. There are close working links with the Nutrition Support and Intestinal Failure (NSIF) team, Nutritional Care nursing team, the pharmacy department and the dietetic department. The successful applicant will also participate in out of hours work (evenings and weekends) on the Gastroenterology & Hepatology rota.

Main duties of the job

The position complements 3 other registrars attached to the Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition (i.e. total of 4 registrars). The responsibility of the post is to be part of the inpatient and outpatient services provided by the department. This includes (on a rotational basis) (1) inpatient and outpatient care of gastroenterology patients, (2) nutrition support for the trust (working in conjunction with the Nutrition Support and Intestinal failure Team) and (3) referrals from within and outside the trust. The responsibilities will differ slightly depending on the rotation.

Normal working day consists of covering the department unit from 08.30 to 17.30. The successful candidate will undertake duties on the ward, in the outpatient clinics, requesting patient investigations with decision support. They are expected to cover other colleagues in their absence.

This job description may be reviewed from time to time in light of developments and may be amended in consultation with post holder. These are subject to change, as required by the needs of the service.

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



  • Full GMC registration
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice
  • Eligibility to live and work in the UK

Personal Skills


  • -Judgement:
  • Capacity to operate effectively under pressure and remain objective in highly emotive or pressurised situations. Awareness of own limitations and when to ask for help.
  • -Problem Solving:
  • Capacity to think beyond the obvious, with analytical and flexible mind. Capacity to bring a range of approaches to problem solving.
  • -Situation Awareness:
  • Capacity to monitor and anticipate situations that may change rapidly.
  • -Decision Making:
  • Demonstrates effective judgement and decision-making skills.
  • -Leadership and Team Involvement:
  • Capacity to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate leadership when appropriate. Capacity to establish good working relations with others.
  • -Organisation and Planning:
  • Capacity to manage time and prioritise workload, balance urgent and important demands, as well as follow instructions. Understands the importance and impact of information systems.
  • -Career Objectives
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of current career pathways


  • Knowledge of wider health debate and NHS Structures, and current media issues.
  • Ability to acknowledge that behaviour needs to modify to the situation and audience.



  • Medical Degree from a recognised University
  • A minimum of 3 years full time post graduate training (its equivalent gained on a part time basis) or equivalent experience and competencies.
  • Previous experience in Paediatrics


  • Other Educational
  • Qualification
  • Experience in paediatric gastroenterology

Language Skills


  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are competent to enable effective communication with patients and colleagues
  • Has understanding of the importance of communication within a clinical setting



  • Professional Integrity:
  • Takes responsibility for own actions, demonstrates respect for the rights of all. Demonstrates awareness of ethical principles, safety, confidentiality and consent. Awareness of importance of being the patients advocate, clinical governance and responsibilities of an NHS employee.
  • -Professional Attitude:
  • Reliable, self awareness, self motivation, commitment, dedication, positive, flexible, innovative, methodical, organised and approachable

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