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F3 Doctor

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£40,257 a year 40257
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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F3 Career Development Opportunity starting Aug 2023 for 12 months

Looking for a flexible and rewarding career development opportunity?

Chose the F3 Programme delivered by the University Hospitals of North Midlands

These posts are designed to offer experience and training to doctors at a level between Foundation training and core specialty training.

Main duties of the job

These posts offer an excellent opportunity for doctors wishing to develop new skills or take time to consider their career path. These posts are flexible, have an assigned education supervisor, mentorship, paired learning scheme and access to career guidance. In addition, structured time for cohort learning with F3 doctors and their educational supervisors will be provided.

These posts will involve 3 x 4 month placements in different specialties to be allocated at a later date. Whilst we aim to provide you with your preferred specialties, we can only assign placements by the vacancies we have available.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands has two sites: Royal Stoke University Hospital, located in Stoke-on-Trent, and County Hospital, located in Stafford. From these hospitals we provide a full range of general acute hospital services for people living in and around Staffordshire and beyond. The Trust also provides specialised services for three million people in a wider area, including neighbouring counties and North Wales.

Our specialised services include cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, renal and dialysis services, neonatal intensive care and paediatric intensive care. We are recognised for our particular expertise in trauma, respiratory conditions, spinal surgery, upper gastro-intestinal surgery, complex orthopaedic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and the management of liver conditions. The Trust has some of the most modern operating theatres in Europe.

Flexible working requests will be considered.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The posts involve patient care on a day-to-day basis including admission and discharge, under the supervision of a Consultant. Supervision and teaching of more junior doctors and medical students is an important part of this post.

F3 will be allocated a consultant supervisor.

F3 will be encouraged to join the weekly teaching sessions and Grand Rounds. Study leave will be available to help candidates attend courses to prepare for examinations.

Specialty training will include care of inpatients, ambulatory care, specialty outpatient clinics, and portfolio-based procedures and competencies. Training will be supervised by a named consultant.

Completion of the post should help prepare the candidate for higher specialist training.

There will be opportunities for learning, education and audit time built into your rotations.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration


  • Awards/distinctions whilst studying for 1st degree

Clinical Skills and Knowledge


  • A Minimum of 2 years of prior satisfactory training equivalent to UK foundation medical training
  • 6 months NHS experience
  • Good history and examination skills
  • Able to formulate a working diagnosis
  • Able to order appropriate investigations
  • Able to manage common medical emergencies.
  • Image interpretation relevant to practice.
  • Competence at advanced cardio-respiratory arrest
  • Knows when to appropriately seek assistance from a senior colleague
  • ALS certification


  • APLS certification
  • ATLS certification

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 Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust



Stoke on Trent


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