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Clinical Fellow, ST1/2 Medicine and Specialties

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,923 a year nodal point 3
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust runs services from three main hospital sites: The Alexandra Hospital, Redditch Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and The Worcestershire Royal Hospital. We also run some services and clinics at The Princess of Wales Hospital, Bromsgrove (outpatient clinics) Evesham Community Hospital (Burlingham Ward) Malvern Community Hospital (outpatient clinics) and Tenbury Community Hospital (outpatient clinics). We have three main commissioners: Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group. We have an annual budget of �350million and service a population of more than 550,000 providing a wide range of surgical, medical and rehabilitation services. We have nearly 6,000 staff and provide services predominantly to the people of Worcestershire. However, patients do also come from further afield, most notably from Herefordshire, Dudley, South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Birmingham. Every year we care for nearly 800,000 patients including 90,000 people who need operations, 130,000 people in A& E and 500,000 outpatients. More than 6,300 babies are born in our Trust every year.

Main duties of the job

DUTIES OF THE POST General Duties - the details will differ in different Departments.
  • Inpatients consultant and registrar ward rounds, ward referrals.
  • Acute medicine on-call
  • Outpatients 1-2 clinics per week.
  • Observation and assisting the consultant or registrar with relevant procedures and investigations.
  • Attendance at multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Attendance at Grand Rounds and other Medical Meetings
  • Attendance at scheduled teaching sessions
  • Participation in audit projects.
  • Participation in Mortality & Morbidity case reviews.


The Consultants are keen to encourage audit and research projects. There is an active Clinical Audit Programme and audit meetings are held once in two months for a full afternoon. All Medical Departments take part in the audit projects regularly and the Fellow will be expected to contribute by undertaking and presenting audits.


Worcestershire Royal Hospitals Medical Department has regular lunchtime meetings on Mondays which includes Journal Clubs, junior case presentations and teaching of Junior Doctors. Clinical Audit and Governance meetings are held in most Departments once in two months. These meetings are accredited for internal CPD and attendance is encouraged.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applications are invited for ST1-2-level training posts offered by the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, based at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital. These posts are for a minimum of 1 year, with a further 1 year period available. Some are new posts to support the expansion of the medical bed base. Others are replacement posts for current staff.

These posts are not Deanery posts. However, the posts are structured to provide a portfolio-based Postgraduate Training Programme similar to the Deanery model. The Trust is committed to providing the medical training content.

The posts are for 1 to 2 years. The new wards that require extra support will be for General Medical and Renal patients. However, we also have clinical fellows working in Respiratory Medicine, Stroke, Acute Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Renal, Geriatrics, Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Diabetes/Endocrinology. There will be opportunities to rotate to these other specialties in periods of 4-6 months, in part depending on the post holders preferences. The posts may also include Acute Medicine participation in the on-call rota and/or ward cover in the evenings and weekends.

The successful candidates will be welcomed to join the weekly teaching sessions and Grand Rounds. In-house training will be provided for PACES/MRCP part II, and study leave will be available to help candidates prepare for the examinations. At the end of the post a Certificate of Postgraduate Training will be available

Duties of the posts include care of acute medical admissions to hospital, short stay inpatients, specialty outpatient clinics and portfolio-based procedures and competencies. Participation in audit and research is encouraged. Training will be supervised by a named consultant.

The typical candidate should have taken, or be preparing for Part I MRCP. The successful candidates should be planning to take Part II MRCP during the period of the rotation. Completion of the post should help prepare the candidate for further specialist training in the UK or abroad.

Person Specification



  • 1. At least 2 years full time or equivalent postgraduate
  • training, at least 8 months of which will be in a General
  • Medicine training programme or as a General Medicine
  • 2. Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on range of
  • problems both emergency and elective within specialty
  • and sufficient experience
  • 3. Ability to take full and independent responsibility for
  • clinical care of patients


  • 1. Experience of Audit



  • 1.Qualification that is registerable with the GMC for full
  • registration i.e. MB BS or equivalent, and eligible for
  • GMC registration at time of appointment.
  • 2. ALS Provider


  • 1. MRCP part 1

Teaching Experience


  • 1. Ability to teach clinical skills to medical, nursing staff and other disciplines
  • 2. Experience of teaching clinical skills to undergraduates
  • and postgraduates


  • 1. Ability to supervise postgraduate research

Personal Attributes


  • 1. Diplomatic and tactful
  • 2. Flexible approach to work duties
  • education
  • 3. Ability to work in a team
  • 4. Ability to work under pressure
  • 5. Enquiring, critical approach to work
  • 6. Ability to communicate effectively with patients,
  • relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies
  • 7. Ability to organise and manage workload priorities


  • 1. Interest in research in medical education

Other requirements


  • 1. An understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues.
  • 2. Workplace Health Clearance by time of appointment.
  • 3. Access to transport and ability to travel across hospital
  • sites.
  • Due to the nature of our work, all posts are deemed to require a
  • satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
  • All posts working with children or vulnerable adults are required
  • to have an Enhanced DBS checked including checking against DBS
  • / ISA Vetting and Barring lists.

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Charles Hastings Way



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