Applications are invited for Clinical Fellow (CF) positions within the Specialty and Integrated Medicine Care Clinical Service Unit at St Jamess University Hospital, Leeds. They are ideally suited to post-Foundation Year 2 junior doctors who have yet to decide their chosen career pathway or who are not yet ready to enter a formal training scheme.
Our CF posts, which are fixed-term until 6th August 2024, are designed to provide excellent clinical training in Acute and General Internal Medicine, Elderly Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology, and Infectious Diseases.
Successful applicants will be given an opportunity to work within our Same Day Emergency Care service, on our Acute Medical Units, on our in-patient wards, and in our new Centre for Reconditioning.
In addition, post-holders will be asked to contribute to our exciting Research and Innovation (R& I) programme, and will be supported to develop a specialist interest in one (or more) of the following areas:
(d)Teaching and education
Each CF will be allocated a named Educational Supervisor with whom they will develop a tailored training and R& I plan. This will involve an 80% : 20% split between clinical duties and dedicated time to pursue their non-clinical specialism.Main duties of the job
Post-holders will contribute to all aspects of the Specialty and Integrated Medicine service. We expect a particular focus on:
Good clinical care
Maintaining good medical practice
Good relationships and communication with patients
Good working relationships with colleagues
Good teaching and training
Professional behaviour and probity.
The ideal applicants for these positions will therefore be able to demonstrate excellent clinical, interpersonal and communication skills. They will be able to work cooperatively with colleagues across our multidisciplinary teams, managing their time effectively. The successful applicants will be committed to providing expert medical care, including discharge planning, in patients presenting with a wide range of acute and chronic conditions.
In addition to specialist interest time, opportunities will be provided for education and continuing professional development each week.
Post-holders will be asked to contribute to an out-of-hours rota providing cover for SDEC and medical admissions.About us
You will join the Specialty and Integrated Medicine (SIM) and Urgent Care Clinical Service Units (CSUs) at St Jamess University Hospital (SJUH) which together cover Acute Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Elderly Medicine, Diabetes & Endocrinology, and Infectious Diseases & Travel Medicine. Although post-holders will undertake most of their clinical duties within their chosen parent specialty, they may be asked to contribute to the care of patients in all these areas from time-to-time.
Our department at SJUH is currently based across Chancellors Wing and Gledhow Wing. It comprises four Acute Medical Units (one of which incorporates a High Observation Unit (HOBS)), a Same Day Emergency Care service (with both a Medical Unit and Older Persons Unit), two General Medicine / Diabetes & Endocrinology wards, five Elderly Medicine wards, and an Infectious Diseases & Travel Medicine Unit.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
You will join the Specialty and Integrated Medicine (SIM) and Urgent Care Clinical Service Units (CSUs) at St Jamess University Hospital (SJUH) which together cover Acute Internal Medicine (AIM), General Internal Medicine (GIM), Elderly Medicine, Diabetes & Endocrinology, and Infectious Diseases & Travel Medicine. Although post-holders will undertake the majority of their clinical duties within their chosen parent specialty, they may be asked to contribute to the care of patients in all of these areas from time-to-time.
DUTIES OF THE POST
To ensure high quality and safe care of patients within the department resulting in excellent clinical outcomes.
To contribute directly to patient care by, for example, reviewing patients, organising investigations and acting on results, initiating and changing treatment, and speaking to patients and their relatives/carers about their illness and clinical progress.
To undertake essential administrative duties, including prescribing, writing electronic discharge letters, and liaising with colleagues in primary care.
To contribute to a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, working collaboratively with a large team of allied healthcare professionals, including the Early Discharge Assessment Team, specialist nurses and physiotherapists.
You will be provided with a tailored job plan in which 20% of your time will be allocated to non-clinical duties to allow you to pursue a specialist interest in (a) teaching and education, (b) simulation, (c) research, or (d) quality Improvement.
TEACHING AND RESEARCH/STUDY AND TRAINING
Protected non-clinical time will be provided as described.
There will be opportunity for undergraduate teaching.
Study leave is available, at the discretion of Educational Supervisors, for courses/training related to Acute, General and Elderly Medicine, or Infectious Diseases.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Completion of FY2 competencies or equivalent. We would welcome applications from doctors with a greater level of experience.
At least 6-months experience within the NHS in Acute, General or Elderly Medicine, or Infectious Diseases.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Holds an MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification.
Clinical, Academic, and Personal SkillsEssential
- Holds the MRCP(UK) diploma.
- Ability to apply sound clinical knowledge and judgement to problems.
- Ability to prioritise clinical need.
- Ability to maximise safety and minimise risk.
- Demonstrates understanding of research, including awareness of ethical issues
- Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management, evidence-based practice
Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language SkillsEssential
- At least 6-months' experience working within the NHS in Acute, General or Elderly Medicine, or Infectious Diseases.
- Completion of FY2 competencies or equivalent.
- Be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practise from, the GMC at intended start date. (Please state GMC no)
- Be eligible to work in the UK.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
Leeds Teaching HospitalsAddress
St. James's University Hospital
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