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Clinical Fellow - Medical Specialties Rotation (1 year)

Job Description

Surrey & Sussex NHS Trust

Our Trust

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, north-east West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill; a community of over 535,000 people.

At East Surrey Hospital in Redhill we provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. East Surrey Hospital is also the designated major trauma centre for Gatwick Airport.

We are one of the best performing Trusts in England:

  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given us a good rating .
  • We are one of the safest hospitals in the country according to CQC’s intelligent monitoring
  • Our patients are likely to recommend us as we have the best Friends and Family score in the region
  • We achieved 100% for cleanliness in the latest PLACE scores
  • Our staff are among the most motivated in the country and are proud to recommend our Trust as a place to work and be treated, according to the latest staff survey. This has helped us become one of the top 100 NHS employers according to the HSJ.

Clinical Fellow - Medical Specialties (4 posts)

  • 1 year fixed term rotations

  • Opportunity to rotate in the specialties: Dermatology, Cardiology, Respiratory, Acute Medicine, ITU, Endocrinology and Gastroenterology.

  • East Surrey Hospital

  • £30,302 - £40,090 per annum plus £149 Fringe allowance plus Banding

Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust are seeking to appoint four clinical fellows (FY2 level or above equivalent) to join. The post-holders will rotate through 3x 4month well-established CMT rotational posts with excellent GMC feedback. The candidates may also be able to rotate to other specialties as part of a coordinated program being established at the Trust to assist non-training grade doctors to meet the needs of their Personal Development Plans.

We are looking for applicants with experience in acute and/or general internal medicine who also have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional skills to work well in a multi-professional team.

This post would suit doctors who have a keen interest in education and there will be opportunities for simulation training, teaching and quality improvement work.

Based at East Surrey Hospital, the post-holder will be a key member of the general medical teams with a clear role in ensuring comprehensive care for their inpatients and providing acute assessment on presentation.

The successful candidate will join teams of multi-disciplinary staff in providing comprehensive care for their inpatients and emergency admissions. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will be committed to delivering clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with the clinical teams and commissioners.

The posts based on the Acute Medical Unit and its General Medical ward areas under the supervision of the Consultants in Acute Medicine. These posts are part of the Junior Acute Medical Unit rota for long days once a week and weekends working on a 1 in 4 basis (no night shifts). They would provide opportunity to experience a wide variety of medical care, formal training in practical procedure and PACES learning. The AMU department also provides excellent in learning focused ultrasonography under the accredited supervisors.

General Medical firms other that AMU would be ward based on have opportunity to develop clinical skills on their respective wards with clinical and procedural experience to be set out the beginning of the rotation. Training opportunity include contribution to the general medical oncall rota.

Clinical fellows wishing to explore career development towards will be actively supported in doing so and will be provided with a supervising Consultant to assist.

Doctors who are enthusiastic about working in a strong team of committed physicians to deliver excellent acute care to patients across a variety of clinical settings will be rewarded with a wide and rewarding clinical experience and is ideally suited to those who want to pursue acute and medical specialty training.

Example of rotation with some flexibility:


August 16 (4/12)

December 16 (4/12)

May 17 (4/12)

















For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Nayeem Khan, Consultant in Acute Medicine on ( Email address removed )

Interview date: 9th August 2016

“Equality of opportunity is our policy, irrespective of age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation”.

“We welcome applications that reflect our diverse local population and the communities we serve, especially those from an ethnic minority background or those with disabilities. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process”.

If you are an SpR applying for a Consultant post, please ensure you provide either your Medical Director or Clinical Director as one of your referees.

Please apply online using the link below unless directed otherwise in the advert.

Benefits include on-site car parking for staff, restaurant facilities, full educational library services, on-site nursery at East Surrey Hospital and excellent rail and bus links. We also participate in a car sharing scheme and provide lockable storage for cycles.

We are unable to obtain work permits for positions within this Trust unless otherwise specified in the advert. If you require a work permit and have one currently please note these are not transferable between NHS Trusts or other organisations.

Some vacancies may expire before the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy.

Unfortunately we are unable to send out regret letters to all applicants. Therefore, if you have not received a reply within 4 weeks of the closing date you will not have been shortlisted. However, this should not deter you from applying for similar positions within the Trust in the future.

We are committed to Improving Working Lives and Equal Opportunities. This Trust is a designated No Smoking site, for further information please see our No Smoking Policy.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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