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Clinical Fellow -Surgical Training

Job Description

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To commence February 2017 for fixed term 1 – 2 year programme.

Unexpected vacancies have become available on our surgical rotation to start as soon as possible. This is an innovative training opportunity which is being offered for post foundation doctors seeking a career in surgery. There will be 1 and 2 year rotations through various surgical specialities that include: Vascular surgery, Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracics, Paediatric surgery, Maxillo-facial surgery, Upper and Lower GI surgery, Plastic surgery and Intensive care.

The Fellows will be on par with existing trainees with an e-portfolio through the Royal College of Surgeons (supported by the Trust) under designated educational supervisors. Interested trainees will be supported to undertake a diploma certificate course at the Brighton/Sussex University either in research methodology or teaching / education. Opportunities to participate in leadership activities through Read2Lead and Innovation forum will also be encouraged. These activities will enhance the candidates’ portfolio for national selection in surgical specialities. There will be an opportunity for some rotations to include anatomy demonstrating sessions at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

These posts offer aspiring surgical trainees the opportunity to work in tertiary surgical specialities as well as general surgical areas. The allocation of posts would be tailored to individual needs as much as possible and whilst we will try to satisfy specific requests for certain specialities, it may not possible to accommodate all requests from candidates.

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Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications, however under the Residence Labour Market Test non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

At BSUH we are committed to assisting our staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements.

All staff members have a responsibility to treat all colleagues, patients and clients with respect, and to ensure that the work environment is secure, mutually supportive and free from harassment and discrimination. All staff members have a duty to report any incident which contravenes this to their line manager.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients' ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is a Smoke Free Trust. Smoking is not permitted on Trust Premises or grounds or in any Trust owned vehicle.

Please ensure you provide references for the last 5 years of your employment and that any gaps in your employment history are accounted for.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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