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Rotating Senior Clinical Fellow (ST3+)

Job Description

West Suffolk Hospital is a vibrant, friendly and accessible acute general hospital, set in a 19-hectare parkland site on the edge of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. We have around 430 beds open at any time and serve a population of 275,000. The award-winning Hospital is celebrating after the most recent NHS staff survey shows it is the best hospital in East Anglia for being recommended by its staff.

The Trust also received positive feedback from staff in a range of other key areas, with West Suffolk scoring in the top 20% of trusts nationally against seven criteria:

  • recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive treatment
  • satisfaction with the quality of work and patient care they are able to deliver
  • agreeing their role makes a difference to patients
  • feeling recognised and valued by managers and the organisation
  • satisfaction with the level of responsibility and involvement they are given
  • satisfaction with resourcing and support
  • feeling the organisation takes and interest in and action on health and wellbeing

Our aim is to create a safe, supportive and honest environment by caring for each other, listening, being helpful, working together and valuing each other’s time and contribution so that we can create a working culture in which every member of staff can thrive. We encourage all of our staff to make it the norm to start every interaction with “Hello, my name is”. It is a small gesture, but one that really makes a difference in terms of building good working relationships with patients and colleagues. You can find out more by clicking on the 'Hello, my name is' link.

To help us achieve our vision and values, we have a set of Patients First Service Standards. As a member of our team, you will need to live these standards, placing them at the heart of everything you do. You can find out more by clicking on the Patients First link.

Rotating Senior Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine

(Rotating to Anaesthetics, Critical Care, Acute Medicine)



Job Ref: 179-MS27-16

Commencing in June 2016 for a three and a half year period, West Suffolk Hospital has nine rotational positions in Emergency Medicine to Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Acute Medicine.

This post is ideal for doctors who wish to obtain specific competencies to enable entry to formal training at ST3/4 level or by the CESR route, DREEM and Article 14. The West Suffolk Hospital will provide middle grade position and experience in Emergency Medicine and junior positions in rotational specialties, each specialty component lasts 6 months. Clinical supervision, competency assessment and education are part of the package; each doctor will have an Educational Supervisor. The appointment is suitable for middle grade, clinical fellows and LAT doctors in Emergency Medicine. Previous experience in Emergency Medicine is essential. There is an education and training program and study leave.

The department is a 24/7 designated Trauma Unit dealing with the full spectrum from critical illness, the acutely ill, major trauma and care for the ambulatory stream for a population of 225,000. The department managed over 62,000 patients in 2014.

There are five Consultants, one Associate Specialist, one Specialty Registrar, nine rotating Clinical Fellows, one ACCS, two STGP2, four ST1GP, three F2 and one F1. The Senior Clinical Fellow posts are 36 to 48 month fixed term contracts.

Two of the Clinical Fellows have finished this rotation and successfully entered an ST4 position. Most of our Clinical Fellows pass their MRCEM within two and a half years of starting this post. There is an intense training program associated with this post.

West Suffolk Hospital is a busy and popular hospital, serving a population of 280,000, and recently awarded a score of ‘Good’ by the Healthcare Commission for the quality of its services. It is run by a forward-thinking Trust, which has recently gained NHS Foundation Trust status.

The Trust has close links with Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, and Cambridge University Medical School. Situated in the heart of East Anglia, the cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds is a pleasant place to live and work, providing sophisticated facilities in a traditional and unspoilt rural town setting. There is also easy access to the Midlands, London and the East Coast.

Please view the job description and apply online, quoting the relevant job reference number: 179-MS27-16.

If you would like further information on this post please contact Mr Ravi Ayyamuthu on  ( Phone number removed )  or call the department secretary or call on  ( Phone number removed ) .

We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

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)

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