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Senior Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery

Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen to recruit a Senior Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery, to start in post as soon as possible. Contract of employment will be for fixed term of 12 months. Salary will be based upon the appropriate Specialty Registrar scale. Based at the Royal Preston Hospital.

The Senior Clinical Fellow will be working at registrar level to ensure effective delivery of clinical care within the department. This post is for an experienced neurosurgical trainee able to work at registrar level. It offers significant surgical and clinical exposure to enhance experience, and will provide opportunities for training and career advancement. Educational and research activity will be encouraged

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust forms one of the major acute Trusts in the North West with all of the usual specialties on site as well as being a Tertiary Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria in the departments of Neurosciences, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Burns and Renal Medicine. Undergraduate medical student teaching has commenced in 2003 and the Trust has active and developing links with Universities of Manchester and Central Lancashire. Considerable opportunities exist for research and development, which are integral to teaching hospital status.

The department is staffed by 10 Consultants, 4 Specialist Registrars, 1 Research registrar, 5 Trust Registrars, 1 Senior Clinical Fellow, 4 Clinical Fellow – junior grade and 4 trainees (ST1-3).

Although this is not a formal training post, the post will allow full opportunity for training in a structured fashion similar to recognised training posts. Please see Job description for full details.

You will either be a resident worker or be eligible for Home Office sponsorship.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For additional information, please contact : Mr Arup Ray, Consultant Neurosurgeon,  ( Phone number removed ) .

Please note that all our applications are processed through another system and applications made via NHSJobs will be transferred into this system automatically. You can follow the progress of your application by registering an account at or by contacting the recruitment team on  ( Phone number removed ) .

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service are - Standard DBS check £3020 and Enhanced DBS check £4820. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Recruitment Team.


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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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