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Junior Fellow (Foundation Fellow Yr 3) Emergency Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Junior Clinical Fellow

Main area
Emergency medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Junior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 40 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£39,467 Per annum
Salary period
19/04/2021 23:59

Job overview

We’re looking for junior fellow (Foundation Fellow Yr3) doctors that have had at least 6 months previous experience in acute specialities in the NHS and are looking to further develop their skills and experience as part of the Emergency Department  team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). 

This post will allow you to gain new skills or consolidate existing ones so that you have an edge over the competition at national selection.

Our ED team is based at Southampton General Hospital (SGH) and sees more than 100,000 new patients per annum.  SGH is a tertiary referral centre and the regional Major Trauma Centre; all specialties are represented on this site with the exception of burns, plastics and spinal cord rehabilitation which are managed at Salisbury District Hospital.

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached. 

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As a Major Trauma Centre we are providing an excellent level of care for both adults and children; through examining how we provide major trauma care we seek to constantly improve. The department has a reputation for innovation and is increasingly recognized for its clinical academic work in emergency care.  The delivery of a brand new, purpose-built children's emergency department is part of a development within our bespoke children's hospital: a ground-breaking ambition that will have a monumental impact nationwide. The new department will bring the hospital firmly into the future, with innovative space and equipment allowing our staff to provide levels of care above and beyond what is currently possible. 


You will manage patients in all areas of the ED: acute assessment, resuscitation, majors, minors, paediatrics and the clinical decision unit with appropriate senior support.


We can offer a fixed term 12 month contract starting August 2021 in a Major Trauma Centre Emergency Department. We have a dedicated and dynamic consultant body from which you will be allocated an appropriate educational supervisor. You will have a bespoke rota with 75% of your time working clinically and 25% allocated to a pursuit that furthers your career and guarantees your competitiveness when applying for further training. Fellowships could include a special interest in trauma, paediatrics, pre-hospital medicine, events medicine, research, education or one of your choice that we can support you in developing.


Full GMC registration with a licence to practice and right to work in the UK in place before your start date with at least 6 months working in an NHS setting.

You’ll also need to demonstrate:

  • responsible and cooperative working
  • initiative and resilience in the face of challenges
  • excellent time management and organisational skills
  • drive and commitment to always developing and improving
  •  the ability to prioritise clinical need, maximise safety and minimise risk
  • understanding and anticipation of the needs of patients, visitors and staff


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

Basic Salary – MT03           £39,467                             

Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

Interviews will be held on Monday, 26 April 2021.

Job Reference: 188-MT0441 - This vacancy closes on or before:  12th April 2021

Person specification

Qualifications / training required

Essential criteria
  • Completed (or expected to complete before employed) Foundation Program Certificate of Competence, CREST or equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration with licence to practice
  • Advanced Life Support Certificate from the Resuscitation Council UK

Previous or relevant experience necessary

Essential criteria
  • At least 6 months experience working in the NHS
  • Experience of acute specialities
  • Evidence of relevant academic and research achievements
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of involvement in an audit project, a quality improvement project, formal research project or other activity

Aptitudes and skills required

Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrates understanding of research, including awareness of ethical issues

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Diana Hulbert
Job title
Emergency Medicine Consultant
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