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Clinical fellow in gastroenterology

NHS Medical & Dental:Clinical Fellow

Main area
NHS Medical & Dental:Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 40 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£40,257 - £58,398 pa
Salary period
03/07/2022 23:59

Job overview

Applications are invited for a full-time Clinical Fellow in Luminal Gastroenterology at University Hospital of Southampton (UHS). This is an exciting training post and opportunity to 12 months (start date depending on candidate and extendable by mutual consent) working in a thriving academic Gastroenterology unit. The post can be tailor made to the applicants training needs but has a focus on inpatient management of gastroenterology patients. Endoscopy experience can be provided depending on the applicant’s needs. 

UHS is a large, busy, academic, tertiary referral centre for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Intestinal Failure, neuro-gastroenterology and Complex Endoscopy. We also provide general Gastroenterology services to the local population of Southampton city and the New Forest. We are a team of 12 Consultant Gastroenterologists, 3 Registrars as well as clinical and research fellows and Junior doctors at a variety of grades.

Main duties of the job


Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document 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



The successful applicant will be based with one of the inpatient ward teams and their primary responsibilities will relate to the care of inpatients with a wide range of gastrointestinal and some general medical conditions. This will include patients with complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease and complex Intestinal Failure. The ability to work in a team with a consultant and more junior medical colleagues as well as nurse practitioners and other allied health professionals is vital. The applicant will be expected to support and assist in training more junior team members. Attending consultant ward rounds, leading some ward rounds themself and performing ward tasks including liaising with other specialties, requesting and performing investigations, writing discharge summaries and liaising with relatives and GPs are integral parts of the role. Good written and spoken English along with keyboard skills are important.

Gastroenterology clinics will also form part of the role, along with other clinical responsibilities with the IBD or IF teams depending on the applicant's prior experience and career plans. Adhoc endoscopy experience will be available if appropriate to the applicant's stage of training and career plans.


Applicants must have full registration with the General Medical Council and be eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register.  The applicant must have full MRCP (UK) and at least 4 years medical experience (to include CMT or IMT or equivalent) post medical qualification. ALS qualification is required. Non-UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their competence to communicate in spoken and written English.


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

Successful candidates will have an educational framework equivalent to training grade doctors, and there will be a named educational supervisor assigned at the start of the post. The opportunity for Continued Professional Development (CPD) is highly supported and encouraged by the Trust, with options available to take study leave. All licensed doctors must meet the GMC requirements for revalidation and there will be an annual appraisal to support this process.

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 - MT04        £51,017       Basic Salary – MT05        £58,398     

Salary will be assessed based on experience and skills. Eligibility criteria for appointment to a Nodal Point 5;

  • Have a minimum of 6 years of Specialty training
  • Hold relevant higher specialty exam (e.g FRCP, FRCA, FRCS)

  • A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates they meet the criteria for progression (in line with the Curriculum for the speciality similar to deanery trainee)                  

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 TBC Friday, 29 July 2022

Job Reference: MT0743 - This vacancy closes on or before: 3rd July 2022

Person specification

Qualifications / training required

Essential criteria
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Completion of core medical training
  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Gastroenterology/Medical registrar level experience

Previous or relevant experience necessary

Essential criteria
  • At least four years medical experience since qualification
  • Experience in Gastroenterology and General Medicine with exposure other Medical specialties
  • Evidence of willingness to teach students and colleagues
  • ALS certificate
  • Understanding of audit
Desirable criteria
  • At least 6 months attached to Gastroenterology team
  • Training courses
  • Professional meetings attended

Aptitudes and skills required

Essential criteria
  • Keyboard skills
  • Good teamwork and personal organisational skills
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communication in relation to our patient group
  • Interest in gastroenterology

Special requirements of the post

Essential criteria
  • Full/limited registration with GMC

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

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

Adam McCulloch
Job title
Consultant in Gastroenterology
Email address
Telephone number
02381 208635