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Junior fellow in paediatric emergency medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Junior Clinical Fellow

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NHS Medical & Dental: Junior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 9 months
Full time - 40 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
Salary period
28/09/2021 23:59

Job overview

We are delighted to advertise for a Junior Fellow in Paediatric Emergency Medicine here at UHS. 

You will be working alongside an enthusiastic team of Paediatric Emergency Medicine consultants, trainees, nurses and allied health professionals to deliver our emergency care service for the children of the Southampton area as well as working the regional Major Trauma Centre. We are a busy department that sees over 30000 children a year and the single front door for all ill and injured infants, children and young people at the trust. The whole children's hospital has 140 Paediatric beds with over 60 Paediatric consultants covering all tertiary specialties (see below). The tertiary population serviced by Southampton Children’s Hospital varies between approximately 2.8 to over 4 million depending on subspecialty.

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



You will be providing clinical service to the Children’s Emergency Department the full shift SHO rota (days, mids, twilights, nights). This work will predominantly include clerking new patients and some reviews of patients in our short stay unit. You may also be asked to help the team in looking after acutely sick or injured children in resus.










You will have the following as a minimum:

  • Full GMC registration.
  • Completion of the Foundation Programme (or equivalent)
  • Experience of working in the NHS



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 Tuesday, 05 October 2021.


Job Reference: MT0547 -MEDICAL This vacancy closes on or before:  28/09/2021

Person specification

Qualifications / training required

Essential criteria
  • Full GMC registration

Previous or relevant experience necessary

Essential criteria
  • Completion of UK Foundation Programme Competencies (or equivalent)
  • Experience of working in the NHS
Desirable criteria
  • Paediatric OR emergency medicine experience
  • Quality Improvement experience
  • Teaching experience
  • Research experience

Aptitudes and skills required

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary paediatric department
  • Ability to prioritise tasks

Special requirements of the post

Desirable criteria
  • Paediatric OR emergency medicine experience

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Enthusiastic
  • Ability to cope with pressure
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rebecca Broomfield
Job title
Consultant Paediatrician
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02381 208109

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