Clinical Development Fellow in Emergency Medicine


Job Description

Clinical Development Fellow in Emergency Medicine

Based at Grange University Hospital, Cwmbran, South East Wales

Full Time

Duration: Fixed Term Contract of 6 months initially

Anticipated Start Date: Feb 2022

These new 6 month posts are an innovation by the Emergency Medicine team at the Grange University Hospital for August 2021.

These clinical development fellows offer clinical experience in a busy and well supported Emergency Department with allocated time off the clinical rota for development in a number of innovative areas, including pre-hospital medicine, simulation and teaching.

They would particularly suit those who have passed their FY2 (or equivalent) competencies and have sound background knowledge of medicine, but may be undecided about their career pathway and/or would like to take time out of formal training. Within a supportive and professional team and environment, Clinical Fellows experience a very broad spectrum of clinical experience and a collaborative interface with wider associated specialties, aiming always to work together to provide an excellent patient experience.

The Clinical Fellow are afforded the same training opportunities as our training posts, with access to in house training this includes protected monthly consultant led teaching days. Study leave is encouraged and the appointees will have the opportunity to perform an audit cycle and take part in case presentations.

The Clinical Development Fellows will have time off their clinical rota dedicated to a specific area of interest that they can arrange prior to starting the post. The department is able to offer opportunities in the following but could offer other areas for specific candidates:

  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine
  • Simulation
  • Clinical Teaching and work towards a PGCert in Medical Education
  • Airway & Critical Care
  • Quality Improvement

Clinical Fellows (CF) in Emergency Medicine assume the responsibilities normally associated with junior grade (SHO level) appointment in Emergency Department (ED), and have access to a full range of IT facilities within the department.

The Emergency Unit is a busy department supported by four Minor Injury Units which together see 120,000 new patient attendances per year, the team working and friendly atmosphere ensures the efficacy of the department. 25% of attendances are within the paediatric age group. The co-location of the paediatric assessment unit with the paediatric emergency department enables close working with our Child Health colleagues. The department has an excellent reputation regionally for providing experience of most things you will find in the ‘Oxford Handbook’ in a year at the Grange University Hospital particularly in the cases that pass through our Resus room. There is an emphasis on teaching and an innovative scenario-based adult & paediatric resuscitation/simulation teaching is run by the Emergency Department/ Paediatrics /Anaesthetics with all relevant specialties attending.

The department functions well as a team, currently comprising 19 enthusiastic Consultants (increasing to 24 with future appointments), supported by a combination of Associate Specialists, Specialty Doctors, Specialist Registrars, and junior doctors including these posts.

Although these Clinical Fellow posts are not recognised for training, they are afforded the same training opportunities as our training posts, with access to in house training. Study leave is encouraged. You will have the opportunities to perform an audit cycle and take part in case presentations.

The Emergency Department has recently relocated to the newly built Grange University Hospital. This purpose built Critical Care centre will house the Type 1 Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit and interventional specialities. It is supported by four Minor Injury Units across the region. Depending on the clinical model of the department some cross-site working may be required.

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or to visit the departments should contact

Dr Tim Rogerson,

Emergency Medicine Consultant,

[email protected]

This position involves Regulated Activity with children and adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including an adults and children’s barred list check

Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.

Vacancy Ref: 040- CF547

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 5th December 2021

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 18th November 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameTim RogersonJob titleEmergency Medicine ConsultantEmail [email protected]


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