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Junior Training Fellow Neurosurgery

NHS Medical & Dental: Local Appointment nodal point 3 (MT03)

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NHS Medical & Dental: Local Appointment nodal point 3 (MT03)
Fixed term: 2 years
Full time - 40 hours per week
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Newcastle Under Lyme
£39,467 £39,467
Salary period
20/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Applications are two year posts, depending on experience, grade and preference of specialty. Appointments would be at a level equivalent to junior training fellow (FY2 – ST2) depending on the level of previous training.

  • This post would suit doctors who have completed their basic medical degree (MBBS) and the Foundation Programme or equivalent (currently holding full GMC registration), or  3 years of overseas continuous clinical experience post-qualification meeting the requirements on the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) scheme as per the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) / post Professional Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test passed with General Medical Council (GMC) registration (more junior resident)

Main duties of the job

  1. Initial assessment, diagnosis and management of all patients admitted under the care of the consultant-led Neurosurgery team.
    2. To participate in cranial and spinal outpatient clinics as required.
    3. To support Neurosurgical theatres as required, under consultant supervision.
    4. To attend and support the Neurosurgical departmental meetings (MDT / Radiology / Teaching).
    5. As part of the on-call neurosciences team, to act as first point of referral for inpatient care out of hours on a 1:10 rota, liaising with the on-call registrars.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands has two sites: Royal Stoke University Hospital, located
in Stoke-on-Trent, and County Hospital, located in Stafford. From these hospitals we provide a full range of general acute hospital services for people living in and around Staffordshire and beyond. The Trust also provides specialised services for three million people in a wider area, including neighbouring counties and North Wales.

Our specialised services include cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, renal and dialysis services, neonatal intensive care and paediatric intensive care. We are recognised for our particular expertise in trauma, respiratory conditions, spinal surgery, upper gastro-intestinal surgery, complex orthopaedic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and the management of liver conditions. We also have one of the busiest emergency departments in the country, with more than 169,000 patients attending our Accident and Emergency departments in 2017/18.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This post will give the holder a broad grounding in the ward based care of neurosurgery patient.  The post holder will be working with a team of Consultants, Specialty Doctors, Trust Doctors, Specialty Trainees, Core Trainees and Foundation Trainees and other allied health professionals.  There is the opportunity and expectation for fellows to complete some audit and research projects. It is prudent to be a team player with excellent inter-personal skills.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Eligible for full GMC Registration
  • Federation of Royal College of Physicians MRCP (UK)
Desirable criteria
  • Awards/distinctions whilst studying for 1st degree


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in an Acute Trust
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working with Acute Stroke Services
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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

Stuart Harrison
Job title
Clinical Lead Neurosurgery
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