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Senior Training Fellow in Geriatric Medicine County

Senior Training Fellow

Main area
Geriatric Medicine
Senior Training Fellow
24 months (Fixed term 2 years)
Full time - 40 hours per week (40)
Job ref
Stoke on Trent/Stafford
Stoke on Trent/Stafford
£50,017 per annum
Salary period
01/07/2021 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)

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


Job overview

Senior Training Fellow Elderly Care - County Hospital 

Applications are invited for Senior Training Fellow to support our Medical Division in Older Adults. This post is available with immediate effect for 2 years in the first instance with a view to extend and will specifically support our inpatient wards 

You will work under consultant supervision and within a dedicated team at all times. As a University hospital and a major tertiary centre, we offer a large variety of sub-specialty services providing an excellent learning environment. There will be requirement to work weekends and bank holidays on a rotational basis.

In order to be considered applicants must have FULL GMC Registration, Basic Life Support and have previous experience of working in the NHS.

Main duties of the job

Senior Fellows will have appropriate skills & experience to demonstrate in the chosen specialty minimum equivalent to ST3.

The post holder will be working with a team of Consultants, Specialty Doctors, Trust Doctors, Specialty Trainees, Core Trainees and Foundation Trainees. Each post has a generic clinical component in the relevant area. In addition the post holder will have an agreed experience in the specialty of their choice including outpatient clinics, ward cover, specialist in-patient reviews and procedures, audit and research. It is prudent to be a team player with excellent inter-personal skills, 4 or more years of experience in working preferably a rotation in different medical specialties, been working in Elderly Care team for at least a year. Experience of working at medical registrar level is desirable


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. The Trust has some of the most modern operating theatres in Europe. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To agree, a contract of employment.

To comply with all GMC regulations as laid out in “Good Medical Practice”

To observe the Trust’s agreed policies and procedures, in particular in relation to managing staff, and to follow the Trust’s Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instructions.  These policies and procedures have been drawn up in consultation with the profession on clinical matters.

To take responsibility for your own Health & Safety complying with any safe working arrangements, policies and procedures which are in place.

To comply with all Trust requirements of appraisal, assessment and of the proposed medical training programme as stipulated by the programme leads.

To compete Trust general and local induction

To work appropriately and effectively within your clinical team within the limits of your competency under clinical and educational supervision.

In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, and commensurate with your grade, to play a full part in the supervision and support of other members of your team including more junior medical staff.

In conjunction with colleagues, to take responsibility for the best use of departmental staffing and other resources to ensure the maximum efficiency of the department.

In conjunction with colleagues, to ensure that the requirements of clinical governance are met and to take part in medical audit and research as appropriate.

To accept a duty to other staff and patients to ensure that any risks, incidents and hazards are reported and managed appropriately.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration
  • Advanced Life Support certificate
Desirable criteria
  • Awards/distinctions whilst studying for 1st degree
  • Completion of MRCP
  • Academic and extracurricular achievements

Clinical Experience

Essential criteria
  • Foundation competencies or equivalent for those with full GMC registration
  • 3 years continuous post-qualification experience in the relevant specialty meeting the pre-requisites of the Medical Training Initiative programme of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
  • Experience should involve participating in unselected acute medical shifts / on calls.
Desirable criteria
  • Senior Fellows will have appropriate skills & experience to demonstrate in the chosen specialty minimum equivalent to ST3.
  • 4 or more years of experience in working preferably a rotation in different medical specialties,
  • Working in elderly care team for at least a year
  • Experience of working at medical registrar level is desirable


Essential criteria
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team is prudent and the ability to organise and prioritise busy workloads effectively and cope under pressure is crucial
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, senior medical staff and other health professionals is vital
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence to show the experience of working in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Evidence to show that the candidate has competency in medical procedural skills that are required at this level.
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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

Reddy Raghava
Job title
Consultant Physician
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