• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job summary

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (Bristol site) seeks applicants for Clinical Education Fellows in Paediatrics to commence in August (or September) 2024 for one year.

These posts provide an ideal opportunity for the successful candidates to work in a busy inner city tertiary children’s hospital and be part of the Postgraduate Medical Education Faculty and the Undergraduate Teaching Academy, part of University of Bristol.

These posts are suitable for doctors who have completed foundation training or more senior trainees who are looking for a new challenge for a year. Successful candidates will be actively involved in a personalised post aimed at developing the candidate’s skills and interests.

Post Type: There are four different types of post comprising clinical service in one of the following areas ( apply separately ).

  • Education Fellow in Paediatric Medicine – (1 or 2 posts) – (1 in 10 shift rota – appropriate for trainees ST3+) 50:50 Clinical Paediatrics: Education
  • Education fellow in Paediatrics and HDU – (1 or 2 posts) – (1 in 10 shift rota – appropriate for trainees ST3+) 75:25 Paediatrics and HDU:Education
  • Education fellow in Paediatric Surgery – (2 posts) – (1 in 8 shift rota F2-ST3 rota – appropriate for trainees F2+) 50:50 Clinical Paediatric Surgery:Education
  • Education fellow in Paediatric Orthopaedics – (1 post) – (no out of hours rota commitment – appropriate for trainees F2+) 50:50 Clinical Paediatric Orthopaedics:Education
  • Main duties of the job

    These posts include opportunities for organising and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and research. There will be opportunity to teach medical students regularly including in the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre. Since these Education Fellow posts in Paediatrics were introduced 6 years ago we have established a successful track record in posters, national presentations and publications. Each successful candidate will be allocated an educational supervisor.

    The posts also include home fees paid to study for a Certificate in Medical Education at the University of Bristol’s Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals (TLHP) department. This qualification is completed in the year of the post. Opportunities are available in quality improvement and clinical governance.

    The appointments will be subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service of Trust grade Doctors (2017) and may be subject to amendment.

    About us

    University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England.

    UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

    Date posted

    01 February 2024

    Pay scheme

    Hospital medical and dental staff


    Doctor – other


    £43,923 a year pa pro rata


    Fixed term


    12 months

    Working pattern


    Reference number


    Job locations

    Bristol Royal Hospital for Children


    BS2 8BJ

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment
  • MBBS or equivalent primary medical qualification
  • No unexplained career gaps
  • At least 12 months’ experience (at FY1/2 level) in appropriate posts
  • Evidence of achievement of FY1/2 competencies
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Completed FY1/2 successfully in appropriate posts
  • Desirable

  • MRCPCH (Paediatric Medicine)
  • ST1-3 training completed (Paediatric Medicine)
  • Knowledge and Experience


  • Capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge & awareness to full investigation of problems
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies by time of appointment in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice including (all E): Good clinical care/ Maintaining good medical practice/ Good relationships and communication with patients/ Good working relationships with colleagues/ Good teaching and training/ Professional behaviour and probity/ Delivery of good acute clinical care
  • Evidence of experience and enthusiasm for teaching
  • Skills and Abilities


  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues which could be demonstrated by one of the following (all E): that applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English; or have the following scores in the academic lnternational English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Overall 7, Speaking 7, Listening 6, Reading 6, Writing 6. However, if applicants believe that they have adequate communication skills but do not fit into one of the examples they need to provide evidence
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely
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