Clinical Fellow posts for EM trainees


Am I eligible?

  1.     These posts are designed for EM trainees who have successfully completed ACCS (EM) and are looking to spend a productive year off the training treadmill either between ST3 and ST4, or, later in training.

  1.     You must hold the MRCEM (or expect to do so by the time the post commences).

  1.     Overseas applicants must have 5 years post-graduation experience including training comparable to the UK ACCS (EM) - i.e. including EM, ITU and anaesthetics - and hold MRCEM or equivalent however, talk to us in good time if overseas graduate and interested in the PHEM posts - there are occasional hurdles to jump regarding the “Approved Practice Setting” restrictions.

  1.     Option of 6 or 12 month (or anything in between) posts... 12-month posts strongly recommended.

  1.     See the Person Specification

I’m a post CCT trainee, but I don’t want to take up a consultant post yet -

Can I apply?

Yes, of course.... most of our applicants are wanting a productive and fun year out between ST3/4, or ST4/5, but we might consider more experienced doctors, perhaps someone wanting to dip a toe into the world of PHEM or who’s waiting for their perfect consultant post to become available elsewhere. 

Obviously, we’d modify the content of the job as required to provide the necessary experience required by the individual.... we do the same with our StRs.... ST4 docs are mainly shop floor but if we host an ST6/final year SpR, they’re treated as Apprentice Consultants, and we would introduce more management training and tasks for anyone who has completed the FRCEM.

We’d normally suggest trying to create an NHS locum consultant appointment for 6-12 months for post-CCT candidates, & persuade management to allow us to build in one day a week in the job plan (probably an SPA + a DCC) for PHEM activities (cf. block release for the middle-grade Clinical Fellows), but we currently have former Clinical Fellows and ST4-6s queueing for consultant posts with us, so that tactic isn’t an option at present.