Junior Clinical Fellow - Older Persons Medicine

Older Persons Medicine

Posted: 7 months ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£39,467

Fixed term (6 Months)

We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for Trust doctors at SHO/FY2 level to undertake a 6 month post as a Junior Clinical Fellow in the Department of Medicine for the Elderly/Stroke Medicine.

This rotation is ideal for doctors who may be new to the NHS to work within a supportive department to gain skills and competencies to enable progression onto UK training programmes.

Our department offers:

  • An overall Educational Supervisor for the duration of your time at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clinical supervisors for each post
  • Access to study leave and a budget comparable with peers in training
  • Access to ePortfolio and an annual appraisal to maintain GMC revalidation and promote personal and career development
  • A formal process of signing off competence equivalencies
  • Equal access to teaching as doctors in training with regular teaching sessions on offer each week
  • Careers advice, support with specialty application and regular mentorship to your relevant individual needs
  • Opportunities to undertake audit/QI work and teaching

Salary is based on previous experience with the possibility of working at levels comparable with FY2 and beyond.

We also welcome applicants who may wish to work in a less than full time capacity.




We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.

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