Clinical Fellow (ST6-8) post in Adolescent Medicine at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*******CALLING ALL TRAINEES PASSIONATE ABOUT ADOLESCENT MEDICINE*******

Keen applicants are invited for a part time or full time (0.8FTE – 1.0 FTE) 12 month fixed term, Clinical Fellow (ST6-8) post in Adolescent Medicine at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, starting in September 2023. This post was created in 2017 to join the clinical team of three part time consultants and a specialist registrar and shared SHO.

The successful candidate will form an integral member of the Adolescent medicine and TRACCS (Treatment and rehabilitation of complex conditions team). They will take a senior role within the team and be responsible for helping look after inpatients, day care patients and outpatients with a range of diagnoses including CFS/ME, medically unexplained symptoms, and other complex conditions.

The post holder will support the junior medical team and MDT.

The post holder will have responsibility for ongoing care of chronic cases and general overview of activity on a busy adolescent ward. It is expected that the applicant will gain a wide exposure to adolescent medicine and other conditions as well as safeguarding and complexities in adolescent care. Members of the multidisciplinary TRACCS team include occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists, specialist nurse, nurse consultant and activity coordinators. This post does not have educational approval but certainly has educational capacity. There is also potential for research, service development and governance activity.

Post holders usually also gain wider experience from other teams by sitting in clinics on occasion eg adolescent gynecology, rheumatology, pain service, gender identity services.

Applicants must be in the senior part of their training and should ideally have completed their MRCP examinations and have previous experience of paediatrics at registrar level. Adolescent experience would be valuable but not essential.

Many who have held the post previously have successfully been awarded the RCPCH SPIN in Adolescent Medicine but also Safeguarding too.

Please contact Dr Najette Ayadi O’Donnell (Consultant Paediatrician at UCLH) via email (n.ayadio’donnell@nhs.net) to explore the post if interested.