Clinical Fellow in Simulation, Education or Quality Improvement

Rotherham, South Yorkshire
£30,605 to £48,123 pa
16 Jun 2017
13 Jul 2017
Emergency medicine
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Be a part of the transformation of Emergency and Urgent Care in Rotherham

Clinical Fellow in Simulation, Education or Quality Improvement (ST4-7 or equivalent) Commencing August rotation for one year with the option of flexibility

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a clinically progressive integrated organisation, which is focused on the provision of high standards of care and the delivery of strong performance against local and national outcomes.

We are revolutionising the way Emergency Care is delivered to the people of Rotherham with the imminent opening of our Urgent and Emergency Care Centre in July 2017, which incorporates Rotherham’s existing Emergency Department (ED) with the GP out-of-hours service and the local Walk-In-Centre (WIC). Alongside this development, we have fully refurbished our Acute Medical Unit, adding a purpose-built Ambulatory Care Unit. These developments will assist us in creating a seamless Emergency Care Pathway and bed base to 34 with a plan to be at 49 by winter 2017.

Construction on the new £12 million Urgent and Emergency Care Centre commenced in March 2015. In addition to all the acute facilities expected of a new ED, its design will enable the integration of the WICan d GP out-of-hours service, bringing all emergency care under one roof. With the complete integration of these services expected in July 2017, our attendances are expected to reach in excess of 100,000, inclusive of adults and paediatrics.

The established post offers an exciting opportunity to develop skills in simulation but two new options of medical education and quality improvement are available. The post is 50% clinical and 50% non-
clinical, with the non-clinical time fully protected, although this can be adjusted towards more clinical time if desired.

The simulation option offers a broad-based education in simulation education on a wide variety of courses in EM and other specialties, based at Rotherham Hospital and at various centres throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region. Rotherham has a well-established simulation centre which has a range of adult, paediatric and obstetric manikins and video equipment as well as a full time Simulation Educational Facilitator. Within the new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre is a dedicated simulation cubicle with high fidelity manikin to facilitate EM in situ simulation. The Fellow will be funded to undertake a PG Cert in Medical Education during their year in post.

Alternatively there is the opportunity to develop your medical education skills by contributing and developing various undergraduate, F1 and F2 teaching within the hospital and University setting. Under supervision you will develop your teaching skills in various modalities making use of classic formats as well as simulation, social media and distance learning platforms. As with the Simulation Fellow post, you will be funded to undertake a PG Cert in MedEd.

A final option is to spend your non clinical time in quality improvement where you can learn about what drives positive change and how it creates excellence in practice. Work within the department’s current quality agenda or design your own project to implement a QIP that will make a real impact on patient care.

Whichever post you choose you will be placed under the supervision of an expert named consultant and receive regular, dedicated supervision and feedback to ensure you develop during your time with us. This is a great opportunity to develop a career long special interest.

The clinical component of the post is as a Specialty Registrar in the ED. This can be counted for six months clinical experience for the Fellow’s CCT, if desired.

The hospital is situated less than two miles from the centre of Rotherham, is close to the city of Sheffield, is located within two miles of the M1 and M18 motorways and is on the door step of the Peak District. The Trust has Associate Teaching Hospital status and is highly regarded by the large number of student doctors on attachment fromSheffiel d. The Trust has an enviable reputation as a place to train and this supported by the annual deanery Quality Management visits and responses from the GMC trainee survey.

If you would like to arrange a visit or speak to someone about this vacancy please contact Dr Daniel Stephenson Simulation Lead or Dr Jez Reynard Clinical Lead Emergency Care via switchboard 01709 820000 or email: or

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Closing date: 13 July 2017