Senior Paediatric Neurosurgery Clinical Fellow (ST3+ level)
One Paediatric Neurosurgery Clinical Fellow (ST3+ level) post is required for 12 months initially with the possibility of extension further to mutual agreement, based at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
We’re really proud of our hospitals and facilities – especially now all specialist paediatrics in Bristol have been centralised based right in the heart of Bristol. We are the only Paediatric Hospital in the UK where all the services are located under one roof. The Neurosurgery Service based in Bristol covers the West of England & the South West Peninsula, a population of 4.5 million people. It has an established Network within the South West and West of England and delivers the full range of neurosurgical procedures including Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, Robotic Deep Brain Stimulation and Epilepsy surgery. We are the regional Paediatric Major Trauma Centre. We have one of only 2 intra-operative MRI suites for children in the UK and have a strong interest in paediatric neuro-oncological surgery. The service is based at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) following transfer with other specialised services from North Bristol NHS Foundation Trust earlier this year. A ward with 16 beds is the main focus of activity with an infrastructure to include Outpatients, Theatres and Radiology- all Paediatric orientated.
Neurosurgical equipment and capabilities
- Brain Lab Suite
- Medtronic Stealth neuronavigation
- Neuromate Stereotactic Robot
- Intraoperative MRI
- Angiography and Interventional Neurosurgery
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery- adult service on site
- Flexible Neuroendoscopy
- Neurosurgical Operative Microscope
The successful applicant will be assigned to work with one of these Consultants at Bristol Children’s Hospital. They will provide assistance in theatre, undertake a twice daily ward round and liaise with their Consultant regarding management decisions. They will attend outpatients and the clinical meetings. There is a daily 7.30 am Consultant ward round. There is a Joint Neurosciences Meeting on a weekly basis. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to present at the Joint Neurosciences Meetings and undertake research projects. They will be expected to participate in the departmental audit programme.
The out of hours commitment is a 1 in 6 non-resident on-call Rota. There are close links between the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust with the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Disease based at the Bristol Heart Institute and the jointly funded Clinical Research Imaging Centre at St Michaels Hospital. The Paediatric Neurosurgery Department has an active research programme.
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The posts run from February 2019 to February 2020.
For further details / informal visits contact: Richard Edwards (Richard.Edwards2@UHBristol.nhs.uk) or
Greg Fellows (Greg.Fellows@UHBristol.nhs.uk)
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