Clinical Teaching Fellow in Medicine

Ayrshire and Arran
£32157.00 to £50563.00
22 Feb 2019
28 Mar 2019
Career Level
Trust / Career grade
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

University Hospitals, Crosshouse and Ayr

(7 posts in Crosshouse, 7 posts in Ayr)

University Hospitals, Crosshouse and Ayr are large district general hospitals based in Ayrshire, central Scotland. Crosshouse is situated 35 minutes south of Glasgow and Ayr a further 19 miles South. The total catchment population is around 375,000. Funding from Additional Cost of Teaching money has provided this opportunity to continue our commitment to teaching of undergraduate medical students. We wish to appoint of Clinical Teaching Fellows (14 posts) within the department of medicine at both hospital sites. The posts will commence in August 2019.

The Clinical Teaching Fellow will focus on the organisation, development and provision of teaching to undergraduate medical students from Glasgow University. The successful candidates will spend approximately 8-12 hours per week on a mixture of bedside teaching and facilitated tutorials. Pursuit of a qualification in medical education is encouraged and fully funded.

The balance of time will be in clinical practice with protected time for personal development (audit, research and/or completion of certificate course in medical education). In Ayr, the clinical component of the post will be in Gastroenterology, Respiratory, Endocrine, Cardiology, Rheumatology, and Haematology. In Crosshouse, we can offer clinical experience and learning opportunities in Medical High Dependency, Acute Medicine, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Respiratory, Renal, Haematology, Acute Stroke, Frailty (community geriatrics) or Infectious Diseases. It may be possible to support other specialties on request.

All of these posts will contribute to the out of hours rota in general medicine, which allows the posts to attract a band 1A. It is not expected that on-call will interfere significantly with day time teaching, clinical or research activities.

These posts are suited to trainees who have satisfactorily completed foundation training or can demonstrate equivalent competencies, and wish to develop skills in medical education or clinical research. The posts would also be highly suited to any candidate who has completed core medical training and wishes to develop sub-specialty experience and improve their curriculum vitae prior to specialty training application. Funding towards a medical education qualification (eg, a post graduate certificate in medical education) will be made available. Alternatively successful candidates may opt to undertake their own portfolio of development aligned to their personal needs and career aspirations.

Where an appointee decides not to enrol in the certificate course in medical education, up to £1,500 will be made available to support funding of personal development activities, which must be agreed with the Clinical Supervisor/Assistant Director of Medical Education.

For those candidates NOT wishing to undertake a PG cert funding of up to £1500 will be made available to support professional development such as attendances at course. 

Please note that these posts do not carry educational approval with the Dean.

Alternatively the post would suit ST3 trainees and above who wish to seek out of programme experience (who should contact their Deanery at the earliest juncture).

Enquiries to Dr D Wilkin (Asst DME at Crosshouse), Dr J Collie (Asst DME at Crosshouse) tel: 01563 521133, Dr D Mclaughlan (Asst DME at Ayr) tel: 01292 610555 or Dr Hugh Neill (Director of Medical Education) tel: 01563 527537.

Please see our main advertisement to view further information, including a Job Pack, by clicking the apply button. Interviews will be held week commencing 15th April 2019. Please quote Ref No: MD/874/18 - state which post(s) you are interested in. Details of all our Medical Posts can be found at

Closing date:  28 March 2019 (noon).

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