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Junior Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery

Junior Clinical Fellow

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Junior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time: 40 hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Denmark Hill
£40,097 per annum, inc London Weighting
15/03/2020 23:59

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

King’s is one of the largest Neuroscience centres in the UK with a national and international reputation for excellence. The Regional Neurosciences Unit at Kings College Hospital contains departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuroradiology, Neurophysiology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuro Rehabilitation and Neuropathology. There are 4 fully equipped dedicated neurosurgical operating theatres, with separate Neurosurgical theatre staff and neuroanaesthetic teams for elective and emergency work. King’s functions as one of the four fully designated Major Trauma Centres.

We are looking for highly motivated doctors to work in the expanding Neurosciences Department, Kings College Hospital who are considering a career in acute medicine, anesthesia/critical care, neurology, neurosurgery or related disciplines.

The post holder will be responsible for delivering care to acutely unwell neurosurgical patients in a level 2 care setting and will be expected to participate fully in the departmental neuroscience training programs. Trust grade doctors have the same educational and training opportunities as training grade doctors however this post is not recognized for training purposes.

Duties will include but not limited to:

·         Day to day care of patients admitted to the neurosurgical department

·         admission, clinical examination

·         co-ordination of investigation

·         pre-assessment of elective neurosurgical patients

·         Haemodynamic Monitoring and Manipulation

·         Specific pre and postoperative management of neurosurgical/neurology patients

·         Management of acute brain injury with invasive neuromonitoring

The successful candidate will join a dynamic team and be able to attend theatres and teaching clinics on a regular basis. There is a robust program of educational supervision and a teaching program aimed specifically at the ST1-3 level trainees and non-training grade post holders. The department has an excellent record of career advancement in neurosurgery for previous post-holders and provides unique experience.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Ahilan Kailaya-Vasan, Consultant Neurosurgeon on