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Clinical Teaching Fellow in Medical Education – FY3 – ST6 Doctor

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Medical and Psychiatry
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £35K to £46K depending upon experience

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Academic Department

Fixed term: one year with potential to renew for second year

Eligible applicants: doctors who have completed or are currently undertaking foundation training FY2 (not yet core) and core trainees CT1 – CT3.  It would also suit someone at Specialty Grade Doctor ST4 – ST6 grade looking to take a year out of training to gain broader experience to help decide route / specialism of their career or someone wanting a year out before moving up to consultant level role.  It could also appeal to someone looking for a LAS post as well as having the potential to be fully supported to undertake a funded Pg.Cert. in Medical Education.

You will work with some industry experts within psychiatry as well as teaching who are passionate about passing on their knowledge and developing others, whilst working in the newly refurbished academic centre based in over 150 acres of beautiful woodlands consisting of a gym, swimming pool, café, garden centre as well as other great facilities all open and free to access for staff.

You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

We are part of the Specialist Provider Collaboratives in the East and West Midlands and are a member of the East Midlands Alliance. Our services in Northampton, set in 150 plus acres of woodland greenery are spread across 5 Divisions – Medium Secure, Low Secure and Specialist Rehabilitation, Learning Disability and Autism, Neuropsychiatry and CAMHS. We have a number of unique specialist national services including our Deaf Forensic Service, Huntington’s Service, Secure Brain Injury Service, Older Adults Secure Services, Blended Women’s Service (one of 3 National Pilots) and a specialist inpatient DBT service so a great place to gain experience in different areas of psychiatry.

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day

Make a difference – for yourself and your patients!

Why join St Andrew’s

  • The chance to be part of a community of over 30 Consultants, 30 Speciality Doctors and 8 Clinical Directors on one site who can all support your development.
  • Supported financially and with time to complete your Pg.Cert.
  • Opportunities to gain experience in different psychiatry services on one site
  • Opportunity to gain experience in psychiatry and teaching in the role.
  • Opportunities for research with our Research and Innovation Team
  • Opportunities to join CPD events on site and externally too.
  • Located centrally in UK with great transport networks to London and the midlands whilst also having very good schools and great value for money properties.

The Role and Person

Applications are invited for posts of Clinical Teaching Fellow in Medical Education. These unique posts provide rich opportunities to develop interests and expertise in medical education whilst broadening clinical experience in a specialist, mental health setting.

In the coming year, the Academic Department will be supporting more than 500 student placements, across medicine, nursing, health and social care. There will be considerable opportunities for clinical teaching and educational activity.

The Clinical Teaching Fellowships are bespoke posts, tailored to interests and career intentions:

Four sessions are protected for educational activity where you will get involved in facilitating the education experience of third year students from the University of Buckingham which involves preparing and teaching educational workshops, assessing student’s case presentations and offering pastoral support to students.  Also opportunities for teaching Cambridge Medical students.

Six sessions for clinical activity (with regular, consistent supervision for both elements) as a Ward Doctor on various wards based at St Andrews Northampton site.  Your experience here will be similar to a core trainee and will help you gain some valuable experience working within the different wards which will help you in your future career.

You will be actively involved in supporting medical student placements. One day per week will focus on clinical teaching with students on the wards. The second day will be focused on facilitating small group workshop type sessions in the Academic Department.  Study leave will be available for contact days for the PG.Cert course.

This is some of the comments our current Clinical Teaching Fellow’s said about the role:

“Taking a year out to work at St. Andrew’s Healthcare Northampton is turning out to be one of the best decisions of my professional career.”

“Besides the clinical and academic commitments being challenging and enjoyable, the team are hugely supportive, supporting my professional and clinical development. I am given weekly supervision by my responsible psychiatrist, where I am encouraged to discuss complex cases I have encountered.”

Full Job Description and Person Specification available upon request from or and please feel free to call James Farrelly on 01604 616624 for an informal discussion around the opportunity too.

Closing Date:        Sunday 19th March 2023

Interview dates:   February - May 2023

Start Date:             August / September 2023

(interviews may be held prior to closing date, early applications encouraged)