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Trust Clinical Fellow (St3+ level) in Dermatology

Trust Clinical Fellow

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Trust Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 40 hours per week
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Gloucestershire Hospitals NHSFT
£51,017 - £58,398 Per annum
Salary period
12/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

 Clinical Fellow Dermatology

12 month post starting September 2022

An opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and professional Clinical Fellow to join our existing team of 6 Consultant Dermatologists in Gloucestershire. 

You will be a highly-valued member of our team bringing your expertise and skills in Dermatology. As a Gloucestershire Hospital employee you will have access to great work facilities and the opportunity to live in the vibrant and beautiful county of Gloucestershire.

The Gloucestershire Dermatology unit has an outstanding reputation for providing high quality dermatology services, with dedicated inflammatory and cancer specialist nurse support.  Our aim is to deliver excellent clinical care and our professional, friendly and compassionate team will do everything they can to ensure the patients treatment is of the highest standard.  The Department of Dermatology also has a well-equipped outpatient unit with phototherapy and iontophoresis equipment, along with facilities for dressings and minor surgery and patch testing.

Main duties of the job

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The postholder’s duties will be primarily at Aspen Centre in Gloucester Royal Hospital but it is a condition of the appointment that the postholder will be willing to work in any of the Trust’s locations or outreach district general hospital clinics.  The post will also include responsibility for junior staff.

Skills Knowledge & Experience:

The successful candidates will require a dynamic, progressive approach to work in this friendly but challenging Trust. Excellent organisational and service development skills are required to meet the challenges of local and national waiting time targets, and high quality service delivery.  Applicants must have full GMC registration. MRCP (UK) and previous experience in dermatology is desirable.

Working for our organisation

We are a large organisation providing acute services from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester and Cheltenham General Hospital to a population of 652,475* in Gloucestershire as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and beyond.

Our workforce is almost 8,000 strong and our caring and dedicated staffs are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred, high quality emergency, elective and specialist care across a range of clinical areas.

 We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision of providing Best Care for Everyone and our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff, many of whom are world leaders in healthcare, teaching and research.  You could make a real difference to our patients’ lives by joining our team. 

*Figures based CCG data on the number of people registered at a GP surgery in Gloucestershire

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will run outpatient clinics and/ or minor ops lists in the dermatology outpatient department, supported in clinic by their consultant colleagues. The post holder will also work closely with our specialist nurses, and will occasionally be required to teach our medical students.

Integral to the post, will be:

  • Ensuring the provision of a first-class Dermatology service
  • Working in accordance with the Trust’s procedures and operating policies
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trust’s service plans
  • To maintain the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, the Support Services Division or the Trust

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification MRCP
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies by time of appointment in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice including: • good clinical care • maintaining good medical practice • good relationships and communication with patients • good working relationships with colleagues • good teaching and training • professional behaviour and probity delivery of good acute clinical care Evidence of achievement of ST1/CT1 competences in a relevant specialty at time of application and likelihood of achieving ST2/CT2 competences in a relevant specialty by the start date of the post

Clinical Skills

Essential criteria
  • Relevant specialty clinical knowledge: capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to the job.
  • Clinical judgement: experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk. Knows when to seek help, able to prioritise clinical need.
  • Practical skills: shows aptitude for practical skills, required in the job.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in different clinical settings required in the job.
  • Basic skin surgical skills, to include biopsies, excisions, cryotherapy, curettage and cautery
Desirable criteria
  • Basic knowledge of patch testing and phototherapy

Clinical Governance/Improving quality of Patient Care

Essential criteria
  • Clinical governance: Capacity to be alert to dangers or problems. Demonstrates awareness of good decision making. Aware of own limitations. Track record of engaging in clinical governance: reporting errors, learning from errors.
  • Empathy and sensitivity: capacity to listen and take in others’ perspectives.
  • Works in partnership with patients: always considers patients preferences when discussing treatment options
  • Always considers the full impact of clinical decisions on the patients, Practice shared decision making.
  • Directs and supports patients to access the information they need to support decision making.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Anita Takwale
Job title
Consultant Dermatologist
Email address
Telephone number
0300 422 5396