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Clinical Fellow Full Time

at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust Liverpool in Liverpool (Published at 31-03-2021)

Alder Hey Children?s NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients? homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.



We currently have more than 3,200 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We?re also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.



As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.



Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Ophthalmology, offering an excellent opportunity for advanced subspecialist experience in this specialty. This is a 12month fellowship that begins in August 2021.



Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust is one of Europe?s biggest and busiest children?s hospitals providing care for over 200,000 children and young people each year. It is one of only four standalone paediatric trusts in the UK and is staffed by 2,800 employees. The Trust has a world class reputation for providing care for children and has a proud history of medical achievement and clinical innovation.



This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy and expanding department working with an integrated team of paediatric orthoptists, optometrists and nurses, active in innovative changes in delivery of service, teaching, research and audit. Extensive clinical experience is offered in specialist clinics inuveitis, cataract, motility, neuroophthalmology and craniofacial work. The paediatric eye service provides primary, secondary and tertiary eye care through hospital and community based services.



Adult ophthalmic sessions may become available during the course of the twelve month fellowship. Teaching is delivered by all members of the department on a regular basis and the Fellows are expected to contribute in the teaching programme.



Applicants should be post CCST and in possession of FRCOphth or equivalent. Overseas candidates possessing equivalent qualifications and appropriate registration requirements are also encouraged to apply. This post is not recognized for training.




Informal enquiries or visits to the department to meet the consultants and the team are welcome. For further information and application details, please contact Matthew Upton, Service Manager on 0151 252 5151


Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.



Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BAME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BAME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.



To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link



We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.
Alder Hey Children?s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.



Disclosure and Barring Service Check


This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship


Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.


From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.


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UK Registration


Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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