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SENIOR clinical fellow

medicine for the ELDERLY

ST 3 level or above
Queen Elizabeth university hospital

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reF: 45452D
Closing Date: 13th January 2017

Post: Senior clinical fellow in Medicine for the Elderly
Base: Queen elizabeth university hospital
We have a Senior Clinical Fellow post available at ST 3 level or above to commence as soon as possible.
The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) is a large central teaching hospital in the south of Glasgow providing a wide range of secondary acute care services for a population of 560,000 (including a number of specialist tertiary services for residents across Scotland). The Division has a sound academic and research base and an excellent teaching reputation with close links to the University of Glasgow.
You will join a large team of junior doctors in the department of medicine for the elderly. These posts have not been approved for Training purposes by NES. However, the department has an enthusiastic team of consultants and an education faculty which will support you in your development during this post. All successful candidates will be allocated an educational supervisor and will be eligible to apply for funding to enrol for an e-portfolio account which will be used as a record of clinical experience and skills gained during this post.

To practice medicine in the UK you need to hold both GMC registration and a licence to practise. This post has not been approved for Training purposes by NES.

Greater Glasgow and Clyde University

Hospitals Division

ST 3

Medicine for the Elderly

Job Description

December 2017


Acute Services Division, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

The Acute Division of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest group of adult acute hospitals in Scotland – offering many opportunities to ensure job satisfaction and career development.

We provide a wide range of services from community-based care through to the full range of general hospital services.
There is a significant amount of complex surgical work carried out, as we are home to a number of the country’s tertiary and national services including heart and renal transplantation and cardiothoracic surgery.
We enjoy close links with Glasgow’s three universities and make a significant contribution to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Research also has a high profile within the organisation. We provide excellent facilities for students and their tutors in the £15 million, state of the art, Wolfson Medical School, based at Glasgow University adjacent to the Western Infirmary site.
Employing more than 14,300 staff, we serve a core catchment population of 560,000. Our patients not only come from Greater Glasgow and Clyde but also, in some instances, from the whole of the West of Scotland and for our national services, from the whole of Scotland.
We have several hospitals north of the River Clyde, all with teaching responsibilities: Glasgow Royal Infirmary (including Princess Royal Maternity Hospital), Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, Drumchapel Hospital, Blawarthill Hospital and Lightburn Hospital. South of the river can be found the South Glasgow University Hospital. The Royal Alexandra Hospital can be found in Paisley, with Inverclyde Royal Hospital located in Greenock and the Vale of Leven District General Hospital situated in Alexandria.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde plans include the development of a new pattern of Accident & Emergency Services for Glasgow that will see:

  • Specialist Accident & Emergency and Orthopaedic teams sited 24 hours a day at two centres of excellence – Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital;

  • New rapid access for GP emergency referrals; and

  • Five Minor Injury Units staffed by nurse practitioners under the guidance of Accident & Emergency Consultants at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Gartnavel General Hospital, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in addition to the current Ambulatory Care Hospitals at Stobhill Hospital and the New Victoria Hospital.

The Job itself

Its title:
Senior Clinical Fellow– Medicine for the Elderly

Our department has four training rotas at the following levels:

  • FY 1

  • FY 2

  • GPST and CMT

  • ST 3 and above

You will be placed on one of these rotas depending on your level of experience which will be judged during application and interview
Work of the Department
The Department of Medicine for the Elderly at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital has 266 beds. There are 21 Consultant Geriatricians.
Names of Consultant members of the Department of Geriatric Medicine:

Dr A Campbell (Clinical Director)

Dr L Mitchell (Clinical Lead)

Dr T Moylan (Clinical Lead)

Dr D Stewart (Medical Director GGC)

Dr C Whitton

Dr E Oommen

Dr E Burleigh

Dr L McCracken

Dr L Anderton

Dr S Wishart

Dr C McCarthy

Dr I Reeves

Dr L Simpson

Dr P Seenan

Dr L Christie

Dr C Langridge

Dr P Birschel

Dr N Hughes

Dr G Duncan

Dr A Conley

Dr A Breckenridge

Duties of the post:
The Clinical Fellow will support the Consultants in the wards to which he/she is attached.
Protected teaching and training on the wards will be provided with a named educational supervisor.
This post is a service post and does not have recognition by postgraduate medicine.

Key Tasks
The Clinical Fellow is required to attend punctually at the wards and carry out such duties there and elsewhere, as may be assigned to them by the Consultant in Administrative charge of the department to which he/she is appointed for the care of the patients; and to deal with emergencies.
The post holder will be responsible for examining and reporting to the Consultant staff on all patients to the wards and for arranging such investigations and treatment as the Consultants request.
The post holder will record the history of each patient in the form and in the manner prescribed.
The post holder will remain on call in the wards unless another Doctor, designated with the approval of the Clinician in Administrative Charge, has been notified to the wards as being on call: provided the conditions of his patients permit his temporary absence.
The post holder will supply the doctor to whose care a patient is transferred on leaving the wards with all the necessary medical information in writing.
The post holder will maintain patient confidentiality i.e. no information about patients should be divulged to any other person except members of the hospital staff without the written authority of the patient or the District Medical Officer.

  • The post holder is not empowered to refuse information about a patient from a registered medical practitioner but he may refer such requests to the consultant staff of his unit.

This list of duties is not exhaustive, however, is intended to reflect some of the duties which the post holder will be expected to undertake. The post holder will be allocated an educational supervisor and will be required to enrol for an eportfolio account to serve as a record of experience and skills gained during this post. The cost of enrolling for an e-portfolio can be claimed back as expenses.

The post holder carries responsibility for ensuring that they work within European working Times Directives and complies with the rota requirements as set down by Senior Clinicians and the Implementation Support Group (ISG).

Minimal Qualification

Full GMC registration as Medical Practitioner

Clinical experience gained by work within the UK would be advantageous but not essential

Further Information
Date When the Post is Vacant
The successful applicant will take up the post on 3th August 2016.
Details of Arrangements for Applicant to Visit Hospitals/Discuss Post:-

Dr C Whitton, Dr S Wishart, Dr E Oommen, Dr P Seenan Consultant Physicians in Elderly Care, Telephone 0141 201 1100 (QEUH)


The conditions of service are those laid down and amended from time to time by the Hospital and Medical & Dental Whitley Council.


Fixed Term


Senior Clinical Fellow

£ 30,911 - £ 48,605 per annum (pro rata)
New Entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the minimum point of the salary scale, (dependent on qualifications and experience). Salary is paid monthly by Bank Credit Transfer.


Full Time 40.00


New entrants to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde who are aged sixteen but under seventy five will be enrolled automatically into membership of the NHS Pension Scheme.  Should you choose to "opt out" arrangements can be made to do this via:


Assistance with removal and associated expenses may be given and would be discussed and agreed prior to appointment.


Candidates who are requested to attend an interview will be given assistance with appropriate travelling expenses. Re-imbursement shall not normally be made to employees who withdraw their application or refuse an offer of appointment.


NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operate a No Smoking Policy in all premises and grounds.


This post is considered to be in the category of “Regulated Work” and therefore requires a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) Membership.


NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has a legal obligation to ensure that it’s employees, both EEA and non EEA nationals, are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. Before any person can commence employment within NHS GGC they will need to provide documentation to prove that they are eligible to work in the UK. Non EEA nationals will be required to show evidence that either Entry Clearance or Leave to Remain in the UK has been granted for the work which they are applying to do. Where an individual is subject to immigration control under no circumstances will they be allowed to commence until the right to work in the UK has been verified. ALL applicants regardless of nationality must complete and return the Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in the UK Statement with their completed application form. You will be required provide appropriate documentation prior to any appointment being made.


The rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 allows people who have been convicted of certain criminal offences to regard their convictions as “spent” after the lapse of a period of years. However, due to the nature of work for which you are applying this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Orders 1975 and 1986). Therefore, applicants are required to disclose information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provision of the act in the event of employment, failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Any information given will be completely confidential.


A disability or health problems does not preclude full consideration for the job and applications from people with disabilities are welcome. All information will be treated as confidential. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde guarantees to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the post. You will note on our application form that we ask for relevant information with regard to your disability. This is simply to ensure that we can assist you, if you are called for interview, to have every opportunity to present your application in full. We may call you to discuss your needs in more detail if you are selected for interview.


NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates flexible staffing arrangements whereby all appointments are to a grade within a department. The duties of an officer may be varied from an initial set of duties to any other set, which are commensurate with the grade of the officer. The enhanced experience resulting from this is considered to be in the best interest of both NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the individual.


The postholder will undertake their duties in strict accordance with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Equal Opportunities Policy.


The employment is subject to one months’ notice on either side, subject to appeal against dismissal.


In terms of NHS Circular 1989 (PCS) 32 dealing with Medical Negligence the Health Board does not require you to subscribe to a Medical Defence Organisation. Health Board indemnity will cover only Health Board responsibilities. It may, however, be in your interest to subscribe to a defence organisation in order to ensure you are covered for any work, which does not fall within the scope of the indemnity scheme.

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Applicants wishing further information about the post are invited to contact Dr C Whitton, Dr S Wishart, Dr E Oommen, Dr. L. Mitchell, Consultant Physicians in Elderly Care, Telephone 0141 201 1100 (QEUH) on with whom visiting arrangements can also be made.
How to apply
To apply for these posts please include your CV and names and addresses of 3 Referees, along with the following documents; (click on the hyperlinks to open)
Medical and Dental Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
Declaration Form Regarding Fitness to Practice
Immigration Questionnaire
Alternatively please visit and click on the “How to Apply” tab to access application for and CV submission information.
It is Board policy that no person can act as a member of an Advisory Appointments Committee and be a referee for a candidate for that post. You should therefore check with your proposed referees whether there is likely to be any difficulty in this respect for we may otherwise have to invite you to submit another name or names
Return of Applications
Please return your application by email to or to the recruitment address below;
Medical and Dental Recruitment Team

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

West Glasgow ACH (formerly Yorkhill)

2nd Floor

Dalnair Street,


G3 8SJ
The closing Date will be 13th January 2017

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