Clinical Fellow (ST 1-2) in Respiratory Medicine

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic Clinical Fellow (ST 1-2 Level equivalent) to a post in the Respiratory Department at St Bartholomew's Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust. There are 2 posts available, starting in April or August October 2022. for either a 4 or 12 month period.

The Respiratory Department at St Bartholomew's Hospital is a specialist unit looking after patients with a range of problems including cystic fibrosis, home ventilation, and severe asthma. The post-holder will join a team of 4 SHO level doctors including two Core Medical trainees and 1 FY2 covering the Respiratory wards.

This post would provide an excellent opportunity both for a junior doctor having completed Foundation training and considering Core Medical Training, or a doctor having completed Core Medical Training considering a career in Respiratory Medicine

Main duties of the job

Duties of the Post

Typical Junior team ward timetable:







Radiology Teaching

Consultant Ward round

SpR Ward round

Consultant Ward round

SpR Ward Round

Lung Cancer clinic

(1 in 4)

Lung Cancer MDT

Consultant Ward Round


Departmental Teaching

Ward work & New admissions

Core Medical Trainee Teaching

Ward work & New admissions

Clinical Governance

(1 in 4)

Ward work & New admissions

Grand Round

Ward work & New admissions

Ward work & New admissions

There is a daily board round to plan discharges

There is also opportunity to experience other specialist Respiratory Clinics such as.

The post-holders will do 1 in 4 weekends (9am to 5pm) covering the Respiratory patients. They will also have weeks of weekday late shifts every 4 weeks.

The post-holder will have a supervised lung cancer outpatient clinic list every month and there is the opportunity to attend specialist respiratory outpatient clinics (for example Sleep and Ventilation and CF/Bronchiectasis clinics) and attend bronchoscopy/Endobronchial Ultrasound lists. There will be opportunities to gain experience in thoracic ultrasound and Sleep Study Reporting

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

To provide clinical care to patients attending the Barts Respiratory service based at St Bartholomews Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust.

General Responsibilities

To provide evidence based care.

To have regard at all times to the clinical and quality standards set out within the Clinical Academic Group (CAG) & Trust guidelines

To liaise effectively and on a timely basis with colleagues within the Respiratory multidisciplinary team, other clinical specialities within the Trust particularly Diabetes, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Rheumatology, Interventional radiology, Anaesthetics and ITU, Obstetrics, Paediatric CF (based at the Royal London Hospital), General Practitioners, community services, and all healthcare agencies.

To maintain and promote team and multi-disciplinary work, working closely with the consultant medical staff and the members of the MDT.

To provide cover for annual and study leave for colleagues so far as is practicable.

Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in his/her charge, including all administrative duties associated with patient care.

To adhere to all procedures and protocols and update them as and when necessary through a consultative process

To adhere to Trust policy and infection control principles and standards to minimise patient risk and ensure high quality patient care.

Undertake appropriate training and practice to ensure you (and your teams) have the right skills and are competent.

To be responsible for keeping the environment clutter free, clean and raising issues of concern in the interest of staff and patient safety.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent.
  • Full Registration with the GMC


Clinical Knowledge & Skills


  • The applicant must be familiar with and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the major principles of the GMC's Good Medical Practice
  • The applicant must have Foundation Competencies or equivalent
  • The applicant must have experience of Audit, Research and/or Quality Improvement


  • Current ALS certification
  • Experience of Teaching
  • At least 6 months experience of working in the NHS

Language & Communication Skills


  • The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in paragraph 22 of the GMC's Good Medical Practice.



  • The applicant must demonstrate:

    • Good organisational skills
    • An understanding of the importance of the patient as the central focus of care;
    • The ability to prioritise appropriately,
    • An understanding of the importance of working effectively in a team,
    • The ability to communicate effectively with both colleagues and patients


  • Desire to pursue a career in Respiratory Medicine



  • The applicant must have criminal records clearance at the appropriate level subject to prevailing UK legislation


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