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Senior Clinical Fellow in Dermatology

Senior Clinical Fellow (ST3-5 Equivalent)

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Senior Clinical Fellow (ST3-5 Equivalent)
Fixed term: 6 months (Initial 6 month contact)
Full time - 40 hours per week
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NNUH Main Site
£51,017 per annum pro rata
Salary period
03/04/2023 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

There is one post for Senior Clinical Fellow, ST3+ equivalent to join an innovative team dedicated to Dermatology.

The post is for 6 months initially. The post is to cover service need designed to offer a doctor further experience in dermatology.

A candidate who is unable, for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole-time post will receive equal consideration. If such a candidate is appointed the job content will be modified as appropriate in consultation with consultant colleagues and local management.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working.

Salary will be £51,017 basic, plus additional elements for evening and weekend working.

Main duties of the job

The post involves 10 sessions of which 5-6 will be outpatient clinics. These clinics vary from general dermatology, skin cancer clinics, minor surgery and specialist clinics.

The clinical fellows are on regular on call rota along with the specialist trainees (once a week frequency usually)dealing with calls from GPs, ward patients and A&E.

The Dermatology department is also involved in the teaching of the undergraduate medical students for the University of East Anglia. Duties of the clinical fellow include teaching of medical students at the bedside and as part of seminars. Helping with the organisation of the student timetable and teaching sessions is also expected.

The clinical fellow will be expected to attend the weekly skin MDT meeting in which the management of patients with skin cancer is discussed. 

The appointee will be encouraged to undertake an audit and a short research project.

This post is designed for a doctor looking to gain further experience and a career in dermatology. Applicants will be encouraged to get an eportfolio and to undertake work based assessment in line with those done by StRs and we also support training via the CESR route. This is a non-training post,

Working for our organisation

The NNUH department is in the largest teaching hospital in the Eastern Region. It is situated on the Norwich Research Park surrounded by countryside on the outskirts of Norwich. The dermatology department was purpose built at the time of the PFI in 2002 and since then has expanded, with further business plans for expansion. It has all the usual facilities expected in a teaching hospital dermatology department. There is a smaller dermatology department at Cromer Hospital with dedicated nurses, phototherapy, biologics clinic and patch testing.

The department has training and teaching links with the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) in Great Yarmouth and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) in Kings Lynn; both about 60 minutes (40 miles) away. Both JPUH and QEUH have well-established purpose built, dermatology departments with consultants, dermatology nurses, phototherapy, patch testing and surgical facilities.

The department sees approximately 14,000 new and 30,000 follow ups per year.

Adult in-patients at NNUH are on surgical wards. There is no specific number of beds allocated to dermatology; the specialty can admit into beds as required according to clinical priority and availability of beds, typically there are 1-4 patients. Children are admitted onto the paediatric ward under paediatricians with shared care responsibility.

The appointee will be provided with a shared office, computer, internet access and secretarial support which will be shared.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for the full details of the post and person specification. 

Full GMC registration with licence to practice required.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration and licence to practise
  • Applicants must have MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Additional related qualifications, e.g. intercalated degree, BSc, BA, BMedSci or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching.


Essential criteria
  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty.
  • Training and expertise in children’s safeguarding
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest
  • Previous experience in dermatology at SHO or clinical fellow level

Communications and Language Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
Desirable criteria
  • Good presentation skills.

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Abby Macbeth
Job title
Service Director for Dermatology
Email address
Telephone number
01603 288254