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Junior Clinical Fellow+


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Fixed term: 6 - 12 months
Full time: 40 hours per week
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Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore)
£51,411 + LW 2,162 per annum
Salary period
23/09/2020 23:59

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and a global leader in our field.  We provide a dynamic working environment where we support frontline staff to implement improvements so that we can realise our vision of being a world leading neuro musculoskeletal hospital providing the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS, delivering world leading research, and offering a strong foundation of education, training and career progression. Our dedicated staff come from diverse backgrounds, and our patients benefit from the wide range of experience they bring to the Trust. The RNOH brings unrivalled expertise together in one place allowing us to deliver some of the world’s most complex and innovative care to our patients

  • Rated Good by the CQC
  • Two sites, one in central London and one in Stanmore - which has recently opened The Stanmore Building, a new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility
  • Our Research and Innovation Centre works closely with our main academic partner, University College London
  • Recognised as a centre of excellence,  leading on national initiatives, such as the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme
  • Further major redevelopment underway across the Stanmore site – improving and modernising our facilities to maintain our position as the UK’s leading centre for orthopaedic medicine
  • In the NHS staff survey, over 90% of our staff were satisfied with the quality of care they are able to give to patients - the best result of any NHS Trust in the country
  • Our staff also indicated that they had the best experience of appraisals as compared to all other NHS Trusts.

This is a great time to join us and play a critical role in the next stage of RNOH’s journey to achieving an outstanding CQC rating.

Our aim is to remain a world-leading orthopaedic hospital with the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS. To do this, we have four core values that underpin everything that we do. We use our values to help ensure that we are always focused on the things that our staff and patients believe are most important:

  • Patients first, always
  • Excellence, in all we do
  • Trust, honesty and respect, for each other
  • Equality, for all

Our annual staff survey results have been improving year on year, with our staff telling us that their experience of working at the Trust is getting better and better. They also indicate that our staff feel very loyal to the RNOH and committed to its role in providing the very best care to our complex patient group. We hope that we can welcome you to our growing team soon.

Junior Clinical Fellow+ (JCF+) – FY3, ST1, ST2, CT1, CT2 Level  

Salary:           MC51 -  £51,411 per annum + LW £2,162 p.a.       


An exciting opportunity to come and work at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) joining some of the UKs leading surgical teams delivering excellence in orthopaedics and neuro-musculoskeletal care.

RNOH Junior Clinical Fellow+ posts are designed to provide a rounded experience for successful applicants; each with a strong clinical focus in addition to specialist non-clinical attachments that will be the envy of any portfolio.

JCF+ posts available include:

JCF+ Medical Management & Leadership:   Supervised by the RNOH Medical Directorate and will include Special Project, attendance at relevant management committee meetings, FMLM approval (TBC)

JCF+ Quality Improvement:   Supervised by Director of Improvement and will an intro to QI, special project with Improvement Team. Human Factors training. 

JCF+ Research and Innovation:   Supervised by the Head of the RNOH Research & Innovation Centre and will include special project, attendance at Research & Innovation Committee meetings, Critical Appraisal skills training, learn to write a grant proposal.

JCF+ Medical Education:   Supervised by the RNOH Medical Directorate and Director of Medical Education and will include attendance at the Medical Education Committee Meetings, Supervision of journal club and e-trauma teaching programmes + special project/course design/simulation training programme.

JCF+ Medical Information:  Supervised by RNOH Chief Medical Information Officer and will include experience of the various Digital Committees, MedTech project and Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration advisory/link role.

Further JCF+ posts are available with specific time being allocated to academic work. Specific requests for posts with alternative special interests will be considered.  

JCF Clinical Responsibilities
The JCF+ Doctors will be involved in the day to day care of the patients on the wards under the supervision of the Specialist Registrars and Consultants.

Key responsibilities will include the perioperative management of orthopaedic surgical patients. Successful applicants will work in one of four teams alongside Core Surgical Trainees and the RNOH Foundation Access Programme doctors.

Variable contract lengths are available with positions open to start from October 2020.

RNOH JCF+ posts are open to all applicants who can demonstrate 2 years post-Medical School experience i.e. to be eligible to apply; candidates must have demonstrable 2 years (FY1 and FY2) or more years post-Medical School experience.

We offer our staff numerous benefits which include low rent-rent on-site accommodation, a multi-professional library and subsidized gym membership to name a few.




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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

For further details / informal visits please contact:


Antoinette Bob-Manuel - Medical Resourcing Manager