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Clinical Fellowship in Emergency Medicine with Simulation


Main area
Emergency Medicine
Fixed Term 12 Months
10 PAs per week
Job ref
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Accident & Emergency Level 5
£40,037 - £74,661 per annum
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Whittington Health NHS Trust received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

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Applications are invited for enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals to join our friendly team within the Emergency Department as the post of Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine (6PAs) with Simulation (4PAs).


Simulation is recognised as the most effective way of teaching healthcare professionals the clinical and non-clinical skills needed to deal with emergency situations. At the Whittington we have a fully functional modern Simulation suite situated in the Education Centre. At the present we run a comprehensive programme of teaching days for doctors and nurses as well as point of care simulations in the resuscitation room. We focus both on clinical skills and also non-technical skills such as team building, communication and crisis resource management. The successful applicant will help develop this programme further alongside Emergency Department Consultants. Opportunities will be available for developing new programmes and helping to run existing ones.

The clinical simulators can simulate intensive care, operating theatre, emergency trauma rooms, labour ward, paediatrics and the neonatal intensive care units. Our high fidelity simulators will allow us to expose students to many different scenarios that they may not have experienced during training, such as how to assess and treat anaphylactic shock or meningococcal meningitis, The AV technology allows us to deliver high quality debrief sessions. Well-run scenarios engage participants in a safe, controlled but realistic environment. Only when we see ourselves on footage from the scenario do we realise how our actions impact on others; for instance if we have managed to keep emotion out of our voices or whether we have worked well within a team.


Whittington Health has a thriving and innovative Emergency Department with a focus on clinical excellence. Demand for our service is steadily growing and we now see nearly 100,000 new attendances per year.

The post will offer a wide range of experience in all aspects of both Adult and Paediatric Emergency Medicine and would be suitable for those planning a career in Emergency Medicine.  However, due to the variety of work and also the development of a leadership role, it would also be asset for anyone wishing to pursue a career in any acute specialty or general practice.  It may also suit those who have followed an unconventional career path with a variety of previous experience in acute specialties who wish to consolidate and develop their clinical and leadership skills.  We would welcome applications from overseas trainees with experience of Emergency Medicine who wish to work in the NHS. Successful applicants will be provided with a named Educational Supervisor and will be supported to develop skills relevant to work in the Emergency Department and given help and advice to work towards personal career aims.  The Emergency Department provides a weekly teaching programme with protected teaching time and appropriate study leave will be granted.  The Whittington is one of three main home campuses of UCL Medical School and there are active undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes running in the Emergency Department. 


The Whittington Hospital is located in a beautiful part of inner North London, surrounded by green spaces such as Hampstead Heath and Waterlow Park.  The picturesque village of Highgate is just up the hill, and the vibrant nightlife of Camden and cafés and shops of Upper Street are nearby.  Central London is less than ten minutes away by tube and there are many places to live within a short commute of the hospital.

As an Integrated Care Organisation, Whittington Health is commissioned to provide acute and community services to meet the needs of our diverse population.  Our mission is “Helping local people live longer, healthier lives”.  The Emergency Department has a co-located Urgent Care Centre, and a Clinical Decision Unit with well-established pathways and a multidisciplinary team. There is a dedicated Children’s Emergency Department.

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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


Applicants for the post are welcome to visit the Trust or call for further information.  Arrangements can be made with:

Dr Heidi Edmundson, ED Consultant: 0207 288 4797

Dr Duncan Carmichael, ED Consultant: 0207 288 3863

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
020 7288 5286