Clinical Development Fellow – Surgical Specialties – NHS Scotland – Kilmarnock

NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.​​​​​​​

Applications are open for this innovative 12 month rotation within the surgical departments at University Hospital Ayr and University Hospital Crosshouse. Commencing 2nd August 2023, the position involves two 6 month placements within General Surgery, ENT and Orthopaedics based on the Crosshouse site or General Surgery or Urology at University Hospital Ayr. Further details of these rotations are included in the job pack.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in welcoming, forward thinking departments at both hospitals. The intention of the rotating positions is to increase doctors’ exposure to multiple specialties before applications to the national surgical or higher specialty recruitment processes. Opportunities will be provided to enhance portfolios of successful candidates thereby providing a competitive trainee in future recruitment options.

Doctors within this role may participate in elective work such as outpatient clinics, operating lists, and diagnostic sessions and departmental emergency care. If appointed you will provide out of hours on call commitments to the Hospital at Night (HAN) rota.

The successful applicants will have a dedicated clinical supervisor and will be encouraged to use ISCP portfolio to document their surgical logbook and portfolios. The appointed candidates will be expected to participate in audit, education and quality improvement projects within the four departments.

The role of Clinical Development Fellow allows successful applicants to spend 4-8 hours per week (1 day per fortnight or 2 half days) to perform dedicated development projects whether this be in education and teaching, research, quality improvement or leadership. CDF’s will be supported by the Director of medical Education in their area on interest. This will be supported with a study budget of £1250 per annum pro rata

The appointment will be whole time for the duration of 12 months commencing 3 August 2022. A 40% to 50% pay supplement dependant on specialty will be paid to recognise contribution to out of hours working and emergency duty commitments, and will be based on a salary range of £36,472 – £57,349. The posts are not recognised for training. Applicants must hold Full GMC Registration with a current Licence to Practice.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to make contact with Dr Claire Gilroy, ,University Hospital Crosshouse (Email: [email protected])​​​​​​​

Applications should be submitted via the jobtrain website no later than noon on 31st March 2023 Please Quote Job Ref No: 138910

Job Packs, including Job Description are available for download at Details of all our Medical Posts can be found at You can also obtain further information about the organisation at

Applications are welcome from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates.
As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Further information: Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.

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